Tours and excursions are a excellent ways to explore a new area. You don’t have to worry about following a map or missing important facts when you have someone else doing the navigating and offering verbal explanations.
The tropical nature of the Fort Myers area is perfect for outdoor adventure. Water tours offer superb views, sunshine and fresh air. The Key West Express has become an extremely popular way to explore the country’s southern most island, without getting stuck in traffic. The high-speed ferry runs daily, offering a turn-around trip. If you want to spend the night, catch the boat's return the next day.
Captiva Cruises keeps excursions a little closer to home, making the rounds between Fort Myers area barrier islands. The history of these islands, once frequented by pirates and American Indians, is quite fascinating and the guides on this boat are great storytellers.
More great story telling comes from the Historic Walking Tours found downtown. Not only do these tours point out architecture and tales of times gone by, but certain ones highlight spooky stories of haunted buildings and the alleged ghosts that frequent them.
Besides walking tours and boat excursions, you'll find guided exploration by bikes, bi-planes and more in this 10Best list.