Join us as we cruise along the Caloosahatchee and Orange rivers of southwest Florida on the “M/V River Queen”. Learn from Florida Master Naturalists about the history of the area, as well as the diverse flora and fauna. As the water begins to cool in the Gulf of Mexico and seasonal air temperatures begin to drop, the manatees move into warmer waters. Within our region of Florida, the manatee’s popular hangout is that of the Orange River near the warm water outflow of the FPL power plant. Typically December-March and is weather dependent!
We are currently offering MANATEE Tours. Click on the manatee tours link, the calendar will appear with dates that are available (green). Tours leave at 10:00 a.m. and are approximately 2.5 hours in duration.