• This guided kayak tour explores the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve as only a kayaker can. Join Mound House Environmental Educators as you experience the abundant natural beauty of the ancient realm of the Calusa. Search for birds, fish, manatees and dolphins as you paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney Bays in a tandem kayak. Mound House kayak tours are conducted in accordance with Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism guidelines. All paddling and safety equipment provided. Ages 12 and up. Weather permitting. COST: $45 per person (MH Members $15) Museum admission included.  Private group tours available. Reservations required. Go to www.moundhouse.org to register. CDC and social distancing guidelines apply to this program. We recommend all participants wear a mask. Maximum of 8 paddlers per tour. Weather permitting, park at 216 Connecticut Street (Mound House Overflow parking lot) walk to the main museum and check in at the museum store)   Length of tour 2 Hour Arrive how many minutes before 15 mins Pre sales cut off time Day before tour at 4pm Items to bring Sunscreen, sunglasses, water, water shoes, no flip-flops, hiking sandals ok- hat, snacks, comfortable clothing, dry shoes if you want to tour the museum after the trip. Items Supplied All kayaking equipment including safety equipment is included, museum admission is included in price. Tandem kayaks. Lockers available for personal items.
  • New! Leaving port from Fish Tale Marina, board the Estero Bay Express on an exclusive experience to Mound House and onto Mound Key, Capital of the Calusa. At both sites, you will learn about the rich history of the Calusa as well as new findings scientists are discovering about this ancient society. Guests will disembark from the boat to hike the trails of Mound Key. All along the way, discover the ecology of Estero Bay as you search for diverse wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and birds. This trip requires walking and traveling over rough terrain. Museum Admission for the Mound House is built into your ticket price for you to come back and visit the museum another day just simply provide your name under the reservation and date of the boat tour you signed up for. These tours leave out of Fish Tale Marina 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach 33931. The terrain on Mound Key is very rough. No ADA accessibility. Length of tour 3 hours 15 min Arrive how many minutes before 20 min Pre sales cut off time 20 minutes before tour What to bring Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, good hiking shoes or sandals, snacks, wear comfortable clothing Items Supplied Water cooler. Bring your own container to refill NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR BOAT TOURS TO MOUND KEY! CALL 239-765-0865 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATION COST: $55 per person; Members $50. Weather permitting. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:30am -2:45pm -Canceled Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:30pm - 4:45pm Thursday, February 27, 2020   2:00pm - 5:15pm Monday, March 9, 2020 1:30pm - 4:45pm Friday, March 27, 2020 2:00pm - 5:15pm Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:00pm - 5:15pm Monday, April 27, 2020 2:15pm - 5:30pm
  • Scheduled to catch a beautiful sunset off the water of Estero Bay, participants will explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels extending into the hidden backwaters of the bay as only a kayaker can. This unique tour offers rare opportunity to experience the abundant life within our estuary in the quiet of twilight. Reservations required 239-765-0865. COST: $45 per person (Members $15) All paddling equipment provided.
  • Family Fun Kayak

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    Have fun with the whole family at the Mound House with a kayak tour designed specifically for families with children ages six and up.  Look for wildlife including birds, dolphins, and manatees as we cruise through the mangroves in Estero Bay. Reservations required visit www.moundhouse.org to register. Must have children ages 6 to 11 years of age to register for this tour. COST: $15 (ages 6 to 12), $25 (ages 13 and up) Museum Admission included (Members $10) All paddling equipment provided. Weather permitting. CDC and social distancing guidelines apply to this program. We recommend all participants wear a mask. Maximum 8 paddlers.
    Weather permitting, park at 216 Connecticut Street (Mound House Overflow parking lot) walk to the main museum and check in at the museum store) Questions about the trip? Check the program description or call Dexter Norris at 239-339-3447 Length of tour 1.5 Hours Arrive how many minutes before (Tour Starts at 9AM) 15 mins Pre sales cut off time Day before tour at 4pm Items to bring Sunscreen, sunglasses, water, water shoes, no flip-flops, hiking sandals ok- hat, snacks, comfortable clothing, dry shoes if you want to tour the museum after the trip. Items Supplied All kayaking equipment including safety equipment is included, museum admission is included in price. Tandem kayaks. Lockers available for personal items.
  • Watch the Harvest Moon rise during this guided kayak tour through the backwaters of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve as the sun sets on one of the most superstitious days of the year. Experience the natural beauty of this mangrove estuary, and hear intriguing tales of pirates, mermaids, and local lore in the quiet of twilight. Black cats and broken mirrors are strictly prohibited. See you there, if you dare! Mound House kayak tours are conducted in accordance with Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism guidelines. All paddling and safety equipment provided. Ages 12 and up. Weather permitting. COST: $45 per person (MH Members $15) Museum admission included.
  • New! Scheduled to catch a full moon, participants will explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels extending into the hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique tour offers rare opportunity to experience the abundant life within our estuary in the quiet of twilight by the light of the full moon. Reservations required 239-765-0865. COST: $45 per person (MH Members $15) All paddling equipment provided. Weather permitting. Maximum of 12 paddlers. Weather permitting, park down at the Mound House and check in with Dexter at the kayak launch. Questions about the trip? Check the program description or call Dexter Norris at 239-339-3447 Length of tour 2 Hour Arrive how many minutes before 15 mins Pre sales cut off time 2 hours before the tour begins Items to bring Sunscreen, sunglasses, water, water shoes, hat, snacks, comfortable clothing. Items Supplied All kayaking equipment including safety equipment is included. Tandem kayaks. Lockers available for personal items.
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