Cruise through winding mangrove creeks to visit one of the most remote and unusual places in the Rookery Bay Reserve. A short hike up to the top of the region’s highest natural point will reveal unique plant communities and the greatest views the Reserve has to offer.
Essence of the Estuary Eco-Cruise
Naples - Marco Island
Duration: 3 Hours
Launch Times: 9:00AM & 1:00PM
(9AM only from May – October)
Launch Site: Rookery Bay Field Station
- Price per Passenger
- Private Tour Up to 6 Passengers
Explore an Estuary on this Eco-Cruise!
Have you ever visited a place with the hope that you might come away with a profound understanding of its essence rather than just a snapshot? This 3-hour nature cruise captained by a local biologist will allow you to immerse yourself into some of the most beautiful areas of wild Southwest Florida. Wander through the backwaters of the Rookery Bay Reserve while learning about the local flora and fauna and how they fit into the complex tapestry of this place we call the estuary. Journey back in time and learn how human and natural history intersect while exploring mangrove islands, barrier islands, and unique wildlife that call this area home. Keep an eye out for dolphin, manatee, bald eagle, wading birds, and many more of the area’s inhabitants.