From Our Editors
Dolphin Water Tours' signature excursion, The Dolphin Safari, begins when guests board a boat named the Sand Dollar. They set sail to seek out the dolphins that frolic in Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, tour-goers may encounter other coastal creatures among the mangroves, such as manatees, bald eagles, ospreys, and Seabiscuit, the world-famous seahorse.
The company's other cruises hew to a similar itinerary. The four-hour Sun, Sand & Surf trip, however, also folds in a few hours of sunbathing, swimming, and relaxing on a mostly deserted island. On the BYOB sunset cruise, on the other hand, guests can sip beer and wine while spying dolphins silhouetted against the sinking sun.