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“Birds, Mangroves, and Dolphins”

Everglades National Park Boat Tours
Reviewed 28 April 2018

These boat tours are concessionaires but do know their stuff. No manatees but did see ospreys, American oystercatchers, cormorants and terns. As we arrived out near the gulf, we were able to find dolphins and were successful in getting 4 of them jump and swim into our boat wake. We really enjoyed these sightings. Did leRn about the 10,000+ Islands was good.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We went on the first tour of the day so the wind had not kicked up. Our captain and First mate (Cheeseman) were great at finding dolphins and manatees as well as bird life. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

BEWARE! The national park service does not run these boats. A concessionaire does - and advertises many scheduled boat tours that DO NOT exist. Therefore - before you reserve online on the website - call the concessionaire to find out if your selected tour actually exists! My tour which I purchased the day before the tour, did not exist. I went to the store to complain & get my tickets changed to a real tour, and the salesperson was extremely nasty.

As for the tour, we had a lovely sunny day and saw many dolphins. This 10,000 island tour was very peaceful and we saw few humans anywhere. The scenery of mangroves, however, gets rather repetitive. Captiva Island cruises are much better.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We took the 10,000 Islands tour. This tour was a very nice way to get on the water and see the area. The weather was in our favor as it was a gorgeous sunny day. We saw a lot of wildlife. We had several dolphin sightings which was fun and added to the trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. We would go on this trip again and would also love to take Mangrove Wilderness tour.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sarah2000
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

When the captain told us to go to the back of the boat and get our cameras ready, we did. Then he gave the boat a little more power to get the dolphin to come and play in our wake. They did, a pod of 5 and some were jumping and some were rolling. Then he told us to cheer and applaud because they could see and hear us and would even put on a better show. We did and the dolphin did... IT WAS AWESOME!

Date of experience: April 2018
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