Manatee and Eco River Tours

Boat Tours on the Caloosahatchee and Orange Rivers


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.

Eco tours are informative, educational and fun! Summer and fall hours have our eco tours departing at 9:30 a.m. and are approximately 2.5 hours in duration and are scheduled Tuesday’s through Saturday’s.  Presently, our eco tours go eastbound on the Caloosahatchee in and around the original oxbows, through the W.P. Franklin Locks into the freshwater portion of the river and back.  Coming soon, we will have ECO TOUR BINGO on board and many new opportunities!

Enter Sweetwater Landing Marina at the driveway near the new larger boat storage building.  Follow the paved drive behind both storage buildings to the marked parking lot.  The M/V River Queen will board from from the floating dock which is located directly in front of the smaller boat storage building.  Do NOT park at the restaurant.

  • Mar-Nov

    Eco River Tour

    March through November, cruise the Caloosahatchee River on board the M/V River Queen. View southwest Florida's flora, fauna and learn of the cultural heritage on this 2-2.5hr. Florida Master Naturalist narrated tour in and around the oxbows and uniqueness of our environment.
  • Peaceful (Mar-Nov)

    Sunset Cruise

    Join us as we cruise along the Caloosahatchee waterway of southwest Florida on the M/V "River Queen" enjoying the beautiful sunset. (Weather permitted and departure time is based on 1 hour prior to sunset, minimum of 6 passengers)
  • COMING SOON! (May-Nov)

    Eco Tour BINGO!

    COMING SOON! Join us as we play BINGO on the Caloosahatchee! Learn about the area, find the items on your bingo card and be the first to get a bingo in a row - win a prize! Continue to play for the coverall and have a 2nd chance to win!
  • Customized For You!

    Special Events (Scouts, Lunch/Learn, Parties, Family Gatherings, etc.)

    Lunch and Learn, Scouting events, Birthday Parties, Family Gatherings, Acoustic Music Night, Youth Groups, Small Group Meetings, Appreciation Party! There are many opportunities that are unique and ready to happen on the M/V River Queen.
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