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Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves

12301 Burnt Store Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33955
(941) 575-5861

August 2017

  • Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves' Nature Boat Tour
    Mon, Aug 7, 11 am - 12 pm
    Thu, Aug 17, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Fri, Aug 18, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
    Mon, Aug 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Participants will board our comfortable, 25-foot Windsorcraft boat for a two-hour long informative tour to view local wildlife that call the aquatic preserves their home, including dolphins, manatees, white pelicans and other colonial wading and diving birds. Participants can use the supplied binoculars to get an up-close and personal view. During the tour visitors will learn about the importance of the estuaries, various habitats, and history of the area. Cost is $20 per person for a 2 hour tour. A cooler with ice and water will be provided, and participants can bring their own drinks and snacks. Tours will depart from the Gasparilla Marina located at: 15001 Gasparilla Rd, Placida, FL 33946. A $5 parking fee, separate from registration, must paid at the Gasparilla Marina office (around the back of the marina complex) upon arrival. Please arrive early to park and pay, as boat departs at the time scheduled.
  • Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves Snorkeling Ecoventures
    Mon, Aug 7, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
    Thu, Aug 17, 9 - 11 am
    Fri, Aug 18, 10 am - 12 pm
    Mon, Aug 21, 1 - 3 pm
    During the snorkeling ecoventure, 6 participants will board CHAP's 25' Triumph Windsorcraft, take a short ride to the snorkel site, then don masks and snorkels to see firsthand the seagrass beds and other habitats marine creatures call home. Sea urchins, varieties of fish, seastars, whelks and other animals can be discovered. CHAP's Environmental Specialist will assist in collection and identification of these animals, as well as discuss the importance of aquatic preserves and the species that depend on these estuarine habitats. Participants should expect to be out for 2 hours. Please wear a bathing suit, and plan to bring snorkel gear (if you have it, otherwise gear will be provided), towel, water, sunscreen, and hat.
    Meeting place for the trip is the Gasparilla Marina: 15001 Gasparilla Rd. Placida, Florida 33946. Participants are required to pay the $5 parking fee at Marina office prior to boarding the boat, and must be on board at time of scheduled departure.

September 2017

  • Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves' Nature Boat Tour
    Fri, Sep 1, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
    Tue, Sep 5, 11 am - 12 pm
    Fri, Sep 15, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Mon, Sep 18, 10:30 - 11:30 am
    Participants will board our comfortable, 25-foot Windsorcraft boat for a two-hour long informative tour to view local wildlife that call the aquatic preserves their home, including dolphins, manatees, white pelicans and other colonial wading and diving birds. Participants can use the supplied binoculars to get an up-close and personal view. During the tour visitors will learn about the importance of the estuaries, various habitats, and history of the area. Cost is $20 per person for a 2 hour tour. A cooler with ice and water will be provided, and participants can bring their own drinks and snacks. Tours will depart from the Gasparilla Marina located at: 15001 Gasparilla Rd, Placida, FL 33946. A $5 parking fee, separate from registration, must paid at the Gasparilla Marina office (around the back of the marina complex) upon arrival. Please arrive early to park and pay, as boat departs at the time scheduled.
  • Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves Snorkeling Ecoventures
    Fri, Sep 1, 10 am - 12 pm
    Tue, Sep 5, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
    Fri, Sep 15, 9 - 11 am
    Mon, Sep 18, 12 - 2 pm
    During the snorkeling ecoventure, 6 participants will board CHAP's 25' Triumph Windsorcraft, take a short ride to the snorkel site, then don masks and snorkels to see firsthand the seagrass beds and other habitats marine creatures call home. Sea urchins, varieties of fish, seastars, whelks and other animals can be discovered. CHAP's Environmental Specialist will assist in collection and identification of these animals, as well as discuss the importance of aquatic preserves and the species that depend on these estuarine habitats. Participants should expect to be out for 2 hours. Please wear a bathing suit, and plan to bring snorkel gear (if you have it, otherwise gear will be provided), towel, water, sunscreen, and hat.
    Meeting place for the trip is the Gasparilla Marina: 15001 Gasparilla Rd. Placida, Florida 33946. Participants are required to pay the $5 parking fee at Marina office prior to boarding the boat, and must be on board at time of scheduled departure.

October 2017

  • Aquatic Species Collection Workshop
    Mon, Oct 16, 9:30 - 11:30 am
    This training is only for people employed by or registered volunteer for:
    -a school (or home school)
    -an educational center
    -an educational organization
    -an agency conducting educational programs
    The cost is $25/person

 

Last updated: August 07, 2017

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