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“Needs some oversight ASAP”

Adventure Water Sports, Inc.
Ranked #3 of 80 Tours in Fort Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to ADVENTURE WATER SPORTS, INC! We are your premier destination for 'fun in the sun' on beautiful Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. Come experience an exciting ride on our waverunners, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and sail boats, or enjoy a relaxing guided dolphin tour around the island on jet skis. If you just want to relax and enjoy the sun, come sit in our comfortable beach chairs with umbrella.Come by yourself or bring the whole group! Our experienced, customer friendly staff will make sure your adventure will be one to remember. You will enjoy our new equipment and our focus on safety first! You will receive detailed instructions on rules and operation before embarking on any of our adventures.ADVENTURE WATER SPORTS, INC. Is located at the Pierview Hotel & Suites on Ft. Myers Beach. Plan your adventure today! Reservations are not necessary, but recommended to guarantee your spot and get FREE parking. We look forward to providing you safe, family fun and we thank you for your business.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I, along with our 10 yr old son purchased the jet ski dolphin tour for April 5th at 9:30 am. We are inexperienced and have never been on a jet ski before. Still, it sounded exciting and the tour description lured us in and we decided to give it a try, renting one for all 3 of us to ride together. We received a short safety brief and basic instructions and were sent out one by one on the skis to wait for our tour guide. Now for the tour:
We were not introduced to our guide and he never spoke to us other than to say “keep single file and try to keep up because we have to get out there”. Our group was never told where we were going, what we were going to do, or questioned about our abilities or experience level. Two other couples were inexperienced riders as well. The guide literally took off and we found ourselves trying to learn how to ride at high speeds in heavy wind, rough seas among many big boats and my wife and son were terrified. It wasn’t a tour, it was an impossible game of follow the leader at 45-65mph for 25 minutes. When finally we arrived in calm waters where I assumed the dolphins are normally seen, we did not stop anywhere to look for dolphins....we idled through until everyone caught up and we kept going. This cycle repeated itself a few times. The guide never spoke, never pointed, never even stopped or addressed the tour group. By this point my wife said she didn’t care if she saw a damn dolphin, she just wanted off. The stragglers caught up and we took off at high speeds for the return to FMB. It was so bad on the return that halfway back the guide realized we were two jet skis short because two stragglers got so far behind they got separated from the group and lost! One of the lost riders had a cellphone and was able to call a relative who was still with the main group and after 15 minutes of scratching his chin rthe guide realized where he was. So he had us shut off the jet skis and bob there in the ocean like idiots for another 15 minutes while he sped off to Bonita Beach to find the riders he left behind, which is why we all arrived back at FMB a lot later than scheduled. So, not only did we not see a dolphin, we weren’t even given opportunities to look for them. Our guide could have gathered up the group at some point and said “Ok, this is where we see them if they’re around” so at least we’d know where to look around, but he was never closer to us than 50 to 100 yards. A tour is supposed to have a guide who at least pretends like he wants to teach or show or GUIDE people to what they paid to see or answer a question or two. The employees seemed like a bunch of “cool beach dudes” but it should be more than that, and I’m sure not all tours have been this terrible because they do have many good reviews. It was just a bad costly experience for me on this day. A senior manager or owner should intervene here. Thanks.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We had a blast on the dolphin tour with Joel! Joel new the waters well. We had 2 teenagers and a 12 year old who all LOVED this tour. We saw multiple dolphins in several locations! We will definitely do this tour again next year!

Thank dmmaster
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I loved our 9am dolphin tour with Capt. Pete! Beautiful trip down Ft. Myers beach into the bay and back. Capt. Pete spotted at least 4 dolphins for us. Very nice jet skis and very professional business and staff. We highly recommend this company for couples and families!

Thank Bridget Z
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the dolphin tour. Joel was our guide and brought us to two dolphins! The jet skis were so much fun!

Thank Danielle C
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide was PETE, and he was wonderful. Walked us through the operations of the jet ski and then Iet us test them out on the open water by ourselves. We then launched into a dolphin filled voyage. Pete showed us three or four different dolphin sightings. Some individuals even were close enough to touch them in the water. Tour was excellent, HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Pete...we will be back.

-Brett (aka Fabio), Lexie, Mark, and Cheryl

Thank blthinblueline
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