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Sea to Summit Tour


Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 417-6310

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Shell Island Field Station Building (a confirmation email with detailed directions is sent after registration)

Date and Time

  • March 2013
    • Mon, Mar 18, 1:30 - 5 pm
  • April 2013
    • Mon, Apr 8, 1:30 - 5 pm


    In the gentle, relatively flat environment of Southwest Florida, the diversity encountered in a few inches of elevation change is equivalent to thousands of feet of elevation change in other environments. Rookery Bay Reserve and Up A Creek Kayak Tours team up to offer the local knowledge required for you to experience the inner secrets of the Reserve on a boat-assisted kayak tour and hike. Limited to six people, meander along bays and through winding creeks as you cruise to Sand Hill Bay. There we will hike to one of the highest points in Collier County, an ancient sand dune relic from the Pleistocene Era and home of rare rosemary scrub ecosystem. Then float along with the falling tide in a kayak to meet up with our power boat for the return voyage home. Due to the nature of this tour, some previous kayaking experience is required as well as the flexibility to enter and exit your kayak from the boat. All paddlers must be over the age of 15 and under 250 pounds.

    $120/ $100 for members

    Notice: Program activities are subject to change. Please call for verification.

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Last updated: March 01, 2013

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