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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...more
951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
+1 239-642-6899
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All reviews captain bob all ages great trip marine biologist shelling bag saw dolphins dolphins including their natural habitat beach stop collect shells recommend this trip boat's wake keewaydin island took pictures kids and adults barrier island secluded beach
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been out several times with them and it is always fun and informative. Very nice naturalist and skipper...we saw peregrine falcon, osprey, pelicans of course and lots of dolphins. Had them jumping in the boat wake. Shelling stop was nice. Kids aboard had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jocdocnh
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the Dolphin Explorer with our family in the morning. Although the weather was foggy, the captain went above and beyond to find dolphins. We saw many dolphins, and other wildlife. Bob McConville was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and informative of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cyndi S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took this trip hoping to see a couple of dolphins, but the number we saw and the proximity to them at times far exceeded our expectations. We had some very doos looks at them. TGhe crew was excellent, and never failed to point out...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eliot F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have done this tour several times over the years...and my grandkids have accumulated a collection of shells, pictures and badges!...each one a treasured memory. Captain Eddie and Bob, as always, has the answers to all of my grandson’s inquisitive questions. The focus on education...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marlene131
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the Dolphin Explorer 3/15 at 9am and had master naturalist Bob McConville as our guide and captain Mike. Both guys were wonderful! We saw many birds and a lot of dolphins too (see the photos). Then we stopped at Tigertail beach and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dshendri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, really impressed with the up-close & personal trip - the crew was wonderful, knowledgeable and very inclusive. They could use a microphone, but it was a real personal touch to sit down with the group — loved the way the dolphins followed the boat...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linnie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dolphin viewing was exceptional, got some great pictures. The boat badly needed a PA system. We could not hear what Capt Bob was saying much of the time. Shelling was very poor, need to stop at islands used in the past. This was our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Edward G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip was amazing and so cool to see the dolphins so close to the boat! We had an amazing crew who knew all about the dolphins and where to find them. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fgsrgwrg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was awe inspiring to see these beautiful creatures in the wild, so close to the boat! The crew was very informative. They know every dolphin by name, along with their history. Great visual learning aids for the kids. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 15 February 2019

This was our second trip, having visited from the UK last year and we were so impressed we brought two friends with us to share our joy in this experience. The staff are very impressive - educating as well as entertaining us. This is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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10 May 2018|
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Response from J5010KIcindyl | Property representative |
Hi, our trips are typically 9:00 and 1:00 but during our slower season we may only go out for 1 trip. You can book online or call us at 239-642-6899. We hope to see you on a future tour!
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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4 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