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. Learn about the history and ecology of the Rookery Bay Reserve as you cruise among the mangrove and barrier island systems in search of local wildlife like birds, dolphin, and more!
Life’s a Beach Barrier Island Shelling
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
Life’s a Beach!
Take the opportunity to explore a remote part of Keewaydin Island, a natural, living barrier island with an incredible diversity of life and some of the best shelling in Naples and Marco Island. Stroll the secluded beach with your biologist guide and learn about all the things you are seeing while searching for the areas most sought after shells. This area of beach is cut off from access by all other shelling tours, so you can be sure that you’ll have the greatest opportunity to find unique treasures on the beach. Discover specially adapted native plants, gastropods, bivalves, crustaceans, corals, sea squirts, snails, sponges, worms, fishes, birds, reptiles, and more! Escape to a secluded island after a leisurely cruise through the Rookery Bay mangrove estuary, one of the richest and most productive ecosystems on the planet, and discover the what treasures you might find on a beach all to yourself.