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Estero River Outfitters
Type: Active, Adventure, Outdoor Activities, Water, Water Sports
The Estero River is between Fort Myers and Bonita Springs. A lazy stretch of waterway leading to the Gulf of Mexico, it is lined with mangroves, palm trees and moss-covered oaks. Rent individual or... Read More
The Estero River is between Fort Myers and Bonita Springs. A lazy stretch of waterway leading to the Gulf of Mexico, it is lined with mangroves, palm trees and moss-covered oaks. Rent individual or double kayaks, as well as canoes and be sure to pack snacks. There are numerous beautiful sites to pull over for a picnic, the first one being the Koreshan State Historic Site. The Estero Bay is about a 4 1/2 mile paddle and here you'll find more private places to beach your boat. Explore the historic Mound Key, sitting some thirty feet above sea level. Walk through the mangrove forest and sit atop the huge shell mound for an amazing view of the coasts of Bonita Springs and Fort Myers.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Fort Myers has lots of smaller waterways full of scenic vegetation and wildlife. A paddle down the Estero River can be both relaxing and invigorating.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: A slow paddle down the picturesque Estero River gives couples a glimpse of old Florida while offering numerous private spots to picnic.