Guide at a Glance
Chokoloskee, Florida, United States
Adventure, Bird Watching, Kayaking, Nature
Grand Heritage and Birding Tour
Capt. Bruce Hitchcock has been enjoying the 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. He is an Everglades National Park Guide, US Coast Guard Captain, Florida Master Naturalist and a Professional Wildlife Photographer, and if he’s 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 Fakahatchee Strand Central Slough Orchid Survey that identifies rare epiphytic orchids every year and 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.