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“estero bay”(103 reviews)
“tim martell”(16 reviews)
Manatee Guides is a mobile kayak company leaving from more than one location in Lee county. Please check our website for directions to current launch location. Spend the day with a Florida Master Naturalist on a unique kayak tour. Our tours will...more
Estero Bay, New Pass Bridge at Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, FL 33967
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All reviews orange river estero bay tim martell kayak tour guide tim knowledgeable guides horseshoe crabs local wildlife an incredible experience would highly recommend this tour would recommend this to anyone bald eagles double kayak excellent tour sw florida sea life saw dolphins
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tim and Eric had incredible knowledge to share about the manatees and all other wildlife that we saw including shrimp,pelicans and much more!! They made my family and I feel safe but made sure our experience was unforgettable with plenty of photos! Their passion was...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Learned so much about manatee and dolphins and environment. Really a special trip. Everyone still talking about it. Tim and Erik were great. Very passionate about giving guests a great experience while protecting the Eco life.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family is from Chicago. We came down to Florida for a family vacation over Thanksgiving break. One of our favorite family activities is to go on guided kayak tours throughout the state. It was amazing to see the manatees up close! Best guided kayak...More

Thank Middle C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a superb day out, once again. We found dolphins swimming and hunting in the estuary, with a 3 month old baby. The highlight was the family of manatee that Tim found for us (god knows how he does it). They were bobbing up...More

Thank jamiestu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome trip!! Tim & Eric were such great guides, taking the time to find the perfect spots! Manatees swam right up to our kayak & under it was soo cool!! Would recommend 10/10 !!!! Awesome people & awesome tour!!

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got back from our tour and had the most picture perfect day with Tim & Eric! We saw so much wildlife and learned so much too! Tim and Eric are so knowledgeable and dedicated to conservation and they make the adventure so much...More

Thank Nicole V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just left Tim, our tour guide. We had a 3 hour excursion all around the mangroves and Estero Bay. Although we didn’t get to see a manatee this time, we did see a Loggerhead sea turtle and several dolphins playing. We saw an abundance...More

Thank tcounts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyday is a new and exciting adventure in life, and if you add in a guided tour with Tim Martell of Mantee Guides your day will be super satisfying!! This is a bucket list if you love nature and care about the environment. You will...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although you may expect a simple kayak tour with someone taking you to the general manatee spots, you’ll actually be very surprised it is a whole lot more. We had our tour in late October and Tim is very passionate about all the wildlife in...More

Thank SalukiMo
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time today. Fun and educational at the same time. We witnessed so many beautiful manatees. (We were surprised since we read that they would be around in October;not true) Tim and Johnny are excellent guides. Tim makes sure that you can...More

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Tracey C
11 October 2018|
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Response from MasterNaturalist | Property representative |
Hello We see Manatee all year around. Your chances of seeing Manatee are very good but can't be guaranteed. That being said …. we have a success rate of about 97%. If we can't find Manatee …. no one can.
19 June 2018|
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Response from phc26 |
To Tim mater naturalist. Thank you Tim for your answer and it’s very helpful. Will definitely be booking with you. Sorry by error I press the thumbs down and could not change it. It should be thumbs up. Thanks
Meagan C
20 March 2018|
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Response from MasterNaturalist | Property representative |
Hi. As long as your child can handle 3 hours outside, then there should be no problem. We have double kayaks so they can ride with an adult.