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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Free admission
Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Closed on Sat May-Oct
300 Tower Rd, Naples, Flordia, 34113

Practical Info

Rookery Bay Reserve is located at 300 Tower Road in Naples. The Environmental Learning Center is open Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. In addition to being closed on Sundays, the reserve is closed on Saturdays from May through October. Advanced reservations are recommended for guided tours through the reserve.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Fort Myers

star-5
Matt was like an...
Susan_S, Apr 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Matt was like an encyclopedia of fascinating knowledge! Delightful kayak trip complete with beautiful scenery! We even saw an upside down jelly fish!
star-5
Rookery Kayak Tour
margaret_l, Apr 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Maneuvering through mangrove tunnels, dolphin sightings, beautiful greater egret perched in a tree on our return were all highlights on a relaxing but active tour of Rookery Bay with my nieces on their first trip to the Naples area. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passed on so much information about the flora and fauna of this unique part of Florida!
star-5
Kayaking Fun!
JoAnn_V, Mar 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Matt our tour guide was very informative about Rookery Bay Reserve. We were lucky enough to see a dolphin and her calf! He showed us many of the shells, oysters starfish that can be found in the bay. It was fun kayaking in the mangrove tunnels!
star-4
Matt was a good guide....
Brenda_R, Mar 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Matt was a good guide. However, I have called twice asking for our pictures and we have not received then.
star-5
Wonderful time, great guide!
Katrina_T, Feb 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Matt was a wonderful guide, making sure everyone was keeping up and sharing information on the mangroves and the area.
star-5
Educational
Cindy_B, Feb 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Friendly knowledgeable guide. Gives a different perspective on Florida eco system and wildlife. Matt was more than qualified and passionate on the topics he was speaking of during the tour.
star-5
Worth it
Marc_A, Feb 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Matt is very knowledgeable and made it very interesting, picking up or pointing out birds, shells, dolphins, jellyfish,
star-4
Matt rocks as a guide
Mickelaynne_M, Feb 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Great time. Matt is a great tour guide. On time to start. Saw dolphins, an upside down jelly, and a giant snail!
star-5
Mangrove mania!
Sabrina_L, Jan 2022
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Beautiful trip and very informative guide. Collen was a gem. Great day out and I’d like to do it again.
star-5
Rookery Bay education with lots of discoveries and great fun!
Alexander_S, Jul 2021
Shared 2 hours Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Ecotour in Naples
Our guide, Nathan, was so knowledgeable and attentive. He guided us through narrow lanes of mangroves with expert advice. We felt the real wilderness of the Rookery Bay. We saw dolphins, upside down jelly fish, tree crabs that looked like spiders and a tri-colored heron. Because of the heat and the time of day not many birds were visible. This was an adventure every family should experience ! My grandchildren are 12 and 9 years old and it was great entertainment ! Definitely would do it again !
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