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“Knowledgable Tour”

Island Gypsy Excursions
Ranked #26 of 91 Tours in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Island Gypsy Excursions offer their guests a chance to see and explore the natural beauty of Southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands mangrove ecosystem. Enjoy the wildlife in this pristine estuary, aboard our 24’ shallow draft boat, as we meander through the mangrove lined passages where the Calusa Indians and early Florida pioneers once settled. Walk along the barrier islands riddled with seashells, washed ashore along the sandy beaches. Come aboard our boat for an ecological and historical tour - a memorable adventure for the whole family! Relax and experience the essence of old Florida. Thank you for visiting our site.
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Nancy and Martin were fantastic for our excursion. Nancy remembered everyone's name and made sure we were enjoying ourselves. I just got relocated to Marco; Nancy told me so much useful information about the area. We saw a lot of dolphins! You most definitely want to take their tour.

Thank alitrac
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We were really glad we booked out trip with Island Gypsy Excursions. Nancy and Martin were incredibly nice and having worked within the islands we can't imagine Nancy's knowledge of the 10,000 islands and the wildlife can be matched by anyone. Their enthusiasm for the area and being able to have the boat to ourselves rather than being in a tour group made the trip extra special. We highly recommend the trip through the 10k islands to Panther key as the wildlife (dolphins, birds, etc...) and the scenery is incredibly enjoyable and relaxing.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Our windy-afternoon excursion on the Marco River with Nancy and Martin was a lot of fun and we learned quite a bit. Nancy really understands and shows great affection for the area and its history and natural history. We very much look forward to future trips with Gypsy Excursions—they are great hosts and good at keeping everyone comfortable. Warm regards—and thanks—from Minnesota’s frozen tundra!

1  Thank 81PAjaja
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

My husband and I and our three kids (14, 11 and 8) went on the shelling tour yesterday with Captain Nancy and first mate Martin. First off, safety was always first throughout our excursion. They did a great job providing us historical and ecological information. We saw dolphins, eagle and ospreys in their nests. Nancy paid particular attention to pointing things out to us and going back round to follow the dolphins. While shelling, they provided us information about the different shell types and which ones we had found. She also provided us water and snacks. What a wonderful 3 hours spent with Island Gypsy Excursions. Definitely recommended. Hope to be back in the future.

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We had a wonderful trip with our crew, Nancy and Martin. The weather was perfect and all aspects of the trip were great. We had some history, saw dolphins, nesting osprey, stingray, many other birds and even a manatee. Nancy was a very informative guide and just related so many interesting facts and stories. We would sure choose to take another tour with Island Gypsy again.

1  Thank Harriett E
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