Black Skimmer Photo Tour

Black Skimmer Photo Tour

from 2,500.00

2018/2019 dates extremely limited; contact for availability. 

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Black Skimmer Photo Tours

Highlights

  • Guaranteed Black Skimmer sightings or a 100% refund of tour cost 
  • Most desirable Black Skimmer location in the world boasting unprecedented access and exclusivity with little to no other photographers around
  • Premiere location with a clean white sand beach 
  • Sole tour operator guiding for Black Skimmers allowing you to view & photograph only natural behaviors from photographing interaction photos to perfect flight shots

Located on Floridas white sand beaches, surrounded by blue vibrant water, lies the best location in the world to view and photograph Black Skimmers nesting with babies.  Situated on some of the prettiest beaches in America, this location provides photographers with an unmatched clean foreground and background of white sand.  Nowhere else in the world features the combination of unprecedented access allowing for a small working distance between you and the Black Skimmers as well as a lesser known photography location allowing exclusive access with  little to no other photographers around.

Spending time with the Black Skimmers in Florida will leave you with a lifetime of memories.  Unlike other locations that forbid you from getting close, our carefully scouted location allows for close working distances.  As we crawl on the sand close to the colony the Black Skimmers they will be comfortable with you allowing for natural interactions photos between the parents and the chicks. Because the chicks need to be fed, other images like skimming photos and flight shots are easily captured next to the colony even during golden hours.

We are the sole tour operator that runs an unmatched Black Skimmer photography tour and provide our clients with the opportunity to photograph natural behavior.  We will always pay attention and respect the Black Skimmers making sure our presence does not impact them in any way.  Because there are many chicks, you will have many opportunities to capture interaction photos that you will want to hang on your wall.

We are not going to lie to you.  This Black Skimmer tour is on a Florida beach in the summer; the weather can be unforgiving with hot  and humid days, or even afternoon thunderstorms.  You will also be lying on the ground for hours next to the Black Skimmer colony, which might be hard for some people.  On the plus side, the Black Skimmers are on the beach where a nice breeze normally is a relief to a hot summer day.

Join us on a trip of a lifetime to photograph Black Skimmers with a guide, Thomas, who is a Florida local and has years observing Black Skimmer behavior. Our itinerary maximizes your time in the field and makes sure you get the experience and photographs of your dreams. 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

We will pick you up, depending on your flight arival time, typically around noon to be transported to your hotel. After droping your bags off we will pick you back up around 4PM for an afternoon session.

Day 2-4:

Before the sun rises, we will leave the hotel around 5:50AM to ensure an early arrival. We will have three full days in the field to focus on Black Skimmers & their chicks. With a total field time of three and a half days this increases you liklihood of days with favorable weather. After the morning session, we will have a midday break from 10:30AM-4:00PM for lunch and also to ensure the saftey of the Black Skimmers during a vulnerable time in the day where eggs can overheat. After photographing during sunrise and ariving back to the hotel around 10:40AM, there is optional Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop classes offered.

Day 5:

We will transport you to the airport for your flight home in the early morning.

INCLUDED: Airport transportation, transportation during guiding service, field instruction and Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop lessons.

NOT INCLUDED:  Airfare, hotel costs, meals, passport or VISA fees, and trip insurance.  Please note: TRIP INSURANCE COVERING THE COST OF THIS TOUR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IN CASE YOUR PLANE IS DELAYED DUE TO WEATHER. 

Payment Information:

To guarantee specified dates a deposit of half the value of pay in full is required.  The full balance is due sixty (60) days prior to the guiding service.  Interest payment plans are available.   

Cancellation policy: No partial refunds are made for any reason.  Cancellation fees are non- transferable.

>60 days prior to the tour: deposit forfeited

<60 days prior to the tour: deposit & total tour cost forfeited