Dolphin Harbor Cruise on Matanzas Pass
Coast along Florida's scenic Estero Bay and Matanzas Pass on a custom designed boat charter and search for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin feeding and playing in their natural habitat.
What You Will Do
- Cruise along the Estero Bay and Matanzas Pass on a 1.5 to 2 hour charter searching for dolphins, with an experienced captain that excels at spotting dolphins
- Watch in awe as wild Bottlenose dolphins feed, swim, and play in their natural habitat
- Enjoy other wildlife sightings along Ft. Myers Beach, including Bird Island and Bowditch Point, as well as a local fleet of shrimp boats
- With plenty of room on board, and a maximum of 6 passengers allowed, pack as many snacks and drinks as you'd like
- 2 hour guided dolphin cruise
Feel free to bring any snacks, drinks, or coolers that you wish. The maximum number of passengers is 6. Don't forget sunscreen!
- 157 Ratings
Great trip! Fun for the whole family
We had a great time on the boat. The weather was beautiful and the captain was fun and knowledgeable about the area. Would go again and I highly recommend!
My wife and 3 year old daughter had a great time with Captain Joe on his boat! It was my daughters first time on a boat and it was a successful first time out on the water. We all had a blast and were able to see multiple dolphins and a manatee even made an appearance. I highly recommend using Just Add Water and Sun for your dolphin tour.
We had a wonderful boat ride with Captain Joe. He is super fun and friendly - felt like part of the family. We were blessed to see dolphins, stingrays and even a sea turtle on the ride!
This was a wonderful tour. Captain Joe was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Having a private dolphin tour was so much better the dolphins were right in front of us giving a show and you didn't have to fight anyone to try and see anything. Thank you for a great experience out on the water :-)
Very nice cruise. Boat size was perfect for my family of six. Capt. Joe pull off at one point to let us jump in the water which just added to the thrill of the dolphin sightings. Highly recommend.
Captain Joe was so very nice and accommodating! Will totally use his service again as well as recommend to others!
This was such an awesome boat tour. We’ve been on a lot but this one was by far the best. We highly recommend coming here.
This was a great boat ride -the captain was amazing and My kids loved him. We went out to look for dolphins and ended up seeing 12 of them -- great day ----thanks ---We would highly recommend Just add water and sun.
Captain Joe is the best out there. He and Glenda make this a business you want to deal with time and again
Captain Joe was fantastic. Informative and great with our kids. Beautiful cruise topped off with an extended time with a pair of dolphins chasing the boat and playing in the wake. Definitely will be back when in the area again. Thank you.
The day was beautiful & we were happy to sit back & enjoy nature.The dolphins cooperated & we were treated to a show of their talents.my family members were surprised & delighted!
Captain Joe was great the water was nice and we enjoyed every minute and saw lots of dolphins
The captain was great! Enjoyable ride & gave us information as we went along. Great for any age. We did get to see several dolphins & they even followed the boat! Definitely worth the price!
Great experience! Everyone loved the tour!
Another great outings..thank you
We LOVED our private dolphin cruise! Captain Joe was so kind and a wonderful guide- our daughters both said they missed him after the cruise was over! Being on a smaller boat allowed us such an up close and personal view- we were amazed by these beautiful creatures that came so close to the boat. Highlight of our spring break! Thank you Joe and Glenda! Sending you much love from Wisconsin!
Very fun, Joe is very nice and easy to work with. He went out of his way to book the time and day we liked during the busy Spring Break season. We saw 5-6 dolphins. Very fun!
This was our 3rd dolphin cruise with captain joe and it was as enjoyable as the 1st.Just perfect!
We had a great morning with Captain Joe! We had a great show from the dolphins! Will definitely do it again!
Very personalized experience. Very different than being on a crowded tour boat. The Captain was great!
From the moment we arrived, and were greeted, we knew it was going to be fun. Not only was the Captain knowledgeable about the area but also handling the boat through the wakes from other boats. We saw several dolphins. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you for a wonderful morning. Joan
- Joanne & George
Very friendly and knowledgeable about the area
Captain Jo was very informative during the tour and a great guide. The kids got to help drive the boat. We saw about 4-5 dolphins but they surfaced about 50 times,so my daughter was convinced we say that many. Very fun relaxing trip, would highly recommend it.
Very friendly. Relaxing trip. Up close and personal with the dolphins. So much better than the boats with 50 to 100 people on board.
We all had a wonderful time on your boat tour. We all believe that dolphin that twice flipped right next to the boat was planned! Your friendliness added to the experience. Thanks!
Captain Joe was personable & knowledgeable about the area & the wildlife in the area. Enjoyable cruise & we saw some dolphins!🐬
Captain Joe did a great job. Very personable. In between seeing dolphins he keep our interest, teaching us about marine and bird life. The last part of our cruise we encountered many dolphins along a sea wall. Mother and calf also. On the way back to the marina Joe brought us alongside a barge that the dolphins were playing in it's huge wake. Thanks again for a wonderful experience.
Very friendly, entertaining and informative tour.
Captain Joe is enjoyable and told us lots of interesting stuff. We saw dolphins and felt safe and comfortable the whole time. I used a groupon, but it was worth full price! Just my group of 4 people, not like a big boat with many members of the public. It was a pontoon like boat that holds maybe 6 people plus the captain. Very nice time!
Captain Joe was very knowlegable and personable. Even though we did not see any Dolphins we did see Manatees. I would recommend this tour.
Get trip..we loved Captain Joe.. he was so knowledgeable and made our trip so enjoyable...we will definitely do it again...
Capt. Joe provided us with a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon on the back bay. It's a very different cruise as he only takes 4 to 6 guests onboard, sitting in quite comfortable deck chairs. It's a much more intimate cruise, rather then having people running about trying to catch a glimpse of the dolphins. The dolphin came so close to the boat and stayed around, swimming under and around us. Capt. Joe was courteous, super friendly and a pretty fun guy.
We had an amazing time! Captain Joe made it so much fun for our girls and took us to just the right spot to see a bunch of active dolphins - twice! We definitely recommend this for anyone, especially if you have young children.
Great time, great knowledge of area, would highly recommend it to friends
Captain Joe is very personable and welcoming. Perfect weather and the dolphins cooperated and gave us a great show.
This is our second tour and we enjoyed it even more than the first! We feel SO fortunate to have seen so many free dolphins living in the wild. A mother and baby swam in the wake of our boat for what seemed like eternity and it was one of the cutest videos we have ever taken. Our experience will be cherished forever. I can't wait to book another tour next year with Just Add Water and Sun. Captain Joe is exceptional!