“My Ecotours are not structured. Each day is a different day on the Bay so I don’t force a structured program. I just go with the wind. We head out just to see life. Sometimes I go really slow along the inside (bay side) of the Cape and see what we can find. It’s an adventure. I think my Master’s degree in Marine Biology and my Green Guide certification helps me during my ecotours.
In the Spring, Bald Eagles, Osprey and other migratory shore and water birds are everywhere. We head out to the tip of the Cape to see the bird sanctuary sometimes or we go right out in the middle of the bay to look for schools of fish or up to Black’s Island and talk about the seagrass eco-system at the head of the bay. Anywhere calm. Maybe we will go across to Eagle Harbor. I had a family just tell me they saw an Octopus there. I told them several species seek warm, shallow water because it’s warmer in the Spring. The same goes for fish. Sometimes a fishing trip turns into an ecotour. I can’t make the fish bite. So, if I see the kids are getting restless, we will just take a break. Go see some wildlife.”
Sunset cruises, ecotours, fishing trips, pontoon boat rides, guided kayak outings, there are so many different ways to have a water adventure in Gulf County. Captain Charlene, Adventure Guide and owner of About Fun Charters, can take you places. But really she just wants you to get out and enjoy the water.
Updated: Dec 08, 2017 0:04
Published: Feb 13, 2015 19:43