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!
Sunset Bird Rookery Cruise
Naples - Marco Island - Rookery Bay
CLOSED FOR SUMMER (May – October)
Duration: 2 Hours
Launch Time: 4:30PM – 6:30 p.m*
*Launch times vary with sunset times
Launch Site: Rookery Bay Field Station
- Price per Passenger
- Private Tour
Sunset Bird Rookery Boat Cruise
Your journey begins with a beautiful cruise through the Rookery Bay Reserve as the sun sits low in the sky on-board Tringa, the area’s most comfortable tour vessel. Your guide will teach you about the wonders of the estuary as the birds come to life! You’ll visit the Rookery Bay’s famous Bird Rookery Islands that are home to hundreds of nesting herons, egrets, pelican, cormorant, and anhinga and many more or our areas avian inhabitants. Watch over 1,000 birds return to the island to rest for the night during the beautiful Southwest Florida sunset. Keep your eyes out for dolphin, manatee (summer months), and other interesting wildlife looking to get a meal in before resting for the night.
This 2-hour nature cruise captained by the areas only active local biologist captains that will allow you to surround yourself with some of the most beautiful wildlife Southwest Florida has to offer! Learn about the nesting habits and migrations of our local bird species before riding back in the twilight! Tours launch Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday from Shell Island Road located about 2 miles South of US-41 on Collier Blvd. The launch site is just South of the Rookery Bay Reserve Environmental Learning Center, 30 minutes or less from anywhere in Naples, and just 5 minutes from Marco Island!