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Wild Dolphin Boat Tour

5 (30)
Goodland, US

Wild Dolphin Boat Tour

5 (30)
Goodland, US
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Experience the thrill of encountering wild dolphins in their natural habitat on the Wild Dolphin Boat Tour! Journey through the breathtaking 10,000 Islands refuge as a certified Florida Master Naturalist tour guide provides fascinating insights and entertaining information along the way. This two-hour adventure guarantees an unforgettable encounter with these intelligent and playful creatures. Departing from the scenic Marco Island, the tour also includes visits to beautiful sightseeing areas around Marco and the tip of Cape Romano. Ensure you arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to departure time at the Goodland Boat Park, where your captain/guide will be waiting for you. Don't miss out on this must-do experience for your vacation!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 55 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Cooler with Ice
  • Restroom on board
  • Parking Fees ($10) is EXTREMELY LIMITED at this location.

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Introducing the Wild Dolphin Boat Tour - a thrilling adventure that takes you up close and personal with Marco Island's resident dolphins! This two-hour tour offers a mesmerizing journey through the 10,000 Islands refuge, where these majestic creatures reside in their natural habitat. With a certified Florida Master Naturalist tour guide providing fascinating insights along the way, this boat tour promises a combination of education and excitement, making it an absolute must-do for any dolphin enthusiast.

What to expect?

During the Wild Dolphin Boat Tour, you can anticipate an unforgettable experience with these intelligent and playful creatures. Marvel at the stunning sights of the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge, as you navigate through its pristine waters. Keep your camera ready as wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins swim alongside the boat, delighting guests with their acrobatic displays and curious nature. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as you witness these elegant creatures in their natural environment, creating lasting memories.

Who is this for?

The Wild Dolphin Boat Tour is tailor-made for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you're a family looking for an educational outing, a group of friends seeking a unique and thrilling experience, or a solo traveler seeking awe-inspiring moments, this tour caters to everyone. Embrace the beauty of marine life as you immerse yourself in a world where humans and dolphins coexist harmoniously.

Why book this?

Embark on the Wild Dolphin Boat Tour to embark on an incredible journey that combines adventure, education, and heartwarming encounters. This tour offers the opportunity to witness dolphins in their natural habitat, providing insight into their behavior and interactions. With a certified Florida Master Naturalist tour guide on board, you'll gain a deeper understanding of these remarkable creatures and the delicate ecosystem they call home. Be captivated by the beauty of the 10,000 Islands refuge as you navigate through its winding waterways, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

When booking the Wild Dolphin Boat Tour, it's important to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We highly recommend taking a taxi or Uber to the Goodland Boat Park to minimize parking issues. Remember to bring your camera to capture the magical moments with the dolphins and the stunning landscapes along the way. This tour is conducted in English, ensuring a seamless and immersive experience for all guests. Prepare to be amazed as you witness the harmony between humans and the natural world.


Customers have been raving about the unforgettable experiences they had on the Wild Dolphin Boat Tour. They praise the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides who provided fascinating insights into the dolphins and the surrounding ecosystem. Many were thrilled by the close encounters with the dolphins, describing them as the highlight of their trip. Guests appreciated the professionalism and attention to detail throughout the tour, ensuring their safety and comfort. From families to solo travelers, everyone left with amazing memories and a renewed appreciation for these intelligent marine creatures.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


(Pass by)

Boat tour will depart and return to the Goodland Boat Park.


(Pass by)

The boat tour will go through the 10,000 Island National Wildlife refuge to see wild Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins.

Marco Island

(Pass by)

The boat tour will depart from Marco Island and visit several beautiful sightseeing areas around Marco.

Cape Romano

(Pass by)

The boat tour will go to the tip of Cape Romano south of Marco Island.

Goodland Boating Park

(Pass by)

Tour will end at the boat park.



5 (30)


Nate was the man! We arrived 2 mins late, but we weren’t made to feel that, a big smile from Nate put us both at ease and we set off on a brilliant 2 hour trip. CARE - there is not much parking here - the advert in fairness did say the same - but seriously, with a number of trips happening from Goodland daily, best to get there early to avoid disappointment. The trip was about seeing dolphins and we did eventually get up close to a few, magical videos taken - sheer excitement of being close to these animals is hard to explain, but it really is ! We didn’t see Manatee, but we didnt expect to, its early in the season for these creatures, water’s too cool in Sprint time. We did see more Osprey than Ive seen probably in my life - must have been 50 of them, young and mature birds, hunting, see these hunting and catching fish is something you wont forget easily. Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Cormorant, tortoise, Burrowing Owl’s - it really was a trip worth doing. Nate too us out to the Gulf of Mexico which was very cool before turning back into Marco in search of the dolphins, which when we found them they were hunting fish. The water here it was explained was mostly 4ft deep for up to a couple of miles out - so safety never felt an issue on the trip - though Nate was an excellent captain and clearly knows his subject matter.


Captain Rick was amazing. He made sure we saw plenty of dolphins.the boat was very clean and there not too many people aboard. Thank you for a great experience


Watching dolphins play in the wake of the small boat was incredible! The boat is quite small but that is perfect in the sheltered waters. It also allows the dolphins to get very close to you. Have your camera ready and be ready to smile.


Great experience and captain Gary was fantastic! 7 year old daughter loved it! Saw many dolphins and had a beautiful cruise on the water. Small boat so not crowded.


The boat was small and private. Captain was very familiar with the area and took us on a great tour or homes looking for dolphins. We saw a bunch of dolphins and the captain was able to have them follow our boat and jump and bodysurf along side the boat. Great experience


Captain Nate made this boat trip the highlight of our stay in Marco. His experience, information and stories enlightened and entertained. Seeing the wild dolphin play in our boat wake is a treasured memory we’ll always remember.


We went on the wild dolphin boat tour with Captain Nate. It was a delightful trip. Capt Nate’s love of nature and his knowledge of the habitat and local species of birds and fish and most importantly dolphins was refreshing and educational. We got to see the fun and play of many dolphins. He got them to join in on the waves created by our lboat - the dolphins swam, jumped and dove in and out of the water watching us in the boat. This was one of the best boat rides we have been on. We will cherish the videos of the dolphins. Capt Nate also helped us retrieve a hat that we lost in the water even after we told him it was ok. All in all this was a very memorable trip that we will gladly recommend for one and all. Captain Nate’s love of nature and knowledge is what makes this even more special. Best!!


Great trip with Capt Rick, very knowledgeable and very enjoyable trip. Was able to locate some dolphins and have them chase behind us. Great experience


Absolutely fantastic trip! Captain Nate was very knowledgeable about marine life, island ecology and Marco island history. As we traversed the bays he pointed out manatees, ospreys and we even had an opportunity to see dolphins catching fish. Captain Nate was awesome! We definitely recommend taking a trip with this thoroughly insightful tour guide.


Beautiful day and a comfortable boat with ice cooler. Fun couple managing the ride for us and tried to impart knowledge of dolphins so help us better appreciate these wild mammals. Then we spotted them and they play ed near us. When Captain Nate sped up the boat, the dolphins played in the wake jumping and flopping! so much fun with nature! Plenty of boat trip time searching for other pods, which we found. Would highly recommend this trip. Ask your questions.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-23 05:57