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Weekely guided kayak tours in the area

February 24, 2009
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

n Wednesday, Feb. 25th - Cocohatchee River/Wiggins Pass Estuary Kayak Tour with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tour leaves from Cocohatchee River Park, 13531 Vanderbilt Dr. in North Naples. This is a beautiful estuary area, with many birds, dolphins, manatees and other critters. $40 per person - reservations needed 239-694-5513.

n Thursday, Feb. 26th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Archeological Kayak Tour to Useppa Island - Meet at Calusa Heritage Trail, 13810 Waterfront Dr., Pineland, Pine Island. A special kayak tour to this unusual, private island. Your guide is a Florida Master Naturalist that knows the ins and outs of the route through the grass flats and mangrove islands of Pine Island Sound and the history of the area. We will visit Useppa Island's museum which details 10,000 years of human habitation on Useppa. This island has a fascinating history, both ancient and modern. We will eat lunch at the historic Collier Inn and get to see the beautiful flora and interesting fauna of the island. $65 per person (includes entry fee to the museum), plus the cost of lunch. Reservations needed. 239 694-5513.

n Friday, Feb. 27th - Sunset/Bird Rookery Kayak Tour on the Caloosahatchee River with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours. 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. From Royal Palm Park, 299 Royal Palm Park Rd. Paddle on the Caloosahatchee and some wild creeks with 1000's of birds. See birds that are starting to nest. Great view of the sunset. $40 per person. Reservations a must. 239 694-5513.

n Saturday, Feb. 28th - Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours, 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Leaves from Dog Beach, 8600 Estero Blvd., Bonita Beach. See herons, egrets, pelicans, osprey, dolphins, manatees and more. Learn about the estuary, and the many creatures that live in the mangrove forest. $40 per person. Reservations required 239 694-5513.

n Sunday, March 1st Manatee Kayak Tour on the Orange River with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Leaves from Manatee Park, 10901 Palm Beach Blvd.. Get up close and personal with these gentle giants and learn about their history, habitat and habits. Find out how the Orange River got its name and other fascinating facts about this area and the birds, plants and animals that call the river home. $45 per person - Reservations required 239 694-5513

n Monday, March 2nd - Kayak Shell Creek in Punta Gorda with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leaves from Hathaway Park, 35461 Washington Loop Road. This is a beautiful, undisturbed freshwater creek with many cypress and large oak trees, lots of fish and birds feed from this creek. This is one of the only areas that we see the rare Limpkin. $40 per person. reservations needed - 239 694-5513 or toll free 866 256-6388.

n Tuesday, March 3rd - Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours, 10 a.m. to 1p.m. - Leaves from Dog Beach, 8600 Estero Blvd., Bonita Beach. See herons, egrets, pelicans, osprey, dolphins, manatees and more. Learn about the estuary, and the many creatures that live in the mangrove forest. $40 per person. Reservations required 239 694-5513.

 
 

 

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