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“captain bob”(57 reviews)
“all ages”(71 reviews)
“great trip”(62 reviews)
A National Geographic approved tour, we see dolphins on every trip up-close and personal. Join the crew of the Dolphin Explorer cruising the waters of Marco Island in search of dolphins as part of the only dolphin research study in Southwest...more
951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
+1 239-642-6899
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All reviews captain bob all ages great trip marine biologist shelling bag saw dolphins their natural habitat beach stop collect shells recommend this trip boat's wake keewaydin island took pictures kids and adults secluded beach barrier island excellent tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dolphin Explorer tour was one of the highlights of our vacation on Marco Island. We highly recommend this specific tour when you visit the area. It's a fun experience for all ages.

1  Thank Pioneer826178
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone on other dolphin tours, but this was the only one I have been on with a scientist on board. Learning how they identify each dolphin and follow them as they reproduce and age - it was fascinating. We saw lots of dolphins...More

1  Thank I5015TAjillp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with Captain Greg and Bob teaching us about Dolphins. Would recommend this tour. We will be back.

1  Thank Sightsee23115371250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this dolphin tour is great. Very entertaining and educational. Got to see more than 18 dolphins with some very close to the boat. Also, shelling at the tip of Tigertail Beach was a great ending to the trip. I would recommend to anyone...More

1  Thank Buchbe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this tour as we felt it would offer a better more authentic wildlife experience than the other ‘touristy’ sightseeing tour boat trips, and how right we were! It was an excellent tour where you left feeling these people were best friends with the...More

1  Thank Luxtraveller66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth it! Enjoyed every minute! Learned many facts from both the knowledgeable naturalist & Captain Michael! Would recommend to anyone with interest in dolphins, nature &/or Florida🐬!

1  Thank giz666mo
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

These reviews are right on! A trip and experience worth every dollar. We live on Marco and have only heard wonderful comments about the Dolphin explorer. Make your reservation early so you don’t miss out. Maximum of 24 on each trip.

1  Thank bettyFlorida
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We went out on Sunday morning for 3 hours. It's a great time of year to see new Calves and we did! The crew know where to go and are full of interesting information on the local animals and environment. Much better to see these...More

1  Thank Samjcb
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The crew were very knowledgeable and also amusing, saw countless dolphins , and a fun 30 minutes looking for shells on a beach, all in all a great 3 hour experience and terrific value, complementary water during the trip and photos which were taken at...More

1  Thank Tom Y
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We do the Dolphin Explorer every time we visit our time share on Marco Island. That is at least two times a year for the last 30 years. There is a naturalist on board that will interact with any children on board. He will show...More

2  Thank Earl S
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11 May 2018|
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Response from J5010KIcindyl | Property representative |
Hi, our trips are typically 9:00 and 1:00 but during our slower season we may only go out for 1 trip. You can book online or call us at 239-642-6899. We hope to see you on a future tour!
13 March 2018|
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Response from Rocky B | Property representative |
Yes we do have a head onboard. Thank you for your interest in our Dolphin Explorer.
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5 March 2018|
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Response from Rocky B | Property representative |
Hi, we do not swim with the dolphins. We are dealing with wild free dolphins. Thank you for your interest in our Dolphin Explorer