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…
Duration: 3 Hours
Launch Times: 5:00 p.m – 6:30PM
*Launch times vary with sunset times
Launch Site: Rookery Bay Field Station
- Price per Passenger
- Private Tour
Sunset to Full Moon Cruise
Rookery Bay & Keewaydin Island
This one-of-a-kind tour takes place as the sun begins to hang low in the sky in the beautiful Rookery Bay. Guests will have the opportunity to observe the famous bird rookery island as hundreds of pelican, herons, egrets and ibis gather for the night, cruise around remote parts of the reserve in search of unique wildlife, and visit a remote section of Keewaydin Island, renowned for its shell-strewn beaches and pastel sunsets. Enjoy the beach until the magical moment when the sun sinks into the Gulf and the stars begin to pop in the night sky. Moon light will be your guide back to our boat for the journey home.
As darkness gradually enfolds you, begin the leisurely return cruise through the back bays of the reserve, becoming immersed in the sights, sounds and sensations of night in a mangrove-forested estuary under the light of the full moon.