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The Dolphin Explorer is A Great Way to See Marco's Most Famous Residents!

Published on January 12, 2019 by Teresa Luber

The Dolphin Explorer

The Dolphin Explorer is a great way to see Marco Island's most famous residents! The National Geographic book "100 Places that Can Change Your Child's Life", lists the Dolphin Explorer as the only activity in Florida selected by the award-winning writer Keith Bellows, who traveled around the world looking for experiences which would be life-altering for children. However, The Dolphin Explorer is not only fun for children - it is perfect for adults as well!!!!

This is what you’ll see when you take a tour with The Dolphin Explorer!

Dolphin ExplorerYou not only get to take a great boat ride wander on a totally pristine deserted beach and collect beautiful seashells, you get the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the planet...the bottlenose dolphin! You also get to be part of a unique scientific project - in fact you become a citizen scientist.

Underwritten and managed by Sea Excursions, the Dolphin Explorer is engaged in the only on-going daily dolphin study in the area. With the help of their passengers, they chronicle every dolphin sighting and by comparing them to their chart of dolphin photos the crew are able to recognize each dolphin by the shape of the dorsal fin. This allows the naturalists to build a bank of knowledge about them....who they associate with, where they spend their time, when babies are born and how long they stay with their mothers.

And, if you are under the age of 12, you can also participate in "The Dolphin Challenge" where you can receive a Dolphin Patch and become a member of the exclusive Dolphin Explorer Club.

What's Uniques About the Dolphin Explorer?

The Dolphin Explorer is a 30 foot catamaran with two 225 HP outboards capable of carrying up to 28 passengers. Because of its design, it is perfect for both navigating the water of the Gulf and the backwater estuaries of the area. An excellent platform for survey work, it's unique in “getting up close and personal” to observe marine life and photography.

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Get great photos aboard The Dolphin Explorer

The Dolphin Explorer’s design and power attracts dolphin to its wake for fabulous photographs. The vessel provides a choice of sun or shade for those with children, complimentary beverages and shelling bags. Be sure to bring sunglasses, your camera, sunscreen and any snacks you and the family might enjoy. Dolphin Explorer is professionally crewed by a USCG Master Captain and Mate who is a Master Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer.

My Tour Was Fantastic!

I took a recent tour on The Dolphin Explorer and it was one of the most fun adventures I've done on Marco Island. We saw 17 different dolphins, moms with babies and several jumping behind the boat. We also saw lots of great shells and baby least terns on the beautiful island we stopped off on for a while and even saw a manatee at the most southern end of Tigertail Beach.

Scheduling a Tour with The Dolphin Explorer

Two survey trips daily: one in the morning departing at 9:00am
the second departs in the afternoon at 1:00pm.

To make your reservation by phone
Call: (877) 523-7266
or visit their website at http://dolphin-study.com/the-dolphin-explore

The Dolphin Explorer
(877) 523-7266
Rose Marina
951 Bald Eagle Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145
9-12 noon and 1-4 pm daily

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Visit our website at www.seamarcondon.com. Our "Top 10 List" provides information on many things to see and do in Marco Island. We also recommend several tour companies and restaurants to make your vacation on Marco Island the best vacation ever.

Meet The Author
We are Larry and Teresa Luber from Kingsport, TN. Teresa grew up near Bristol, VA and Larry in the St. Louis area. We both love to travel and Marco Island has become our favorite destination. Larry and I fell in love with Marco Island several years ago and we vacation here frequently. It is the one "magical" place where we can totally relax and each time we leave the island we want to come back. We are excited to share the Marco Island experience with you!
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