Where the fresh waters of the Everglades meet and mix with the Gulf of Mexico, explore southwest Florida’s Pristine estuary system. Among the most productive ecosystems on the planet, estuaries are aquatic nursery grounds that are rich in marine life, support rookery islands teeming with coastal and wading birds, and provide a bounty of seafood on which Florida’s earliest inhavitants thrived.
Follow in the wake of the fierce Calusa Indians and discover the natural and cultural wonders of the estuary. While exploring secluded bays, tidal creeks, a barrier island beach and a maze of mangrove keys, your naturalist guide explains the intracacies of this dynamic ecosystem. Learn the fascinating human history of the area, from an indigenous culture who dominated this coast for thousands of years to the pioneer settlers whose legacy is shared by locals today.
Your NAI Certified Interpretive Guide is a biologist and Florida Master Naturalist specializing in small groups for optimum experience.