Terrific Tours and Exciting Excursions in Fort Myers

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. 

Koreshan State Historic Site and Mound Key State Architectural Site
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This is a two in one stop for history lovers. Guided tours are available or you can guide yourself around the 125-acre island, formerly housing two unique cultures. Among the exhibits at Mound Key are information panels outlining the history of...  Read More

Sanibel Island
Billy's Bike Rentals
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Certain times of the year, it's faster and easier to travel by bicycle on Sanibel Island than by car, and it's more fun too. Billy's Bike Rentals is loaded with options to take care of everyone in your family, even those who don't know how to...  Read More

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates cover more than 20 acres along the Caloosahatchee River, offering a glimpse into the lives of two of America's greatest inventors, Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford. The estate museum is 15-thousand square feet...  Read More

True Tours Historical Walking Tours
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Downtown Fort Myers has a quite a rich history and True Tours is a fun way to learn about it. Local experts regal visitors with intriguing information about the city's famous residents, old buildings and well photographed streets. You'll also be...  Read More

Good Time Charters
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Good Time Charters books a variety of sight seeing tours by water, out of Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina on Fort Myers Beach. Want to see dolphins, manatees and other Florida wildlife? These wildlife and eco tours mostly stay in Estero Bay...  Read More

Everglades Adventure
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This full day tour of Florida's famous Everglades has something for everyone. You adventure begins with a dolphin cruise on Fort Myers beach, followed by a van ride to the so-called river of grass. Here you will take a swamp buggy ride through...  Read More

Classic Air Ventures
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Get a bird's eye view of the beautiful coastline and historic sites of the Fort Myers area from a thrilling biplane ride with Classic Air Ventures. The open cockpit is perfect for taking photos and passengers love being outfitted with a 1940's...  Read More

Everglades Day Safari
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Since 1991, owners of this day safari have been helping visitors explore one of the most fascinating natural habitats in the world, the Florida Everglades. There are four pickup locations in the Fort Myers area, and depending on where you hop...  Read More

Captiva Cruises offers one the best ways to explore the Southwest Florida coast, from Captiva Island, Cabbage Key and Useppa to Boca Grande and Cayo Costa. The guides are extremely knowledgeable about the rich history of these sparkling waters...  Read More

Key West Express
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The Key West Express is an exciting way to bypass the slow going traffic through the Florida Keys to arrive at the most famous island, Key West. The high-speed ferry leaves in the morning, getting you from dock to dock in about three and a half...  Read More


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