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Guided kayak nature tours

Here’s a list of guided kayak tours for the week of Feb. 12 through Feb. 19

February 11, 2009
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Thursday, Feb. 12th - Estuary Kayak Tour of the Inside Passage of Lover's Key State Park with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours. 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Grass flats, fish, conchs and whelks, many birds, etc. Leaves from Dog Beach, 8600 Estero Blvd., Bonita Beach. $50 per person - reservations needed - (239) 694-5513

Friday, Feb. 13th - Mangrove Mazes of Matlacha Pass Kayak Tour with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Randell Research Center, 4130 Pine Island Rd. Visit the Mangrove Mazes and Tunnels of Matlacha Pass, "Nature's Cathedrals". Lots of birds and critters in these mysterious tunnels. $50 per person. Reservations needed. (239) 694-5513.

Friday, Feb. 13th - 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 thousands of birds. See birds that are starting to nest. Great view of the sunset. $40 per person. Reservations a must. (239) 694-5513.

Saturday, Feb. 14th - 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.

Sunday, Feb. 15th Manatee Kayak Tour on the Orange River with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours 1 to 5 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.

Monday, Feb. 16th - Kayak Shell Creek in Punta Gorda with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours - 10 a.m. 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 few areas that we see a rare bird called the Limpkin. $40 per person. Reservations needed (239) 694-5513 or out of Lee County call toll free (866) 256-6388.

Tuesday, Feb. 17th - 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 18th - 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.

Thursday, Feb. 19th - Kayak Tour on Telegraph Creek with GAEA Guides - Guided Kayak Nature Tours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit this ancient creek with headwaters in the Babcock Ranch. Birds turkeys, peacocks, owls, hawks, ostriches and more - fish, otters, gators and beautiful vegetation. Also some other strange, exotic animals! Leaves from Franklin Locks, 1660 S. Franklin Lock Rd., Alva. $40 per person. Reservations a must (239) 694-5513.

 
 

 

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