There's all sorts of enjoyable activities ready for sightseers located throughout Southwest Florida. Whether you're looking for the area's top attractions, boat tours, wildlife encounters or one of a dozen museums, take a look below and get out to have some fun!
Airboats & Alligators
6001 Lake Trafford Rd, Immokalee • 239-657-2214
Closest airboat rides to Ft Myers and Sanibel Island, Airboats & Alligators offers scenic tours of Lake Trafford aboard a modern, stable aluminum airboat with a skilled local guide. See gators, waterbirds and other wildlife in its natural environment.
Deep sea fishing aboard a 50' party boat sailing from Placida on Charlotte Harbor. Air-conditioned cabin! Bait, tackle and license included. Instruction provided. Bring your own coolers. Great family fun. Call for reservations or more information.
Take a ride on the wild side! Discover the natural heart of Florida at Babcock Ranch on a 90-minute swamp buggy tour through the Telegraph Swamp. See Florida Panthers, gators, native birds and wildlife up close, as well as Florida Cracker Cattle and more.
With almost a million shells, the Baily-Matthews Shell Museum's mission is to educate about shells and mollusks, the through exhibits, educational programs, library services and publications, as well as further awareness of nature and the natural environment.
Parasailing, Wave Runners, Banana Rides and Beach Day Packages! Beach chairs, tables and umbrella set ups make going to be beach hassle free. Great location at Junkanoos Restaurant with full beverage and food service. Free parking with services.
The facility includes a 448-seat dinner theatre featuring the country's top shows and excellent food, as well as a 90-seat "black-box" theatre called Off Broadway. The theatre entertains over 170,000 guests annually.
Come paddle with Canoe Outpost-Peace River and enjoy a quiet, peaceful float along Florida's most popular State Paddle Trail. The beautiful Peace River offers wildlife viewing, fishing, swimming, hiking trails, wilderness camping, fossil hunting, and of course, canoeing and kayaking.
1mi past bridge on SR 29, Everglades City • 239-695-4400
See the real Everglades on a small airboat that your whole family will enjoy. Our U.S.Coast Guard licensed captains will show you the local wildlife, native plants and share the Native American history and local folklore. The one hour tour will be the highlight of your Everglades experience!
18800 San Carlos Blvd, Ft Myers Beach • 239-415-0515
Looking for a fun filled family outing on Fort Myers Beach ... How about a deep sea fishing trip with Tony? Capt Tony's offers Half Day Fishing Trips, Full Day Fishing Trips, Night Fishing Trips, and Private Charters for small and large groups.
Nestled on five acres of native Florida gardens, the Naples Museum location showcases two historic cottages, a working archaeology lab, a Seminole village, tropical orchid house, wildlife displays, a 1910 steam logging locomotive and a recreated Seminole War fort. Journey back over more than a million years at the Collier County Museum.
It's a mini golf adventure at Coral Cay! Come relax and enjoy our tranquil, tropical settings among the caves, reefs, waterfall and harbor. Enjoy our concession area for snacks, drinks, ice slush and ice cream. Great family fun!
Ride with a Native, only 15 minutes from Naples & Marco Island. Experience the Everglades history and folklore of past centuries as the Native Seminoles lived. Comfortable cushioned seating, hold a baby alligator. Open 7 days a week, 45 minute tours leaving every 15 minutes. No reservations needed, but recommended.
A 2.25-mile raised boardwalk takes visitors through four distinct environments: a pine upland, a wet prairie, a cypress forest, and a marsh. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk and a field guide and Children's Activity Book available at the admissions desk in the Blair Center allow each visitor to take the self-guided tour
The 2-1/2 hour eco-nature tour includes 20-30 minutes of manatee viewing and then takes you out into the middle of the estuaries of the 10,000 Islands.You’re likely to see manatees, alligators, dolphins and more. Our Eco-Tour is fully narrated by knowledgeable local Captains and our 32' pontoon boat is stable, comfortable and USCG approved..
It's a mini golf adventure at Fish Cove! Come relax and enjoy our tranquil, tropical settings right on Charlotte Harbor. Enjoy our concession area for snacks, drinks, ice slush and ice cream. Great family fun!
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda • 941-639-8721
Truly the most interesting waterfront vacation complex in Southwest Florida, Fishermen's Village is located in Punta Gorda, Florida. You can't find a better vacation value anywhere with waterfront shopping, dining and resort on beautiful Charlotte Harbor.
Gasparilla Marina is the area's largest deep water marina offering direct, uninterrupted access to Charlotte Harbor, the Gulf of Mexico and world famous Boca Grande Pass, making it both the perfect layover and homeport for larger yachts.
The Holidaze rental fleet features 25 late-model boats between 17’ and 31’ in length and covers all of your cruising and fishing needs with Center Consoles, Pontoons, Tritoons, Deckboats, Bowriders and Skiffs.
The Imaginarium provides hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family through hands-on science exhibits. You will enjoy the new 3-D film, SOS Planet, our marine touch tank with stingrays & more. Exhibits displaying live fish, sharks, turtles, swans, and iguanas and so much more!.
Located in the heart of Florida’s Peace River Valley, our warm tropical climate and near perfect growing conditions produce some of the best tasting oranges and grapefruit in the world! Whether you order from our catalog, order online or come by our packing house and grove stand we will give you friendly personal service you won’t get anywhere else.
