Saturday, December 4, 2021

Entertaining By Mother Nature

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If you are looking for a unique and memorable Southwest Florida experience, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s eco cruise through Rookery Bay is all that and more. From December through April the Conservancy offers an exclusive eco cruise through Rookery Bay aboard the Good Fortune II.

“The Good Fortune II eco cruise offers residents and visitors a very intimate and personal way to learn about Southwest Florida’s environment,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy. “Taking a ride through the mangroves, guests might spot a dolphin, manatee or a bobcat. It’s a great adventure and you really gain an entirely new appreciation for Southwest Florida’s natural environment.”

Eco cruises aboard the Good Fortune II, a 33-passenger pontoon boat, provide guests with a fun and informative reminder of the Conservancy’s positive impact on our environment.

Adventures include daily “Leisurely Lunch” and “Classic Sunset” cruises, as well as a selection of specialty cruises and private charters. Coast Guard certified boat captains, accompanied by Conservancy trained naturalists, help spot and identify wildlife, and provide guests with an experience that is both relaxing and informative.

Specialty cruise topics range from the “magic of mangroves”, sea turtles and their habitat, and the history of the Rookery Bay area. These cruises include a one hour stop for lunch at Isle of Capri. (Lunch is not included in the program cost). Award-winning nature photographer, Dennis Goodman, also shares his expertise on the always-popular Wildlife Photography sunset cruise.

Cruises depart from Shell Island Road located between Naples and Marco Island. For more information, go to

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