About Us

Who We Are:

USCG Master Captain John C. Cookman, PS, FMNP

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 USCG Master Captain, he is also a design engineer and professional surveyor and Florida Master Naturalist.

Kathy J. Cookman, BS, CSTR, CAISS

Born in 1959, she grew up in central Ohio and has always enjoyed sailing and has a passion for manatees.  For several years, she was a Docent and “Manatee Coast” Region Leader at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and will complete her Florida Master Naturalist program in early 2018.

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.  Visit our FaceBook page!  We look forward to meeting you.