Rookery Bay Eco-Cruise

Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Rookery Bay. Come aboard the 35-passenger Good Fortune II pontoon boat led by Coast Guard-certified captains and a Conservancy naturalist.

Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

Pack a small cooler, bring a snack, and let us take you on a beautiful sunset ride. This two-hour sunset cruise is offered multiple days a week.

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Mid-Morning Cruise

Beat the heat with a mid-morning eco-cruise as you meander through the stunning waterways of Rookery Bay.

Prices

Member Adult

$45

Member Child

$25

Non-Member Adult

$55

Non-Member Child

$30

Private Charters

We also offer private charters on the Good Fortune II and those are available all year round.

Call 239.213.2500 today to book your adventure!

Members: $799

Non-members: $899

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Led by a Coast Guard-certified captain

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers a unique opportunity for its members and guests to explore the beautiful area it saved more than 50 years ago. Conservancy naturalists and a Coast-Guard-certified captain will guide you through Rookery Bay aboard the Good Fortune II, a comfortable 35-passenger pontoon boat. See some of the most spectacular waterways, wading birds, and perhaps even a dolphin!

See below to learn about our cancellation policy for sunset cruises and to read about our cancellation policy for private charters.

*All cruises subject to weather conditions and tide.

Directions to the Good Fortune II boat landing from Naples and North

From I-75, take exit 101 and follow signs for Marco Island. You will be on Collier Blvd./State Rd. 951. Continue south to US 41. Cross US 41, continue south on 951. Do not turn into Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. From US 41 it is three miles to Shell Island Road. Turn right onto Shell Island Road (just before Fiddler’s Creek).

The street sign is small, so watch carefully.

Continue 2.5 miles on Shell Island Road. (You will pass Florida Fish & Wildlife). Shell Island Road is a wildlife area; please allow extra time for the 2.5 mile road.  You will come to a Good Fortune II  sign pointing to a grassy parking area which will be on your right. Park on the grass. Go through the gate at the wooden fence and follow the path to the boat dock. Please watch your step.

Directions To Shell Island Road and the Good Fortune II from Marco Island.

From Collier Blvd, head north towards Naples. Turn left onto Shell Island Road, just after Fiddler’s Creek entrance (which is on the right).

Continue 2.5 miles on Shell Island Road. (You will pass Florida Fish & Wildlife). Shell Island Road is a wildlife area; please allow extra time for the 2.5 mile road.  You will come to a Good Fortune II sign pointing to a grassy parking area which will be on your right. Park on the grass. Go through the gate at the wooden fence and follow the path to the boat dock. Please watch your step.

Directions from Shell Island Road

Continue 2.5 miles on Shell Island Road. (You will pass Florida Fish & Wildlife). Shell Island Road is a wildlife area; please allow extra time for the 2.5 mile road.  You will come to a Good Fortune II  sign pointing to a grassy parking area which will be on your right. Park on the grass. Go through the gate at the wooden fence and follow the path to the boat dock. Please watch your step.

What to bring:

  • You are welcome to bring food and drinks. (One personal size cooler per person)
  • Camera
  • Binoculars (a limited supply is available for use)
  • Sunscreen/hat (the boat is canopied, so you will not be in direct sun)
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Light jacket for sunset cruise – Temperature is cooler over the water
  • Bird Identification Cards available for use

Special notes:

  • The Good Fortune II boat and all captains are Coast Guard certified.
  • All trips are weather-permitting. We will provide notice to you as soon as a trip is canceled, generally within two hours of departure time.
  • As a courtesy to other guests, we ask that you kindly cancel or reschedule your cruise at least 48 hours before departure time.
  • Facilities are available at the dock.

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