VISIT ROOKERY BAY
Environmental Learning Center
Explore our two story, 16,500 square-foot facility with four research laboratories, classrooms and 140-seat auditorium. The Center offers a variety of hands-on experiences, including a 2,300-gallon aquarium and interactive exhibits addressing research and stewardship efforts on-going within the Reserve, as well as a nature store, art gallery and picnic area.
Explore the Reserve
An amazing world exists within the 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters of Rookery Bay. Where rivers and streams meet the sea, a unique habitat is formed. A myriad of wildlife, including 150 species of birds and many threatened and endangered animals, thrive in the estuarine environment and surrounding upland hammocks and scrub found within the Reserve.
Mangrove Tunnels & Mudflats
You can choose between a single or tandem kayak for your journey. Tandem kayaks are great for families with small children. Conditions do vary, but usually consist of calm, waist-deep water and sunshine! These tours are perfect for the first-time paddler or pro. Get out and explore the backwaters of Southwest Florida with our exclusive ecotour provider, Rising Tide Explorers!