Events & Activities in Punta Gorda Isles

50% Off

Punta Gorda

$135 $68

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Up to 50% Off Wilderness Eco-Tours

Punta Gorda

$24 $12

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Converted school buses navigate 73,000+ acres of preserve’s woods, prairie, and swamp; guides point out wildlife and divulge historic facts

Up to 58% Off Kids' Playtime Passes

Port Charlotte

$18 $9

Day passes grant children access obstacle courses, bounce houses, slides, and other playful attractions

Up to 70% Off Horseback Trail Rides

Myakka City

$180 $65

Riders perch atop horses of the Akhal-Teke breed during a 60-minute trail ride around the ranch

Up to 53% Off Paddleboard Yoga or Nature Tours

Hancock

$45 $22

Paddleboard yoga classes combine the flexibility of yoga with the balance of paddleboarding; nature tours take groups wildlife spotting

Half Off Water-Propelled-Jetpack Session

Revolution Cable Park

$300 $149

Water-propelled jetpack can fly just above water or up to 30 ft. above, depending on customer's comfort level

$8 for Two Box Seats at a Fort Myers Miracle Game

Multiple Locations

$17 $8

After winning their season-opening game in decisive fashion, the Miracle look to sustain a winning momentum throughout the season

Up to 55% Off Private Tennis Lessons at In-Form Tennis Academy

Park Meadow Tennis Center

$220 $99

Accomplished tennis pro instill students with proper technique and passion for the game in private lessons

Up to 57% Off Kayak Trip from FMB FlyBoard

Getaway Marina

$40 $19

Kayakers explore the natural wonders of Fort Myers Beach, paddling past pristine beaches, lush vegetation and beautiful coastal wildlife

64% Off Tennis Lessons

Fort Myers

$70 $25

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Up to 53% Off Guitar Lessons

Fort Myers

$160 $79

Seasoned shredders teach students of all ages and skill levels in a spectrum of musical styles

55% Off Dance Lessons

Cypress Lake

$142 $64

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49% Off Services

Fort Myers

$99 $50

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Up to 55% Off Dance Classes at The Dance Warehouse

Fort Myers

$54 $27

Dance center offers a wide variety of classes for both children aged 2+ and adults, including hip-hop, tap, musical theater, & acrobatics

Southwest Florida Museum of History – Up to 61% Off

Fort Myers

$25 $12.50

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Permanent and rotating exhibits explore the history of southwest Florida dating back millions of years

Up to 83% Off CrossFit Classes

Fort Myers

$200 $39

Certified CrossFit instructors lead high-intensity routines of functional movements for all fitness levels

Half Off Personal Training Sessions

Fort Myers

$50 $25

A personal trainer with more than two decades of experience motivates clients to reach their fitness and weight-loss goals

40% Off a Ride from Jet Boat Fun LLC

Fort Myers Beach

$70 $42

Helmed by a USCG master captain, Jet Boat Fun zooms passengers around Hurricane Bay while exploring local sights, coves, and inlets

Up to 81% Off at SaltWater CrossFit

Fort Myers

$200 $39

One month of CrossFit classes help exercisers get in shape with daily changing workouts; fundamentals classes teach newbies the ropes

Up to 51% Off at Extreme Rage Paintball Park of Fort Myers

Fort Myers

$42 $22

Each package includes entry, air fills, marker, face mask, air tank, chest protector, and 200 paintballs for hours of competition

Up to 50% Off Photography Class

Fort Myers

$49.99 $25

Classes impart tips on taking pictures with digital-point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, or basic photo-editing with Picasa

Up to 54% Off Kids' Party at Indoor Playground

Fort Myers

$99.99 $49

Partygoers celebrate in private party room decorated by jump playground staff

50% Off Sailing Charter from Sundance Sailing

Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe

$330 $165

Half-day cruises piloted by a veteran sailor explore the gulf's waters, often with dolphin and local wildlife sightings

Up to 88% Off Lessons at Dance Sergio

Fort Myers

$225 $29

Owner with more than 25 years of dance experience leads instructors who impart a variety of styles to beginners and advanced dancers

Fred Astaire - Fort Myers – 83% Off Dance Lessons

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

$174 $29

Experienced instructors lead dancers through private, personalized lessons and group practice sessions in styles such as waltz and tango

