(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a relaxing Bay Cruise on Sunday, December 18, 2011 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Discover South Florida's nature and history aboard the "Pelican Island Skipper" Pontoon Boat, a 45 foot Corinthian Catamaran. A Deering Estate Education and Interpretive staff member will talk about birds, sea mammals, Native Americans, and early pioneers. The boat will pass Chicken Key, a seven-acre mangrove island and restored bird rookery.
The two-hour cruise departs at 2:00 pm from the Deering Estate at Cutler and returns at 4:00 pm. Passengers are required to arrive at the Deering Estate at 1:30 pm. The cost is $35 per person.
Additional Bay Cruises will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012 (Valentine's Bay Cruise) and on Sunday, June 17, 2012 (Father's Day Bay Cruise).
For more information, please visit Deering Estate. To purchase tickets, please contact the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily (10:30 am & 3:00 pm) with admission to the Estate. EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit Deering Estate.