About Us

Who We Are:

Captain John C. Cookman, PS

Born in 1954, he grew up on the Ohio and Scioto River’s where he began boating at the age of 8 years old. Along with being an avid Master Captain, he is also a design engineer and professional surveyor.

Kathy J. Cookman, BS, CSTR, CAISS

Born in 1959, she has always enjoyed sailing and has a passion for manatee’s.  For several years, she was a Docent and “Manatee Coast” Region Leader at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Both Kathy and John volunteer with Sea To Shore Alliance to help rescue, release and track injured or ill manatee.

At KJ & JC Enterprises, LLC dba Manatee & Eco River Tours, we are focused on providing tours with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from. We’re sure you’ll be happy joining us for a fun time on the water! Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!