Up to 69% Off at SoniYoga

Downtown Historic District

$80 $25

This yoga studio is helmed by a native Fijian and yoga enthusiast who offers Hatha classes plus ayurvedic counseling, products, and massage

50% Off Butterfly-Society Membership

The Florida Native Butterfly Society

$24 $12

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Memberships to butterfly conservatory include free year-round admission, early access to special events, and discounts at the museum shops

Up to 56% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Cape Coral

$89 $39

Fitness experts lead challenging outdoor workouts to help clients get fit

70% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Cape Coral

$100 $30

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76% Off Private and Group Dance Classes

Cape Coral

$190 $45

Experienced teachers guide students through ballroom and Latin dance moves during private and group lessons

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 74% Off Golf-Swing Instruction

Multiple Locations

$375 $99

Golf instructor's three decades of experience combine with P3ProSwing analysis to help players fine tune swings

Up to 87% Off at Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Venice

$260 $39

Students learn to glide through ballroom or Latin dances such as the fox trot, waltz, tango, salsa, mambo, and more

Up to 55% Off Jewelry-Making Class

South Venice

$138 $65

Ladies gather together on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. to sip wine and piece together two of their own beautiful soul-tag necklaces

Up to 48% Off Circus

Jacaranda Plaza- Kmart Parking Lot Plaza

$21 $11

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

Up to 63% Off Alpaca Trek with Riverside Picnic

Alva

$100 $39

Walk alongside a friendly alpaca along the Caloosahatchee River, then stop for a riverside picnic with included snacks and drinks

Up to 53% Off at Namaste Flow Yoga

Lehigh Acres

$55 $27

Students can sample a variety of yoga classes, from calorie-burning cardio workouts to calming, meditative sessions

50% Off Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight

Pioneer

$179 $89

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Bourgeoning wind riders fly more than 1,500 ft. above Florida's countryside under direction of skilled instructor

Half Off Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight

Pioneer

$179 $89

Burgeoning wind riders fly more than 1,500 ft. above Florida's countryside under the direction of a skilled instructor

Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes

Lehigh Acres

$199 $59

Kardio Kick Fit is an aerobic and strength-training system that uses kicks, punches, and blocks set to high-spirited tunes

56% Boat Trip from Second Wind Marine Inc.

Osprey

$225 $99

Captain helms the 25-foot pontoon boat as passengers go fishing or soak in the sights

Up to 65% Off Flyboard Sessions at Flyboarding Sarasota

Sarasota

$300 $109

For one hour, water-powered boards let people hover high over the water, skim along the surface, or dive like a dolphin

Derby Day at the Ranch – Up to 50% Off

Premier Sports Campus

$150 $99

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Watch the Kentucky Derby on a giant LCD screen, with music from country star Caroline Kole and local favorites The Black Honkeys

Up to 76% Off a Membership at Let's Create Art

Lakewood

$99 $25.50

Get a private art lesson on your birthday, bring a friend to a catered painting party, and receive discounts on art classes and supplies

88% Off One Month of Classes at Beyond Dancing

Multiple Locations

$240 $30

Experienced instructors guide students through Latin and ballroom dance moves in group classes

Up to 60% Off Mini Golf and Laser Maze at Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, putters, and walls illume players negotiating a tricky, themed course; lasers crisscross challenging maze

51% Off Piano or Keyboard Lessons

Gulf Gate Estates-Osprey

$100 $49

In 30 minutes, instructors can instill piano basics or teach more complicated pieces depending on students' existing knowledge.

Up to 68% Off Paddleboard Lesson

Sarasota

$60 $20

Students learn how to sit, kneel, and stand on a board before enjoying one or two hours of self-guided paddling

55% Off One Month of Small Group Training

South Gate Ridge

$99 $45

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Up to 58% Off Standup Paddleboard Yoga Classes

Nature Park at South Lido Beach

$125 $55

Certified instructors lead groups into shallow waters for 60-minute yoga classes where groups execute various asanas on paddleboards

Up to 63% Off Private Golf Lesson

Tatum Ridge Golf Links

$120 $45

Instructors adjust golf swings to fit a student's unique traits while mapping out strategies to obtain on-the-course goals

Up to 86% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Sarasota

$180 $29

Husband-wife team orchestrates 45 minutes of intense, full-body boot camp exercises

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Desoto Village

$50 $25

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Up to 88% Off Dance Lessons at Empire Ballroom Studio

