Sunset Rookery Paddle

  • Image of the sunset rookery paddle tour at Tarpon Bay Explorers

  • Image of a dolphin seen near in Tarpon Bay

  • Image of the sunset rookery paddle tour at Tarpon Bay Explorers

  • Image of the sunset rookery paddle tour at Tarpon Bay Explorers

  • Image of birds seen from the nature and sealife cruise at Tarpon Bay Explorers

Sunset Rookery Paddle

“Tarpon Bay is one of the top ten places in the nation to paddle” ~Canoe & Kayak Magazine

This is truly a birders’ delight. Join us as the sun goes down and dozens of birds swoop onto Tarpon Bay’s Rookery Islands to roost for the night. This paddle is a truly unique experience. The Rookery Islands provide an evening hangout for over a dozen different species of birds including: brown pelicans, egrets, herons, ibis, and cormorants. An experienced naturalist leads the way and discusses local flora and fauna of Tarpon Bay. The excursion is bird-oriented, but the paddle travels through the open waters of Tarpon Bay giving paddlers a good chance to also see dolphin or manatee. The return of the birds along with Sanibel’s famous sunset makes this tour a highlight of anyone’s visit to the area. Must be an experienced kayaker. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED (CALL 239-472-8900)

 

Did You Know?

The first kayaks were created thousands of years ago by Arctic indigenous inhabitants called Inuits, commonly known as Eskimos. Eskimo kayaks were built with driftwood frames wrapped in sealskin. Eskimos would use these watercraft in summer months for hunting and fishing as they provided a stealthy mode of transportation. The word “kayak” translates to “hunter’s boat.” Nowadays, kayaks may be made of wood, fiberglass or plastic and can be used recreationally, competitively, or for sport.