An amazing world exists within the pristine, mangrove-fringed waterways of Rookery Bay Reserve. The estuary provides important habitat for many species of wildlife, as well as an ideal setting for visitors to enjoy a variety of outdoor learning experiences and outstanding recreational activities.
Naturalist-guided tours provide guests with the opportunity to explore the estuary on akayak or boat with only six passengers, enabling a personalized learning experience. Tours are offered seasonally, from November through April. Guided tours include admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.