About the Dolphin Explorer

Dolphins love to come up to the boat, check out our passengers, and ride our wake!

The Dolphin Explorer is a 36-ft. catamaran powered by two 225 HP outboards capable of carrying up to 24 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 unsurpassed in “getting up-close and personal” to observe marine life and for photography. 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, a “head,” complimentary water, and shelling bags. Be sure to bring sunglasses, your camera, sunscreen, and any snacks you and the family might enjoy.

There are two Marco Island dolphin survey trips daily, one in the morning departing at 9 a.m., the second departs in the afternoon at 1 p.m.

Walk Our Beaches


The Barrier Beaches we visit around Marco Island are graced with the beautiful sea shells our area is famous for.

Get Up-Close & Personal


Our dolphins come right up to the boat! The wake of the boat attracts the curious creatures.

Find Seashells


Our sea shells are found both on the beach and in the warm and shallow waters of Marco Island.