The Dolphin Study
Join the crew of the Dolphin Explorer and participate in the scientific 10,000 Island Dolphin Study. Depart from Marco Island, the largest of the 10,000 Islands, aboard the Dolphin Explorer, a comfortable 36-foot U.S. Coast Guard certified power catamaran. You will cruise the estuaries around Marco Island studying the numbers, social organizations, movements, behaviors and feeding habits of the bottlenose dolphin indigenous to this area.
Our on-board naturalist will lead you through a journey of environmental and ecological exploration. During this excursion, you also will visit barrier islands, pulling up on beaches and sandbars to collect an enviable array of sea shells unique to the “Paradise Coast”, and/or take a dip in the calm Gulf waters! You will take home photographs developed onboard to remember your experience with the Dolphin Explorer. This is an educational as well as an unforgettable experience