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Southwest
Florida
DayTripsTours&Excursions
Explore and learn about the many fascinating nature spots, waterways, the Everglades, the many historical sites, or take a relaxing cruise to nowhere in particular aboard a beautiful sailboat, tall ship, glass-bottom boat or catamaran


Click the cities of interest on the interactive map below, or select from the list

Bonita Springs
Captiva
Cape Coral
Everglades City
Fort Myers
Naples
Punta Gorda




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4. SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Naples
Nature Tours
The Conservancy's Naples Nature Center
1450 Merrihue Drive, off 14th Avenue and Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, Florida; 239/262-0304

The Conservancy's Briggs Nature Center
401 Shell Island Road, off State Road 951, six miles north of Marco Island 239/775-8569

Everglades National Park Boat Tours
PO Box 119, Everglades, Florida, 33929; 239/695-2591, 800/445-7724

Naples Princess
1001 Tenth Avenue South, Olde Naples, Florida; 239/649-2275

Nature Safari
Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, Florida; 239/262-5409

Trolley Safari
Naples Trolley Tours
239/262-7300

Sunset Cruise
Double Sunshine
Tin City, U.S. 41, Naples, Florida; 239/263-4949

Sailing Cruise
Sweet Liberty
Boat Haven, next to the Waterfront Cafe, off U.S. 1 and the Gordon River, Naples, Florida; 239/793-3525

Deep-Sea Sport Fishing
Naples Florida Deep Sea Sportfishing Charters
located at Naples City Boat Dock
860 12th Ave. S
Naples, Florida 34102
239/263-3317; Fax: 239/263-3317

A and B Charters
located at Naples City Boat Dock
880 12th Ave S
Naples Florida USA
or write: 539 11th Ave S
Naples, Florida 34102
239/263-8833; 239/263-3317

Kayak Rentals & Instruction
Naples Sea Kayaking Adventures
3650 25th Ave SW
Naples, Florida 34117
phone: 239/353-4878

Everglades City
Airboat Tours
Speedy Johnson's Airboat Rides
35 miles south of Naples in Everglades City, Florida; 800/998-4448

Punta Gorda
Nature Tours
BABCOCK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES
Enjoy a 90-minute swamp buggy tour through the Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp.
8000 S.R 31, Punta Gorda, FL 33982; Information: 941/338-6367; reservations 800/500-5583.

Fishing Tours
KING FISHER CRUISE LINES
Fishing trips daily
Fisherman's Village Marina, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; 941/639-0969

Matlacha
Camping/Kayak/Astronomy Tours
GULF COAST KAYAK COMPANY
Day or overnight camping tripsand aily guided trips through Madacha Aquatic Preserve; monthly astronomy trips. 4882 N.W. Pine Island Rd., Madacha, FL 33903; 239/283-1125. e-mail: gckayak@supernet.net

Fort Myers
Sightseeing Tours
THE FORT MYERS PRINCESS
www.fortmyersprincess.com

1888- 4A  BOAT TOUR
239 337-2300
The Fort Myers Princess is a modern 75 ft. double-deck tour boat with full bar and large open deck with overhead enclosure.  The vessel is USCG certified to carry up to 149 passengers. There are seats in our enclosed climate-controlled lower deck for a luxurious dining experience or 130 passengers for your cocktail party on our open-air upper deck and enclosed lower deck.THE 75ft FORT MYERS PRINCESS is at your fingertips to sweep you away on a scenic adventure while observing Florida wildlife on the Intercoastal Waterway along the Caloosahatchee River.

Fishing Excursions

Abernathy and Fish
Stacey Abernathy
350 Prather Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
239/940-3474 / 239/481-1608

Nature Tours
SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH
7751 Penzance Crossing, Fort Myers, FL 33918; 239/432-2004

GULF BREEZE ATTRACTIONS INC.
645 Old San Carlos Dock, Fort Myers Beach 33931; 239/572-3555
Eco-History Tours over 14 miles of tropical remote islands and natural wildlife habitats.

Trolley Tours
FORT MYERS BEACH TROLLEY TOURS
10715 E. Airport Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33907; 239/275-8726

Sightseeing/Dining Cruise
J.C. CRUISES
2313 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33902; 239/334-7474

EUROPA SEAKRUZ
2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931; 239/463-5000

Train Tour
SEMINOLE GULF RAILWAY
Metro Mall Railway Station at Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL; 239/275-8487; fax: 239/275-0581

Captiva
Sightseeing & Sunset Cruises
CAPTIVA CRUISES
South Seas Plantation, P.O. Box 580, Captiva Island, FL 33924; 239/472-5300


Fishing, Kayak & Canoe Cruise
MCCARTHY'S MARINA & WATER TAXl 15041 Captiva Drive, Captiva, FL 33924. 239/472-5200

Bonita Springs
Fishing Charter
FISHBUSTER CHARTERS, INC.
Bonita Beach, FL
239/947-1688 (phone and fax); 239/999-3037 (pager)
e-mail: fishbuster@aol.com

Wildlife Cruise
ESTERO BAY BOAT TOURS
Five miles north of Bonita Beach Rd., off U.S. 41 at the end of Coconut Rd. 5231 Mamie St., Bonita Springs, FL 33923; 239/992-2200

Everglades City
Wildlife Boat Tours
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK BOAT TOURS
Tours depart daily to the Ten Thousand Islands and mangrove wilderness of Southwest Florida.
29 Chokoloskee Cswy., Everglades City, FL 33929; 239/695-2591; 800/445-7724