US 41 just 1/2 mile WEST of SR 29 • 1-877-695-2820
Take an exciting airboat ride in the Everglades, the only subtropical preserve in North America. The Everglades contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks.
Get away to Key West, America's Caribbean Paradise, aboard Key West Express, where getting there is half the fun! What are you waiting for? Climb aboard our sleek, clean, modern, air-conditioned high-speed ferries that feature sundecks, snack bar, cocktails and big-screen TVs. You'll be in Key West in just a few hours! Book Ahead and Save $5 Per Adult • $10 Per Couple!
Sightseeing cruises to the out islands, eco-tours, full and half day cruises, sunset cruises and harbor tours will keep your camera clicking at dolphins and other wildlife. Fishermen will be thrilled with deep sea charter fishing in the Gulf of Mexico or with back bay fishing in the Charlotte Harbor.
Voted Southwest Florida’s “Best Factory Outlet Shopping Center” for twelve years in a row, features over 140 great designer and brand name manufacturers’ outlet stores. Save up to 70% off retail store prices. Miromar Outlets has a complement of full service and casual dining restaurants to choose from. Shop under covered walkways, rain or shine.
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota • 941-388-4441
Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.
All aboard for a nostalgic train ride, dinner and a show! Price includes a scrumptious five (5) course dinner, murder mystery show and train ride. All Murder Mystery Dinner Trains depart promptly at 6:30 pm (5:30 pm on Sundays). Reservations required. Ask about hotel package prices.
Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City features nearly 200 automobiles of every era dating back to the 1920's. The museum's major focus is on GM "muscle cars" - the Pontiac GTOs, Chevy Corvettes, Oldsmobile Cutlass 442s, Chevelles, Camaros and high-horsepower Impalas. Also on site is a 60's diner themed cafe as well as a memorabilia gift shop. Over 65,000 horsepower on display!
Hop aboard one of the world's largest airboats for a scenic cruise of Myakka State Park. Slow-moving but powerful air-powered boats venture into shallow, grassy areas for a leisurely ride that is safe and smooth, allowing ample time for photographs. Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's oldest and largest state parks.
Welcome Aboard! Come cruise with Naples Princess, the most elegant luxury yacht in Southwest Florida. Join the tens of thousands of visitors and residents who have experienced a cruise aboard this premier yacht. Admire the spectacular homes, breathtaking properties and natural beauty of Naples Bay and Port Royal. Lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises.
Naples Zoo is an AZA accredited zoo covering 43-acres and featuring giraffes, lions, tigers, monkeys and zebras, as well as alligators and reptiles. Get within an inch of big cats with glass enclosures. At these historic garden, guests also enjoy Meet the Keeper talks and a cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Naples Zoo more than a walk-thru zoo.
Scenic airboat tours along the scenic Peace River in Arcadia Florida. See native wildlife like alligators, deep, boars, turkey and more. Experienced local captain. Short drive off I-75 exit 164 Experience the Real Florida!!!
Whether you are a circus, art, or history fan, the Ringling has something for everyone in the family! 20 acre waterfront estate, museums and grounds on Sarasota Bay. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. the estate is a full day's entertainment with fine art museum galleries, the historic Cà d’Zan mansion, two circus museums and much more.
The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the Nation! Exhibits include vintage, exotic, european and muscle cars. As you stroll through the museum, travel back in time and into the future of man’s greatest invention.
The Seminole Casino Immokalee is located in the heart of Southwest Florida and features over 1,150 High Paying Slot machines, table games, poker and much more. Two restaurants, the Zig Zag Lounge and regularly scheduled events. It is approximately 35 minutes from Naples or Ft. Myers and open 24/7, 365 days a year!
We welcome you to jump at the most scenic drop zone on the west coast of Florida. Experience the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and Peace River! To almost everyone it looks like fun, but the thought of leaping out of an airplane inhibits many from trying it. For those that have always wanted to fly like a bird, to experience flight in its truest form, SKYDIVING is it!!!
Housed in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot, the Museum is home to the history of Southwest Florida. Paleo Indians, the Calusa, the Seminoles, Spanish explorers, and early settlers are just a few of the people you will meet as you view our exhibits. An authentic replica of a pioneer "cracker" house, a 1926 La France fire pumper, and a 1929 private Pullman rail car are also part of the tour.
The soul of old Florida in the heart of Naples waterfront district, Tin City still holds its historic charm. Tin City is home to over 30 unique boutiques, two waterfront restaurants and a variety of water and boating adventures that are fun for all ages!
See dolphins, manatees, osprey, egrets, pelicans, magnificent frigate birds, bald eagles and Much More. The Captain will point out bird rookeries and historic islands as he tells about the estuaries of Pine Island Sound and the surrounding waters. Other cruises you will enjoy are our shelling cruises, our Calusa Mound cruise, water taxis to the outer islands and Sunset Cruises.
Discover the Original Fountian of Youth! 9 million gallons of warm mineral water flowing daily...51 minerals; highest healing mineral content in the USA...87 degrees - perfect for swimming and soaking. Come for a visit, and rediscover it for yourself, as Ponce de Leon searched for, but never found, so many years ago. A true healing paradise.