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Ostego Bay Foundation Inc. to resume waterfront tours Oct. 7

By Ostego Bay Foundation - | Oct 1, 2020

The Ostego Bay Foundation‘s Working Waterfront Tour will resume Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The tour covers the shrimp fleet of San Carlos Island, which offloads more Florida pink shrimp than anywhere else in Florida, says a  study by the University of Florida.

The Ostego Bay Foundation has earned the 2020 Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award, representing the top 10% of attractions worldwide. The cost for the Tour is $20 per adult and $10 for children over 6 years of age. You’ll learn about Florida’s “Pink Gold” the oldest and largest pink shrimp fishing fleet in Florida. The tour includes a 1 1/2 hour guided visit at the Marine Science Center Museum which contains numerous hands-on exhibits, touch tank, beach exhibit and estuarine aquariums.

The tour includes a walking tour of the commercial fishing industry working waterfront, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, net shop and Trico Shrimp Boat loading dock. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is off-loaded, and other important factors used in this unique multi-million-dollar industry, a memorable experience. Participation is limited and CDC social distancing guidelines for COVID-19 are followed.

Reservations are required, call 239-765-8101 for details or register online at http://www.ostegobay.org/waterfront-tours/.

Ostego Bay Foundation is at 718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach.