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Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves Nature Boat Tour Ecotour

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Division: 
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Program Area: 
Aquatic Preserve Program
Public Notice
Public Notice: 
No
County: 
Charlotte
Location: 
15001 Gasparilla Road
Placida, FL 33946
Type: 
Activity-Outreach-Education
Details: 

Up to six participants will board our comfortable, 25-foot Windsorcraft boat for a two-hour informative tour to view local wildlife — including dolphins, manatees, egrets, brown pelicans and other colonial wading and diving birds — that call the aquatic preserves their home. Participants can bring their own or use the supplied binoculars to get an up-close and personal view. During the tour, visitors will learn about the importance of the estuary, various habitats and a brief history of the area. These cruises are led by a licensed captain and environmental specialists from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves. A cooler with bottled water will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks. Tours will depart from the Gasparilla Marina located at: 15001 Gasparilla Road, Placida, FL 33946.

Contact Name: 
Hersl, David
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Last Modified:
March 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

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