Florida Saltwater Adventures

Florida Saltwater Adventures

Florida Saltwater Adventures
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Boat ToursEco ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife ToursPhotography Tours
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
See dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, photography, birding and more! We are a family friendly company that offers a variety of educational boat tours exploring Marco Island, the Ten Thousand Islands, near Naples and the Everglades. More people choose us because were experts at finding animals in their natural habitats. All trips are non-touristy, personalized, and available by private charter. Book direct with us and save! Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Open since 2001. Captain Alex Saputo owner/operator.
Marco Island, United States
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David D
West Haven, CT17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Highly recommended! My wife and I went out with another family of six, ranging in age from 6 - 60+. We all had a great time, led by terrific guides, Joe and Santana. This is not a wimpy, put-put boat tour. You really get a feel for being out on the water - both the mangroves and the open Gulf. The boat was clean and comfortable, with a good tarp cover. Well worth the cost for a memorable coastal experience.
Written 16 March 2022
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Tim O
Olympia, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Our third trip with Captain Alex, his Marine Life Tour. We saw the Florida “Big Three:” Dolphins, Manatees, and Sea Turtles! Captain Alex always blends nature education, relaxation, and fun in a private trip environment. We’ll be back for #4!
Written 2 November 2021
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Thank you again for coming on my tour and taking the time to write this great review. Looking forward to our next adventure!
Written 5 November 2021
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mgisriel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We did the Marine Life Tour with Captain Alex, and it was amazing. We had so much fun watching manatees and seeing dolphins, sea turtles, ocean birds and a stingray. We also collected shells on a remote island. Alex was wonderful and knew everything about the shells and how to find crabs for my daughter. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. Five stars!
Written 18 July 2021
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Thank you for coming on my tour and taking the time write this great review. Hope to see everyone again.
Written 20 July 2021
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Michigan2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
It was a very interesting, personalised, and private trip. The boat was very comfortable. Captain Alex was very patient and knowledgeable about marine life and even talked about pointers of the island. We seen several dolphins feeding and jumping, a manatee, collected lots of shells, visited the domes, and swam twice on the islands. He was professional to work with and had all the safety gear. We had 3 kids, my husband and I and my mom with us and everyone had a great time. Highly recommend!!!!!
Written 16 July 2021
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Thank you for coming on my tour and taking the time to write this great review. I had a fabulous time sharing my knowledge and passion of the natural world. Hope to see everyone again!
Written 18 July 2021
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Napleschris
Naples, FL35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Picked Florida Saltwater Adventures from an internet search for a nature tour for a family of 5 with 2 children ages 9 and 7. Captain Alex gave us options as to what we might want to see. Knew right where to go to see dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and lots of birds. We were able to enjoy the 10,000 islands throughout our 2 hour tour. He also engaged us to learn about the wildlife we were seeing. The kids especially loved the trip.
Written 21 June 2021
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Thank you so much for coming on my tour. I had a great time sharing.
Written 22 June 2021
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Elizabeth B
Stuart, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I'd need at least one more star to give an accurate review. Capt. Alex's tour is exceptional in every way--and my husband and I have taken a lot of boat tours around the Florida coast. His knowledge of the local ecosystem is extensive and his delivery is interesting and engaging. We saw a variety of shore birds, manatees galore and dolphins that played for us in the wake of the boat. We got an up-close look at the mangrove forests and that local curiosity, the Dome Home. Capt. Alex even moved the boat so we could get the optimum lighting for photographs. The tour was relaxing, informative and thoroughly enjoyable. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Written 6 June 2021
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Thank you for coming on my tour and taking the time to write this great review. I appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again.
Written 9 June 2021
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Curiosity756743
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The whole trip.....we seen the sea life we wanted to see, dolphins turtles manatees and birds. Also the domes. Captain Alex customized the trip to our advantage
Written 24 April 2021
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Thank you so much for coming on my tour and taking the time to write this great review. I had a fabulous time sharing my knowledge. Hope to see everyone again!
Written 25 April 2021
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gray_brianp
Long Grove, Illinois5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Captain Alex knows the 10,000 island area of Marco Island and the Everglades extremely well. We were able to spot turtles, manatees, all kinds of birds and had a great time stopping at a barrier island for some snorkeling and shelling. We have used Captain Alex before this and we will continue to go back to Captain Alex when we come to visit in the future.
Written 11 April 2021
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Thank you again for coming on another one of my tours. I had such a great time sharing. Looking forward to our next adventure.
Written 13 April 2021
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lidingsun
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is the best boat tour we have ever took. Alex's boat is spacious for our family of 4, and he's very knowledgeable of the surrounding waters, and packed a lot activities for us in the 2.5 hours time. We are able to see a lot wildlife, such as dolphins, pelicans and birds. Our kids are very excited to see a bird diving in to catch a fish.

The highlight of the trip is of course the dome house of Cape Romano. We had plenty of time to take pictures around the dome house. During the return trip, Alex took us to an uninhabited island, and we enjoyed 40 minutes of shell picking and swimming at our private beach. Alex also took us on a detour where he picked several bug sea snail shells for us, which are great souvenirs for us.

Overall, we are very satisfied with the tour and Alex's professionalism and caring attitude. It seems he went out of the way to ensure we are having a great time.
Written 10 April 2021
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Thank you for coming on my tour and taking the time to write this great review. I had a great time sharing my knowledge and passion for the natural world. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Written 13 April 2021
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Laura V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Hands down fantastic! I’ve been coming to Marco for many years and this was an experience I’ll never forget. Enjoying the dolphins close up was such a treat but having them ride and play in the wake was incredible! They are so playful, not to mention fast too. The dome homes were quite interesting to see also. Mother Nature have worn away at the structures since they were built but most of them still stand. Captain Alex asked us about seeing turtles...blew my mind! Loggerhead turtles are huge and watching them pop up in the water is incredible. I never knew they were in the area. They are huge and the bright yellow heads are obvious once you see them. The manatees were being shy, so I plan on a future trip. Captain Alex was very knowledgeable on the animal life and history of the area, I will absolutely set up another adventure with Captain Alex! A memorable trip for my Senior indeed!
Written 29 March 2021
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Thank you for coming on my tour and taking the time to write this great review. I had a fabulous time sharing my knowledge. Hope to see everyone again on another tour.
Written 1 April 2021
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