One of the highlights of the Fakahatchee Coastal Cruise is watching birds settle down for the night in the rookery, as seen in this photo by Francine Stevens.
Winding throught the Ten Thousand Islands, you will soon arrive at Fakahatchee Island, where a naturalist will point out unusual plants on the path up the ancient shell mound to the old cemetery.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about our outer islands and the communities that existed in olden times. It is also a chance to see the Ten Thousand Islands ecology that has not changed for over fifty years!
The next available chartered trips to historic Fakahatchee Island take place on on Wednesday, March 13th, and Saturday, March 30th, starting at 3 PM from the National Park in Everglades City. Cost is $75 and reservations are required. The Cruise is hosted by the Friends of Fakahatchee, a support group for our local state park. Visit www.orchidswamp.org or call Pam at 239-695-1023.