285 days left until Canoecopia!     March 8 - 10



Where:
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours:
Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ticket Prices:
$15.00 for a day pass
$25.00 for a weekend pass.
Note: Ages 17 and under: free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance before March 1, 2018 at www.rutabaga.com or at Rutabaga.

At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.

Parking:
$7.00 per car per day
Weekend pass: $19.50



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  Charles Wright


   visit website
   charles.evergladesareatours@gmail.com

Capt. Charles Wright is a professional fishing guide, an outdoor writer, and a naturalist interpretive eco tour guide. He grew up in South Florida and the Keys, and has personally enjoyed Everglades National Park since 1972. Schooled as an Environmental Engineer, an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, a Florida Master Naturalist and a US Coast Guard Captain, he left his environmental consulting business and moved to Everglades City after hurricane Andrew. He has been guiding professionally in Everglades National Park since 1997 and is the owner of Everglades Area Tours. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Everglades Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of Fakahatchee Strand, the Society for Ethical Ecotourism, the Florida Professional Paddlesports Association and on the Florida Outdoor Writers Association.

Originally a fishing guide utilizing poling skiffs and center-console boats, his charters always had an educational component. It was not long before he began to use the stealth and accessibility of the kayak to get his clients to parts of the fishery that no others could access. The development of dedicated kayak transport boats and the desire and educate his guests about the Everglades, steered him to conducting educational-based tours in the kayaks and eventually to create Everglades Area Tours.

Everglades Area Tours is "dedicated to the experiential eco-education of students, families and travelers whether they are from Florida, the Americas or the World. It is only through education that we can help save what is left of the Everglades - while there is time."



Presentations

 Florida's Paradise Coast and Everglades Paddling

Caribou - upstairs Sat 1:30pm-2:15pm 

Bear - upstairs Sun 10:30am-11:15am 

Florida's Paradise Coast (Naples, Marco, the 10,000 Islands, and the Everglades) is a Paddler's Paradise. Wonderful beaches, great hotels and delicious restaurants are next door to an array of paddling opportunities. Paddle the trails of the Calusa Blueway after breakfast. Before your seafood lunch at a waterside restaurant, experience the Everglades on a boat-assisted kayak eco tour or the tunnels of the Everglades mangrove forest. After sunning on the beach, a nap and dinner, paddle into a spectacular sunset or a nighttime bioluminescence tour.


 
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours:
Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Parking:
$7.00 per car per day
Weekend pass: $19.50
Ticket Prices:
$15.00 for a day pass
$25.00 for a weekend pass.
Note: Ages 17 and under: free.

Tickets may be purchased in advance before March 1, 2018 at www.rutabaga.com or at Rutabaga.

At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.