Head out of Shell Island Road and experience evening in the estuary with on of our biologist guides! Watch over 1,000 birds return to rest for the night on Rookery Bay’s famous bird rookery island!
This one-of-a-kind tour takes place as the sun hangs low in the sky over the beautiful Rookery Bay. Cruise around the famous bird rookery island before heading to Keewaydin Island for sunset beachcombing into the twilight hours. Cruise back under the bright light of the full moon over the estuary.
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.
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!