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“captain bob”(53 reviews)
“local dolphin”(9 reviews)
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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 local dolphin all ages great trip marine biologist shelling bag dolphins including beach stop saw dolphins their natural habitat stone crab collect shells boat's wake keewaydin island recommend this trip took pictures kids and adults
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew were very knowledgeable and also amusing, saw countless dolphins , and a fun 30 minutes looking for shells on a beach, all in all a great 3 hour experience and terrific value, complementary water during the trip and photos which were taken at...More

Thank Tom Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We do the Dolphin Explorer every time we visit our time share on Marco Island. That is at least two times a year for the last 30 years. There is a naturalist on board that will interact with any children on board. He will show...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on dolphin cruises before and haven't seen one! This is not the case with this company! They go out of their way an make sure you see them! Super great people with lots of knowledge of the island and it's wildlife! This...More

Thank susan602016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anytime I am in the area of Marco Island, I make sure to schedule a trip out on the Dolphin Explorer. The knowledgeable captains and naturalists assure you have the best chance of seeing the intracoastal dolphins, along with ospreys, frigatebirds, a variety of terns...More

Thank Colleen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the 3 hour dolphin explorer to be very informative, exciting, and fun. Captain Mike and Naturalist Kent were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic in leading the tour. This excursion was everything they said it would be and more.

Thank gkgreenfamily
Reviewed 6 September 2018

In February of this year we went on the tour and saw a lot of dolphins and enjoyed the stop at Tigertail for shelling. We were back on Marco in August with two other couples and suggested we do the tour. Again lots of dolphin...More

Thank tsmith7026
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This was a truly awesome experience, much better than we expected! We saw a total of 13 dolphins, and for most of the time on the boat we were able to see one or more very close. Several of them played in the wake of...More

Thank MarisScarpa
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The employees and crew are so friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. My family and I have been swimming with dolphins in the Island and that was a great experience. This in my opinion was although different but a more exhilarating experience because the dolphins are in...More

Thank nar55
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Bob and Mike really made our excursion a neat experience. Guaranteed sighting of these amazing and beautiful creatures. Very informative and insightful. Highly recommend booking while in Marco Island.

Thank Ayleen A
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We stay every year in our timeshare in Marco, The Surf Club, and have heard great things about the Dolphin Explorer. We decided to give it a shot and were not disappointed a bit. We saw more dolphins than we were expecting to. The Captain...More

Thank Alma M
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10 May 2018|
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Response from Cindy L | 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