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People playing in the water

Life’s better out here

Fort Myers Water Activities

In Southwest Florida, warm Gulf waters surround you with endless things to do. Find seashells on miles of white-sand beaches, or venture away from shore for fishing and water sports, like kayaking around Sanibel and the barrier islands.

See how to explore the water

White sand, shells, and room to breathe.

Find the world’s best gifts from the sea.

Navigate the blue water and go where cars can’t.

The experience that becomes second nature.

It’s easy to get hooked.

Plunge into an underwater world of artificial reefs.

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope – it’s a pair of high-flying thrill seekers soaring above The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

There’s no easier way to get on the water than to schedule a cruise. Just sit back and enjoy the view from the deck of a variety of daily outings.

Fort Myers is revered as one of the top spots to have an up close experience with wild dolphins.

One of the main reasons Fort Myers is a great place to get away – other than the shell-strewn beaches, breathtaking sunsets and abundant wildlife – is the area’s convenient location.

Every kid wants to go to Disney World, and every parent wants to take them there. But it seems a shame to take them to Florida and not let them experience the beach.

Anglers across the country revere the Gulf of Mexico as a saltwater fishing paradise, and that couldn’t be truer in Fort Myers. Hundreds of miles of coastline interspersed with hidden alcoves, fertile estuaries and spacious, open flats make it eas

Captain Brian Holaway Captain Brian Holaway

Howdy, folks! Captain Brian here.

Families, couples and groups of friend’s flock to the quaint coastal community of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island for its Old Florida charm and barefoot elegance.

Captain Brian Holaway Captain Brian Holaway

My thoughts never drift too far from the island of Cayo Costa. I have been intrigued by this barrier island since the first time I stepped foot on it, on a beautiful June day over two decades ago.

Second only to shelling and sunbathing, fishing is by and large the most popular pastime in Fort Myers – and it’s not hard to see why.

Aspring break vacation doesn’t have to include spring breakers.

Mark Melancon Mark Melancon

Summertime is family time and what better way to enjoy it than on the water?

Captain Brian Holaway Captain Brian Holaway

Southwest Florida has been a traveler's destination for centuries. The Spanish first visited these waters in 1513. The native Calusa Indians that called this place home greeted them.

Fort Myers serve as an inspiring backdrop for meetings, no matter what time of year.

When the time is right to plan the perfect tropical getaway for you and your family, look no further—The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel has everything you need.

When the weather warms up, there is no better place to be than in Fort Myers. Here, the living is easy with plenty of sun, relaxation and fun times to be had.

Autumn is falling in fast! So why not change with the season and put a new twist on your next beach vacation? Try spending an entire day on the shoreline or on a boat, reeling in some of the most favorite fish of the region.

Lounging on the beach is certainly a must, but it’s also refreshing to put on your explorer’s hat and venture out of your comfort zone.

Karen Feldman Karen Feldman

There’s nothing like a pleasure cruise along the Caloosahatchee, the Intracoastal, or the Gulf of Mexico to work up an appetite.

Great photos inspire. They draw us into an envious moment and motivate us to replicate that experience. Check out these photos taken by visitors like you.

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