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Enjoy watching dolphins and manatees play in the Sarasota and Bradenton waterways - explore the mangrove islands and beaches along the Florida coast. Sarasota is home to many species of Wildlife Florida has to offer. If your into Nature and Wildlife this trip will be a high-light of your vacation. Tours are kid friendly.
Photo Courtesy/Gwen McKenna

Photography Trips

From the amateur to the most experienced photographer the opportunities are endless - waterfowl, dolphins, manatees - landscapes,  skylines, sunsets and the Old Florida from Anna Maria Island to Venice Florida. The photograph to your left is of two White Egrets dancing during mating near the Siesta Key Rookery. This is a common site during the winter months. Great Blue Herons and Florida's Brown Pelican nest here also as well as several other species of shore birds.
Photography instruction can be provided at an additional cost - see "RATES" page.
Photo Courtesy/Tom Gross

Bird Watching

Quietly approach mangrove islands in search of wading birds - visit the Siesta Key rookery only approachable by boat - herons, pelicans, egrets to name a few species nesting on Florida's mangrove islands during the winter months - keep your sights upwards looking for an osprey feeding in the shallows or an eagle picking up a shallow swimming mullet. The Great Blue Herons to your left are building there nest, chicks are just a few weeks away. Bird watching  is fantastic at this rookery and the action is fantastic. Great Blue Herons, White Egrets, Snowy Egrets, and the Brown Pelican can all be viewed mating, building nests, and feeding chicks during the winter months.Photo Courtesy/Tom Gross
Relax - Do a Little Shelling, Sight Seeing, Walk on the Beach

After a few photos of shore birds, manatees, and dolphins enjoy some relaxing time on the beaches looking for shells, swimming, or just laying out on the beach. Let the kids burn off some energy while you take a long beach walk. Keep an eye out for rolling tarpon off Siesta Key, watch the waves break on the Longboat Key beaches, hunt for shells on a sandbar near Lido Key, or go for a cool swim in the surf on Anna Maria Island.

What ever your vacation plans here on the Central West Coast of Florida are, your sure to add fantastic memories on a private charter with Reelin & Chillin Charters. Be it a Nature Tour, Eco Tour, Photography Trip, Fishing Charter, or Bird Watching, Capt. Terry will customize this portion of your vacation around your family and you.

Visit for more information on Captain Terry's Fishing Charters. Catch snook, redfish and trout - children welcome.


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