Nature Cruises in Southwest Florida
Favorite destinations from Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, and Marco Island.
Join Naples Marina and Excursions for an exciting nature cruise aboard one of our multi passenger vessels. From small private parties to large events with many guests, we have the ability to accommodate various needs. Group tours or also known as public tours are conducted in Estero Bay departing from Ft. Myers Beach. Several trip types and tour times are available.
Public Cruise Coastal Wildlife, Shelling & Dolphin Cruise
Cruise out with our Marine Biologist, or Certified Master Naturalist, in search of dolphins, manatee and other wildlife. This cruise is a great way to see a vast array of wildlife! You will learn about our diverse ecosystem and our local wildlife, such as wading and birds of prey to sea urchins, sea horses, conchs, brittle stars and more. We will visit a remote barrier island along the way to look for shells, and learn about some of the life that may be found along the shoreline. You are also welcome to go for a swim if you like. All marine life is released. This is a great value and good for all ages.
Departs Daily 9am – Noon
$40 per person $25 for children 11 & under.
We also offer a daily 90 minute tour departing at 1pm with the same type of tour as above minus the shelling. This is a dolphin and wildlife tour fully narrated. Cost is $20 per adult and $15 for children 11 and under.
Public Sunset Cruise and Dolphin Tours are offered every night departing one hour prior to sunset with the exception to Sunday and Wednesday nights. Those two nights run three hours in length where you will get to do some shelling, dolphin watching and see a beautiful sunset which departs two hours prior to sunset .
Cost is $25 per adult and $17 for children 11 and under for the 90 minute cruise.
Cost is $45 per adult and $25 for children 11 and under for the 3 hour dolphin, shelling & sunset.
Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina 4765 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
We offer private nature tours for up to 6 passengers along “one of the cradles of the ocean” the Cocohatchee River, “one of ten, critically important estuaries in Southwest Florida.” As we glide along the river, keep a watchful eye for some of the many species that inhabit the area, including water fowl, reptiles, and more. Around the bends, we may encounter an increasingly rare animal, the endangered manatee.
Current statistics suggest that only some 2,400 – 3,200 remain in the southeastern US. Most of these are concentrated in Florida year round. As we approach the Gulf of Mexico, osprey and eagles may soar overhead, in search of fish, while wading birds can be observed seeking crustaceans and other delicacies. On most occasions, we will see dolphins hunting, bow riding, or playfully interacting.
Our knowledgeable Captains will give you an historical account of the Native Americans who inhabited the area and about battles fought with pirates, Ponce de Leon & his crew. On our last tour of the day, experience an extraordinary color show and try to catch a “green flash” as the sun sets in the Gulf of Mexico.
With the many types of excursions we offer, from private or group narrated nature tours, to dolphin and manatee excursions and paddling trips, there is sure to be something to please everyone. You will be thrilled that you joined us and amazed with the vast wildlife experiences along the Cocohatchee River.
Rates for Private Tours (Sight-seeing) up to 6 passengers
Eco Tour, Sightseeing, Vanderbilt or Bonita Homes Tour 1.5hrs $200 2hrs $250 3hrs $300
Dolphin Excursions 2hrs $325 2.5hrs $375 3hrs $425
Dolphin/Sunset Tours 2 hrs $325 2.5hrs $375 3hr $425
Sunset Cruise 1.5hrs $250 2hrs $300
Combo Trips with any above tour add Shelling, Beach Excursion, Waterside Restaurant drop off & pickup, or combo excursions 3hrs $475 4hr $575