Absolutely fantastic article in the Beacon this week. This is what St. Johns River Eco Tours is all about, folks, and why it's the best two hours you can spend in central Florida. I hope you'll check out this wonderful article, after you've perused a few photos here, and then I hope you'll immediately book a tour on the Naiad and see for yourself. Doug, along with the very able Captain Dooley will enlighten you on all things pertaining to the river and its wildlife, and will make you laugh along the way. And that doesn't even take into consideration the many stunning photo ops you'll have.
Go HERE to read the Beacon article.
What a beautiful tribute to Doug, Dooley, and the late Jeanne Bell, whose dream came true when she had the Naiad built, and began sharing her knowledge of the river and its inhabitants. Doug and Captain Dooley carry on her mission today, and a tour aboard the Naiad is something no one should miss.
Now, be honest. You KNOW you'd like to be surrounded by all of this lush beauty, don't you?
You owe it to yourself to enjoy this!
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Or maybe these two?
Sandhill Crane (Antigone Canadensis) and Chick
How about a limpkin (foreground) and an American bittern (background) in one spot! Wow.
Limpkin Aramus guarauna) and American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
What are you waiting for? Book that tour!
It's not all about the birds, either!
The endangered West Indian or American Manatee (Trichechus manatus) is often spotted on the eco tours.
And of course, the ubiquitous American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
The bottom line is, in addition to being a fun and informative way to spend an afternoon, St. Johns River Eco Tours is performing a vital service, educating passengers about wildlife, habitat, and the importance of protecting our unique river system. And it's doing it all in the best way possible--by giving everyone a chance to see for themselves what a wonderful gift we've been given.
If you missed the link to the Beacon article above, go HERE to read a beautifully written piece with some gorgeous photographs. I think you'll enjoy it.