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GAEA Guides presents upcoming nature tours

September 26, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

- Sept. 21: Bird Beaches and Mangrove Creeks of Bunche Beach and San Carlos Bay Kayak Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A protected wild area of shallow waters, lots of birds and a variety of other creatures, including dolphin and manatee. Cost is $50 per person.

- Sept. 21: Sunset/Bird Rookery Kayak Tour from 5-8 p.m. in Fort Myers. Paddle on the Caloosahatchee and some wild creeks with 1000's of birds. Learn about the plants and animals that are in this part of our estuary. Great view of the sunset. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 22: Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bonita Beach. Learn about the wonders of America's only Mangrove Forest. See herons, egrets, pelicans, osprey, roseate spoonbills, dolphins, manatees and more. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 23: Estero River Kayak Tour. Launching from Koreshan State Historic Site at 9 a.m. to noon. A lovely meander on this shady river. Learn about the plants and animals that call the Estero home and about the estuary that the river is part of. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 24: Kayak Alligator Creek in Punta Gorda from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a beautiful creek that is part of Charlotte Harbor Estuary. See the transition from fresh water to salt. Lots of fish and birds feed on this creek. Learn about the estuary, the "cradle" of the Ocean, and the important mangrove forest. Cost is $50 per person.

- Sept. 25: Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bonita Beach. Learn about the wonders of America's only Mangrove Forest. See herons, egrets, pelicans, osprey, roseate spoonbills, dolphins, manatees and more. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 26: Cocohatchee River/Wiggins Pass Estuary Kayak Tour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in North Naples. This is a beautiful estuary area, with mangroves and many birds, dolphins, manatees and others. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 27: Bat Kayak Tour in North Fort Myers from 5-8 p.m. Visit a lovely creek in the wilderness of North Fort Myers. This is part of our estuary system, with many plants and animals. At dusk we will see the bats come out of their hiding places. Learn about these very interesting, ancient and important creatures from your guide. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 28: Estuary Kayak Tour on the east side of Estero Bay at Coconut Point in Bonita Springs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A great area to learn about Florida's First Aquatic Preserve. This estuary is abundant with life - many birds and marine creatures. Wander around secluded mangrove lagoons and tunnels. Hear stories of the Calusa natives that lived in this area for 1000's of years. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 28: Full Moon /Sunset /Bird Rookery Kayak Tour on the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers from 5-8 p.m. Paddle on the Caloosahatchee and some wild creeks with 1000's of birds going to roost for the night. This area is a perfect place to see sunset and moonrise. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 29: Estuary Kayak Tour in Estero Bay from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bonita Beach. Learn about the wonders of America's only Mangrove Forest. See herons, egrets, pelicans, osprey, roseate spoonbills, dolphins, manatees and more. Cost is $40 per person.

- Sept. 30: Estero River Kayak Tour from Koreshan State Historic Site at 9 a.m. to noon. A lovely meander on this shady river. Learn about the plants and animals that call the Estero home and about the estuary that the river is part of. Cost is $45 per person.

Tours include all equipment and a Certified Florida Master Naturalist at a guide.

For reservations and information, call (239) 694-5513 or visit online at: www.GAEAGuides.com.

 
 

 

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