Robbie’s Eco-Tours are a perfect way to experience the raw beauty and wonder of the Florida Bay. Our two-hour trips take you on an excursion through passages among the sea grass beds that rim the many protected shallow bays. We take you among the hundreds of small, uninhabited mangrove and hardwood hammock islands, which host an amazing variety of wildlife and create the island network of the Florida Bay.
Like nature, our Eco Tours are not scripted. Rather, we will follow your interests, stopping along the way to describe any natural occurrence that presents itself, often at such close distance that binoculars are just in the way. Our guides have a very well-developed understanding of what makes this part of Earth work, and enjoy sharing their knowledge to educate and inform you. Robbie’s offers Eco Tours-Historical Excursions and Nature Watch Sunsets.
Robbie’s of Islamorada offers Sunset Cruises aboard our beautiful 43’ Catamaran, the Happy Cat. The Happy Cat offers a cruise through the Florida Bay serving complimentary champagne as you sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. We also offer Private Charters aboard the Happy Cat for special occasions. The Happy Cat offers daily Sunset Cruises during our spring and summer months only. Robbie’s also offers Private Sunset Cruises for groups of up to 6 people.
Meet Your Eco-Tour Boat Captains
Capt. Lori Poling
“As a “Marine Corp brat,” Captain Lori Poling has traveled to many places around the world. After visiting numerous destinations, she found her home in the Florida Keys 8 years ago. Since her arrival, she has spent most of her time as snorkel and dive boat captain and a scuba instructor throughout the beautiful reefs of Key Largo and the surrounding keys.
Capt. Samantha Zeher
Captain Samantha is a local resident with a large knowledge base of the Islamorada area. She was born in Florida and grew up playing on the waters off of Lower Matecumbe. She learned to fish and snorkel at a young age and took a liking to the marine habitat. Samantha went on to study Marine Biology at Barry University and earned her degree in May 2009. She loves being on the water and enjoys educating people about the importance of the marine environment