Just Add Water & Sun

10,000 Islands / Everglades National Park Dolphin / Shelling / Wildlife Tours

Explore the Fabulous 10,000 Island Region
of the Florida Everglades

Your Mom and Pop Dolphin Tour Shop

At Just Add Water and Sun you don’t have to share your time on the water with 30 or 40 other passengers. We offer private charters aboard “Jaybird II”, a vessel custom designed to get you up close and personal with dolphin and manatees as well as all of our seasonal and resident wildlife.

Jaybird II is very passenger friendly and wheel chair accessible. Feel free to bring your own cooler and any gear to make your outing more enjoyable.

Please check out our selection of great excursions or call Captain Joe (239) 246-7992 to customize a trip  for you and your family.

Meet your Captain

Meet Captain Joe Captain Joe moved to Fort Myers Beach from Savannah, GA by way of the Florida Keys. He began boating at age nine on Jaybird, a fishing boat he and his father built. His experience includes 18 years as owner/operator of a retail marine business in Atlanta, GA. More recently he has captained tour boats for the number one tour business on Fort Myers Beach. Joe and his wife and first mate, Glenda, have logged more than 25,000

About the boat, Jaybird II

Jaybird II was custom designed to get you up close and personal with dolphins and manatees as well as all of our seasonal and resident wildlife.

The boat is extremely comfortable and wheel chair accessible. There is plenty of room for your cooler plus any gear you wish to bring along.

Meet Captain Joe

Captain Joe moved to SW Florida from Savannah,Ga by way of the Florida Keys. He began boating at age 9 on Jaybird, a fishing boat he and his father built.
He has cruised the waters of the Everglades and 10,000 Islands for over 22 years. More recently he ran private dolphin/shell tours out of Ft Myers Beach since 2007.

Jaybird II survived Hurricane Ian in September 2022 but the devastation forced a relocation of the business. Captain Joe is very thankful to The Port of the Islands Marina in the heart of the 10.000 Islands for allowing him to bring his knowledge and love of the water to share with people from all over the world.

Joe and his wife and first mate Glenda have logged over 30,000 miles on their Trawler Phase IV, including several voyages to the Bahamas, Chesapeake Bay, Washington DC along with extended stays in the Florida Keys. His sense of humor along with love of the local waterways is sure to keep you entertained on your voyage aboard Jaybird II.

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