Boating on the Bay

Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, Miami
Explore South Florida!  Bayologist Boating Eco Tours!
Pelican Skipper out and about on the bay!

Embark on the Pelican Skipper – Eco Cruise of Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves

The Next Trip is just for the ADULTS!  Time for the moms and dads to get outside!

AUGUST 24, 2018 – SUNSET TOUR Eco Cruise! 6pm-9pm, $35 per adult
Leave from:
Pelican Harbor Marina
1275 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138
Meet on bay-side, in front of 2 story marina building.

Also offered…Day Trips…Bayologist Boating Days – Bay Cruise and Island Explorations! A day on the bay for adventurous learners and their families. Cruise the bay, identify local flora and fauna,  observe the nesting birds on Bird Key, island hop and explore the shore – both above and below the surface.

All proceeds go to support the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.

Dates to be determined, or inquire about booking a cruise just for your group! 10:30am-2pm
Space is limited!
Per Adult – $25
Per Child age 4 and up – $15
Children under 4 are free of charge and welcome to attend.

To secure your space, email Christy at and let us know the date you’d like to attend and the names and ages of everyone attending. Space is limited and it is first come, first serve.  No refunds or credits. Thank you.

  • Children should be comfortable around water and preferably able to swim.
  • Refunds will not be given for cancellation or not showing up, credits will only be considered for emergencies.
  • Bayologist Days are rain or shine. Cancellations due to extreme weather are determined by the staff of BBAP and Pelican Harbor Marina Captain of the Pelican Skipper.
    • Should BBAP or the Captain cancel an event, a credit/raincheck will be offered.
  • Each participant must have a signed BBAP waiver per event.
  • Attending Bayologists MUST have:
    • Protective, closed-toe shoes for all participants (adults and staff included).
      • Shoes need to be worn in the water and need to be closed-toe, hard bottom…NO FLIP FLOPS or CROCS please (can be used during indoor time).
        • Old sneakers will suffice if water shoes unavailable.
    • Sun and bug protection applied before trip – eco-friendly is encouraged.
    • Clothes for wading and netting if included in day– water/swim clothes. Hats, sunglasses, sun-shirts and towels are recommended.
    • A low or no-waste lunch and/or snack (No Styrofoam allowed and plastic is discouraged, we pack out).
    • WATER
      • Eco-FILLED water bottles that can be refilled.
      • No Styrofoam allowed and plastic is discouraged.
      • We will have water to re-fill their water bottles.
  • Please have your snacks and lunch – packed and cooled (you are welcome to bring coolers) low or no waste lunches are encouraged. All waste is packed out.
  • Participants are welcome to bring along masks, snorkels, goggles, their own nets, etc. – only needed on days water activities are planned (see below).
  • BBAP will supply game and netting supplies, buckets, PFD’s, vessels and paddles.
  • The Pelican Skipper boat is managed by Miami Dade County and Pelican Harbor Marina and its use is based on availability. The boat is a 40-passenger catamaran cruiser, with shade and seating and a licensed captain.
  • PFD’s will be provided and worn by children under age 18 while on boat or kayak.
  • Swimming is only allowed at designated times with adequate supervision – provided by BBAP. Otherwise water exploration and play will be wading only to the knees. All children must wear provided PFD’s when on the boat or in kayaks.

All proceeds go to support the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.