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Sunday morning & moonlight canoe tours at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (November 24, 2015)

Take a Sunday Morning or Moonlight Canoe Tour across Biscayne Bay! These tours will depart from the boat basin at the Deering Estate 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, comfortable clothing and bring water. Hats and sunscreen are recommended for sunrise trips. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Sunday Canoe Tour
December 6, 2015

7:30 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $30 adults; $20 children (ages 9-14)

Moonlight Canoe Tour
December 27, 2015

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: $40 adults (ages 18 and over)

Space is limited. Reservations required. For additional dates, or to register, please visit the Deering Estate website or call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

The Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover more history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate! For more information, visit www.deeringestate.org.