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Marco Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Birding, and Shelling Tour

1. Marco Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Birding, and Shelling Tour

On this 2-hour tour of Marco Island, enjoy the comfort of the captain's style seating and travel deep into the area’s 10,000 islands for an interpretive tour and shelling with a certified naturalist guide. Depending on the season, expect to see manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, alligators, rosette spoonbills, and numerous species of fish and shorebirds. Learn about the Everglades eco-systems, flora and fauna, rich heritage, and long history. The area's wildlife moves around so each tour is different. Many species are seasonal and inhabit different areas depending on environmental conditions. Be sure to bring your camera, binoculars, sunglasses, snacks, favorite drinks, and a hat. 

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Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat

2. 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 of no more than 6 people, 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!

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Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

3. 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.

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IMAG History & Science Center: Skip-the-Line Ticket

4. IMAG History & Science Center: Skip-the-Line Ticket

Get access to the Hands-on Hall, Second Floor Weather Experience, History Hall, Touch Tank, 3D movies, Living Lab, Fish-Eye Lagoon, and outdoor exhibits, all with this skip-the-line ticket to IMAG History & Science Center in Fort Myers. Learn about the wonders of the world across IMAG’s 60 interactive exhibits. Touch a stingray, watch a 3D movie, and see the wonders of the aquatic life that surrounds the area. Spend time in the Hands-on Hall and Weather Hall for even more fun. Get special insight into the history of Southwest Florida, including exhibits on the Calusa Indians, highlighting the industrious tools they crafted from the area’s rich estuaries and natural materials. Make sure to stop at the Science on a Sphere exhibit, where facts are projected onto a huge globe. No stone is left unturned during your visit, so expect to leave packed with knowledge about the earth, space, sea, and history.

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What people are saying about Fort Myers

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 310 reviews

We had a wonderful time shelling with 10,000 islands. Our captains were so incredibly knowledgeable and kind! It was so informative and we saw a lot of wildlife on the boat as well! I am so glad we decided to go with 10,000 islands for a shelling tour. The island we were on was very big and spacious and had tons of shells. We had a lot of time on the island itself as well as on the boat watching dolphins.

This was a very educational and entertaining trip. Our guide, Don, was amazingly knowledgeable and obviously in love with the Everglades and Big Cypress parks. We saw not one, but two alligators, which is now a tale my grandson can tell. Really good stuff! NOTE: Buy the best bug juice you can. There are a LOT of hungry mosquitos.

It was an incredible experience to see the dolphins and to play with them and to see those areas of birds and to walk looking for shells is wonderful…. I will do it again when I return to Florida

Wonderful captain and first mate. Very knowledgeable and professional. Would highly recommend.

We had an amazing experience. Well worth the money.