Lydia from Naples

Ahoy Capt. Patrick…I just wanted to let you know how very much Reynold and I enjoyed our day with you…and Larry & Nina and Gerry & Teresa of course.  The voyage, complete with delicious food, drink and the wealth of … Continue reading »

Patricia from Pennsylvania on 2nd Trip

Thank you, Patrick. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return with the next “pod” of my family.

Rosi, Stephan & Wolfgang from Vienna, Austria

Von Wien, wo zur selben Zeit Frost und Schnee herrscht, mit einem Katamaran auf einsame, schnee-weisse Sandstrände und naturbelassene Inseln, der Ausflug mit Patrick war wunderbar. Unser “Captain” ist ein erfahrener Seemann der uns mit viel Fachwissen ebenso beeindruckt hat, … Continue reading »

Teresa & Jerry from Worthing, England

Thank you so much for the wonderful trip yesterday. It was an amazing day, lovely boat, great host, and the food was delicious.  I learned so much about your fascinating wildlife here in Naples and feel so enriched by it. … Continue reading »

Robert Mohl, Naples

I first encountered Patrick Higgins as an Instructor in the Florida Master Naturalist Program. He is an amazing person who is personable, knowledgeable, with a wonderful ability to captivate those who are lucky enough to share some time with him … Continue reading »

Allan & Barbara from Naples

If you are looking for something completely different from the standard boat trips on offer then we cannot recommend sailing with TropicBird highly enough. From the moment we stepped aboard we were treated as honored Guests by Captain Patrick and … Continue reading »

Penelope Fields, New York

Captain Patrick, Wow, what a wonderful day!!!! My friends and I want to thank you for a wonderful day sailing in the 10,000 islands. Your knowledge of the wildlife, great British accent, and terrific humor reminded me of Crocodile Dundee, … Continue reading »

Trip from MN

My husband, Dave, and I down on a trip from Minnesota enjoyed a sailing adventure aboard the 34’ sailing catamaran, TropicBird, on a beautiful, nearly cloudless day this February. The Cat, captained by Patrick and Martha Higgins, docks at the … Continue reading »

George & Leann Romano

Wow, from a 10 year Power Boater to a wonderful experience sailing. Went sailing for the first time ever aboard TropicBird with Captain  Patrick Higgins and First Mate Martha. Sailed from Goodland, Fla. to, in and around the Ten Thousand … Continue reading »


If you are looking for a day of true relaxation in a natural, water setting then look no further than a day spent on the TropicBird. We left Calusa Marina around 10:30 in the morning and sailed out of Goodland. … Continue reading »

Richard & Carolyn from Oklahoma

Time spent on TropicBird is time well spent if you want to experience the amazing ecosystems of SW Florida.  TropicBird is a beautifully maintained Gemini 105 sailing yacht captained by a very knowledgable Florida Master Naturalist, Captain Patrick Higgins.  Captain … Continue reading »