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Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour provided by Everglades Area Tours

Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour

Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
In comfortable captain's style seating an, you will be safely brought deep into the 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge for a two-hour interpretive tour of the area led by a Florida Master Naturalist. Depending on the season, you can expect to encounter manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, rosette spoonbills, as well as, numerous species of fish and shore birds.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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: 2h
  • 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: 5609P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • We provide Captain and all necessary safety equipment.
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 750 Palm Point Dr, Goodland, FL 34140, USA Please meet to the left of the building under the covered pavilion.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • We provide Captain and all necessary safety equipment.
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • 750 Palm Point Dr, Goodland, FL 34140, USA Please meet to the left of the building under the covered pavilion.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour
FRESH AIR All guests on the boat tours are seated in front of our captains/guides as such are upwind from the guide whenever the boat is moving....germs/breathe cannot migrate upwind to you.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • 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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    750 Palm Point Dr
    750 Palm Point Dr, Goodland, FL 34140, USA
    Please meet to the left of the building under the covered pavilion.
    See address & details
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    TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR
    Stop: 2 hours
    Consisting of two parts, The Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour is a wonderful experience for the whole family and a great introduction to the area. First a dolphin tour to search for dolphins and wading birds on a naturalist-led boating tour. Then a shelling tour to explore an uninhabited barrier island. You will learn about island’s beach dynamics and collect some of the wonderful shells on these remote islands.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Val T
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
It was so cold that day, but our captain and guide were so realistic and enjoyable. They got the dolphins to play in the wake and showed us really cool shells. They knew what they were talking about. Highly recommend this!
Written 25 January 2022
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Andrew L
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Unfortunately it wasn’t the best weather day however we still had a great time. Captain Joe had a wealth of knowledge and answered all our questions. Shelling on the beach was great, saw some interesting birds and wildlife but sadly no dolphins but not for a lack of trying…just a bad weather day. I look forward to trying this tour again on my next visit.
Written 24 January 2022
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Charles B
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
The beach door shelling was full of shells. We saw 3 dolphins and the captain did a great job of getting them to play close to the boat.
Written 24 January 2022
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John F
Neptune, NJ2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Frolicking dolphins were the highlight of the tour. Also enjoyed collecting shells on the sand bar. Capt. Ed and Maddie were friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 23 January 2022
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Captwright2
Thank You, Glad you enjoyed your tour
Written 24 January 2022
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F F
Rehoboth Beach, DE1 contribution
Jan 2022
This was my first trip to the Everglades Park. Dan toured the area. His knowledge of the area and Everglades park provided a good background details to me. I am very happy I took the tour.
Written 23 January 2022
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Captwright2
Thank You
Written 24 January 2022
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Deb S
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was an amazing trip! Captain Joyce was AWESOME!! She knew so much about the area; the plants, the birds, the animals and the history.
Written 21 January 2022
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Captwright2
Thank You, great to hear your tour was enjoyable
Written 22 January 2022
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Lydia M
3 contributions
Jan 2022
Captain went out of his way to wait for us as we got lost and we were late, even waiting for us as we came in to guide us to the boat. Very knowledgeable on the area and try to promise we say white pelicans and many dolphins. Fun to shell on the beach
Written 18 January 2022
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Captwright2
Thank You, glad you were okay, most of all. we all are different people, and we know that. some will know the area some will not. we will always have your safety first. hope you'll visit this area for a tour again soon.
Written 20 January 2022
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Margaret H
Louisville, KY1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Amazing tour! We saw so many dolphins and it was such a great experience! Both of our guides helped everyone with shelling and identifying different types. Highly recommend! Especially for kids. They were so great with my son! Thank you for such a great experience!!!
Written 18 January 2022
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Captwright2
Thank You, People need to know how much kids enjoy our tours
Written 20 January 2022
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Kiersten J
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
First Joyce was AWESOME!!! We got a great education on the mangroves, waterways, bird life and some history of Marco Island. Second, we had a great day of shelling. Third, Joyce spotted some dolphins and she got them to play by the boat and ride the wake. We had a wonderful day on the boat it has been a highlight of our trip to Marco. Also Joyce had great tips and recommendations for lunch in Goodland and Marco for the remainder of our stay. Highly recommend this tour!
Written 12 January 2022
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Captwright2
THANK YOU, So glad you enjoyed yourself
Written 15 January 2022
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Marilee H
1 contribution
Dec 2021
This was a great experience. The boat ride was relaxing and the scenery was beautiful. As promised, we saw lots of dolphins and birds. And we were able to find a couple of sand dollar shells on the island that we visited. Best of all, our tour guides were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Written 11 January 2022
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Captwright2
Thank You
Written 15 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Everglades Area Tours
N9071WGjosepht
N9071WGjosepht
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Very knowledgeable Captain
Interesting and enjoyable boat tour of the offshore area of the Everglades Thousand Islands. Highly recommend.
C232TYtomc
C232TYtomc
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Perfect
Rented kayak. As advertised, Conor was waiting ready. Great communication. Would recommend, fair price.
Christoph L
Christoph L
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A Tale of 2 Tours: a wonderful kayak trip and another unusual experience
We booked this tour on their Everglades Kayaking website and it was called "Everglades Alligators and Orchids Kayak
stephmJ6015JK
stephmJ6015JK
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Great experience!
We rented sea kayaks and had a wonderful time paddling in the Everglades. Everyone at Everglades Area Tours was nic
scyril2020
scyril2020
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Shuttle service
We had a shuttle service for 6ppl to Pavillion Key. They were on time efficient and had a great boat ride out.
kbM8409IL
kbM8409IL
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Great experience!
Captain Don did an outstanding job! We had a great time and experience. We saw white Pelicans, dolphins, island r
911olhab
911olhab
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Dan is our hero
It was a great adventure for our family. It was Dan who made this day incredible. All his amazing stories and skill
thomasgO374YU
thomasgO374YU
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A Beautiful Day in the Everglades
The reservation process was seem less and the 2 hour tour exceeded our expectations. Don our tour guide was very kn
kathyw395
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Wonderful economy your of the 10,000 islands
We did the 3.5 hour Marco Island 10,0000 Island boat your. It was a wonderful trip where we saw dozens of dolphins,
387janinej
387janinej
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Not enough value for the money spent
We did the private photography and birding boat tour. It was very expensive and we felt it was not worth the money.
wosteralaska
wosteralaska
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A bit disappointing....
The guide was very knowledgeable about many subjects. We rated the tour a three star because it was billed as a bo
Inspiration46548
Inspiration46548
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Amazing, simply amazing
Captain Ron was amazing, I learned so much :) never let him leave, he is a huge asset to your company
S1323VKdonh
S1323VKdonh
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Excellent Tour!
I would recommend the afternoon tour as the light was beautiful and the wildlife came alive. Carter led my wife an
Ivy P
Ivy P
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Best tour on Marco Island!
Wonderful!!! Friendly tour guides that love what they do. We accidentally booked our tour for the following day, bu
rbtmharris
rbtmharris
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Highly Recommended!!
Really nice experience with Captain Don…boy, is he a wealth of knowledge!! We got a nice tour of the islands with D
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