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Island Gypsy Excursions

750 Palm Point Drive, Goodland Boat Park, Marco Island, FL 34140
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Daytime Tour

What a great tour we had with Nancy and Martin! They are so knowledgeable about the islands... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diann M
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Cape Romano Tour

An awesome trip. If you are interested in the history and the background of Marco Island and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
williamsolloway9301
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Island Gypsy Excursions offer their guests a chance to see and explore the natural beauty of Southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands mangrove ecosystem. Enjoy the wildlife in this pristine estuary, aboard our 24’ shallow draft boat, as we meander through the mangrove lined passages where the Calusa Indians and early Florida pioneers once settled. Walk along the barrier islands riddled with seashells, washed ashore along the sandy beaches. Come aboard our boat for an ecological and historical tour - a memorable adventure for the whole family! Relax and experience the essence of old Florida. Thank you for visiting our site.
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750 Palm Point Drive, Goodland Boat Park, Marco Island, FL 34140
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"marine biologist"
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"personalized tour"
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"watching the birds"
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"boat trip"
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"area's history"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great tour we had with Nancy and Martin! They are so knowledgeable about the islands, animals and landmarks, we had a fantastic time! I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to see and learn more about this wonderful area, the aerial...More

Thank Diann M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An awesome trip. If you are interested in the history and the background of Marco Island and the surrounding islands, this is the trip for you. Captain Nancy, a marine biologist, has worked in this area for many years and her insight on the ecological...More

Thank williamsolloway9301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a WONDERFUL afternoon out in the backwaters off Marco Island with Captain Nancy, First Mate Martin and Mascot Murphy! There is so much to see and experience out in the water and this tour has it ALL - a safe comfortable boat, a great...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't add a single thing to the reviews already here--this excursion will most assuredly be the best money you could spend on Marco!! Nancy is passionate about this beautiful area, and very knowledgeable--she and Martin are warm and friendly hosts, and we will definitely...More

Thank suzrayburn
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

It’s so hard to pick a trip with all the water tours departing from Marco Island. I read a great review about Nancy’s Island Gypsy Excursion, and after talking to her on the phone, I felt I had made a good decision. You need to...More

Thank LifeWithNoRegrets
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

This, our second trip with Nancy and Martin, was like visiting with old friends. If you want a personalized tour from naturalists that can answer any question you might have, Island Gypsy Excursions is for you! Nancy is so in tune to the comfort of...More

Thank Deb H
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Our second excursion with Island Gypsy Excursion was a gorgeous sunset cruise. The bonus was watching 100's of sea birds fly across the water to nest in the trees over night, dancing and weaving ribbons over the Marco River and dotting the trees with black...More

Thank SandyW2357
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Nancy, the captain and naturalist, and Martin the first mate, shared an amazing excursion on the Marco River to the Cape Romano, site of the dome house. Originally, it was six rooms but after hurricane Irma, there are only four remaining individual rooms. Nancy has...More

Thank Sandy W
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

What a fantastic trip! Nancy has a wealth of information about all of the islands and wildlife in and out of the water. Getting to see the Dome Houses was the highlight of the trip, but we also had a couple of dolphins put on...More

Thank Gay M
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a fun, informative, and exciting boat trip, this is it! We saw wild dolphins, manatees, and several different birds. Captain Nancy and first mate Martin are the absolute best! You won't regret booking this trip!

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Anne C
November 9, 2015|
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Response from Nancy N | Property representative |
Hi Anne C, thank you for your question. Our tours are usually three hours at $60 for adults. This price includes 6% sales tax. If you go to the website ( listed above) you will see the fees and tours. I hope this helps... More
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Ginny N
August 24, 2015|
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Response from Nancy N | Property representative |
Hi Ginny N, no we do not go to Sanibel. Our tours are local around Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands. Thank you for your question.
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