The Gulf waters around the Fort Myers area are swarming with amazing marine life offering visitors plenty of things to do and see. You will want to take advantage of the multitude of tour options and make arrangements to explore the Fort Myers, Sanibel-Captiva area.
One of the area’s most popular residents is the West Indian manatee. Manatees love the warm, shallow waters around Southwest Florida. These harmless sea cows can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh as much as 1,200 pounds! A cruise or kayak trip is a great way to view these gentle giants.
Another of the Fort Myers area’s favorite inhabitants is the bottlenose dolphin. Dolphins can often be seen swimming alongside the area’s many sightseeing tours. Bottlenose dolphins can also be spotted from the beach at sunset when they cruise close to shore for fish. An encounter with a manatee or dolphin is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip.
Other top tours in the Fort Myers, Sanibel-Captiva area include guided trips to secluded beaches where you can scout for shells, swampy areas to see alligators, sunset cruises, educational birding tours, and private or group fishing guides who provide excursions to backwater and bay areas.
Whether you choose a private or group setting an exciting tour of the area should be on every visitor’s Fort Myers vacation agenda.