Birding Boat Ecotours

Winter Birding Ecotour

This special 3-hour tour on the Discovery boat will leave our dock and head north to Disappearing Island, where birding enthusiasts will disembark and spend two hours exploring this large sand bar, looking for winter migratory birds. Guidance will be offered to less-experienced birders and there will opportunities for novice birders to learn more about birds from highly experienced guests on the trip from local Audubon chapters.

Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars, viewing scopes, cameras, bird guide books, sunscreen and water to drink. Guests will walk the island at their own pace.

The Winter Birding Boat Ecotour is offered on the following days from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.(weather permitting):

Wednesday, April 24

Minimum occupancy (8) is required for tour to depart.

Rates

Adults $39
Seniors (62+) & Students $36
Family* $115
Children** $23

* 2 adults (parents) and 2 children (under 12); additional children $20 each

** Under 12

Members receive a 10 percent discount.

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Rookery Island Camera Cruise

Grab your cameras, lenses, and tripods and join us for a wonderful adventure to the famous bird rookery islands here in New Smyrna. The birds are breeding and the islands are popping with new chicks, and this is your chance to get the best views and photo ops.

This two-hour tour will leave the docks and head straight to the rookeries where we will safely maneuver the boat to view and photograph the islands from all angles. All guests will get an opportunity to set up their camera gear and shoot from the front deck of the boat. Don’t miss this opportunity to capture these beautiful creatures as they woo mates, build nests, incubate eggs, hatch, feed, and fledge.

The Rookery Camera Cruise is offered on the following days from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (weather permitting):

April 28 | May 25

Minimum occupancy (8) is required for tour to depart.

Rates

Adults $29
Seniors (62+) & Students $26
Family* $75
Children** $13

* 2 adults (parents) and 2 children (under 12); additional children $20 each
** Under 12

Members receive a 10 percent discount.

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You might also enjoy our free Bird Walks at Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park
Tuesday mornings January through April
and our Friday with Raptors program on the 2nd Friday of each month

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