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Address: 740 Palm Point Dr, Goodland Boat Park, Goodland, Marco Island, FL 34140 (Formerly Everglades Area Tours)
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+1 239-695-3633
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Only 10 minutes from the beaches of Marco Island you can experience the...

Only 10 minutes from the beaches of Marco Island you can experience the 10,000 Islands area of the Everglades. Enjoy a 2 hour Birding, Dolphin and Wildlife Photo Eco Tour is a very comfortable power boat. Designed specifically for families the 3.5 hour 10,000 Eco Excursion is a hands on learning experience. Our most popular experience, however, is the Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour. Daily departures are limited to six guests, so reservations are required.

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Best $250 dollars I ever spent. My husband and I were lucky enough that we were the only one's on our tour. Which of course made it a private tour. Captain Ed was great. He was... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best $250 dollars I ever spent. My husband and I were lucky enough that we were the only one's on our tour. Which of course made it a private tour. Captain Ed was great. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We were able to go a shore on three different island and collected numerous shells. My... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great trip & awesome tour guide Jerry. Boat left from Marco Island Area - relaxing boat ride exploring area. After awhile we got into kayaks for a closer look, stopped on a beach for some shell gathering before heading back. 3 1/2 hours flew by! Guide was very knowledgeable about area, pointing out local flora & fauna. Saw lots of... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing afternoon on our tour. Having spent a lot of time in the area and in the everglades, I was pleasantly surprised at how knowledgable our captain/guide was. He talked about the birds, the dolphins, other fish, the mangroves and the overall environment. After a fun ride through many islands (with stops to point out wild life),... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 2 hour Dolphin, Shelling and Wildlife tour. Our guide was very informative, he even got two Dolphins to play in the wake of our boat, it was so much fun to see. We learned a lot about shells and were able to get some new shells to take home.

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CaptWright, Manager at Marco Island Boat Tours, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time with Captain Ed. More 

Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a excellent tour from Capt. Ed to the Marco Islands/10,000 Islands. We were fortunate to be the only ones for this tour and Capt. Ed did a wonderful job! His knowledge of the Islands, animals environment, shells, ocean, etc. was incredible! We learned a lot from him and enjoyed it very much! He was extreme knowledge of this... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review your tour and Captain Ed. It is always fun to see the dolphin's surf! More 

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Marco Island boat tour was an excellent two hour boat trip and shelling expedition. The guide was extremely well informed and helpful. On the rides out and back from our successful shelling we were treated to the antics of several porpoises that our guide knew well. That was a real treat for our 10 year old granddaughter.

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Wow! Glad your granddaughter got to see the dolphins.... More 

Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second tour with Captain Ed on Everglades Area Tours going out of Goodland. The first was an absolutely perfect 2 hour tour. This one was for 3 and a half hours and was even better. Captain Ed shares his wealth of knowledge about the 10,000 islands in a very entertaining way. He had a dolphin family surfing... More 

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CaptWright, Manager at Marco Island Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Captain Ed and so glad you are a returning customer. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best part of our trip Capt Ed really showed us around and gave us a Dolphin interaction and Shark experience we will not forget! Highly recommend, best part of our trip!

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Glad that your trip with Captain Ed was the best part of your trip. More 

Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful two-hour boat trip with Captain Ed. He is very friendly and knowledgeable and knows a lot about the waterways, wildlife, and foliage. He is familiar with the bottle-nosed dolphins and we were delighted that they surfed in our wake for quite a while. He cares about them, and when two were pushing each... More 

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Glad you had a wonderful trip with Captain Ed.. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

An excellent trip and highly recommended. A guide who knew his facts, made it interesting, could spot a tiny movement and knew what animal/bird might be there. He was very aware of the delicate nature of the environment in this area and took care to disturb it as little as possible.

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Thank you for taking the time to give such a nice review of your experience. More 

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