Top 10 Eco Tours in Southwest Gulf Coast, Southwest Gulf Coast

May 22, 2022 Renato Branum

Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast contains a constellation of enticing coastal gems. Stunning beaches, including Ft. Myers Beach, Tigertail Beach and Pensacola Beach, fringe the Gulf, down the I-75 from Tampa to Naples. Sanibel Island’s shelling attracts thousands. Cape Coral’s waters are paradise for flyfishing. Golfers adore spectacular courses in Marco Island and Naples. Glorious sunny days and deliciously warm turquoise waters beckon in this often overlooked corner of the Sunshine State.
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1. Sweet Liberty Catamaran Sailing & Boat Tours

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5.0 based on 1,658 reviews

Sweet Liberty Catamaran Sailing & Boat Tours

Sweet Liberty is SW Florida's largest catamaran that runs 3 cruises daily to the public as well as offers private group trips for weddings and memorial services. Located at the historic Naples City Dock in Naples, FL. Please visit our website for more information.

2. Capt. Ron's Awesome Everglades Adventures

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5.0 based on 1,536 reviews

Capt. Ron's Awesome Everglades Adventures

If you're looking for ADVENTURE, you found the right place! I have been guiding waverunner adventures for over 32 years and in my spare time I volunteer as a first responder for hurricane SAR with my waverunners and airboat and have worked Katrina, Harvey, Irma, Florence and Michael . I invented the 1 hour waverunner tour in 1987 and eventually turned that into a 3 hour adventure! I always use new model and state-of-the art skis equipped with BRAKES and electronic shifting and Capt Ron's is the ONLY waverunner adventure that employs an underwater microphone so guests can actually here dolphin speaking underwater. I carry a full EMT medical kit including an AED device and am certified in CPR and First Aid. All adventures cover at least 35 miles and up to 50 miles and are covered by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. I know there are cheap tours available but they pale in comparison to a Capt Ron's adventure. If you want a real Waverunner adventure look no further!

3. The Dolphin Explorer

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5.0 based on 1,229 reviews

The Dolphin Explorer

A National Geographic approved tour, we see dolphins on every trip up-close and personal. Join the crew of the Dolphin Explorer cruising the waters of Marco Island in search of dolphins as part of the only dolphin research study in Southwest Florida. On our trip, you will visit rookeries, estuaries and a barrier island that you can explore and shell. Two trips daily, seven days a week. A fabulous family adventure.

4. Tour The Glades - Private Wildlife Tours

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5.0 based on 1,397 reviews

Tour The Glades - Private Wildlife Tours

Tour The Glades - Private Wildlife Tours is the Only all inclusive Private tour operator in the Everglades! Quality instead of quantity is our goal...which means our guests receive 100% of our attention. This approach is better for the environment and hands down the best way to explore the Everglades & 10,000 Islands....just you and your own personal guide. Come with us in search of Alligator, Manatee, Black Bear, playful Dolphin and even the elusive Florida Panther! The Everglades is also a Birder's Paradise and we'll help you get your target species. We provide tours year round and all excursions are led by Local Naturalist Guides that provide EVERYTHING you'll need. Fresh fruit, cold bottled water and all the necessities are included. You won't need to purchase any additional items because we've thought of everything! Private is BEST because YOU are our #1 priority.

5. Ms. B. Haven Charters

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5.0 based on 938 reviews

Ms. B. Haven Charters

Hello, my name is Captain Mike Bailey and together with my associates Captains Ken, Stephen and Robert we make up the Ms. B. Haven Charters fleet. As experienced Native Fishing Guides here in Naples, FL., we’ve been angling, navigating, and running fishing charters in our waters full time for over thirty years. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience for everyone, from children to the most seasoned angler, young or old, and folks with special needs, we can turn your dreams into great memories. We invite you to join us to fish and explore the pristine, unspoiled, and calm waters of the 10,000 Islands and the Gulf of Mexico. Fish for Snook, Snapper, Tarpon, Sharks, Pompano, King Fish, Grouper, Jacks, and a lot more. No matter the season, there’s always something biting, and a new adventure waiting for you.

6. Backwater Adventure

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5.0 based on 709 reviews

Backwater Adventure

Drive your own 2 seat catamaran, while your guide leads you through the backwaters of Marco and the 10,000 Islands. Simply the best way to view nature only inches from the water.

7. Charlotte Harbor Tours

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Charlotte Harbor Tours

We specialize in private boat charters in the Lemon Bay area in Englewood. Our trips include day sightseeing trips, dolphin tours, and sunset cruises. Our trips last approximately two and a half hours. Our vessel, the "Bonnie Joy" is a beautiful twenty six foot boat with plenty of room and comfortable seating for six passengers.

8. Just Add Water and Sun

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Just Add Water and Sun

Private dolphin, shelling , sunset, and eco tours. All tours are private and geared toward your particular interests. Captain Joe has been guiding tours on Estero Bay for 11 years. Let him share his love and knowledge of the area with you and your family.

9. Dreamlander Tours

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5.0 based on 2,230 reviews

Dreamlander Tours

The Dream Team is a small, elite group of people who have a passion for providing extraordinary memories. We are fascinated and humbled by all that Marco Island and the 10,000 Islands have to offer. We are a small, family owned and operated business. Above all, our attention is kept in keeping our ocean and its occupant’s habitat pristine. At a very close second, we ensure wildlife viewing, eco-education and happiness. Touring with us will guarantee your family has the experience of a lifetime and, honestly, isn’t that why we vacation in the first place? We specialize in small intimate group tours with no more then 6 guests on board and your personal USCG Captain. Please join us on one of our Dolphin, Shelling, Custom Private, or Backwater Fishing adventures. We guarantee dolphin sightings on all dolphin tours or your trip is free! Please call or visit our website to help with any questions, requests, or reservations. We hope to SEA you all soon!!

10. Sea Life Kayak Adventures

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5.0 based on 1,433 reviews

Sea Life Kayak Adventures

Small, personalized tour groups, updated equipment including new, light, fatigue-reducing carbon fiber paddles, comfortable and easy to maneuver kayaks....And still the lowest prices guaranteed. Just a few reasons to come kayaking (tour or rental) with Sea Life Kayak. Explore exotic mangrove tunnels, paddle among manatees, dolphins and much more...With the premier kayak company in Lido, Siesta, and AMI. The owners of Sea Life Kayak Adventures come from science and conservation backgrounds and are members/volunteers of several environmental and wildlife organizations. While other companies are herding dozens of paddlers onto the water, we limit our groups to enhance the experience of our paddlers and especially the wildlife, minimizing our impact on fragile ecosystems. We use top quality, comfortable and easy to use kayaks perfect for novices or pros (most paddlers are newbies which we love), and provide instruction before we launch. Manatees, dolphins, flying rays, flying fish, cormorants (swimming with us or even riding on our boats!), And much, much more can be seen up close. We believe in tailoring our tours to our clients and having fun! Kayaking is not just our business, it's our passion. Thanks-Tom and Lauri

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