Take a Walk on the Wild Side Tour

of beautiful Southwest Florida


Learn about the natural beauty of Southwest Florida and its wildlife

The Take a Walk on the Wild Side personalized land tour with Captain Bubby, a Florida Master Naturalist, will give you a look into the natural beauty surrounding this area while also delivering a better understanding of why it is the paradise it is today and the importance of taking care of our world to preserve it for future generations.

Looking to Explore Captiva and Sanibel Islands


  • What is the Tourist Tree?
  • What plant was once called Florida’s Post Card?
  • What is the name of the bird that looks like it’s wearing yellow slippers?
  • Learn what local animal is called the teddy bear of the sea.

Let Captain Bubby show you the way, while you learn the answers to these questions and many more about the island’s tropical plant life, amazing birds and wildlife. On your tour you may visit CROW, the nationally renowned wildlife hospital for native and migratory animals. Or maybe you will tour SCCF’s four miles of trails, or climb to the top of the observation tower. Or visit Jensen’s Marina and look for the sea life, stingrays, dolphins and manatees that use this brackish water as their playground. As part of a private tour you will have the ability to stop whenever you would like in order to observe, ask questions, or take that once in a lifetime photo!

Do you want to discover Fort Myers?

Fort Myers has an abundance of places to explore nature, including Bunch Beach, The Butterfly Estates, Matanzas Pass Preserve or Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve


Maybe you would like to become familiar with Pine Island

This island is home to three aquatic preserves, the Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge, acres of palm trees, mangroves and exotic tropical fruit.