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    What an experience! Dolphins so close you could almost touch them. Water was like glass! The boats are the coolest! I gotta get me one! Doug was awesome and had lots of other insider suggestions of things to do. Definitely a "can't miss" on your itinerary! 

    Angie B – Maryland


    This is a great way to spend half of a day on the water in the 10,000 Islands. We just spent 2 weeks on Marco Island (our 19th Christmas there). I took my 11 year old niece Colleen. She was delighted to hear that we would be driving the boat ourselves. We have lots of boating experience and this little boat really made for a great time. The ride was really fun, (zippy, quiet, and stable). We loved the scenery in the backwater including the stop at a secluded beach for a little time to meet the other boaters and discuss the fun. Donnie did a great job navigating the maze of mangrove waterways and shared his knowledge of the area with us at the stop. This adventure will be first on our list for our next visit to Marco Island later this year. 

    David C – Chapel Hill, N.C.



    I had some trepidation about this adventure—I'm more of a kayaker than a motor-boater—but this was the best of both worlds. The boat was close to the water, we could cover more area than we could have in a kayak, and we got up close and personal with dozens (yes, dozens!) of dolphins—some riding the wake of a boat we rode beside, some fishing near an island, some playing in the bay and one that leapt right out of the water in front of us. What a show! Lisa was a great guide; she was helpful, informative, playful, willing to make sure we had an experience we'll never forget. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.  Travelling Poet – Michigan. Great Anniversary fun! My husband and I have been on the water most of our lives and neither have had as much fun as this.

    DEB M, Live Oaks, FL







1.  Can I pay by credit card or cash the day of the tour?

Yes, you can pay using cash or credit card the day of the event.

2.  How many days a week are the tours available?

Tours are available 7 days a week (weather permitting).  Please click on the "Book Now" button to see our tour schedule.

3.  What happens in the event of bad weather?

We will not go out in rain or dangerous conditions. In the event of bad weather we will try to reschedule you to a different day. If we are not able to reschedule, all monies paid will be refunded.

4.  Are the boats safe?

The boats are designed not only for fun, but with safety in mind.  Unlike the Titanic, this boat has high density foam pontoons making it virtually unsinkable.  Secondly, they turn in such a way as to never flip over.  All safety eqipment is included and onboard each boat.  We teach first time boaters to navigate the boats with great success!  

5.  How old do you have to be to drive?

You must be 18 years old with a valid drivers license to drive the boat. 

6.  How old do you have to be to ride?

Children 5 years old and up may ride on the boat with an adult.  Life preservers must be worn for all children 5 years old to 15 years old.

7.  Can we bring snacks and other drinks?

We provide bottled water for each boat. You may bring snacks and other drinks.  The driver must be under the legal limit for alcohol to navigate the boat.

8.  What if we have an odd number of people like 3 or 5 or 7?

2 people must be in each boat that goes out on the tour (excluding the guide boat).  In the event you have an odd number in your party, one person will ride with the guide on his boat. There will be opportunities to switch drivers and riders during the tour.

9.  How many people can go on the tour at any one time?

We currently have 8 Craigcat boats which can accommodate 16 people.  

10.  Is there a restroom break during the 3 hour tour?

We do stop on a private island for shelling and a break off the boats however; there are no traditional facilities on the island.

11.  Is there a weight limit?

Yes, there is a 300 lb weight limit per person for safety reasons.