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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Tours and Tickets

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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve—commonly just called Rookery Bay Reserve—is a mangrove estuary in Naples, Florida. It is an important ecological area as it is one of the last undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. Rookery Bay Reserve covers 110,000 acres and is home to over 150 wildlife species. People are able to visit certain sections of Rookery Bay Reserve on guided tours.

During a boat tour, you’ll board a six-person boat that takes you slowly through the reserve. Your guide will point out animal species you come across, which may include birds, deer, raccoons, tortoises and even bottle-nosed dolphins. Another way to tour the reserve is on a guided kayak excursion where you’ll be taken through backwater bays within the mangrove forest. Just like with the boat tour you’ll get the chance to learn about the animals and vegetation you see from a knowledgeable guide.

Before or after your guided tour, visit Rookery Bay Reserve’s Environmental Learning Center. You’ll learn more about the reserve through hands-on exhibits, a large onsite aquarium and films in its auditorium.

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Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Closed on Sat May-Oct
300 Tower Rd, Naples, Flordia, 34113
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Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
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Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples

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Explore Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples on an ecotour by kayak. Following a guide, you'll paddle across the waters of the bay, part of the Ten Thousand Islands, for an up-close look at the mangrove forest. Watch for birds and other marine life on this tour suitable for beginner and advanced kayakers.
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Sightseeing and Sunset Catamaran Sailing Excursion

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Sightseeing and Sunset Catamaran Sailing Excursion

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Set sail on this beautifully appointed Catamaran, "Cool Beans", and start making lasting memories! Cool Beans Cruises is the perfect way to see SW Florida, By Water! Choose from a 2.45 hr. Day-Sail or a 2.5 hr. Champagne Sunset Cruise. With quick access to the Gulf of Mexico, you will experience true sailing with limited motoring. A stop for a swim to a secluded pristine beach for shelling can be part of the Day Sail Only(weather permitting). Keep your cameras ready to capture a photo of the local wildlife to see along the way! Cool Beans Catamaran will accommodate up to 20 passengers. PRICE INCLUDES SODA, WATER, BEER, & WHITE WINE . A CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT SUNSET IS INCLUDED FOR THE SUNSET CRUISE. Please note that parties of 7 or more, an 18% gratuity is added to our base price and is due and payable to the Captain. Also available is our New 2020 25 Ft .Pontoon, Lil' Beans! Perfect for up close eco/nature /shelling and island hopping. Book a Private tour for a group for up to 6 guests
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Dolphin and Manatee Boat Tour in 10,000 Islands NWR
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Dolphin and Manatee Boat Tour in 10,000 Islands NWR

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Discover Florida's 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge aboard your own private boat during this fun excursion. Join your dedicated captain out on the waters and explore the lush ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Sail along several waterways and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and alligators.
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Mangrove Tunnels & Mudflats Kayak Tour - Local Biologist Guides

Mangrove Tunnels & Mudflats Kayak Tour - Local Biologist Guides

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Go kayaking in the Rookery Bay Reserve on a half-day tour from Naples that is led by a local biologist guide. Learn about the wildlife and ecosystem of this stunning part of the Ten Thousand Islands in southwest Florida as you paddle through mangrove tunnels, mudflats, and oyster reefs. Look for birds and marine life such as sea stars, dolphins, large snails, and possibly even manatees.
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10,000 Islands Eco Boat Tour
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10,000 Islands Eco Boat Tour

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Explore the mangroves of Marco Island with a Florida Master Naturalist with this private experience. This area is rich with wildlife, from marine birds to manatees, as well as dolphins, sea turtles, and even iguanas. You'll also make a 1-hour stop on a barrier island beach for swimming and beachcombing for colorful shells.
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Barrier Island Shelling Tour
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Barrier Island Shelling Tour

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Our three-hour Barrier island shelling tour is the perfect tour if you want to spend a little more time looking for a really special shell. This is shelling boat tour goes to the sandbars near Caxambas pass, as well as a stop on Kice Island. Captains are always US Coast accredited master captains with decades of experience to ensure safe passage even in rough weather. Your guide is a certified Florida Master Naturalist with a wealth of knowledge to help you understand not only what you'll find but also where to look to locate the most sought-after and rare shells like the infamous Junonia. A truly memorable shelling experience as all of our tours are small groups and very intimate.
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2 Hour Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
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2 Hour Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island

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Spend some time on the gulf waters of southern Florida—a nature lover's delight—on a boat tour from Marco Island to Cape Romano. With a guide, you have the chance to learn about the region's marine life and see the ecosystem of mangroves, plus go shelling.
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Ten Thousand Island Jet Ski Eco Tour - Marco Island
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Ten Thousand Island Jet Ski Eco Tour - Marco Island

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Take a break from the beach on a jet ski tour through the waters of Ten Thousand Island. In addition to pointing out dolphins and sea creatures often missed by untrained eyes, your guide brings you to secluded locations inaccessible to boats or kayaks. With a guaranteed small group size and a range of departure times, this jet ski adventure is popular choice for visitors to Naples.
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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hours of operation: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Closed on Sat May-Oct. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.