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Sunset to Starlight Cruise


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

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

  • March 2014
    • Fri, Mar 14, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    • Sat, Mar 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    • Sun, Mar 16, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • April 2014
    • Sun, Apr 13, 6:45 - 9:45 pm - FULL
    • Mon, Apr 14, 6:45 - 9:45 pm
    • Tue, Apr 15, 6:45 - 9:45 pm


This naturalist-led small boat adventure takes place once a month during the full moon, taking advantage of magical sunset hours when scores of birds fly back to their roosts in Rookery Bay Reserve. Stroll along a remote section of Keewaydin Island, renowned for its shell-strewn beaches and pastel sunsets. During the leisurely return cruise through the back bays of the Reserve, become enveloped in the sights, sounds and sensations of night in a mangrove-forested estuary. This tour lasts approximately 3 hours, and participants must have the physical ability to step on and off of the boat at a dock.Registration also includes free admission to the Environmental Learning Center on the day of the tour (open 9am-4pm). Maximum of six passengers. No refunds for cancellations.

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Last updated: March 13, 2014

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