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!
- 167 Ratings
Our family thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Both Glenda and Captain Joe were extremely accommodating. Captain Joe made the extra effort to make it a special day for my son's birthday. Thank you Captain Joe!
Captain Joe and his wife are so nice and professional! A real pleasure to be on his boat! Very knowledgeable. Thank you for a great time!
Captain Joe was friendly, knowledgeable about the wildlife, and helpful. We saw a lot of birds and some dolphins and had a great time.
Captain Joe very knowledgeable friendly and made the whole trip special
Captain Joe was a great guide. He was very friendly and definitely cared about making sure our trip was amazing and that we saw a dolphin. Whenever we have guests in town, or even just for something for us to do, we’re going back! 10/10, would recommend.
An absolutely wonderful experience! Captain Joe was the perfect host. It felt like we were out on the water with an old friend, and we were able to see dolphins and eagles and plenty more. 'It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.' ;)
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!🐬