The Dolphin Explorer
MULTI-AWARD WINNING DOLPHIN STUDY / ECOTOUR!
2023 ANNUAL OVERVIEW...OUR TEAM DOCUMENTED 4,763 INDIVIDUAL DOLPHIN SIGHTINGS OF 128 DIFFERENT LOCAL, IDENTIFIED DOLPHINS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 9 NEW BABIES WERE RECORDED FROM 9/12 THRU 12/11. WE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN SAVING A CALF'S LIFE IN APRIL, LOCATED A DISTRESSED WHALE IN JUNE, IN THE LONDON TIMES IN JANUARY, IN NAT GEO TRAVELER MAGAZINE LAST SUMMER! COME SEE WHY! CLICK THE "BOOK NOW" BUTTON TO JOIN US SOON!
Available Tour Times: 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Duration: 3 hours
Get to know some of our area dolphins on every trip! Learn their names and who their relatives are as we cruise the waters of Marco Island in search of wildlife on this family-friendly eco-tour. Reservations are highly recommended!
"Passion, Integrity, Education" is our motto. Our beliefs are reflected in our passion to educate!
Join our dolphin research team and get to know the local dolphins on our Marco Island dolphin cruise – both fun and educational! Launched February 1, 2006, the 10,000 Islands Dolphin Project is a long-term study of the abundance, distribution, movement, association patterns, and behavior of bottlenose dolphins of Southwest Florida. Located on Marco Island with close proximity to Naples and the Everglades, we offer a one of a kind tour!
The Project is the only on-going study of wild dolphins in SW Florida and the only one in the United States that engages and is supported by the general public.
Using ‘photo-identification,’ our dolphins are recognized by their dorsal fins which act as their ‘fingerprints.’
You have the opportunity to participate in locating, counting, and confirming of individual dolphin sightings on our exciting Marco Island eco-tour. For more about the study, visit our dolphin survey results.