Manatee and Eco River Tours

Boat Tours on the Caloosahatchee and Orange Rivers
Warmer Water Temperatures = Manatee on the Move – OUT OF THE AREA!

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. We offer river tours, manatee tours and will host private events. As the water begins to cool in the Gulf of Mexico and seasonal air temperatures begin to drop, the manatees will 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, but is weather dependent and currently, there are very few manatee in our area as they have moved out into the sea grass beds of Pine Island Sound to feedWe do NOT guarantee manatee will be seen on our tours (2/10/18).  If you have made reservations already, we will be contacting you at least one day prior to your tour date with a status report. At that time, you will then have the opportunity to keep your reservation or receive a full refund. – Owners

  • Most Popular (Dec-Mar)

    Manatee Tour

    Manatee tours are "typically" offered between December-March. Join us aboard the M/V River Queen as we take a tour on the Caloosahatchee and Orange River's in southwest Florida in search of Manatees! As the water in the Gulf of Mexico begins to cool below 70 degrees and seasonal air temperatures begin to drop, the manatee move into warmer waters. Within our region of Florida, their popular hangout is that of the Orange River near the warm water outflow of the FPL power plant.
  • 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-hr. Florida Master Naturalist narrated tour in and around the oxbows and uniqueness of our environment.
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    Consider a private party on board the M/V River Queen
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    Follow roadway immediately behind the tan-colored building to the blacktop parking lot for easy access to boarding the M/V River Queen

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