Our afternoon Eco-Excursion is our “do it all” eco-adventure. We start this adventure aboard our new 32 foot backcountry excursion boat we call Reef Geek. The Reef Geek will serve as the Mothership as we snorkel the beautiful offshore barrier reefs, or, depending on conditions, travel to remote wilderness areas affectionally known as the “back country” where we’ll explore winding mangrove tunnels loaded with Tarpon, Snapper, Exotic Water Fowl, and maybe, if were lucky, a family of Manatees.
Through out the excursion our eco-guides will explain the intricacy of a nearshore tropical ecosystems with all the enthusiasm and wonder of the Discovery Channel. We may begin with a patch reef snorkel where our guides escort you on a beautiful underwater safari. After at lease an hour in the water we’ll take a vote and either head to another location or simply explore our current reef. Depending on conditions we’ll snorkel barrier reefs, calm patch reefs, paddle through backcountry lakes, perhaps even explore a mangrove tunnel. There will be plenty of time for snorkeling, easy paddling, and nature watching.
Maybe we’ll see a bonnet head shark or perhaps a spotted eagle ray. We’re sure to see several of the local and migratory shore birds and perhaps hear the call of the Osprey. All the while, your guide is there to answer questions and share the incredible story of the nature around us.
Once back at the Reef Geek, we’ll relax on her large aft deck and share stories of all the exciting wildlife we saw while enjoying fresh fruit, healthy snacks, and ice cold bottled spring water. If you’re up for it, we can even enjoy an afternoon swim off Reef Geeks easy boarding aft deck. The Reef Geek is equipped with a full bathroom, fresh water shower, and enough privacy to change out of a wet bathing suit. On the way home we’ll travel in style, enjoying the 360 view from the Reef Geeks ample deck or, if you’d like a more cozy spot, inside her large and accommodating main pilot house.