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Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat

1. Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat

Learn the fine art of shell collecting on the remote barrier island beaches of Florida’s 10,000 Islands, and escape the shelling hordes of Marco Island and Captiva. Make your own way to Goodland Boating Park to climb aboard a boat that will take you to remote beaches that have not been picked over by others. Few shell collectors know about - or can get to - the beaches of these islands, resulting in pristine shelling opportunities. Touring in small groups, you will be led by a shelling guide with decades of experience. Learn about the nuances of the tide, winds, and locations that affect shelling, and the life cycle and habitat of different species. Your guide even has the knack of finding the Gulf Coast's most prized shell treasure; the junonia!

Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

2. Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

The Everglades area is home to a vast and varied ecosystem containing the largest mangrove forest in North America. The unique Everglades lakes, surrounded by mangroves, are refuges and nursery grounds for herons, egrets, stilts, ducks, wood storks, spoonbills, alligators, otters, and a variety of cute little fish. The Everglades National Park Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour takes you inside the unique mangrove ecosystem in a stable "sit-on-top" kayak (no previous experience required). Weave through the interconnecting, narrow lakes and flowing tidal creeks. Float through tunnels in the mangrove forest, created by the dense mangrove growth up the edges and even over the tops of the interlocking creeks and narrow lakes. The mangrove tunnels make for a surreal and mystical experience with the sunlight shimmering through the canopy, the stillness of the forest vegetation and the sounds of the forest itself. Enjoy learning a wealth of information on the colorful local history of Everglades National Park and its wonderful wildlife and flora.

Fort Myers: Sanibel Island Sunset Jet Ski Experience

3. Fort Myers: Sanibel Island Sunset Jet Ski Experience

Feel the adrenaline rush as you navigate the pristine waters of the coast on board a jet ski. Make your own waves and go at your own pace. Those looking for a more thrilling way to whisk through the Florida waters can skip the typical boat tour and opt for an exciting jet ski experience instead. Meet up with your guide, go over the jet ski basics, and then set out on your adventure to experience the natural beauty of Sanibel from the water. Cruise past the island and its hidden beaches.

Fort Myers: Cape Coral Canal & Mangrove Sunset Boat Tour

4. Fort Myers: Cape Coral Canal & Mangrove Sunset Boat Tour

Discover the stunning vistas of Cape Coral and Fort Myers on an evening boat trip. Along with your local guide, cruise through the canals of Cape Coral and watch for multi-million dollar yachts and homes. Sail further to the mangroves near Fort Myers to spot manatees, birds, and an electric sunset. Kick off your sightseeing cruise by meeting your guide in Cape Coral and boarding the boat. Pass through the area's iconic canals, taking in the city's towering skyline, sandy beaches, and expansive piers. Take a photo of the luxurious homes lining the coastline or watch for superyachts. Continue further to Fort Myers, one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Watch the mangroves for local wildlife like manatees, cormorants, pelicans, alligators, and turtles. Snap a photo with family or friends as the sun sets across the water and then slowly cruise back to the docks.

Fort Myers: Sanibel Beach and Cape Coral Dolphin Boat Tour

5. Fort Myers: Sanibel Beach and Cape Coral Dolphin Boat Tour

Discover the stunning vistas of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Sanibel on a guided boat tour. Cruise through the canals of Cape Coral and watch for multi-million dollar yachts. Sail further towards Fort Myers and Sanibel to watch for dolphins, turtles, manatees, pelicans, and maybe even an eagle ray. Kick off your sightseeing cruise by meeting your guide in Cape Coral and boarding the boat. Pass through the area's iconic canals, taking in the city's towering skyline, sandy beaches, and expansive piers. Take a photo of the luxurious homes lining the coastline or watch for curious dolphins. Continue further to Fort Myers, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and Sanibel, known for its warm, quiet beaches. Watch for local wildlife like manatees, cormorants, pelicans, dolphins, and turtles. Snap a group photo with family or friends before returning to the docks.

