Monday, September 28, 2020

Last Fakahatchee Island cruise of season

 

 

The Friends of Fakahatchee have announced their final cruise of the season to historic Fakahatchee Island on Saturday, March 21. Fakahatchee Island was once home to a thriving community of farming and fishing families and was first inhabited by the Calusa.

On the way to the island, Everglades National Boat Tours will cruise among the mangroves of the Ten Thousand Islands. On the island, a Friends of Fakahatchee naturalist will lead a walking tour and describe the island’s colorful history.

Cold drinks and snacks will be served on the boat. Please bring bug repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and closed shoes. Jackets are a good idea as it can be much cooler on the water than the mainland.

The cruise leaves the Everglades National Park docks in Everglades City promptly at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m.

For directions and required advance reservations at $80 per person, visit www.orchidswamp.org and click on “tours and events.”

 

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