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Ten Thousand Islands Dolphin & Shelling Tour

 Marco Island, FL
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By: Eco Endeavors Expeditions, LLC.

Ten Thousand Islands Dolphin & Shelling Tour is a boating excursion that will take you through the mangrove forests and barrier islands. Search the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge for aquatic wildlife and visit a quiet barrier island. Find rare shells to add to your collection and swim around and play in the water. Expect to see the playful Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, an occasional manatee, and several diverse species of birds such as pelicans, egrets, herons, kingfishers, eagles, osprey, and roseate spoonbill. Adventure out on this eco-tour today!

Activity Highlights
  • Ten Thousand Islands Dolphin & Shelling Tour in Goodland, Florida
  • Explore the mangrove jungles of the islands on a comfortable boat with shade
  • Look for wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, & several diverse species of birds
  • Visit the ruins of the Cape Romano Dome House
  • Search for rare shells on a barrier island
  • Discuss the history & ecology of the area
  • Great activity for everyone ages 4+

Duration: 3 Hrs.

Safety Precautions

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

What's Included
  • 3 Hour Ten Thousand Islands Dolphin & Shelling Tour
  • Large cooler filled with ice & bottled water
  • Wildlife Refuge permit and park fees
  • Private charter options available
  • Experienced tour guide
What to bring
  • Water shoes or shoes you do not mind getting wet
  • Beverages and food of choice
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Emergency medications
  • Extra bottled water
  • Bag for shells
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • ID
Restrictions
  • Guests must sign a waiver confirming they understand this is an adventure experience and they must be able to enter and exit the vessel via a small step onto a dock and uneven surfaces such as soft sand. They must be physically fit enough to comply with this requirement or they will not be allowed to participate.
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please refer to the most up to date CDC guidelines prior to your activity/trip date.
  • All children must be 4 years old or older and must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • There is a minimum of 4 guests required for the trip to depart.
  • Closed annually on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
  • The tour has a maximum capacity of 12 guests.
  • No smoking, drugs, or vaping permitted.
  • Large coolers are strictly prohibited.
  • Glass items are strictly prohibited.
  • Tour is not handicap accessible.
Additional information
  • If weather is deemed by the vendor as unfavorable for this activity, your reservation may be altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded, at vendor discretion.
  • Vendor uses a 2018 Carolina Skiff 2790 (USCG Inspected) for 12 passengers, a 2019 Carolina Skiff 2790 (USCG Inspected) for 12 passengers, and a 2016 Carolina Skiff 258 for 6 passengers.
  • There are 2 skiffs that can accommodate 12 people per boat and one skiff that can accommodate 6 passengers.
  • You will spend about an hour and a half or so exploring the island and the rest is travel time.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, you may want to take preventative measures.
  • Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed but are highly likely.
  • Restrooms are available at the departure location.
  • Certified service animals are permitted.
  • You will cover about 25 miles roundtrip.
  • Boats are U.S. Coast Guard inspected.
Reservation Requirements
  • Guests must sign a waiver confirming they understand this is an adventure experience and they must be able to enter and exit the vessel via a small step onto a dock and uneven surfaces such as soft sand. They must be physically fit enough to comply with this requirement or they will not be allowed to participate.
Location

149 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA

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Ten Thousand Islands Dolphin & Shelling Tour

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3 hour boat tour

about 6 months ago
Cpt. Campbell was amazing and so knowledgeable. He explained things to us all and even got Dolphins to follow our boat!
Marty klayer

Loved it

about 9 months ago
We had an incredible time, loved the dome homes and swimming the private beach, grabbed a few shells. Saw plenty of dolphin. Would use them again if we return back
Katherine Aase

Eco endeavours

about 9 months ago
Our trio was wonderful. Highly recommend! Lots of dolphins joined our voyage. Captain Dave and Holly were great hosts and very knowledgeable. They made it even that more enjoyable
Sharon Kehoe
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