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The Dolphin Explorer

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951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
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Dolphins and Seashells

We took our 14month old daughter on this excursion for the first time. Not only did my daughter... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
kellyandre77
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South River, New Jersey
Fabulous dolphin watching tour!

We took our 1.5 year old twins on this trip - so quite courageous ;-) The boat was perfect with a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
UtedB
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Paris, France
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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 Florida. On our trip, you will visit rookeries, estuaries and a barrier island that you can explore and shell. Two trips daily, seven days a week. A fabulous family adventure.
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“captain bob” (54 reviews)
“all ages” (67 reviews)
“local dolphin” (9 reviews)
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951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
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"marine biologist"
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"saw dolphins"
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"their natural habitat"
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"beach stop"
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"collect shells"
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"boat's wake"
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"recommend this trip"
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"took pictures"
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Reviewed yesterday

We took our 14month old daughter on this excursion for the first time. Not only did my daughter have a blast but my husband and I did as well. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. They also included my daughter with looking for dolphins...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our 1.5 year old twins on this trip - so quite courageous ;-) The boat was perfect with a high enough fence all around. Our captain and guide were very patient & flexible and full of knowledge. Group was small, which was very...More

Thank UtedB
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff was excellent, accommodating and knowledgeable. We saw 20 dolphins and they knew who each one was. We would do this trip again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a multi-generational trip on the Dolphin Explorer in April 2018 - older grandparents (80s), parents, and young children (4 years old). Everyone had a great time! We all learned a lot about dolphins, and the crew and naturalist were knowledgeable and trustworthy. There's...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was in town for a conference and decided to do this last minute. So glad I did. I am not a 'beach person' per se and am prone to sea sickness. Took my dramamine, though probably didn't need it. The waters were calm. We saw...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm so glad we took the family on this excursion. They are located 10 minutes from the JW Marriott and this tour was amazing. The naturalist Bob, knows every dolphin by name due to their markings. We saw more than 20 dolphins on the tour...More

Thank MKMS-fromATL
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our afternoon aboard the Dolphin Explorer was amazing. The crew and naturalist could not do enough to make certain our experience was exceptional, safe, and complete with pictures to take home ! The stop at Keewaydin Island for a stroll and shelling provided additional opportunity...More

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Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our 3rd year on the dolphin explorer! It’s a Family favorite and always so much fun! We always see dolphins and love the guides on this trip. Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable! We look forward to this on our vacation!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip is worth EVERY penny. If you are deciding...shall i book a shelling trip?, an Eco trip?, or dolphin trip?....book a trip on the Dolphin Explorer and you GET THEM ALL!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dolphins Explorer team is sharing their passion for the environment and dolphins. The team are truly experts in their field and made the experience fun and enlightening.

Thank Janie323
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Kelly P
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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BettyAnn B
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
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Gina I
30 April 2017|
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Response from MaryViktoria | Reviewed this property |
The trip was 3 hours long. They offer a trip in the morning and one in the afternoon. We took the 1 pm - 4 pm trip.
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