Fort Myers: Sanibel Jet Ski Morning Dolphin Tour

6. Fort Myers: Sanibel Jet Ski Morning Dolphin Tour

Experience the thrill of surf and speed as you jet ski off the coast of Sanibel Island and Fort Myers during a morning tour with family and friends. Along the way, you may see dolphins, manatees, and maybe even a turtle. Meet your guide, go over the jet ski basics, and set out on your adventure to explore the natural beauty of Sanibel from the water. Cruise past the island and its hidden beaches. Enjoy the smooth water of the gulf and the sun on your face. Look out for the residences of the rich and famous as you go. Take in the fresh air and gaze at the downtown skyline as you glide across the water. Keep your eyes out for dolphins, sea turtles, and other ocean wildlife.

Fort Myers: Private Banana Boat Ride with Guide

7. Fort Myers: Private Banana Boat Ride with Guide

Jump on a private 6-person banana boat and have a thrilling experience as you glide across the surface of the water at rushing speeds. Get splashed by the warm tropical water of south Florida and enjoy the bumpy ride. Have a fun day out for the whole family, especially kids aged 5 and over. Begin the experience with a quick instructional speech and go over hand signals to communicate with the guide. Receive a life jacket and ensure it is secured tightly. Pay attention and hear about additional safety rules. Ride out from the dock while getting towed at racing speeds. Get closer to the rich marine life of the ocean and admire the deep blue waters. Enjoy a ride and bounce over the waves as you are pulled along by a speed boat. Compete with your friends or family over who can stay on board the longest. Get taken back to the beach once you are finished.

From Cape Coral: Cabbage Key Island Boat Trip

8. From Cape Coral: Cabbage Key Island Boat Trip

Explore Cabbage Key Island, an unspoilt gem in Southwest Florida accessible only from the water. Enjoy a private boat trip from Cape Coral and set sail for the authentic island atmosphere. Leave the mainland behind and let your private captain guide you to an island paradise untouched by commercialization. Enjoy nature, fishing, shelling on near-deserted beaches, and peace and tranquility once you arrive. Discover the island where Jimmy Buffet sung about having a "Cheeseburger in Paradise". Use your free time to fully appreciate the quintessential Southwest Florida way of life in this unique and genuine place.

Fort Myers: Cape Coral Free Range Jet Ski Rentals

9. Fort Myers: Cape Coral Free Range Jet Ski Rentals

Get your jet ski rental at Horton Park in Cape Coral and experience everything the SWFL waterways have to offer. Choose between 1-6 hour jet ski rentals. Spot dolphins, gentle manatees, or even turtles swimming by. Listen to your favorite playlist while your phone is paired with built-in dual speakers. Meet your host, go over the jet ski basics, and set out on your adventure to explore Cape Coral from the water. Cruise past the island and its hidden beaches. Enjoy the smooth water of the gulf and the sun on your face. Look out for the residences of the rich and famous as you go.  Enjoy fast or slow speeds, breathtaking landscapes of the coastline, and a fun-filled day along the coast of Fort Myers. Hear your favorite music while your phone is paired to premium Bluetooth audio on a state-of-the-art sound system from BRP Remote Audio with dual speakers.

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What people are saying about Fort Myers

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 416 reviews

Dan is a great host, he knows his stuff perfectly, explains everything calmly and you can tell that he really gets into it! The alligators were sometimes right on the kayak, but you never had to be afraid. You could also see other animals and plants! We were a small group so it felt safe so it was very comfortable and good for asking questions.

We spent a wonderful forenoon in the two seated kayak seeing alligators (ca. 8-10), a turtle, a lot seldom plants etc. Our guide was Don who loves the nature and owns an immense amount of knowledge which he loved to share with us. Highly recommended since it was an amazing experience be that deep in nature.

From the first minute of our skippers eco tutorial to our dolphin play, to the mangroves and to the shelling beach, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our two hour trip. We live here in Fort Myers and we will tell all of our friends to take the short drive to Goodland!!

Great ride to the 10K Islands and found some great shells! We also saw lots of pelicans, ospreys, egrets, and dolphins! Our guide was very knowledgeable! We enjoyed it!

The grand kids had a great time, something for everyone.