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Authentic Ecotourism is:
"Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people."

Florida SEE is dedicated to maintaining a professional code of ecotourism ethics in order to encourage an awareness and stewardship of Florida's natural and cultural heritage by:

1. Endorsing compliance with federal, state, and local laws regarding the protection of natural resources and customer safety.

2. Providing environmental education and awareness which encourage behaviors that contribute to the sustainability of Florida's natural ecosystems and resources.

3. Promoting professionalism and integrity within the ecotourism industry by providing and maintaining a certification/recognition program for ecotour providers.

Florida SEE is recognized as the leading authority on authentic ecotourism in Florida!


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2016 Annual Meeting/Elections AND Conference - CHANGE OF DATES

For 2016, Florida SEE is trying something new - TWO events instead of one!

We are separating our Annual Meeting & Elections from our 2016 Professional Development Conference. For dates and locations, read on...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Registration for May 2016 Webinar Now Open

Florida SEE Webinar Series: The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
The next offering in Florida SEE's 2016 Webinar Series is coming up on TUESDAY MAY 17TH

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The 2016 Ecotour Provider Webinar Series

Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism
The 2016 Ecotour Provider Webinar Series
Florida SEE is ready to kick off the 2016 Ecotour Provider Webinar Series.

This educational series is designed to provide professional development for ecotour providers and their staff.

All webinars will be held on Tuesday evenings, once monthly, from 7:00 p.m.— 8:15 p.m.

Seating is limited - only 25 participants per session.


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Florida SEE wants YOU to become a trained assessor

Florida SEE is preparing to assess multiple ecotour providers across the state within the next few months. To make that happen, we need trained assessors to join Florida SEE and help fulfill its mission.

Don't miss this opportunity to serve your community AND get reimbursed for taking a tour!  The training is FREE, and seating is limited to only 25 participants.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Florida SEE radio spot on WGCU

Through a generous donation from Charles Wright (Florida SEE Board Member, and owner of SILVER Certified Everglades Area Tours), Florida SEE is on the radio!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Wild Florida Adventures awarded PLATINUM Level certification by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (Florida SEE)

Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism

Gainesville, Florida (June 29, 2015) – Wild Florida Adventures, Williston, Florida, was awarded PLATINUM Level certification at the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (Florida SEE) annual meeting June 26-28th in Gainesville, FL. Owned by certified Florida Master Naturalist, James “Brack” Barker, Wild Florida Adventures was presented with the highest certification level Florida SEE awards, by Certification Chairman, Pete Corradino, and Director of Operations for Everglades Day Safari.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time is running out - Register for the Florida SEE 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference TODAY

Online registration for the Florida SEE Annual Meeting and Conference will end on June 24th.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

AGENDA and REGISTRATION: Florida SEE 2015 Annual Meeting and ConferenceJune 26th - 28th

Please join us in beautiful GAINESVILLE,FLORIDA for an informative, fun-filled weekend, June 26th - 28th.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Visit Gainesville recommended activities

Looking for something to do in Gainesville, Florida?

VISIT GAINESVILLE has recommended the following:

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WANTED: Assessors for Florida SEE's Ecotour Certification Program

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Want to have some fun at the same time?

Florida SEE is once again enlisting volunteers to help assess tour operators in the process of becoming certified through our Certification and Recognition Program.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Florida SEE now accepting Board nominations

The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (FLSEE) is currently seeking nominations for it's Board of Directors.    As we expand statewide we are looking for board members from all areas of Florida.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Support Florida SEE on Black Friday with Amazon Smile

This Black Friday, support Florida SEE by shopping at AmazonSmile.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Brevard Zoo Certified as Authentic Ecotour Operator by Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism

FORT MYERS, FLA. – July 23, 2014 - Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida recently became the state’s eighth certified Ethical Ecotour Operator designated by Florida SEE. Florida SEE has four levels of certification – bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Brevard Zoo was certified at the gold level, having met all applicable CORE criteria and 75% - 89% of BONUS criteria on the certification checklist.

Certified Florida SEE Associate Members are recognized as

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shark Brothers, Lucy Tobias to speak at Florida SEE's Annual Meeting, June 27-28 in Punta Gorda, FL

Florida SEE is pleased to announce the guest speakers for our upcoming Annual Membership Meeting, to be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside, in Punta Gorda, Florida, June 27-28, 2014.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Florida SEE announces keynote speakers: Sean and Brooks Paxton aka The Shark Brothers

Florida SEE is thrilled to announce keynote speakers Sean and Brooks Paxton aka "The Shark Brothers" at the Annual Membership Meeting, to be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside, in Punta Gorda, Florida, June 27-28, 2014.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Florida SEE announces details for their Annual Meeting - June 27th - 28th in beautiful Punta Gorda, Florida!

Join the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism at their 2014 Annual Membership Meeting, June 27th - 28th at the beautiful Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Estero Bay Express - Gold Certified

Congratulations to Estero Bay Express of Fort Myers Beach, FL who became the 7th Florida SEE Certified Operator on December 16th, 2013 Estero Bay Express qualified at the GOLD level!

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. The Sunset Tour dials back a bit of the natural and cultural history, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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