Estero Bay Express
Florida SEE Gold Certified
About Estero Bay Express:
Operating out of the Florida Clean Marina designated Fish-Tale Marina, Estero Bay Express offers a 90-minute Dolphin Tour and a 90-minute Sunset Tour aboard the 35-foot, 30-passenger Estero Bay Express II. The Dolphin Tour covers the natural history of the inshore Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin as well as a variety of other native flora and fauna including manatee, sharks, pelicans and more. The tour explores the Estero Bay and Ostego Bay while making its way to Mound Key Archaeological State Park for a cultural history lesson on the Calusa and the impact of the Spanish Conquistadors throughout the 1500s-1700s.
Estero Bay Express SEE Certification:
Estero Bay Express of Fort Myers Beach, FL became the 7th Florida SEE Certified Operator on December 16th, 2013 qualifying at the GOLD level since it met all CORE criteria of the Florida SEE Certification Checklist – a requirement for certification – and met 59 of 70 applicable BONUS criteria for an 84.29% rating.
Estero Bay Express:
Highlights of Estero Bay Express Assessment:
During the Dolphin tour, on a relaxed, sunny morning, Captain Randy spotted dolphins, a brief glimpse of a manatee, herons, cormorants, pelicans and a magnificent frigate bird. Guests asked many questions which the Captain was happy to answer. The Sunset Tour dials back a bit of the natural and cultural history, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. The narration is provided by Captain Randy or Marine Biologist Linsey Shafer. Laminated plant and animal identification sheets are offered to accompany the narration. Ice cold water is available. The boat is equipped with a restroom.
Contact Estero Bay Express:
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
December 16, 2013