Helping beach-goers get the most of their oceanside experience, Action Water Sports supplies an array of equipment for splashing through the water or basking in the sun. Visitors can hop on WaveRunners and jet across the waves of Fort Myers Beach, or lazily float atop a cabana water lounge with friends and manatees that are sick of swimming. The Action Water Sports team also uses jet skis to tow banana boats for exhilarating 20-minute rides, and lead guided tours where visitors might spot dolphins and other sea creatures. Beach chair rentals are also available for guests who would rather enjoy their time on the sand.
Yellow and orange kayaks drift along the protected estuary of Estero Bay. They're maneuvered by small groups of kayakers led by an experienced guide who points out the multitude of wildlife surrounding the group. The certified naturalists pick out the dolphins, manatees, and wild birds as well as impart knowledge about the surrounding eco system.
Parasailing above the Gulf of Mexico. Jetskiing alongside dolphins and manatees. Riding a banana boat with a group of friends. At All Island Watersports, all of these dream vacation activities become reality. Should clients prefer a guide on their aquatic explorations, they can take a special tour
around Estero Bay in search of dolphins and other wildlife, and head to island beaches to collect unique seashells and tanlines. But even on solo expeditions, first-timers don't need to be intimidated—the staffers offer up tips and safety techniques before guests head out on the water.
Captain Will Olds is an aquatic Renaissance man. The U.S. Coast Guard master mariner has dedicated his life to the water—from time spent piloting charter boats across Lake Superior to his days teaching boat safety at the Chapman School of Seamanship—and to his passion for history and the natural world. The multitalented skipper translates his many skills into a daily roster of eco-tours and excursions that whisk visitors along the fluvial highways of southern Florida.
From behind the wheel of his trusted ship, the Calusa Queen, the captain delivers entertaining and educational anecdotes along with views of Charlotte Harbor Estuary and Cape Haze. While not included in this offer, the Matlacha Art Community cruise features stops on terra firma to visit local galleries, and the Peace River Eco-Tour and Cruise wends through a nature preserve for a peek at manatees, alligators, and dolphins. Named for the Native American peoples of Florida’s southwest coast, the ship is inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and can hold up to 28 passengers along with their spare sets of sea legs.
Helmed by US Coast Guard–certified captains—each with at least 10 years' experience navigating the waterways of 10,000 Islands—Double R's fleet of seafaring skiffs ushers visitors along fishing charters, eco tours, and manatee-watching jaunts. Exploring an ecosystem rich with diverse wildlife inside the United States' largest mangrove jungle, guides point out manatees, tropical birds, alligators, and Swamp Thing's collection of Swamp Thing memorabilia. Fishing charters explore the complex systems of swamps and estuaries home to tarpon, snook, and redfish, while fishing guides provide their years of experience in angling from exceptionally maintained vessels in rich waters.
Helmed by a pair of USCG Master Captains, Breakwater Adventures takes guests on a variety of seafaring adventures aboard its customized 25-foot Carolina skiff. From thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline rush to folks hoping to simply explore the local waters, the crew has something for everyone. Here are some of the activities Breakwater Adventures offers:
Dolphin watching: During these trips, other creatures such as manatees, rays, and wild birds often make cameos.
Shelling and island cruise: It's a private cruise to a secluded white-sand island mixed in among the 10,000 Islands.
Sunset charter: This trip ends the day on a relaxing note as night falls around Marco Island.
Other activities include private tours, tubing, water skiing, and wakeboarding.