Dolphin & Shelling Tours

10,000 ISlands National Wildlife Refuge Tour

This tour will take you through the mangrove forests and barrier islands that make up the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge on our custom skiff

In addition to exploring this coastal ecosystem in search of aquatic wildlife, the 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge Tour includes extended time spent at a quiet barrier island only accessible by boat. You will have plenty of time on the beach to search for rare shells and swim. 

Throughout the trip, you can expect to see Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphin, the occasional Florida Manatee, and several diverse species of birds, such as pelicans, egrets, herons, kingfishers, eagles, osprey, and rosette spoonbills. Whether you're a visitor to south Florida or a long time resident, this trip is sure to please. 

  • 3 hour tour
  • Extended time spent exploring a Barrier Island
  • Cover over 25 miles round trip! 
  • Swimming & Shelling
  • Perfect choice for the whole family   


  • 9:00 AM Departure - 12:00 PM Return
  • 12:00 PM Departure - 3:00 PM Return
  • 3:00 PM Departure - 6:00 PM Return 

Tour Rates:

  • Adult: $70 (Online Special: $59.50)
  • Youth (<90lbs): $45 (Online Special: $38.25)

Private Tour Pricing: 

  • Private Tour : $390 (Online Special: $331.50)
  • Price is for the whole boat
  • Includes deluxe swimming noodles and beach toys 
  • Additional add-ons available during checkout   

Prices do not include taxes or gratuity.

Sunset Tour:

The Sunset Tour will take you through the coastal islands of the 10,000 Island National Wildlife Refuge and point out the abundant wildlife we view along the way. Sunset is an excellent time for wildlife viewing. You will then have the option to enjoy the sunset from the boat or take a nice walk along a barrier island beach. We have ice and water on all of our trips and guests are welcome to bring their own food or beverages of choice.  

  • A comfortable ride through a remote & diverse ecosystem.
  • Sunset beach walk option on a barrier island.

Tour Time:

  • 6:00 PM Departure - After Sunset Return 

Tour Rate:

  • Private Tour: $380 (Online Special: $323) 
  • Per Person: $60 (Online Special: $51) 

Prices do not include taxes or gratuity. 

Specialty Excursions:

Eco Endeavors offers several unique Specialty Tours allowing both travelers and locals the opportunity to experience the beauty of the natural areas that surround us. These tours are offered as Exclusive Events and will not be offered on a regular basis due to weather, professional crew availability and seasonal restrictions. 

We also offer Private charters by the hour if you have your own destination or excursion in mind. 



  • Tour routes vary depending on tides, weather, and sea conditions. Shelling is best during low-tide, which changes daily. Check our Plan Your Trip page to view short-term weather forecasts and local tide charts. Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure about the best time to schedule your excursion.
  • Sea conditions vary and can change rapidly. There is always a chance you may experience rough water or get wet. Our Master Captains work hard to ensure you have the best experience possible. 
  • Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer. We recommend booking early to avoid possible weather cancellations. 
  • Online booking is available up to 16 hours in advance. To make same-day reservations, please call or text our reservation line at (239) 776-1863. Thank you! 
 White Pelicans in the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge&nbsp;

White Pelicans in the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge 

Activity Packages:

These packages are available as additions on Private Charters to enhance your Eco Endeavors Adventure. Just select the add-on during checkout.  

Paddle Board Package:

  • Enjoy our deluxe inflatable paddle boards while spending time on the barrier island 
  • Up to 6 available at a time
  • Fun for ALL ages!

Snorkel Package: 

  • Snorkel and Mask to explore the shallow sandbars while on the barrier islands
  • Great for looking at live shells and other marine life 


Give more when you purchase our Eco Endeavors Gift Cards! 

Private Dolphin Tours
  • Good for ALL Eco Endeavors activities
  • Valid for 2 years from the date of purchase

Check out what makes Eco Endeavors unique! 

Give us a call:

(239) 776-1863