Goodland Boating Park - 740 Palm Point Drive Goodland, FL 34140
Consisting of two parts, The Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour is a wonderful experience for the whole family and a great introduction to the area. First a dolphin tour to search for dolphins and wading birds on a naturalist-led boating tour. Then a shelling tour to explore an uninhabited barrier island. You will learn about the island's beach dynamics and collect some of the wonderful shells on these remote islands. In comfortable captain's style seating an, you will be safely brought deep into the 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge for a two-hour interpretive tour of the area led by a Florida Master Naturalist. Depending on the season, you can expect to encounter manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, rosette spoonbills, as well as, numerous species of fish and shore birds. The entire Everglades area, including Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge, is a wonderful place for wildlife, particularly manatees, dolphins, and wading birds. Marco Island is one of the largest and the western most of the 10,000 Islands. We will spend some time exploring and shelling on one of the other 9,999 Islands!