Manatee

Fort De Soto Eco-Adventures is a charter and tour boat service operated at Fort De Soto, FL.

The “De Soto Betty” can be boarded directly from the beach on the west side of the causeway entering into Ft. De Soto Park or from Directly behind the campground store Just inside the park campground.

The “Betty” is a 28’ Carolina Skiff custom built for United Park Services in 2008. She has an ’08 Suzuki 4 stroke 175hp motor to move her along. We had a one of a kind custom top built that shades almost the entire deck from bow to stern providing much needed relief from the Florida sun.

Eco-Tours:
The Tour, covers the estuaries and inshore areas of Mullet key. Depending on weather and tidal conditions, takes about 90 minutes. Dolphin viewing is practically guaranteed and Manatee encouters are very common in our waters. The “Betty” is designed for extremely shallow draft so we can get up close to mangrove shorelines and over beautiful grass beds for an exciting inshore adventure.

Tour Schedule:
Saturdays 10am-6pm*
Sundays 10am-4pm*
*unless by appointment
Sunset cruises and Weekdays by appointment only

Rates:
$19.95 adults
$12.95 children under 12

 

Charters:
The Betty is available for charters in the lower tampa bay area. You can charter an exclusive and personal tour of our beaches and islands and enjoy the day guided by a Captain with a lifetime of experience in the Tampa Bay area.

Or Charter a fishing trip aboard the Betty which is a phenomonal vessel for a day of family fishing..She can comfortably fish 6 people or more and bring along the family with a capacity of up to eighteen people to ride along.

With knowledge of our many flats and inshore areas of lower Tampa Bay her crew is very successful at bringing home the fish dinners.

We can target many of the inshore species such as redfish, trout, mackerel, and bluefish. And turn around and get to some of the bay’s nearshore fishing for grouper, snapper, sharks and kingfish. Sometimes in the same day.

Charter Rates:
½ day(4hrs) $250
Full day(8hrs) $500
Rates include bait and tackle.

 

Contact Information:
You can book the De Soto Betty by simply calling the
campground store at Fort De Soto 727-866-9191
or email the Captain Directly at Captain Blake
Also, look for Fort De Soto Eco-Adventures on facebook where we update photos of all our activities in real time.




Fort De Soto Eco-Adventures is Proudly a Dolphin Smart Endorsed Operator

Come See The Manatee, Egrets and Dolphin
on a self-guided eco-tour -
Includes a guide book that tells about the history, plants and creatures you’ll see along the way!

 

 

 


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