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Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves

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

August 2016

  • Snorkeling Ecoventures
    Aug 1 (12 - 2 pm), Aug 2 (12:30 - 2:30 pm), Aug 18 (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  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.
  • Aquatic Preserve Nature Tour by Boat
    Aug 1 (10 - 11 am), Aug 2 (10:30 - 11:30 am), Aug 18 (11 am - 12 pm)
    The Aquatic Preserve boat tour is a 1 hour boat tour aboard the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves' 25' Triumph Windsorcraft. Your Guide will be an Environmental Specialist on staff at CHAP. In addition to viewing wildlife such as dolphin, wading, diving and shorebirds, you will learn about the aquatic preserves and CHAP programs, all in a comfortable setting with only 6 guests. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and room to use your binoculars to view wildlife in the wild. Be sure to bring binoculars, sunscreen, water, hat.
    Meeting place for 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 2016

  • Snorkeling Ecoventures
    Sep 1 (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm), Sep 15 (12:30 pm - 2:30 pm), Sep 16 (1 pm - 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  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.
  • Aquatic Preserve Nature Tour by Boat
    Sep 1 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm), Sep 15 (10:30 am - 11:30 am), Sep 16 (11 am - 12 pm)
    The Aquatic Preserve boat tour is a 1 hour boat tour aboard the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves' 25' Triumph Windsorcraft. Your Guide will be an Environmental Specialist on staff at CHAP. In addition to viewing wildlife such as dolphin, wading, diving and shorebirds, you will learn about the aquatic preserves and CHAP programs, all in a comfortable setting with only 6 guests. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and room to use your binoculars to view wildlife in the wild. Be sure to bring binoculars, sunscreen, water, hat.
    Meeting place for 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.

 

Last updated: August 03, 2016

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