Florida Bird Photography by Boat

Photo-Boat Adventure

Florida bird photography is all about birds-in-flight and chicks in the nest. Captain Bob Salyers, an award winning photographer and Coast Guard certified captain, will guide the 21' deck boat to some of the most amazing rookeries on the West Coast of Florida. The boat, with the ability to glide in 12” of water, allows a close approach without disturbing the birds, giving the photographer unparalleled access to the mangrove rookeries of Bradenton and Sarasota.  With a limit of five photographers the experience will be comfortable and enjoyable.

During the months of March and April wildlife photographers are afforded the opportunity to capture impressive mating behavior, striking breeding plumage and chicks in the nest. Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, Night Herons, Great Blue Herons, Wood Storks, Snowy Egrets, Tricolor Herons and Cattle Egrets are just a few of the birds at our rookeries.

Check out our clients testimonials and browse the gallery, if you have any questions contact Captain Bob.

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Monday - Saturday:

Bradenton Boat Ramp (SR64 Ramp)

Sarasota Boat Ramp (Ken Thompson)


$275 Total Boat (Up to 4 people)

Late afternoon trips + $50

$50 extra person above 4


$375 Total Boat (Up to 4 people)

$50 extra person above 4

Single Seat Saturday

$75 Per Person or $300 for Total Boat

Birding By Boat Adventure:

Tuesday AM- Robert's Bay (Sarasota)

Tuesday PM - Dot Dash (Bradenton)

Wednesday AM - Dot Dash (Bradenton)

$225.00 per person (3 boat trips)

10th Street Boat Ramp (Sarasota)

2017 Calendar



Proposed Restricted Access to Rookeries  by Audubon Society