Rosemary District

$200 $25

Instructors with international experience lead classes that focus on fundamental skills and expressing yourself through dance

Half Off BYOB Cruises from Waves Boat & Social Club

Gulf Gate Estates-Osprey

$50 $25

Up to six passengers bring food and drinks to share during three-hour sunset cruises and four-hour captain rides

48% Off Sunset Boat Cruise for Up to Six

The Docks, Sarasota Hyatt Regency

$375 $195

A family-friendly charter whisk sightseers out to sea for gorgeous views of the skyline and ocean horizon at sunset

Up to 66% Off BYOB Painting Class

Laurel Park

$80 $30

Certified art therapist leads participants in soothing, three-hour painting session as they relax and sip beverages from home

Up to 52% Off Fused-Glass Workshop

Sarasota

$75 $37

Students learn glass-fusing techniques and choose from a variety of patterned glass to create a one-of-a-kind vase that they can take home

50% Off Riding Lessons

Myakka Valley Ranches

$40 $20

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Up to 60% Off Martial Arts Classes

Sarasota

$85 $39

Students age 16+ learn discipline and develop fitness levels during weekly tae kwon do or kickboxing classes

Up to 61% Off Yoga or Dance Classes at Artista

Sarasota

$50 $20

Invigorating group classes in a bright and colorful studio

Up to 66% Off Paddleboard Lesson and Rental

Sarasota Beach

$55 $19

After learning to paddle while sitting, kneeling, and standing, students embark on their rentals; free delivery to most of Sarasota

Up to 60% Off Pilates and Fitness Classes

Sarasota

$225 $110

Pilates classes tone and strengthen the core while increasing flexibility; the schedule also includes kickboxing, Zumba, and barre classes

44% Off Dance Lessons

Sarasota

$25 $14

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Up to 56% Off Kite Boarding Lessons

Siesta Key Beach

$100 $49

One-hour intro to kiteboarding (or kitesurfing) beach classes teach the extreme sport’s basics, from general concepts to how to self-rescue

Everglades Wonder Gardens – Up to 50% Off Visits

Bonita Springs

$38 $19

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Bright-pink flamingos, scaly alligators, and other native and South American wildlife live among the botanical gardens

Up to 52% Off Pilates Classes 

Bonita Springs

$203 $99

Certified Pilates instructors demonstrate core-firming exercises on reformers, wunda chairs, and other specialized equipment

Half Off Horseback Riding Lessons

Bradenton

$50 $25

Extensive equestrian facility includes sand and grass rings, jumps course, and 15 miles of groomed trails

Up to 53% Off Kayak Trips from Native Rentals

Bradenton

$58 $29

A 4-mile kayak trip through Robinson Preserve on single or tandem kayaks, passing by tree-lined banks and wading birds

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp

Bradenton

$100 $39

Qualified trainers lead intense boot camp workouts designed to help maximize fat burn

48% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Rental

Multiple Locations

$58 $29.99

Standup paddleboards designed for safety and stability engage first-timers in water sports

Up to 50% Off Sailing 101 Class

Bradenton

$199 $99

Seasoned sailors on a 30-foot boat demonstrate basic sail handling, boat safety, and boat parts during 2.5-hour classes

45% Off Fishing Charter Services

South Bradenton

$450 $248

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Bradenton

$99 $50

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79% Off Lessons at Bradenton Dance Center

Bradenton

$120 $25

Dances taught range from the fox trot, rumba, tango, and polka to salsa and country-Western dances

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Bradenton

$39.95 $19

Use of weight-training equipment, plus treadmills, stationary bikes, and other cardio machines for up to three months

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Multiple Locations

$150 $75

Introductory classes combine classroom instruction and on-range training for beginners; state-, NRA-, and military-certified instructors

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Palmetto

$30 $15

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Engines start to roar, propellers spin, and a large parachute expands into the sky, carrying a light aircraft and its passengers toward the clouds. Silver Lining Aviation's certified instructors create adventures like this every day as they teach visitors to soar behind the controls of sport aircrafts such as powered parachutes, weight-shift trikes, and gyroplanes. Led by licensed FAA flight instructor Craig Ewing, Silver Lining's team takes prospective pilots on introductory flights that allow them to experience aircrafts such as the Airwolf 912 and nibble on different flavors of clouds. The aviation experts also sell sport aircrafts, which patiently wait onsite as customers work through custom ground- and flight-training programs. In most cases, the flight instructors prepare their pupils for aerial navigation in as little as two weeks. They also assist new pilots with replacement parts, provide 24/7 support, and cook oil soup to feed hungry aircraft.

