Tarpon Bay Explorers celebrates 18th anniversary
On Dec. 2, Tarpon Bay Explorers celebrated its 18th year. Established in 2002 with a small fleet of kayaks, canoes and pontoons, it operated out of an eccentric single-story building that was previously part of a marina before Tarpon Bay’s incorporation into the refuge system. TBE now operates out of a newer building constructed in 2008 by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Part-owner and General Manager Wendy Schnapp reported: “We’ve come a long way. 2020 has been a challenging year, but we don’t take any of it for granted. It’s hard to believe that 18 years have gone by; we’ve loved every minute of it. Our partnership with the refuge is awesome and we hope to continue to be the concessionaire for years to come.” For more information, call 239-472-8900 or visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com or www.facebook.com/TarponBayExplorers.