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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.

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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.

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

Gentle sea breezes, sun-warmed sand and secluded spots hidden by lush flora let romance come naturally in Fort Myers. If you need inspiration to create an enchanted encounter, find it here with these unique date ideas.

Florida’s largest island off the Gulf Coast evokes a small-town ambiance where the community spirit is stronger than ever.

On a still morning watching waves wash up on shore, the quietness of

Create a different kind of getaway with a journey over to North Captiva Island.

Welcome to Shellcast. Listen in, relax, soak up some virtual sun and hear what makes Southwest Florida so special.

Spending time in the Fort Myers area is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only will you reap all the benefits of rest and relaxation, but you’ll also have a whole new collection of memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Inhale those fresh Gulf breezes and feel the warmth of the sun on your face as the day unfolds before you.

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Expect high-energy adventures and beachfront bliss all in one location on

Groups who play well together will work well together. Build a better work environment in Fort Myers, where bouts of laughter and a healthy dose of sunshine strengthen camaraderie and communication.

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If Fort Myers is nearby, you’re one of the lucky ones who can take a daycation! Or if you’re already in town and looking for last-minute plans, take these ideas and run with them.

Imagine cruising down the river and spotting a massive silvery fish leaping from the shallows. Peak tarpon fishing season is upon us, so now is the time to catch — and release — your next big fish.

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Our most secluded islands offer special experiences that will make your next visit unforgettable. Revel in the relaxation of Boca Grande and the Outer Islands where sun and sand meet culture and cuisine.

Thanks to our position on the West Coast of Florida, the warm Gulf waters gently wash hundreds of thousands of sea shells ashore each day, often fully intact. This makes Fort Myers a sheller’s paradise. But what exactly is shell collecting? 

Fort Myers is a sheller’s paradise. In fact, the area has been named the #1 place for shell collecting (searching for and collecting seashells) in North America!

While there’s plenty to do in Southwest Florida, some activities just aren’t fit for groups of people all at once. Get the lowdown on some fun outings and adventures tailored for group and corporate travel retreats.

Coinciding with the beginning of summer, the Fort Myers area is also celebrating National Seashell Day on June 21.

Whether you’re in the mood for gift giving or want to bring home a bit of sunshine, you’ll always find something special in the local shops of Fort Myers.

Creativity is always flowing throughout Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods, and winter is when artists really get to shine.

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