Join a local biologist on a journey through the winding Mangrove Tunnels of Southwest Florida in search of unique wildlife as you explore oyster reefs, mudflats, and hidden bays.
Capacity: 1 – 12 Paddlers
Duration: 2 – 2.5 Hours
Launch Times: 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays (time varies by season)
Launch Site: Shell Island Road Boat Launch
- Children (under 12)
Enjoy an evening in a beautiful Florida estuary!
Join your biologist guides to experience evening in the estuary! Our journey begins when the sun is low over the Gulf of Mexico. As the sun sets, the estuary is full of wildlife! Paddle out into the Rookery Bay Reserve and visit two Bird Rookery Islands that are home to hundreds of nesting herons, egrets, pelican, cormorant, and anhinga. After a long day of feeding, these birds return to their nests as the sun dips below the horizon in an amazing spectacle with a backdrop of our picturesque Gulf Coast Sunset. Keep your eyes out for dolphin, manatee, and other interesting wildlife looking to get a meal in before resting for the night. Learn about the nesting habits and migrations of our local bird species before paddling back in the twilight!
Tours Launch Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 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, 30 minutes or less from anywhere in Naples, and just 5 minutes from Marco Island!
FREE HD photography included with every tour!