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RTE Kayak Guides Participate in Local and Statewide Events to Advocate for the Everglades

ON A MISSION:  Rising Tide Explorers Guides go beyond the estuary to advocate for SWFL environments. Florida Gulf Coast University graduate students Celina Ceballos and Susannah Cogburn recently took their science expertise one step further by participating in the Everglades Coalition Conference and Everglades Action Day.  MEET THESE AMAZING GUIDES! Local Action Tallahassee Bound! INSPIRE…

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March 22, 2024

Biologist Guide Matt leads Herpetology Research in the Amazon

  One of the things that makes Rising Tide Explores the most unique kayak tour and rental company in Naples and Marco Island is that our guides are real local biologists and ecologists who actively conduct scientific research to learn more about our unique backyard.  When our guides aren’t paddling the mangrove tunnels of the…

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July 17, 2019

Why did all the Cypress needles turn brown after Hurricane Irma?

If you’ve had the opportunity to drive around Collier County after the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the extensive damage to our local trees.  Bare palms, uprooted banyan trees, snapped slash pine, and mighty oaks that have had their branches cracked off like toothpicks.  Our iconic local cypress tress (Taxodium disticum) have also experienced some…

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September 18, 2017