Bird Watching Tour in the Keys
South Florida is home to many bird species that inhabit this area year round and that migrate through seasonally. We always see many egrets, herons, and ospreys feeding, but also periodically spot flamingos, roseate spoonbills, and nesting colonies of magnificent frigates. The mangrove ecosystem provides a unique way to observe these birds in their natural habitat.
Birding tours are only available on the Snook Crook (16’ Actioncraft) because this boat can gain access into very shallow and narrow waters. It is offered in combination with any other charter on this vessel. Capt. Elmo’s wife is an avid birder, and he has learned to appreciate the diversity and abundance of bird species in south Florida. In the shallow coastal waters of south Florida, wading birds are often seen stalking their prey and feeding. It is very common to spot egrets, herons, woodstorks, pelicans, kingfishers, and ospreys on these tours. Roseate spoonbills are one of Capt. Elmo’s favorite bird species and also occupy this region. He has even spotted flamingos and bald eagles when fishing out of Florida Bay (Everglades National Park). His years of practice taking his wife to see various bird species has made him a great tour guide for birding throughout the Florida mangroves.
Birding Tour Rates
$300 (3 hours) Sunset and sunrise tours available
$500 Half day (4 hours)
$650 ¾ day (6 hours)
$800 Full day (8 hours)