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High Points Boat Tour

Contact

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 530-5940

Location

Rookery Bay Field Station on Shell Island Road

Driving Directions

From Environmental Learning Center, go south on Collier Blvd two miles. Turn right on Shell Island Road (look for brown Field Station sign). Proceed down bumpy, winding road until the end at the Shell Island Road Boat Launch.

Date and Time

  • December 2014
    • Tue, Dec 9, 1:30 - 4 pm
    • Mon, Dec 22, 1:30 - 4 pm
  • January 2015
    • Tue, Jan 6, 1:30 - 4 pm
    • Tue, Jan 20, 1:30 - 4 pm

Description

Come along on this small boat cruise through back bays and winding creeks to visit one of the most unique areas of Rookery Bay Reserve. After disembarking, take a short hike to one of the highest points in Collier County, an ancient sand dune relic from the Pleistocene Era. Your naturalist guide will help you see and appreciate the geologic history of Sand Hill as you enjoy the remarkable view. You will also learn about the specially adapted live oaks and drought tolerant shrubs and wildflowers that survive in this coastal scrub ecosystem. Access to this sensitive area is restricted to protect it from damage, so this tour allows guests the opportunity to experience a place very few visitors ever get to see. Advanced registration is required.

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Last updated: November 26, 2014

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