36880 Washington Loop Road
Punta Gorda,
FL
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Closer to the Vine's menu of café fare collects an assortment of light bites, sandwiches, coffee, and microbrews. Customers can scarf down a vegan panini filled with hummus and marinated portobello mushrooms ($7.95) or savor a smoked-salmon plate accompanied by cream cheese, cucumbers, and capers ($9.95). For patrons with reservations on Friday and Saturday evenings, beer-based cheddar fondue ($10) awaits dips from fresh vegetables, and semi-sweet chocolate fondue ($15) coats the bittersweet reminiscences of granny smith apples. As they sink into sofas or admire Floridian sunsets from an outdoor perch, diners can wash down solid grub with pours of wine from the diverse menu including selections from New Zealand, Chile, and Napa Valley, or opt for a microbrew, cup of coffee, or tea. In addition to offering complimentary WiFi, Closer to the Vine hosts local musicians every Friday and Saturday night and always welcomes visits from canine companions with water bowls, treats, and scratch 'n' sniff translations of the Wall Street Journal.

320 Sullivan St
Punta Gorda,
FL
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2705 Tamiami Trl
Punta Gorda,
FL
US

The Punta Gorda Club unleashes muscular potential with an on-site nutritionist, a well-equipped gym, six clay tennis courts, and more than 80 group fitness classes each week. During a one-on-one nutrition consultation and dietary analysis (a $99 value), the club's food guru will discuss each client's eating habits, then draft a written meal plan that outlines what flavors of Twinkies they're allowed to eat. Additionally, an unlimited one-month membership (a $90 value, including enrollment fee) lets patrons loose to toughen tendons on the gym's playground of cardio machines, free weights, and step-aerobics teeter-totters. Members can also choose from more than 11 types of group fitness classes such as yoga, spinning, and Pilates, to tone their tummies in tandem or swat serves on six clay tennis courts.

2905 Tamiami Trl
Punta Gorda,
FL
US

In the 1890's, the only liquids being served at The Ice House Pub were not actually in liquid form. They were ice. And that's because the historic building was originally built as an ice plant for the fishing industry. Now, more than a century later, the landmark building spends its days and nights as a local, English-style pub that boasts an authentic menu of English eats and more than 150 different types of international draft and bottled brews, from Guinness to American favorites like Stone Brewery and Yuengling.

A wooden, high-vaulted ceiling looks down on the pub's tall, brick walls - one of which holds a 10 foot HD television - as diners rest at wooden tables, plunging forks into steaming plates of cottage pie and fish and chips, as well as American bar favorites such as beer battered onion rings and Angus beef burgers. In between bites, guests can take turns pummeling steel-tipped darts into ten regulation-sized boards or take advantage of the pub's other games, such as hot gluing dominoes pieces to snooker balls. The Ice House also regularly hosts dart leagues for men, women, and co-ed teams, and live entertainment in the evenings.

408 Tamiami Trl
Punta Gorda,
FL
US

The recipe: take 5 miles of mud trails, fill them with more than 25 obstacles, add snow, and serve. The Badass Bash obstacle course is more than a race—it's a battle where competitors learn what they are made of. Across the 5-mile course, participants dash, clamber, and crawl through and over a series of obstacles inspired by firefighter, police, and military training. The favorites are back (Target Practice, Submarine Mines, and Check the Attic, among others), but there's also The Badass Bash's take on holiday cheer: Santa's Sack, Chimney Sweep, Don't Drop the Ornament, and more. But the real kicker is the snow. The event's organizers haul in a bunch of the cold white stuff, adding a chilly but festive note to the high-octane event. While adults are getting their hands dirty, kids 12 and younger can do the same on their own 0.5-mile course, the Kick Butt Kids Elf Bash. After the race, guests can mingle at the after party, which is livened up by free beer and live entertainment.

A portion of the proceeds of The Badass Bash benefits three fire, police, and veterans’ charities. All of the proceeds from the Kick Butt Kids Bash go to Caleb's Crusade, which helps children and families who are battling pediatric cancer.

44570 Bermont Rd
Punta Gorda,
FL
US