Who We Are

Guided Tours of the Jungle Prada site and Anderson/Narvaez Tocobaga mound

“Truly enjoyable experience. Worth the money. The time was perfect. Enjoyed the knowledge that was imparted. Lived here for 20 years and did not know it exists!”  Karen G.

Our mission...

Our mission at Discover Florida, LLC is to provide high quality, educational, and entertaining guided tours that showcase Florida’s diverse ecology and rich history.  We believe in preservation and in good environmental stewardship, and we hope to increase the public perception of value in these ideas through our tours.  We want to tell the stories of the Tocobaga Indians who lived around Tampa Bay over 500 years ago, and of the pioneers and settlers who made our modern city.  We are the only tour in Tampa Bay that tells the whole amazing true story of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and Estebanico, who walked from Florida to the Pacific Ocean from 1528 to 1536.

Our guide...

David is a fourth-generation St. Petersburg resident, and the grandson of the original property owner at the Anderson/Narvaez mound site.  He is a University of Florida alumnus who has led thousands of guided tours with themes like history, science, ecology, and horticulture.  He is an FNGLA certified horticulture professional, and a former employee at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Myers, Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, and The Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.  David is an experienced public speaker who frequently offers presentations for libraries, garden clubs, residential and service organizations.  David is very knowledgeable about Florida’s prehistoric Indian populations, and he is an expert in the Narvaez Expedition and the travels of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca.  David is highly passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping people find their own sense of place in Florida.