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10,000 Islands Small Group Boat Excursion See Marco's famous Dome Homes! provided by Marco Island Boat Tours

10,000 Islands Small Group Boat Excursion See Marco's famous Dome Homes!

10,000 Islands Small Group Boat Excursion See Marco's famous Dome Homes!
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from £105.18 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Our best value tour. Imagine shelling on islands that are NOT picked over daily by 100's of people. With your naturalist guide, learn not only about individual shell animals, but learn "how to" shell from our Shelling Guru. This is an excellent "hands-on" experience for the young and old alike. Your naturalist guide will facilitate parents and grandparents wanting to be the educators. This is not a typical preprogrammed tour. Every day and every tour can be different, so be sure to discuss with your guide the possibilities. This tour is approximately 3.5 hours in duration and departs twice daily at 9:00 and 1:30. Advanced reservations are required. Don't forget your cameras!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 166513P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Florida Master Naturalist Guide • Explore an uninhabited barrier island on this exciting eco-tour • Take advantage of great photo opportunities while on a large, stable boat • See an amazing variety of birds and other wildlife
Exclusions
Bottled water • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
750 Palm Point Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA Please meet your captain under the covered picnic table pavillion. It is to the left of the Marina office as you are face the office.
Inclusions
Florida Master Naturalist Guide • Explore an uninhabited barrier island on this exciting eco-tour • Take advantage of great photo opportunities while on a large, stable boat • See an amazing variety of birds and other wildlife
Exclusions
Bottled water • Gratuities
Departure details
750 Palm Point Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA Please meet your captain under the covered picnic table pavillion. It is to the left of the Marina office as you are face the office.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
Please arrive 10 min before departure.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    750 Palm Point Dr
    750 Palm Point Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA
    Please meet your captain under the covered picnic table pavillion. It is to the left of the Marina office as you are face the office.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Marco Island
  • 1
    Gulf of Mexico
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    750 Palm Point Dr
    750 Palm Point Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA
    Please meet your captain under the covered picnic table pavillion. It is to the left of the Marina office as you are face the office.
    See address & details
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Floridafamily75
Gainesville, FL40 contributions
What a wonderful day!
As a parent of teenagers, it is difficult to find excursions that please both the adults and the teens. This trip was absolutely one of the best we have ever taken! Captain Ed is a seasoned boat captain, and took us to all the best places surrounding Marco Island. Beautiful, uninhabited beaches, full of shells and powdery sand, and he shared his extensive knowledge of the local wildlife and sea life. We topped off a terrific afternoon with dolphins playing and surfing in the wake of our boat. Glorious!!!
Written 22 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Paradise33736167293
Thank you for doing a review. Capt Ed is special. The area is even more so
Written 1 April 2021
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Kathy S
1 contribution
Great experience!
Jan 2021 • Couples
It was great getting out on the water with Captain Ed. We enjoy learning about the environment that we are visiting and Ed was a great source of information. While we are not big into shelling, I must admit that his knowledge of different shells and the critters that inhabit them was captivating. It was nice to get away from the human developed side of this area and see these islands as Mother Nature created them! Thank you Ed!
Written 25 January 2021
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Paradise33736167293
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Marco is great. You can enjoy the "High Life" on the Island and just a few minutes away, enjoy the "Wild LIfe" in the 10,000 Islands' wilderness
Written 13 February 2021
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Jeff Z
New Rochelle, NY4 contributions
Great afternoon
Jan 2021
Fantastic trip. Ed, our guide was terrific, even picking out the best shells for us. He knew where to find the best birds and brought us in as close as possible. We had pods of dolphins playing in the wake of our boat several times. He took us to all the well known spots and many that most people don'e usually see. Highly recommended!!
Written 13 January 2021
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Paradise33736167293
Thanks for taking time to do this review. The 10,000 Islands and Ed are quite special.
Written 14 January 2021
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gmo5793
Clermont, FL4 contributions
Fantastic Experience
Sep 2020
Loved looking for shells and seeing the dolphins.
Chris our tour guide was great, he knew the area, was very friendly and made us feel welcomed on the boat. My husband and I were the only guests, which made the tour even better.
Written 8 September 2020
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Paradise33736167293
Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again
Written 19 October 2020
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Irene M
2 contributions
Cape Romano Tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
I have been in Marco Island 5 times and was not able to take this tour. This time i made sure i called ahead of time to book it and it was so worth it. The captain Chris Pyle was AMAZING very pleasant helpful detailed and not in a hurry. We also had a beautiful experience with a dolphin next to out boat. The captain notice that love dolphin and he wanted for us to take video. Than he took us to get some beautiful shells. What a tour totally beautiful. Thank u captain Chris Pyle.
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Captain Chris. We are so glad you had a great time viewing dolphins and looking for shells.
Written 16 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Marco Island Boat Tours
491kaylina
491kaylina
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Amazing!!
Super fun experience!! Captain Ed and shell expert Kim were amazing!! Such a fun thing to do with family. We saw do
X5034UYbarbaras
X5034UYbarbaras
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Family trip
The tour was a lot of fun! The best part was seeing the dolphins riding the waves behind our boat. I wish we had mo
Wfam1
Wfam1
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Girls trip
We had a WONDERFUL time! Captain Ed and First Mate Kim were so great & offered lots of knowledge. There were 8 of u
Alexandra L
Alexandra L
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Beautiful but why no sun shade for your captain?
Overall this was a very fun, enjoyable experience. It’s a small group size which makes it more personal- not a big
E4476DHrobertl
E4476DHrobertl
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We saw it all.
Captain Chris showed us dolphins, birds, stopped at two locations for shells, we saw manatees and even a sea turtle
MotsIllinois
MotsIllinois
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Great day on the water!
Captain Ed and first mate Kim were awesome, extremely knowledgeable. Pod of dolphins played behind the boat which
E7686SFcatherinea
E7686SFcatherinea
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Friendly informative guides, all as advertised
Great experience overall! Got upgraded to the 3.5 hour tour due to a scheduling conflict, on the part of the compan
elainedR1990YW
elainedR1990YW
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Marco Island excursion
We were so lucky. We saw two pods of dolphin together, a baby dolphin “spouting off,” and several manatee including
B9082JEdonnao
B9082JEdonnao
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Shelling, Dolphins, Manatees and more
It was a fun time , our captain and crew were knowledgeable and the shelling was great. We saw dolphins , Manatees
maxwellp1591
maxwellp1591
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Best Boat Tour Ever!
We had Dolphins jumping the waves of the boats! Even a Baby one! Saw every kind of bird there is and more. Manatees
kdbu2021
kdbu2021
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Curtness Gets you a bad Review
I booked a tour for 7/24 and was contacted yesterday (6/1) that this tour would not be possible I was given a very
Wirios84
Wirios84
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Highlight of our vacation
This is an absolute must do with captain Ed and Kim. Tour was the highlight of our family vacation. CAptain Ed had
brendarG8624WT
brendarG8624WT
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Living their passion!
Not only were we able to find plenty of large shells, but Captain Ed and Kim shared a wealth of knowledge regarding
Karenblades
Karenblades
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Shelling, dolphins, manatee and birds!
Exceeded our expectations. Captain Ed and his assistant Kim were extremely knowledgeable. They were also flexible
PW1022
PW1022
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Excellent 2 hour tour
Had a wonderful tour with Captain Ed and First Mate Kim. Captain Ed is extremely knowledgeable about the dolphin an
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