Marco Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Birding, and Shelling Tour

4.7 / 5

36 reviews

Marco Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Birding, and Shelling Tour

From $84.75 per person

The Marco Island Dolphin and Wildlife Tour is a wonderful adventure for the whole family as well as providing an introduction to the area. Travel in comfort to the islands for an interpretive tour in the company of a certified Master Naturalist guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Tour the Everglades area including Marco Island
  • See an amazing variety of birds and other wildlife
  • Travel with a certified Florida Master Naturalist guide
Full description
The entire Everglades area, including the park and Islands, is teeming with wildlife, especially manatees, dolphins, and birds. Marco Island is one of the largest islands and most westerly in this area. On this 2-hour tour, enjoy the comfort of the captain's style seating. Travel deep into the area’s 10,000 islands for an interpretive tour and shelling with a certified naturalist guide. Depending on the season, you can expect to see manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, alligators, rosette spoonbills and numerous species of fish and shorebirds. Not only will you be introduced to the great birding and wildlife, but you’ll also learn about the Everglades eco-systems, rich heritage, and long history. Each outing is limited to 6 participants, so you can expect an intimate experience in the wilderness. The area's wildlife moves around so each tour is different. Many species are seasonal and inhabit different areas depending on environmental conditions. Be sure to bring your camera, binoculars, sunglasses, snacks, favorite drinks, and a hat. 
  • Certified Florida Master Naturalist guide
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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740 Palm Point Drive, Goodland, Florida 34140

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  • Maximum of 6 participants per tour
  • Please dress for the weather and bring any sun protection you feel is necessary
  • All tours are fully customizable. Please contact the tour supplier for further details
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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 36 reviews

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The boat ride was a great way to get out on the water and see a bit more of the area and mangroves. My boys, ages 17 and 19, couldn't believe how much fun the had "shelling" and wondered why we had never done it before! Overall a fun time to have the family together and learn about the area.

February 25, 2021

Absolutely amazing trip, with a great captain!

We had an amazing trip, dolphins swimming alongside the boat, beautiful beaches and a couple of great stop offs collecting shells and hearing about the area from the captain, what an absolutely lovely guy, I would highly recommend this trip, if you are looking to see dolphins, birds and amazing views, and are keen to know more about the area, definitely book this trip.

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September 25, 2019

When the dolphins decide - we loved it

Wonderful 2 hours. Captain Ed made our trip memorable. Saw more dolphins than we dreamed about, even a baby that accompanied the boat next to her mother. Ed showed respect for the animals and it is important to us. We do not usually do this kind of activities. Want to know that the animals appreciate it. Ed explained that he did not force the animals to anything and so it was. We met a big motorboat trying to force the dolphins. But Ed did some maneuvers that ended it. Then we felt happiness. All glory to Ed. And a great gift for my husbands 50th birthday.

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January 21, 2018

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