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Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Boat Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the gentle giants of the sea in their natural habitat on this tour. Climb aboard the covered boat and set out along the Florida waterways to spot some wildlife. Alligators, dolphins and all sorts of birds are known to frequent the areas, have your camera ready! The manatees sometimes come right up to the boat for an extra special experience.
  • Covered boat protects you from the elements in all weather
  • High tech sunglasses are provided to all passengers
  • Choose between morning or afternoon small group tours
  • Learn about the animals and ecosystems of the area

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Polarized sunglasses and polarized phone camera lenses
  • Free parking across the street from firehouse.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Reschedule and late arrival fees
  • 20% Gratuity not included in price

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Port of the Islands Marina
    525 Newport Dr, Naples, FL 34114, USA

    Departure Point: Port of the Islands Marina Address: 525 Newport Drive Dock D, Naples Florida 34114

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is casual
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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I highly recommend this tour because of the reasonable price, the scenic location and mostly because of Captain Paul!
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Trip was relatively boring. Not much of a boat ride. We spent most of the time not moving
Alan_C, Mar 2023
The trip guide was great. The trip was very lame. Not much boat movement. Saw a couple of manatees, two gators, and two birds. Didn't go much into the mangroves. In short not much of a wildlife boat tour.
Manatees Galore
James_D, Mar 2023
We enjoyed Captain Storm’s humor as he shared interesting information about manatees and alligators. We would recommend this tour to families and seniors. Ask for Captain Storm.
Captain John was...
Amy_H, Mar 2023
Captain John was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and told great dad jokes :) He made an already enjoyable boat ride that much better.
Our guide was...
Michael_M, Mar 2023
Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The ride was relaxing yet interesting. Seeing the manatees was a delight!
We had a great tour and...
Robin_F, Mar 2023
We had a great tour and saw several manatees, birds and an alligator. Captain Paul was very informative and nice!
We loved our experience....
Beth_M, Mar 2023
We loved our experience. The Captain was spectacular. I would definitely recommend Allyn as your Captain. He made our excursion fabulous!
So so
Emily_C, Mar 2023
Seeing one small manatee and two small alligators. There were almost no birds. It was a pleasant day on the water but not up to its advertising. Scott was great but he can’t manufacture wildlife.
Peaceful & infomative
Becky_M, Mar 2023
Saw a mama & baby manatee. Was a very windy day but beautiful ride just the same. Learned about the area and life of manatees.
Very Enjoyable!
Timothy_Z, Mar 2023
Captain John was great, very enjoyable! Saw 2 alligators but no manatees. Very enjoyable boat adventure.
The boat experience was...
Joanna_K, Mar 2023
The boat experience was great. We enjoyed seeing a manatee, several dolphins, and alligators! Our kids enjoyed the boat ride.
At least we saw Alligators
Ronald_R, Mar 2023
Seeing alligators in the water. Didn’t see much else tho. Thought we would cover more area on the ride
Manatee Experience
Nancy_M, Mar 2023
Great viewing of manatees and a couple alligators. Captain Ed was the BEST! Nice warm beautiful day but under the cover of the canapy kept us cool.
Great afternoon
Noreen_S, Mar 2023
Captain Storm was very knowledgeable and fun! We had a great afternoon. We would highly recommend this tour.
Our captain was great!...
Gail_K, Mar 2023
Our captain was great! Saw 5 manatees! Very informative! Great weather! Would recommend! Price very reasonable!
It was fine; can't control nature
Heidi_N, Mar 2023
Overall it was fine. Can't guarantee much wildlife. It was very warm so the manatees hadn't come inland as much. We did some gliding just under the surface and popping their nose up. The guide said we'd usually see them a bit more. But it was nice to be out on the water in the middle of the day and shaded in the boat. I'd rather try my luck renting a kayak and seeing if I see any manatees in another spot. The guide didn't really give a ton of information without prompting.
Loved it!
Patty_P, Mar 2023
We loved our trip with Captain Andrew! He is so knowledgeable about manatees, alligators (we saw both) and the surrounding area.
Great beginners tour for a good value.
Michele_C, Feb 2023
A baby manatee came to the surface near the boat and you could really see it well and catch a picture. Our guide was very informative. The small boat experience was wonderful. The only thing that kept it from being excellent was that I thought we were going to be weaving in and out of small channels, and in fact we were in large open waterways most of the time.
Great afternoon on the water
Caryn_M, Feb 2023
Captain Stormy was friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Spot two manatees in the first 15mins of our tour. Great afternoon on the water seeing and learning about the enand local wildlife
Great Manatee Wildlife excursion!
Carole_S, Feb 2023
This was a wonderful excursion! We saw all sorts of wildlife! Our tour guide was enjoyable, knowledgeable and extremely entertaining!
Awesome adventure!
Michael_R, Feb 2023
We had a great tour with Captain Jason! He was very knowledgeable about the waters and animals we encountered. The expedition was interesting and engaging, while being very relaxing as well. An excellent way to spend the morning!


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