Take your dolphin cruise experience one step further by adding a lunch on an island, swimming, shelling and a fascinating array of wildlife on our Half Day Ecological and Dolphin Cruise! We will witness nature as it happens and experience Southwest Florida’s coast the way it’s meant to be. On this 3 hour cruise, you will encounter more dolphins than any of our other cruises.
Watch for all the unique birds during the trip. We’re going to see nesting Osprey, Wood Stork, Great White Egrets and herons including the Great Blue Heron. Those playful pelicans will also be making an appearance. There is just so much wildlife and aquatic life for you to see, and your well educated crew will talk about all of it during the cruise.
Along with your dolphin, bird watching, and other wildlife watching, you’re going to stop on an island! It’s called Picnic Island and it’s full of sand, shells, trees, and the kind of natural beauty you will only find in Southwest Florida. On the island, you’ll be served a deli style lunch prepared by a local deli. Bring your blanket and prepare to enjoy you're meal picnic-style. When you’ve finished your meal, collect some unique shells or walk along the coast with your feet in the water. Or, feel free to dive in and have fun swimming around. We have a restroom on the boat for you to change, or you can just wear your swimming clothes for the trip.
Once we leave the island, you’re going to experience a trip through Natural Mangrove Creek Forest. While going through the Mangrove Forest, your crew will teach you about the significance of the mangroves and why they are critical to our Eco System. Some passengers may even spot a manatee while floating through their natural habitat.
This captivating cruise is the perfect way to spend an afternoon on land, water, and in the Mangrove Forest. The half-day ecological tour is fun for the whole family, and is the perfect way to experience the best that Southwest Florida has to offer!