Our new date for the Sunset Cruise and Visit to Pelican Harbor wildlife refuge is Sunday January 24.
If you already bought tickets for the November 22 cruise, then you are all set to go.
Enjoy a beautiful 2-hour sunset birding cruise as we tour Biscayne Bay & scan the mangrove shoreline of the Bird Key rookery for brown pelicans, magnificent frigatebirds and more than 30 species of birds. Capture the magical view of the Miami skyline from the water . Our special guide will be Christopher Scott Boykin, the Executive Director of Pelican Harbor Seabird Station. Chris is a well-known wildlife educator and eco-adventure leader.
We will also get a guided tour of the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station . This nonprofit facility was founded in 1980 out of a private houseboat. At first, the sole purpose was to rehabilitate injured pelicans. Since then, more than 156 species of injured, sick or orphaned wildlife have been treated including tortoises, warblers, owls, hawks, herons, foxes, and parrots. The Seabird Station accepts all native birds, mammals and reptiles. Injured wildlife can be dropped off 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If we are lucky, we may be able to observe the release of a healed shorebird back into the wild.
Children under 12: $10
1. Tour of the Wildlife Rescue Center
Please arrive by 4.20 pm. The tour will begin promptly at 4.30 pm.
2. Cruise Departs at 5 pm.
Get an excellent view of the rookery as birds fly in to roost for the evening.
3. Romantic Sunset at 5:30 pm
We'll motor towards downtown to watch the lights come on in the Magic City as night falls.
4. Boat Returns to dock at 7 pm.
What to Bring: a sweater or jacket, a camera, binoculars, and bring your own beverages for the cooler on board.
Directions to the Seabird Station (www.pelicanharbor.org) or call 305 762 7633 :
Coming From Collins Ave. on Miami Beach:Turn on to 71st Street heading west. Drive through Normandy Isles and North Bay Village. 71st Street eventually becomes 79th Street in North Bay Village. At the foot of the J.F.K. causeway there is a lighted intersection with a large radio tower on the corner. Turn right at this intersection, into Pelican Harbor Marina. Our building is at the east end of the marina parking lot. Just look for our big steel roof.
Coming From I-95 in the City of Miami:From I-95, take the 79th Street Causeway Exit (exit #7). Head east on 79 Street for 2.5 miles. Cross the J.F.K. Causeway and turn left (into Pelican Harbor Marina) at the intersection on the east side of the drawbridge. Our building is at the east end of the marina parking lot. Just look for our big steel roof.