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Ostego Bay Foundation Inc. resumes waterfront tours

October 11, 2017
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Shrimp to Fort Myers Beach is like Alaska King Crab to Alaska. While you won't find shrimp boats in the Deadliest Catch, you can get up close and personal to the local shrimping industry with the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center's three hour guided tour 9 a.m. until noon every Wednesday, weather permitting, beginning Oct. 4.

The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children over 6 years of age. You'll learn about Florida's "Pink Gold" and the oldest and largest commercial fishing fleet in Florida. The tour includes a an hour and a half guided visit at the museum which contains numerous hands-on exhibits, touch tank, beach exhibit and estuarine aquariums.

The tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House and Trico Shrimp loading dock. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique million dollar industry; a memorable experience. Bring your camera. Reservations required, call 765-8101 for details.



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