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B.S. in Biology with a background in Conservation Biology. 

Over 15 years of experience working with aquatic ecosystems and conservation efforts.

Avid photographer, most of the wonderful photos on this site are courtesy of Chris lugging his Nikon everywhere.

Chris knows all the great wilderness spots that are "less traveled" and can show you things most people would miss.


B.S. in Biology with a background in Conservation Ecology and Threatened & Endangered Species.

Over 15 years experience working with endangered species and habitat conservation & restoration. Kris has worked with organizations such as Mote Marine Laboratory, the Division of Wildlife Resources and as an Environmental Project Manager for Sarasota County.

Kris brings her passion for conservation and a wealth of knowledge about the amazing wildlife  you will encounter on your tour.

A great guide makes all the difference. We have some of the best guides in the business.

Our guides are passionate about what they do and that enthusiasm is contagious. Not only do we want to make sure you have a great time in the great outdoors, we want to make sure you leave with a greater knowledge and respect for the amazing places we visit.

We started Biotica EcoTours as an extension of a lifestyle. We wanted a way to share our passion for the great outdoors combined with our desire to preserve it. We adhere to the International EcoTourism Society precepts that advocate for a smaller travel carbon footprint and we practice Leave No Trace. 

We love everything about this business, and we can't wait for you to join us.




B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida and a Master’s focusing on Science Education from the University Of Texas at Arlington.  An educator with over 12 years of experience in teaching environmental and biological sciences, Carlos has worked with local organizations such as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Mote Marine Laboratory, and GWIZ Science Museum. Carlos is someone who is excited about sharing his knowledge of Florida fauna and flora with everyone that he meets.


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B.A. in History with an empahsis on cultures and a Coastal Florida Master Naturalist, Chris Z. is your guide if you want to know more about the the early settlers of this region and the Native Americans that used to call Florida their home. If you want to tour a 1,200 year-old Temple Mound or learn what plants Native peoples used for medicine, Chris Z. is your man.

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Chris Z

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