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Marco Island, United States
Marco Island Dolphin-Watching Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Look for dolphins in the waters of the Ten Thousand Islands on this boat tour from Marco Island. With a captain-guide, explore a piece of Florida's gulf coast to see and learn about the natural environment. You also have the opportunity to spot shorebirds with your live guide on hand to identify them.
  • Dolphin-spotting tour from Marco Island
  • Learn about the maze of mangroves that make up the Ten Thousand Islands
  • Watch for native birds, as well
  • Listen to live commentary about the area's ecosystem
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Local guide
Cooler with Ice
Lunch
Parking Ticket $10
Drinks
909 Collier Ct , 909 Collier Ct, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA

ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. We will meet you at 11:00 AM at Caxambas Park Marina. Pay the Parking Ticket and display it on your dashboard. We will meet you by the floating docks in front of the ship store where our Captains and guides will greet you by the name on your reservation.

11:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant and kids life preservers available. Must be 20 lbs or heavier to come aboard the vessel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Please note: Everyone in your party must sign the electronic waiver located on your voucher before arriving to your Boat Tour
  • Please note that a ticket must be purchased for every individual in your party, this includes toddlers ages 0+
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Florida Adventures and Rentals
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Marco Island Dolphin-Watching Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Marco Island Dolphin-Watching Tour.

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  • "Captain Marco and Steve are great—very educational and many dolphin sightings right upside the boat Great day" See review

