Favorite Destination from Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, and Marco Island.
Nature Tours and Cruises. Join Naples Marina and Excursions for an exciting nature cruise aboard our multi passenger vessels, including the "Spoonbill". From small private parties to large events with many guests, we have the ability to accommodate various needs.
The tour will begin along "one of the cradles of the ocean" the Cocohatchee River, "one of ten, critically important estuaries in Southwest Florida." As we glide along the river, keep a watchful eye for some of the many species that inhabit the area, including water fowl, reptiles, and more. Around the bends, we may encounter an increasingly rare animal, the endangered manatee.
Current statistics suggest that only some 2,400 - 3,200 remain in the southeastern US. Most of these are concentrated in Florida year round. As we approach the Gulf of Mexico, osprey and eagles may soar overhead, in search of fish, while wading birds can be observed seeking crustaceans and other delicacies. On most occasions, we will see dolphins hunting, bow riding, or playfully interacting.
Our knowledgeable Captains will give you an historical account of the Native Americans who inhabited the area and about battles fought with pirates, Ponce de Leon & his crew. On our last tour of the day, experience an extraordinary color show and try to catch a "green flash" as the sun sets in the Gulf of Mexico.
With the many types of excursions we offer, from private or group narrated nature tours, to dolphin and manatee excursions and paddling trips, there is sure to be something to please everyone. You will be thrilled that you joined us and amazed with the vast wildlife experiences along the Cocohatchee River.
Nature / Sunset Tour Schedule
4:30pm-6pm Nov 14th - Dec 16th
4:45pm-6:15pm Dec 17th - Jan. 11th
5pm-6:30pm Jan 12th - Feb 3rd
5:15pm-6:45pm Feb 4th - Feb 19th
5:30pm-7pm Feb 20th - March 10th
6:30pm-8pm March 11th - March 20th
6:45pm-8:15pm March 21st - April 18th
7pm-8:30pm April 19th - May 16th
7:15pm-8:45pm May 17th - June 17th
7:30pm-9pm June 18th - July 9th
7:15pm-8:45pm July 10th - Aug 10th
7pm-8:30pm Aug 11th - 26th
6:45pm-8:15pm Aug 27th - Sept 8th
6:30pm-8pm Sept 9th - 22cnd
6:15pm -7:45pm Sept 23rd - Oct 5th
6pm-7:30pm Oct 6th - 22cnd
5:45pm-7:15pm Oct 23rd - Nov 3rd
4:45pm-6:15pm Nov 4th - 13th