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Cathy Guerra
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Sunday morning & moonlight canoe tours at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (August 24, 2015)

Take a Sunday Morning or Moonlight Canoe Tour across Biscayne Bay! These tours will depart from Charles Deering’s boat basin and stop at Chicken Key, a seven-acre mangrove island and bird rookery approximately one mile off-shore. Chicken Key contains sand dunes and mangrove forests and is surrounded by sand bars, tidal flats, seagrass beds and rocky debris.  A Deering Education and Interpretive Staff Member will accompany these tours, sharing ecological facts about the bay. Morning canoers can observe marine wildlife such as manatees, sea turtles and numerous bird species. Moonlight canoers will enjoy a campfire and s’mores on Chicken Key.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing and bring water. Hats and sunscreen are recommended for Sunday morning trips. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Sunday Morning Canoe Tours

7:30 am – 11:00 am
$30 adults; $20 children (ages 9-14)
September 13, 2015
October 11, 2015
November 8, 2015

Moonlight Canoe Tours

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$40 adults (ages 18 & older)
Friday, September 25, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015 

Space is limited. Reservations required. For additional dates, or to register, please visit the Deering Estate website or call 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 at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October – May). Deering Adventure 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 the www.deeringestate.org.