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Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

1. 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.

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

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

On this 2-hour tour near Marco Island, explore the Ten Thousand Islands with a Florida Master Naturalist Guide. Enjoy the wild dolphin show before visiting an uninhabited barrier island beach to collect shells and other treasures. 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, a hat, and towels.

Everglades City: Guided Kayaking Tour of the Wetlands

3. Everglades City: Guided Kayaking Tour of the Wetlands

Explore the subtropical Everglades wilderness on a kayak tour led by a trained naturalist. Discover the magical mangrove tunnels and cypress forests, and spot the wildlife in their natural habitat, including alligators, eagles, and herons. Learn about the area and its ecosystems from your guide. Enjoy transportation from the meeting place to the launch point of your trip near Everglades National Park, where you'll get instruction on how to safely maneuver the kayak. Set off through the kayaking trail as you learn about the Everglades' plants, animals, and ecosystems from your guide. Keep an eye out for animals in their natural habitats like alligators, bald eagles, osprey, herons, egrets, cormorants, anhingas, spoonbills, and other birds. As you paddle through the beautiful trail you'll discover some charming hidden spots along the way with the help of your local guide.

Cape Coral and Fort Myers: Jet Ski Rental

4. Cape Coral and Fort Myers: Jet Ski Rental

Looking For a great time out on the water look no further! From enjoying time on the river to going out into Sanibel and the Gulf of Mexico this activity provides Cape Coral and all of swfl a great way to enjoy time with family and friends while experiencing an adventure of a lifetime! You’ll get a chance to see the beautiful scenery of swfl and all of its wildlife. At Tropical Wave-Runners the main objective is to ensure all clients have a safe and amazing experience out there on the beautiful swfl waters. Prices include Life Jacket and full tank of gas. This activity launches at either Horton Or Rosen Park in Cape Coral Fl. Price per Jet ski. Each jetski is capable of holding up to 3 passengers, max combined weight 450lbs.

Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat

5. 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!

Fort Myers: Guided Standup Paddleboarding or Kayaking Tour

6. Fort Myers: Guided Standup Paddleboarding or Kayaking Tour

Discover the wildlife of Fort Myers' waterways on a guided tour in a SUP or kayak. See sea turtles and crabs, get a workout from your SUP, and enjoy panoramic views of the waterways. Meet your guide at the shore and start with a short introduction course to standup paddling. Practice on land first before heading into the water. If you prefer sitting to standup paddling, join the tour in a kayak. Head out into the water in search of wildlife. Spot manatees and dolphins frolicking, look out for sea turtles, and see crabs scuttling along the sand.

Cape Coral and Fort Myers: Sanibel Causeway Jet Ski Tour

7. Cape Coral and Fort Myers: Sanibel Causeway Jet Ski Tour

Visit Sanibel Causeway on a Jet Ski. From the start of this tour you’ll see the Beautiful Scenery of Cape Coral and Fort Myers. This tour will ride through The Caloosahatchee River into The Gulf of Mexico where you will make your way towards Sanibel Island. From there you will head to the Causeway where you will get see all of The wildlife of SWFl, you and your friends/family can Beach the Jet Skis and walk the Causeway. Zip and zoom through the ocean waves and admire the beautiful waters of Florida's Gulf Coast . As you travel across the open waters on your jet ski, keep your eyes out for dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, manatees, and other ocean wildlife. This tour has a duration of 2.5-3 Hours. Price per Jet ski. Each jetski is capable of holding up to 3 passengers, max combined weight 450lbs.

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

8. 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.

Fort Myers: Guided Sunset Kayaking Tour through Pelican Bay

9. Fort Myers: Guided Sunset Kayaking Tour through Pelican Bay

Join us on a beautiful Guided Sunset Tour through Pelican Bay! A wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime adventure, our guided tours are fun, safe, and memorable. Frequent wildlife sightings include dolphins, manatees, turtles, rays, bald eagles, and more! End your day surrounded by scenic views and a true Southwest Florida sunset, and make unforgettable memories you and your crew will never forget. Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour over shallow bays and through mangrove tunnels, and enjoy the sunset from the best seat in the house - out on the water! Departure times vary based on the time of sunset.

Fort Myers: Guided Kayak or SUP Tour in Pelican Bay

10. Fort Myers: Guided Kayak or SUP Tour in Pelican Bay

This tour is a great way to get your feet wet if you’re new to SUPs or kayaks, or if you just want to explore the area in a safe, relaxed setting! This tour features peaceful waterways, picturesque scenery, and the chance to encounter incredible wildlife, including manatees, dolphins, turtles, and more! Our guided tours include all necessary equipment, including a stand up paddleboard or kayak, paddles, backrests for the kayaks, and life jackets. There will also be plenty of opportunities for photo taking, so feel free to bring a waterproof camera or an inexpensive camera in a waterproof bag. Guides will be available to take photos, as well.

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We had a very open-minded guide who was able to answer all questions very well. The tour was very relaxed and alligators, turtles and various species of birds could be seen sufficiently. Water and a small bar were also included as supplies.

Fantastic time!! Captain Ed knew how to find the dolphins and they were happy to jump and play in the wake of the boat. Amazing shelling on a people-free island. Captain Ed was super knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly!

Very cool experience. Really very informative and a good alternative to discover the Everglades. Recommended in the winter months when the alligators prefer to be on the shore. Really great guide and highly recommended.

Amazing experience! Ryan was a great guide! He was very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife and ecosystems. It was peaceful and exciting at the same time. Definitely recommend!

Chris was an amazing, knowledgeable, and passionate guide. It was an incredible experience I recommend everyone gives it a shot