What Are the Best Dolphin Tours near Fort Myers Beach to Experience?

So, you’ve decided to book a trip to sunny Florida and visit one of our lovely Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals! Offering some of the best amenities around, these vacation rentals are something you have decided you don’t want to miss out on. However, you are still trying to figure out some interesting things to do while you’re here. You know that the beach is something you can’t miss out on, but you’re still looking for something that will put this vacation above the rest. We have exactly what you’re looking for; dolphins! The dolphin tours in Fort Myers Beach are some of the best around!

dolphin jumping out of the water

Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise in Fort Myers Beach

For something fun for the whole family, and fairly priced, the Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise in Fort Myers Beach is something that absolutely can’t be beaten. You will board a small boat and roam the waters of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. This area is home to many creatures but has been a haven for dolphins, manatees, and a wide variety of seabirds. You will be guided by a certified Florida Master Naturalist and will have opportunities to see parts of the waterfront you can’t see in any other capacity! 

The trip lasts around 1.5 hours and is perfect for individuals, couples, or even families. The cruise is wheelchair accessible, although accommodations do need to be made ahead of time. While there are no food or drinks available for purchase on the cruise, you are allowed snacks, drinks, and personal coolers on board. 

Fort Myers Coastal Sealife Dolphin and Shelling Cruise

Perhaps you are looking for something a little more immersive in regard to nature and want to be able to do some exploring of your own. If this is the case, then you need to check out the Fort Myers Coastal Sealife Dolphin and Shelling Cruise. This cruise has a higher price point (still reasonable) but also has a lot more to offer. You will board the Phoenix and take a trip that will last 3 hours. 

During the cruise, you will learn all about Florida’s marine ecosystem from another certified Naturalist guide, who will help point out some of the wildlife along the way. The dolphins in these waters tend to swim alongside traveling boats, offering you views you just can’t get anywhere else. The cruise will dock on a small island, allowing time for swimming and shelling, before heading back to the mainland. 

dolphin in the gulf of mexico

90 Minute Dolphin Tour

If you are still itching for another adventure in wildlife viewing, then you need to book some time for the 90 Minute Dolphin Tour. You will board a private boat and make your way up the Charlotte Harbor in a search for dolphins and other marine life. While on the cruise, you will be on the lookout for seas turtles, manatees, pelicans, ospreys, and other birdlife. This tour, much like the others, offers you some views that you can’t get any other way. Be sure to bring your cameras, as you will want some photos of the adventures that you have had. This tour offers something that the other tours don’t: privacy. You can book for up to 5 people, and just you and your guests will be aboard the boat with your captain. This is a more relaxing option for those of you who are maybe looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the crowds and tourists. The best part is that all three of these tours are located close to many of our Fort Myers Beach condos!