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Walking Tours Led by Florida Master Naturist Guides

You’re guaranteed to learn something new on an eco tour with our multi certified staff. Eco tour guides are certified Florida Master Naturalists in Coastal, Freshwater and Upland ecosystems. Develop a greater appreciation for Florida wildlife as you learn from our passionate tour guides. Learn more about SUP Englewood.

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Florida Master Naturalist Program Upland Systems

Beach & Shoreline Walk

Join an eco tour of the shoreline at Stump Pass Beach State Park

Learn about the dunes, cabbage palms, seashells, sharks teeth, nesting shorebirds, and sea turtles as you walk the coastline with a naturalist guide. There's so much to learn about the ecosystems on a barrier island. Including upland habitats, native plants, and gopher tortoises.


Discover varying species along a coastal shoreline

The Stump Pass Beach State Park provides habitat to many bird species. Song birds, wading birds, shorebird, gulls, terns and birds of prey. Common sightings include: great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, little blue heron, green heron, skimmers, royal turns, varying gulls, snowy plovers, willets, sandpipers, belted king fisher, osprey, and bald eagles.

Mammals, reptiles and more!

A walking eco tour is a great way to view wildlife

Everyday is a new adventure. As you walk along a nature trail we may see raccoons, opossums, marsh hares, box turtles, or gopher tortoises. On occasion we see wildlife in the seagrass flats and passing dolphin or manatee.

Walking Eco Tours

Stump Pass Beach State Park is located on Manasota Key and extends for almost one and a half miles. This area is maintained by park rangers who ensure that only native vegetation is present in the state park. This is an extensive job and requires constant maintenance.

Stump Pass Beach State Park

The boundaries of the state park extend into the water to the next two islands east of Manasota Key. This includes Peterson Island and Whidden Key. The bay is part of Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve. This marine estuary is one of the largest in the area and is connected to tidal creeks and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Meet at Stump Pass Beach

Manatee spotted on a kayak tour with SUP Englewood

Book Today

Address: 900 Gulf Blvd Englewood, FL 34223

Open: Daily 8 AM to sunset

Reservations Required. Please call ahead. Same day reservations are not available for walking tours 

Entrance Fee: $3 per car or $2 per person – State Park Entrance Fee – Pay in Advance 

Call: 941-26KAYAK | 941-265-2925


Reservations Required

Call us to book a walking tour today

(941) 265-2925

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