CRUISING THE BAY OF FORT MYERS BEACH
Our 45 minute sightseeing cruise is perfect for those individuals who just want to sit back and relax while the captain takes you along a scenic tour of the back bay of Fort Myers Beach. This is a narrated tour with opportunities to see wildlife without going fast and where you can walk around taking pictures of the surrounding scenery. If you’re looking for the best chance of seeing dolphins jumping in our wake and want to see the Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel shores with some added speed, try our 90 minute dolphin cruise. Otherwise our 90 minute sunset cruise is also quite nice.
Sea Racer crew will give you a narrated tour along the route from the moment you depart. The tour starts out from Salty Sam's Marina and takes you along the Main Street shrimp boat docks where the fleet of shrimp boats unload their catch. Your crew will give you a bit of history and some interesting facts about the shrimp fleet that fish these waters.
You'll then pass under the Matanzas Bridge that connects Fort Myers Beach to the mainland and then get an up close look at the Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard Station and cutters stationed there. After some interesting facts about the Coast Guard, you'll get a waterfront view of the many beautiful homes and marinas along the way.
Next, we'll look for dolphins and other wildlife playing in the waters between Estero and Bird Islands which can normally be seen up close in the channel. After that, we head out around Bowditch Point (the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach) where we can usually spot dolphins feeding in the channel. This is a great photo opportunity!
Then we'll continue along the shoreline looking at places like Pink Shell Resort and Moss Marine where you'll have a chance to see some of the beautiful boats and yachts docked at these facilities.
Finally, we'll get an up close look at some of the multi-million dollar homes that make up the Estero Bay shoreline of Fort Myers Beach as we head back to Salty Sam's Marina.