Celebrate Father’s Day on a Bay Cruise departing from the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave., on Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 cost is $35 per person and tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668, ext. 233.
The vessel complies with Coast Guard Regulations and is ADA accessible. Weather and water conditions are closely monitored prior to departure. Trips may be cancelled and rescheduled due to weather and water conditions.
The 450-plus-acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird 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 is celebrating 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places.