What to do in fort myers
Boat tours in Fort Myers
With our unique range of salt, brackish and fresh water, Southwest Florida offers a boatload of options for enjoying the water. Offshore cruising and fishing, beachfront landings, back-bay and river cruising, and sightseeing charters are all available right in our backyard.
Friends and families get together to spend their days sun-cruising, shelling, fishing, camping aboard, waterskiing, diving or sailing. Our magnificent array of wildlife includes playful bottlenose dolphins, docile manatees, and a host of tropical birds. Our subtropical climate affords year-round opportunities and a wide range of scenery, making Southwest Florida a boater’s paradise unlike any other.
Manatee and Dolphin Watching in Fort Myers
Of course you have seen dolphins at the zoo. But in the ocean? Only here you get an impression of how such an animal must feel in a small wading pool. It really isn’t much more than that in an aquarium for these proud sea creatures. In their ancestral habitat dolphins swim unbelievable distances every day. And with speeds that in city traffic would be reason for a fine. Dolphin watching is therefore for many Florida visitors an absolute highlight of their vacation. The same applies to manatees, the Trichechidaes. The manatees in contrast to the lively dolphins attract attention by their rather sedate nature.
Manatee and Dolphin Watching in Fort Myers
High-rise buildings, night-life, booming street noise? These islands are very far away from all that! Whoever would like to get an idea of how our grandparents still experienced Florida, you are in the right place on these islands. Here, the clocks tick completely differently. The island’s website assumes that both places Sanibel and Captiva were still connected some 6,000 years ago. Also, it is said that the Spanish conquerors have been unable to take the island permanently. But the diseases, which they introduced, including yellow fever and tuberculosis, had devastating consequences for the local population. But that is a long time ago. Sanibel and Captiva Island have long been hotspots for tourists. The islands also exert a magical attraction for lovers. This is why they are a popular place for marriages.
In front of Fort Myers lies the small island of Estero Island. A destination that is popular not only with tourists. The locals also like to come here to dine in the dapper restaurants to enjoy a meal. From Estero Island it is only a stone’s throw to the Everglades.
Miles of unspoiled sandy beaches in the Gulf of Mexico. And only two ways to get there …. Either by ferry or … your own boat. That puts you in the lead. If you want to spend another night on Cayo Costa after a romantic walk in this idyllic setting, you can rent a cabin with the park’s management. This is maybe not quite as comfortable as the bedrooms in our luxury villas, but very romantic nonetheless.
Boca Grand is the largest city of Gasparilla Island. An island that runs parallel to the mainland, a so-called barrier island. Boca Grande is not only popular for fishermen and tourists but also among seniors, who spend their twilight years here in peace, because hustle and bustle is frowned upon here. Even car traffic is not an issue on this island.
Beaches and berthings around Cape Coral
There are more than enough of them all around Cape Coral. The Cape Coral Beach is almost at your doorstep. It fits into the picturesque landscape in an inimitable way and invites you to a relaxing beach day. Alone, with friends or with the family. The beach of Fort Myers is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, be it jet skiing, windsurfing or parasailing. Whoever loves fun sports will get their money’s worth here. But also for families with children Fort Myers Beach is ideal.
Another destination worth visiting is Naples. “To see and to be seen” that’s what it is all about here. In Naples wealthy retirees and numerous well-known personalities have found a home. So it is not surprising to see a celebrity while exploring Naples, and you cannot shake the feeling of:”I’ve seen this face before on TV”. To list all the beaches accessible by boat from your house is quite impossible. There are just too many. From the famous dream beaches to small insider tips. You can also actually get there, because the inhabitants are so proud of these small reserves that they like to show them off to interested tourists. Of course, our captain has a few recommendations for you too, that you won’t find in a travel guide.