The Emilita

The Fleet 


The Skimmer

Capt. Tommy has been in the Aransas area for over 30 years. His knowledge of the area, the incredibly abundant wildlife, and the rich history of Aransas bay give our customers a perspective of the area they cannot get anywhere else. We are a classic family business and care about our customers. We feel that a nature tour should allow you to become one with all that is around you. We promise not to drone on and on over a PA system that is too loud. We hit the highlights of the area and help you learn to identify as many species as you care to by being on deck and available.


Coastal Birding

There is no better way to see an abundance of coastal birds than aboard the Skimmer! Effortlessly gliding along shorelines and around oyster reefs to view the magnificent Whooping Cranes and other species is the way to go.     We typically point out 30 to 60 different species during our 3 hour trip and if you are interested, we will help you learn to ID them.


What To Bring 

We provide complimentary coffee on our morning Birding trips Bottled water is always available for $1.
Dress for the weather! Layers work best. Binoculars - Sunscreen - Other beverages - Camera - Video  - Rain Gear - Field Guide - Light Snack - Sun Glasses  
Additional Items If Kayaking: Wading Shoes & Fishing Gear

About Your Hosts 


Since re-commissioning Skimmer in 2003 Capt. Tommy Moore has been providing a truly unique nature tourism experience. Nature lovers from all over the world have given us our most prized accolades by referring their friends, families, colleagues, and folks they meet on the trail.