We recommend leaving a half hour before daylight. This allows us to be on site with the sun coming up at our backs. This can be a great time to get flight shots when the Cranes are coming out to feed.
We will stay on each subject until you are ready to move on. You won’t be on the boats schedule as you would on a larger group boat. As there is no set return time we can sit and wait for the behavior shot you are looking for.
The shallow draft of our boat allows us to get into areas that larger boats are not able to. This also allows us to get in close to the birds and have the boat sit on the bottom to make it as stable as possible.
We can accommodate up to five tripods. There are three different levels to shoot from. The bow and aft decks will get you level with the birds while the upper deck will get you above the grass and brush if needed.
Your tour will start at the Sea Gun Marina then we will navigate into Aransas bay and past the Goose Island State Park. We will then travel along the South shoreline of the Aransas Wildlife Refuge to the Inter coastal Waterway. Once in the Inter coastal we will enter the main body of the Refuge which you will have opportunities to photograph Whooping Cranes as well as shore birds. Your tour will take you North on the Inter coastal along the Refuge and into San Antonio Bay to the North end of the Refuge, this is the turning point of the tour. The boat is at your disposal for the duration of your tour. We will stop for anything you would like to see and stay at each site as long as you wish. We are on your schedule not ours.
We provide bottled water. Feel free to bring whatever you wish to drink and eat. There is a bathroom on board for your use.
Maximum of 6 people.