Everglades Eco Tour: Discover Dolphins, Turtles, Manatee
344 Ratings
Everglades City
Embark on an unforgettable Everglades Eco Tour and encounter dolphins, turtles, manatees, and more! Explore islands, discover ancient relics, and immerse yourself in the beauty of this unique ecosystem.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Chokoloskee Bay - Historic Smallwood’s Store
  • Native Tours & Fishing Charters - Eco Tours and Fishing Charters in the beautiful 10,000 Islands.
  • Everglades National Park - The 10,000 Islands are located inside of Everglades National Park.
  • Smallwood Store - You will pass by the Historic Smallwoods Store
What's Included
  • Complimentary insect repellent provided
  • Bottled water included
  • Assorted snacks available
  • Ponchos available in case of rain
  • Safety equipment provided for your protection
Additional Information

This shallow water ecosystem offers a chance to observe marine life including bottlenose dolphins, five of the worldwide seven species of sea turtles, manatees, sting rays, and diverse types of fish and birds. Additionally, you get an opportunity to disembark on an island where you can not only explore, but possibly find age-old artifacts of the Calusa Indians, breathtaking shells, and a serene tranquility not often found anywhere else!

801 Copeland Ave
Copeland Avenue
Marina located behind The Glades Haven
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(344 Ratings)
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May 21, 2024
Let yourself go in the most beautiful place in Florida - We had an incredible time out in the Ten Thousand Islands Wildlife Refuge. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the area. His passion and the beauty of the area made it the memorable part of our entire trip in Southern Florida. We highly recommend it and would do it again without hesitation.
Review provided by Viator
May 12, 2024
Stunning views without the chaos - We enjoyed not being in a crowded boat as we explored beautiful scenery. The captain shared great insight into the area, ecosystem and sea life. Close up dolphin, manatee and bird viewing were bonuses on our adventure. After leaving we were given additional suggestions for art and wildlife viewing that we took advantage of on our return home. Definitely recommend.
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May 4, 2024
Make this a priority!!! - Captain Josh was incredible! His knowledge and stories are never ending. We saw dolphin, sea turtles, manatee, birds, and lots of shells on the island. Absolutely love it would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Apr 26, 2024
Amazing dolphin interactions! - This boat tour was such a great experience! So glad we passed on the other large boat dolphin tours and opted for this one. Josh kept the tour private to our family of 4 which included our 3 and 1 year old children. All 4 of us loved it! We saw dolphins up close and they played in the wake of the boat for almost an hour. There was great shade on the boat as well. The beach we stopped at was beautiful and we found some unique and pretty shells! We had such a great time and made great family memories!
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Apr 26, 2024
Couldn’t recommend this tour more. Fantastic! - Trip was amazing! The Everglades is so beautiful ands getting to learn the history of the area in an educational way was perfect. At the same time viewing all of the local wildlife was amazing ( we saw several pods of dolphins, a large shark, several species of rays and variety of birds). Everything was perfect. Can’t recommend it enough. A+
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Apr 25, 2024
Fantastic Experience! - Had a fantastic time! Highly recommend this very knowledgeable, and considerate guide. We were able to see and play with dolphins (using the boat), find little crabs, see many species of birds and much more. It was especially nice that we had the boat to ourselves for our family of 5. Only additional feedback would be: - Make sure you keep a close eye on the directions as we drove past the place using Google Maps and had to get guided back, so I would plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. - Also, bathrooms were closed at the shop, so sort your needs out in advance.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 25, 2024
First Rate EcoTour with Josh - Josh was a phenomenal captain and knowledgeable about the remarkable flora and fauna of the Everglades. He shared his insights freely, which added so much to our tour. Great experiences with dolphins, learning of the mangroves, and his experiences as a youngster growing up and sailing these waters. Unequivocal recommendation…worth every penny.
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Apr 23, 2024
Still Old Fl, visit while it still is. - Great guide, laid back, beautiful scenes, and informative. Enjoy the Everglades National Park and visit with the sea and wild life.
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Apr 21, 2024
Late April excursion in the Everglades and Islands. - Lots of fun, sun, fresh air, and a fascinating world on the water with a great guide who shares lots of interesting info on the ecology, wildlife and history of the area.
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Apr 21, 2024
Wow! Amazing tour of 10,000 Islands! - We had never heard of the 10,000 Islands, and decided it would be nice to learn about them. We made a great decision to take this small tour with Josh. He did a great job of introducing us to the beauty of the nature in this area. He is knowledgeable and a great communicator, and obviously has a passion for the area. We especially enjoyed the joyous dolphin encounters, and a visit to Pavillion Key. We will recommend this tour to others for sure!
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up to 6 guests
1 Adult
July 2024