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Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Tour Adventure

  • See manatees up close on a covered boat
  • Small group for an intimate and personalized experience
  • A local guide helps you spot the animals
Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Tour Adventure
From US$40,28
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Manatees—sometimes called sea cows for their slow, peaceful movements—are often spotted in Florida waterways. On this small-group tour,  you'll get up close to manatees and other animals such as alligators, dolphins, and birds as you cruise around on a covered boat, which caters to all types of weather. Plus, exploring with a guide means your chances of spotting the creatures are dramatically increased. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide at the Port of the Islands Marina at your chosen departure time for the 90-minute covered boat tour. Board the boat, put on a pair of provided high-tech water sunglasses, and set sail through the harbor, bay, and mangrove forest in search of manatees.

Your guide is on hand to share details about the history of the region, answer questions, and help you spot the animals. Often, the manatees swim up to the boat allowing for up-close views.Your tour concludes at your original departure point. 

Reviews (134)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice time. The captain was knowledgeable and told us some good stories. The other group with us had a great time too. Got good dinner recommendations for Dolphin Tiki Bar & restaurant in Marco Island.

Thank Summer4Tina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best Manatee Eco Tour

Captain Jim was the best! His expertise as a naturalist was spot on. The boat ride was so nice I love being on the water and this was the perfect trip. Next on my list is the island tour which is offered by the company...More

Thank cardillokl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Manatee Trip from Port of Islands a Nightmare!

My husband snd I booked an eco trip to see the manatees a day for Sunday at 1 pm. When we showed up to get on the boat, the captain told us to wait as he had a second pontoon lined up for more of...More

6  Thank Sherry S
cbluna086, Owner at Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sherry- Over 1000 patrons repeat our terrific tour each year Your captain called in sick 5 mins prior to your tour. A pressure situation. Instead of canceling your tour, I moved you to my boat which had a short time slot. You were so happy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manatees X 5!

We went with Captain Jim and had an exceptional tour! The 1.5 hour tour was great. We saw 5 manatees within a few feet of the boat, were able to stay close and soak in their peacefulness as our Captain gave us wonderful information and...More

1  Thank Diane P
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Enjoyable and saw Manatees

We went on this tour twice and were the only ones each time with Captain Rich. The first trip we didn't see anything and we're only out about 20 minutes before a storm blew up. He got us back to the dock before it started...More

2  Thank Lee S
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Gundars K
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Response from MikeHammerlock | Reviewed this property |
It's at the marina in the Port of the Islands development off Rte. 41 (the Tamiami Trail).
9 May 2018|
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
The captain of our tour followed the law to the letter..
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