Armed with more than four decades of golfing know-how, PGA Class-A professional Tom Speicher hosts personalized lessons to bolster ball-launching capacities. During the one-hour instructional session, Tom conducts a video analysis of the student’s club swing to evaluate contributing factors such as posture, head movement, and mustache thickness. Players of all skill levels, including novice grass-hackers and expert “fore”-yelpers, can upgrade their swing's fluidity with increases in accuracy and range. Though students are responsible for bringing their own golf clubs to the driving range, the lesson includes a bucket of 34 balls ready to be smacked into atmospheric orbit or fed to hippopotami playing chubby bunny.
Captain Glen Brownlee was a born fisherman. Some say he was delivered at sea with only the crash of waves and the caw of gulls as his lullaby; others say he was raised by a wild pack of tackle bobbers until his 14th birthday. Regardless of the tall tales surrounding this Fort Myers native, one thing is certain: he took up the fishing pole at a young age, scouring local salt and fresh waters for the area's abundance of game fish. Twenty-five years later, Glen spearheads his own fishing company—Scales and Tails Charters—where he shares his lifetime of fishing expertise with others during trips across Southwest Florida waters. The seasoned sailor guides his Glen's 2005 Sea Chaser Flats boat to areas where fish are plentiful, so guests have a better chance of reeling in tarpon, redfish, and the rare but beautiful Chanel high-heeled boot. Not only does Glen provide his customers with professional G Loomis and St. Croix rods and with Daiwa and Quantum reels, he filets and packages their catches at the end of the trip himself.
From catching a 5-pound largemouth bass at age 5 to spending his summers competing in offshore fishing tournaments in the Bahamas, Captain Sean Adler's proudest moments have played out aboard a boat. Now the licensed captain strives to share the thrill of a taut line with passengers of all fishing-experience levels. To that end, he and his crew monitor the tides, barometric pressure, and moon phases to inform departure times for their fishing trips. They stock their boats with ample bait, ice, and fishing equipment for all guests. Once passengers reel in their catches, the crew snaps photos which anglers can proudly display at the office or threaten ungrateful pet goldfish at home.
True to its name, All Water Excursions sets sail for adventures above or below sea level with boat rentals, guided tours, and underwater activities. Narrated cruises tour the backwaters of Florida while guides share stories about local history and wildlife and schools of dolphins choreograph underwater ballets beneath the boat. Windsurfing raises patrons to a bird's-eye view, and scuba-diving sessions explore coral reefs and shipwrecks located near the ocean floor. All Water Excursions will also rent pontoons, deck boats, and center consoles to patrons who want to sail for themselves and conduct ocean and backwater fishing trips to catch sea trout, catfish, or mangrove snapper.
Crunching metal and the sweet smell of burning rubber prevail as the Monster X Tour invades the Ocean Center, thrilling all ages in an action-packed motorsports showcase. Bigfoot, the forefather of all station-wagon smashers, leads a fleet of competitive 10,000-pound monster trucks, including Bear Foot and Black Knight, through jaw-dropping races, wheelie contests, and freestyle car composting. Transaurus, a two-story transforming robot that never learned to love, buries his woes by chomping entire cars in his massive jaws while watching reruns of Felicity. Before the show, VIP tickets also grant access to the Pit Party, where fans can have autographs signed by the drivers. During intermission, fans get the opportunity to eschew sea level with a ride inside a monster truck or visit General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and learn its true feelings about excessive hood sliding.