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Wading Trips


Jackie Langston
(239) 463-3240


see below

Date and Time

  • Wed, Mar 19, 10 am
  • Thu, Apr 17, 10 am
  • Tue, May 6, 10 am


Join us as we discover first-hand why estuaries such as Estero Bay are known as "cradles of the ocean"!

We will take a refreshing journey into the waters of the bay, wading into mudflats and seagrass beds at low tide to find many of the plants and animals that call this estuary home. Using dip nets and seine nets we will collect organisms such as fish, shrimp, crabs, snails and seagrasses and place them in buckets or magnifiers to take a closer look. The guide will explain how each living creature plays an important role in the ecosystem. You'll be amazed at what can be found just past the shoreline, what few take the time to see. Come and let the estuary surprise you!

For your safety, it is required that you wear closed toe shoes that can get wet, such as old tennis shoes or diving booties. Wear a swimsuit or shorts. Bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water and a towel.

This trip is free of charge, but registration is required. Call Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve at (239)463-3240 for more information and to sign up. The meeting location is on the bayside of Black Island, just north of Lovers Key State Park. There is no address for this particular location, so we encourage those who are interested to give us a call for more details.

Last updated: March 26, 2014

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