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Lovers Key Guided Eco Tour-Mangrove Estuary

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Fort Myers Beach, United States
Lovers Key Guided Eco Tour-Mangrove Estuary

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icon2 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Spend a day in the great outdoors and explore Lovers Key on a guided eco-tour. Join a guide and a small group to paddle through the mangrove forests, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife like dolphins and manatees. Learn about the area’s history of Native Americans and Conquistadors as well as the local ecology from your tour guide.
  • All necessary equipment and instruction is provided
  • See more on a guided tour than you would on your own
  • A small group means more attention from your tour guide
  • Choose from a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe to suit your needs
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Single and tandem kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards. Life vests, backrests, and paddles.
8720 Estero Blvd , 8720 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, USA

Lovers Key South entrance/Main entrance. second entrance on right if coming south (from fort Myers beach way) First entrance on left if going north (from Bonita beach way.) Big sign ‘Carl Johnson/Lovers Key state Park’ drive into park through ranger station then first parking lot, gift shop-9am.

9:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lovers Key Adventures Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Ask for Stephen!
Holly_T
, Nov 2021
Our tour guide Stephen was great! Not only was he knowledge but also allowed us enough time to see the manatees and other sea life. Stephen makes this a great experience.
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FMB Fun!
Laura_G
, Nov 2021
Highly recommend!! We saw manatees, a blow fish and a sea horse! Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun!
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Exactly what we hoped for!
Jennifer_H
, Nov 2021
Steve and Karen were great guides. They caught (and released) small wildlife in seaweed to show the kids. Manatees and dolphins were very active. Would recommend going first thing in the morning.
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Would Do It Again Tomorrow!
Bob_S
, Nov 2021
One of the best excursions/tours we’ve ever been on! Granted . . . we were lucky to see everything we hoped for and more. We came with high expectations to see at least A SINGLE manatee, but full aware we might not even do that. It ended up we saw many manatees, some right next to the kayaks as you can see in our photo. We even saw a dolphin, which we understand is not that common. Couple that with all the fantastic birds we saw, and it was a great trip! Stephen and Karen were a wealth of knowledge, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! It was a great day!
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Just what we hoped for!
Cindy_K
, Nov 2021
We had a great guide who was very knowledgable about the area and wildlife. We saw and hung out with manatees and saw many birds. He also netted the bay floor and came up with a sea urchin and starfish/sea star that we got to hold! Very enjoyable, thanks Stephen!
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Nature Lovers Tour
Olivia_V
, Nov 2021
Stephen and Karen were our guides and they couldn’t of been more passionate and informative about the amazing manatees and the environment-this is a must for anyone who loves nature ❤️
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Vivid facts about the estuary
Jeannine_C
, Oct 2021
Our guide Stephen was amazing - we were learning about all sorts of estuary stuff before we entered the water. He remembered our names and asked us questions to engage everyone. Stephen was super cool with educating our 7 y.o. and we enjoyed the mini-aquarium he would put together for all of the group to see the underwater stuff temporarily. Truly a vivid experience for our family and we hope to enjoy again on another vacation.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dang, first time seeing this and love the kind words!! Thank you thank you!
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Manatees in the Mangroves.
JohnE_G
, Oct 2021
Our guide Stephen did a great job explaining the environment answering our questions and asking the guests questions to keep us all engaged. Never felt rushed AND we were lucky enough to see Manatees.
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Do it!!!!
Lori_M
, Oct 2021
Educational, beautiful, and a wonderful experience….learned crucial things regarding ecosystem and how we can help …..incredible manatee sightings!!! They played around our kayaks for about 30 minutes….great experience for children and adults alike. Our guide Stephen (Lake and Bowser) were exceptional!!!!
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Great trip, highly recommended to anyone!
Timothy_O
, Sep 2021
We enjoyed the kayak tour with Steven. He was very knowledgeable about the mangrove ecosystem. We were lucky to see manatees, dolphins, tarpons and a vary large and colorful iguana.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
That iguana did have quite a large opinionated personality huh??

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