|Hello! Thank you for visiting Seaway Outfitters!
My name is Tim Martell. I was born and raised in the St. Lawrence Seaway
region. For the past 15 years, I have been living in Ft. Myers, Florida where I
have owned and operated one of the most popular tour companies in the
state .... Manatee Guides. Outdoor recreation and wildlife is my passion. I
am also a wildlife rescue expert and have been credited with rescuing 10
Manatee, 2 Sea Turtles, 12 Pelicans and dozens of other animals. I have
had a very interesting time in Florida, but I am ready to come home and be
close to my family again. My mother, daughter and grandkids live in the area
and I am excited to be near them again. I am also very excited to bring you
my latest business venture .... Seaway Outfitters. Get out there and enjoy!
|This is one of the many Manatee rescues we have
done in Florida. This Manatee was rescued on
January 21st, 2013 by Tim Martell who found it in
distress in the mangroves. This Manatee was
named Three-Pio by the Lowrey Park Zoo in
Tampa where he was rehabilitated. Three-Pio was
suffering from Brevetoxin exposure from a major
red tide algae bloom in the state. Three-Pio was
successfully rehabilitated and released back to the
wild on July 7th, 2013. Three-Pio at the time
weighed in at 1,043 pounds and as far as we
know, is still alive to this very day!
|We have also had the opportunity to meet many different interesting
people! Here is a photo of Tim Martell hanging out with clean water activist
Erin Brockovich. Erin and Tim talked about water issues in Florida and the
impacts it was having on tourism and wildlife. We discussed possible
solutions and actions that need to be taken. Since her visit, the governor
of Florida has announced bold new strategies to prevent the proliferation
of algae blooms. Although the state of Florida has a long way to go in
terms of reducing nutrient pollution, Erin played a key role in getting the
ball rolling. It was a pleasure to meet her!