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SaltwaterNow's EcoTour Guiding and Fishing Adventures for our St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Area and our Apalachee Bay is dedicated to the tenants of sustainable, ecologically sensitive and responsible enjoyment of our resources.

It is both a privilege and a responsibility to assure that our marine, estuarine and coastal resources remain diversified, healthy and vibrant.  I am in support of all presented tenants of this Certified Ecotour Provider program and will assist to enhance and endorse this program throughout North Florida.   
                  St. Marks Lighthouse Tides
                       Solunar - Fish Activity
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Our local waters produce an incredibe variety of sport and game fish including:  trout, redfish, spanish mackeral, tarpon, king mackeral, triggerfish, grouper (gag, red, scamp and goliath), amberjack, snapper, rock bass (black sea bass), flounder, grunt (white snapper), whiting, pompano, little tunny, blue fish, mullet and sharks.  Our waters also produce stone crabs, blue crabs and shrimp.  On a typical day we will see a wide variety of non-game fish such as pinfish, pigfish, squirrelfish, remoras and stingrays while in the Gulf.  While traversing the National Wildlife Refuge, manatees, alligators, otters, manatees and a staggering variety of migratory and resident birds can be seen.  While on the water, we are often escorted by porpoises, large turtles surface about our boat and large rays are occasionally seen in aerial displays as they leap from the water.  Never are the sights and sounds alike on two trips; even hours apart.
Update 7/01/09
Small shark
Goliath grouper
Welcome to SaltwaterNow's web pages; my boat is the Apalachee Cat.  She is a 26' Power Catamaran with twin 150's.  My name is Tony Murray.  I am a USCG licensed Captain (with towing endorsement), a biologist and an avid environmentalist.  My passion is ocean conservation.  I am an International Game Fish Association Certified Captain.  I work occasionally for TOW BOAT US on weekends; try me on Channel 16.    
My 26' Boat is moored at St. Marks and is readily available for fishing, research, diving and exploring the intricacies of our coast.
Capt. Tony Murray with 400 pd grouper
Shark Kids
Solunar Update is Now Linked and Hot for '09 Fishing!
                 St. Marks Lighthouse Tidal Information
  Friday, Saturday and Sunday (7/03/2009 thru 7/05/2009)
Link to SaltwaterNow's Local Shark Conservation Program
St. Marks Wildlife Tours
Current Solunar Activity for the Month can be found by clicking on the calendar below!
        Coastal Marine Weather for St. Marks
Marine Forecast and St. Marks 7 Day with Radar
Conserve, Educate, Enjoy and Leave No Trace

TowBoat US Captain

IGFA Certified Captain

Oceana Iemanya (Shark Conservation)

Society for Ethical EcoTourism

Apalachicola Mariner Museum

Sustainable Tallahassee

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