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Lots of Dolphins. Many...
Anita_M
, Apr 2022
Lots of Dolphins. Many good stories about the area. Very knowledgeable about marine life at Marco Island.
star-5
Great dolphin boat tour.
Karen_J
, Apr 2022
Great tour of ten thousand Islands. Jessica and Marco were knowledgable and engaging which made the experience really enjoyable with a personal feel. Loved the fact that they are ecologically minded and passionate about preserving the habitat. They know the dolphins individually and shared great insights into their behaviours.
star-5
Educational and fun
John_W
, Apr 2022
Capt Jessica and Colleen both were exceptional and extremely knowledgeable. Tour was very educational. Would recommend for everyone regardless of age.
star-5
Best boat tour on Marco!
Robin_N
, Apr 2022
Captain Ron and Colleen were great! So knowledgable and truly love what they do and it shows. Lots of laughs too along with dolphin sightings, manatee sightings and bird sightings. The domes were awesome to see too. I highly recommend this tour!
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Great!!
Patricia_O
, Apr 2022
The naturalist, Colleen and the captain were both so knowledgeable and very caring with the dolphins,; didn't want to overcrowd them...while some boats did! :) From Boston, MA
star-5
Wonderful time!
Charlie_B
, Mar 2022
Guide placed us near dolphins. Great photo opportunities! Seeing the dome houses was an added plus! Great driver and informative guide!
star-5
Amazing experience
Manuel_A
, Mar 2022
We see a lot Dolphins my kids really enjoy that,,,and the crew of the boat the are very nice and giving us to most information about dolphins and the Marco island history really nice trip thanks
star-5
An exceptional dolphin tour
Dwight_C
, Mar 2022
This trip far exceeded our expectations! Captain Jessica and naturalist Colleen are such a dynamic, upbeat, knowledgeable, and respectful duo!! The dolphins are plentiful in this region and Colleen knew each and every one. If you take one tour in Marco, make it this one!!
star-5
Excellent time with Captain Marco & Tyler!! Lots of laughs and saw many Dolphins! Perfect mid day excursion!!
chris_m
, Mar 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed our excursion! Marco & Tyler were fantastic guides and were very knowledgeable and funny!! Saw many dolphins!!!😀👏
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Chris, Thank you very much for leaving this fantastic review about your excursion with Captain Marco and your guide Tyler. They have a lot of knowledge about the history of the area, and they really have passion for teaching their guests everything they know. It is exciting to know that you were able to see many dolphins. We hope to see you again on another adventure next time you visit. Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
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Colleen and captain were...
Robin_s
, Mar 2022
Colleen and captain were extremely knowledgeable regarding dolphins manatees other ocean life red tide etc… Safe and wonderful experience for all ages. Our boat ranged from 2 yr old to 70 yrs in age.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Robin, Thank you so much for leaving this amazing review about your tour with Florida Naturalist Colleen and your Captain. They have a lot of knowledge about the history of the area and they love teaching their gusts all the important facts. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We hope you will join us again during your next visit to Marco Island. Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
This is annoying
judithp_z
, Feb 2022
Great guide. Beautiful to be on the water with the sun and blue sky. And not be freezing It’s a time imposition to ask for more, really.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Judith, Thank you for this fantastic review about your excursion with our company here on Viator. Here at Florida Adventures and Rentals, we always ensure our guests have a memorable experience. We hope to see you again for another adventure next time you visit. Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
A Perfect way to enjoy Marco Island
Ann_N
, Feb 2022
My friends and I had a delightful time with Rachel and Katie. These women were knowledgeable about the marine life and both had degrees marine biology and environmental studies They were extremely enthusiastic and fun and entertaining. We got to meet some dolphins up close, who decided to show off and gave us quite a show. We saw many birds and wildlife. The length was perfect and we enjoyed it immensely. Fun for all ages. We recommend it highly.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Ann, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this amazing review about your experience with Florida Adventures and Rentals. We are so glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the adventure, seeing dolphins and learning important facts about this area. Our Captains and guides really love what they do and it truly shows during their tours. Thank you again for your recommendation, and we hope to see you again next time you visit. Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
What a day!
Penny_A
, Jan 2022
Celebrating my moms 81st birthday! It was a wonderful day and we had an incredible experience. Captain Marco was able to get a pod of dolphins to follow in our wake. Truly amazing to watch. Great narration and storytelling by our Captain and first mate. Highly recommend for all age groups.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Penny, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this amazing review about your experience with Florida Adventures and Rentals. Captain Marco absolutely loves what he does and it truly shows during his tours. We are glad to hear that you and your mom had a wonderful day on the water with us! We will be looking forward to having you again as our guest next time you visit Marco Island. Happy Birthday to your mom! Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
Fantastic for Nature and Dolphin Lovers
Lisa_G
, Jan 2022
We really loved this trip! Lots of opportunities to observe dolphins, white pelicans, and ospreys living among these beautiful islands. Captain Marco and his partner were extremely knowledgeable and gracious hosts. Will definitely do this trip again.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to review your fantastic experience on the water with Florida Adventures and Rentals! We love to hear that you really loved the tour. It is exiting that you were able to see lots of dolphins, pelicans and ospreys. Captain Marco is a native to the island and he knows these waterways like the palm of his hand. We really appreciate your feedback, and we hope to have you back during your next visit to Marco Island! Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
It was a cloudy day but...
colleen_w
, Jan 2022
It was a cloudy day but the experience made up for the not so great weather. Colleen was our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable, funny and overall amazing!!! We saw a ton of dolphins that even raced right next to the boat!!! My sons loved it.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Colleen, Thank you so much for leaving this amazing review about your boat tour with our guide Colleen. She has a lot of knowledge and she really enjoys to share all she knows about the history of the area with our guests. We love to hear that you that you and your family had a fantastic experience with Florida Adventures and Rentals. Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to see you soon during your next visit to Marco Island. Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
Watching a dolphin swim alongside our boat.
Michelle_b
, Jan 2022
Watching a dolphin swim alongside our boat. Our captain and guide were fabulous and really made the trip outstanding!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for leaving this fantastic review about your tour with our company! We are glad to hear that you had an outstanding adventure. All of our captains and guides always ensure all our guests are having a memorable experience. Please join us again next time you visit Marco island! Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
Great dolphins tour
Carla_D
, Jan 2022
The tour was very professional, saw lots of dolphins and the guide knew a lot about the dolphins. We really enjoyed our self’s
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Carla, Thank you so much for this amazing review! We love to hear that you really enjoyed the tour. It is exiting that you were able to see lots of dolphins. Our captains and guides really love what they do and they love teaching their guests all the information they know about the wildlife. Please join us again during your next visit to Marco Island! Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
Highlight of trip
Susie_H
, Dec 2021
Fantastic!!! We saw so many dolphin. Very good price and Captain Marco is awesome. We have been to other tours and this one was one of the best.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Susie, Thank you very much for leaving this great review about your tour with our Captain Marco. He is a native to the area and he absolutely has passion for what he does. We love to hear that you had a fantastic adventure and that it was one of your best tour experience. We hope to have you back as our guest during your next visit to Marco Island. Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
Colleen and Marco were...
carol_r
, Nov 2021
Colleen and Marco were great. Would definitely recommend the experience. We learned so much! Two hours was just enough.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Carol, Thank you very much for this fantastic review! We love to hear that you had a great experience. Colleen and Marco are amazing and they really enjoy what they do. Thank you again for your recommendation to the future travelers. Please join us again during your next visit to Marco Island! Guest Relations, Florida Adventures and Rentals.
star-5
Everything I had hoped for
Dawn_G
, Jul 2021
Unforgettable experience. Captain Marco and our guide Colleen were very informative of not only the dolphins but the entire ecosystem. We got to see many dolphins and even some babies playing. Highly recommend!!

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