Cruise out with our Marine Biologist, or Certified Master Naturalist, in pursuit of dolphins and manatee, and other wildlife. This cruise is the best to see the most wildlife! Learn about our diverse ecosystem and some of our local sealife, such as sea urchins, sea horses, conchs, brittle stars and more. Stop at a remote shelling barrier island along the way to look for shells, observe and learn about some of the sealife that may be found along the shoreline, and/or go for a swim if you like. All marine life is released.
Great value, encounter lots of wildlife, and great for all ages. Dolphin guaranteed. This cruise is relaxing, insightful, and FUN!
Cruise out looking for dolphins, manatees, birds, and other wildlife. Your knowledgeable captain will welcome questions and provide insight along the way.
Cruise out into the bay looking for dolphins, manatees, birds, and other wildlife then out to watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
This charter is guided by our Certified Master naturalist, is a fantastic way to see lots of wildlife without sharing the boat, and customized for you. Combine dolphin and wildlife viewing, and shelling. Parties of 6 or less can combine this with fishing (requires 4 hours, $400) . For the best shells and/or birding, be flexible on your departure time so we may pick the best tide for you. Need a longer charter with a stop for lunch, or a shorter charter for dolphins and sightseeing, just let us know. Reservations required.
Dolphin Guaranteed! This 3 hour cruise combines our most popular trips into one. Dolphins, shelling, and sunset in one cruise!
Join our Marine Biologist or Certified Florida Master naturalist for a fun cruise to see wild dolphins, and go to a beautiful shell island only accessible by boat. You will also see bird rookeries and have the opportunity to see manatees and other wildlife along the way. This cruise is the best to the see the most wildlife and such a great value! You will also have the opportunity to encounter and learn about our sealife, such as conchs, sea stars, urchins, and more!
After about an hour at the shell island we cruise back in watching the sun set along the way, and watch for more wildlife. Whether it is a family outing or a romantic date you are looking for, this cruise has something for everybody. Dress for the beach in case you want to take a swim and don’t forget your camera! Small coolers welcome.
Hop aboard vessel Phoenix for this cruise. She is a beautiful, very stable, 38′ power catamaran with shade and a small restroom on board. Handicap accessible.
Handicap and standard wheelchair accessible. However the bathroom requires 2 steps to get in and out of. There are 2 steps to get down to the beach from the boat and back up, so if you want to stay on the boat, there is shade and the captain will be more than happy to chat and enjoy the view with you.
The Estero Bay Buddies and Good Time Charters present Brews on the Bay! Join us for a three-hour sunset brews cruise celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. Our local brewer, Point Ybel, will be serving up the brews and Florida Born Company will be donating commemorative 50th Anniversary glasses that passengers can keep as a memento! All ticket sales will be donated to the non-profit organization Estero Bay Buddies. This is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and all the beauty that it holds. As an added bonus, Point Ybel is providing some of their locally made brews for you to enjoy. You will receive 2 beer tickets when you check in for the cruise, plus you will have the opportunity to purchase additional drinks on board (cash only). If you don’t want to drink, but still want to come on the cruise, we have a designated driver option as well.
Dress comfortably for being on the water. The cruise is from 3PM returning at 6PM on Saturday, Nov 19, 2016. Please arrive by 2:45 PM as we will depart promptly at 3:00 PM.
Funds raised through this event support science education programs provided to Lee County students, science-based internship programs and community outreach activities within the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and Preserve State Park.
All sales are final and will be donated to Estero Bay Buddies.
Book early! Cruise is limited to 36 passengers.