Water, Wining and Dining in Fort Myers

You might think with all of the water that surrounds Fort Myers that there would be lots of dinner cruises. There ARE lots of cruises but not all actually provide a full dining experience. However, higher end dining is almost always accessible on the docks prior to, or after your water adventure. Or you may be allowed to pack a cooler full of your favorites to carry onboard. 10Best will walk you through your choices and help fulfill your desires for both boating and banqueting. 

Perhaps the most traditional dinner cruise in the area can be found aboard the Sanibel Princess Yacht. It's a modern boat that offers the comfort of air conditioning, spacious decks and a tasty, hot buffet. You can get dressed up for a special occasion or be comfy and casual while decompressing on the calm waters.   

For a little more excitement and lots of kitsch, book a trip aboard a Spanish Galleon and do some swashbuckling with the Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise. While this boat only serves salty snacks, appropriately enough, there is rum and other adult beverages for consumption, and several dining options on the dock.

Most of these vessels also book private parties to your specifications. Remember this is a seasonal area meaning the number and types of cruises can change, and often fill up fast. Bon Voyage! 

Sunset Cuises offers a more intimate look at the water, marine life and island destinations along the Lee County coast. The 40-foot Cruise Yacht offers a sun deck, a lounge area and plenty of space for your coolers, perfect for 4-6 people. Food...  Read More

The 40 foot catamaran stays in the Estero Bay or "back bay" as locals call it, offering numerous types of tours to educate and entertain the entire family. The 1 1/2 hour sunset tour provides great photo ops and is an affordable $25 for adults...  Read More

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Adventures in Paradise has been providing boat cruises in the Fort Myers area for about three decades. Setting sail from Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina, it's one of the last stops before heading over the causeway to Sanibel Island. Soft drinks...  Read More

Join pirates including Captain Jack, Peg Leg Meg and Pick Pocket Pete, aboard the Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise in Estero Bay. Your adventure begins at Salty Sam's Marina, just before the big bridge to Fort Myers Beach, where you can dine at...  Read More

This cruise launches from one of the most well known marinas in Cape Coral, Cape Harbour. Banana Bay Tour Company is popular for its lunch cruise to Picnic Island in San Carlos Bay. If a sunset cruise is what you are looking for, pack a cooler...  Read More

The Fort Myers Princess is a modern, 75-foot, double-decker boat that offers party cruises, dolphin and sunset tours and special events. Located at Snug Harbour Marina, underneath the big bridge leading to Fort Myers Beach, the Princess has a...  Read More

How does this sound to wash all your cares away; cruising on beautiful blue water, learning of its lure, watching a brilliant sunset, listening to music, drinking cold beverages and eating snacks you probably shouldn't have. That's one of the...  Read More

If you're looking for dinner cruises in Fort Myers with some nostalgia, JC Boat Cruises is a fantastic option. This 600-passenger paddle-wheeler departs from the historic downtown Fort Myers yacht basin for a relaxing three and four-hour voyages...  Read More

Setting sail from the picturesque Tarpon Point Marina this luxurious 90 foot boat has enough room to accommodate 128 passengers. The deck seating is comfortable and the air-conditioned cabin offers clear views of San Carlos Bay and Pine Island...  Read More

There's not a better place to be at sunset than on the water with a cool beverage and an expertly prepared meal in front of you. The Sanibel Princess offers this four days a week, along with Sunday Brunch. Board the boat at the Sanibel Harbour...  Read More


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