Eco-Tours Done Right
Our Service & Experience:
A Private skippered charter allows you the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the day without the worries associated with navigating unfamiliar waters. Our captains are trained to make sure you have the BEST experience South Florida has to offer!
Remote barrier island beach access
Visit Cape Romano and the Dome House
Filtered water and large cooler with ice
Shared Tours up to 12
Private Tours up to 16
Dog friendly on Private Tours
U.S.C.G Inspected and approved vessels:
your safety is our primary concern:
Our custom-built skiffs go through a rigorous inspection process by the United States Coast Guard to ensure the vessel is seaworthy and safe for commercial use. It is illegal for an operator to carry more than 6 paying passengers unless the vessel obtains a Certificate of Inspection (COI) from the Coast Guard. Vessels that have obtained the COI will be issued a certificate letter to be posted and receive a large COI dated sticker to display.
Key Safety features unique to our COI skiff:
Type 1 Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) for every adult and child, clearly labeled and easily accessible in case of an emergency.
Sturdy railings to prevent people from falling overboard.
Large shaded seating area
Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). This radio beacon is enclosed in a submerged-sensing device, that releases and activates the EPIRB when submerged. The beacon will send a radio signal to assist Search and Rescue personnel in locating passengers and crew. These devices are not cheap and must be inspected regularly but drastically improve the response time of rescue personal in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Our COI allows us to safely accommodate up to 16 People per boat!
In addition to the required safety items on the boat, our captains hold a “Master” rating issued by the United States Coast Guard. This upgraded license requires more sea-time and course work allowing our Captains the ability to carry up to the maximum capacity of people according to the vessel they are operating.
United States Coast Guard Captains
Educated Guides & Mates
Check out our Captain Profiles
Our commitment to the environment:
Eco Endeavors provides knowledgeable, guides who can accurately answer your questions about the wildlife and ecosystems we explore
Teaching and implementing Leave No Trace principles on all our overnight outfitting excursions
We use clean, reusable cups and filtered water on all of our trips to reduce the amount of single use plastic water bottles which plague our oceans and waterways
We adhere to sustainable eco-tourism practices, including limiting our use of single-use plastics which end up in our lakes, rivers, and oceans
We have partnerships with local schools to support Conservation and Environmental outreach clubs by leading barrier island beach clean up excursions
Proceeds from the sale of all Eco Endeavors merchandise go to programs that are actively engaged in wildlife protection, wilderness restoration, and ocean conservation. We encourage our guests to view the Partners page to see who we support and learn more