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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Up close with the environment

I was looking for a way to see some of the natural surroundings and learn about what lives in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GottaBeGreat88
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San Francisco, California
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Incredibly Educational Experience!

Spent a wonderful morning here learning all about the local wildlife. Great place to bring kids... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
danealex10
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Marco Island, Florida
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

What an amazing experience! Sunset at Kewayden Island and Moon rise over the estuary...not to mention approaching roosting birds on "their" island in Rookery Bay...listening to the the sounds as they settle in for the night. I would encourage all nature lovers to experience this special trip.

Date of experience: January 2018
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RookeryBayReserve, Public Relations Manager at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks Mando50! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with Captain Randy! He offers the best boat and kayak tours available in Rookery Bay, and they are only offered November - April. The Sunset to Starlight tour is amazing!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The education center has activities fro all ages of visitors. Little ones love watching the fish and climbing in the boat. Older ones can see what is currently under the viewing scopes. Be sure to take the walk across the bridge and into the mangroves.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Love this place. My grandkids love all the fish and especially when it’s feeding times. Very educational and interest8ng. The outdoor walkway is safe and numerous birds can b3 seen. Bring bug spray.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is s fun learning experience for young and on on the Henderson River. Lots to see and learn. The boys were interested and the exhibits (especially the boat in the lobby) kept them occupied for a couple of hours, Most people miss the gem. I went back alone to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. I learned more from the volunteer Guide,"Elsa", in 45 minutes that I could have learned in a week at a college.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Wonderful education center for all ages. Guided walk was well worth it. Not very long (approx 1 hr), but very informative and enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2018
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