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No other cruise in the area can offer you the Good Fortune II eco-cruise experience! While we can’t guarantee the wildlife Mother Nature provides, we can guarantee this cruise is like no other. Our Good Fortune II custom pontoon boat has capacity up to 33 people and is newly equipped with cushioned seating.

Join a Coast Guard certified Captain and expert naturalist off the beaten path through one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. Diverse wildlife, including hundreds of bird species and many threatened and endangered animals thrive in this unique environment. During season (generally December - April)  

Private charters available year-round.


Weekly Specialty Cruises

Each weekly specialty cruise covers the best natural treasures Southwest Florida has to offer. Cruises are narrated by Conservancy of Southwest Florida specialists. They may not be available on all days and are dependent on weather conditions and tides and all cruises are subject to cancellation. The cruise narrator's subject to change. These specialty cruises are offered at the same great price as regular daily cruises.

Wildlife Photography

Mangroves and More

Secrets of Sea Turtles

Hidden History

Nature Walk and Cruise

 

 


Daily Cruising Adventures during Season (December - April)

Monday: Early Morning Cruise: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Tuesday - Saturday - Leisurely Lunch Cruises: 10 AM - 1 PM

Except for specialty cruise dates. Includes one hour stop for lunch on Isle of Capri. Lunch not included in program price.

Daily: Classic Sunset Adventures
Cruises depart approximately two hours prior to sunset. Get a spectacular view of hundreds of shorebirds coming to roost on the Rookery mangrove islands for the night. This one is not to be missed! You are welcome to bring food and drinks.

  Adults Children
(under 12)
Conservancy Members

Others
$32


$42
$14


$19

Private Charters

Two hour private charters: Available year-round
Reserve the Good Fortune II for your private event – up to 35 people. This is perfect for photography clubs, small receptions and any special gathering.

Conservancy Members Others
$699 (up to 35 people) $799 (up to 35 people)

 


Friends and Family Cruises

Stuck for ideas on what to do with your out-of-town guests? Gather a group of 10 and join other guests on the Good Fortune II for one group price.

Conservancy Members Others
$299 (Up to 10 people) $399 (Up to 10 people)

 

 

 

 

 

To Shell Island Road and the Good Fortune II 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.

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).

On 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 cancelled, 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 onboard the boat for your convenience.

 

General Info

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General Info

Hours of Conservancy Nature Center, directions, admission details and more!

Start Here

Visitor Tips

Information on how to better enjoy your visit.

Learn More

Tours

Guided private tours include exclusive features.

Learn More

Boats and Kayaks

Explore nature with electric boat eco-cruises and kayak rentals.

Start Here

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