Captain Bruce HItchcock -
Marco Island Boat Tours
Dedicated to the experiential education of students, families and travelers from Florida, the Americas and the World. Only through education, do we have the opportunity to preserve the Everglades, its culture and its heritage.
Capt. Bruce Hitchcock has been enjoying Everglades National Park for over 25 years. A Florida native, Bruce has been fishing the fresh and salt waters of South Florida with his father since he was a child. As an Everglades National Park Guide, US Coast Guard Captain, Florida Master Naturalist and a Professional Wildlife Photographer, if Bruce is not guiding our birding and photography guests, he is out exploring the remote backcountry of the Park on his own. Bruce also leads the Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tours and our educational "Swamp Walks". He is a participant in the annual Fakahatchee Strand Central Slough Orchid Survey that identifies rare epiphytic orchids. A recent species was found that has not been seen in almost 60 years. With a strong passion for the Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and the Fakahatchee Strand, Bruce is a true ambassador for the area.