Area Activities – On The Water

This section will consist of 4 different On-The-Water categories:

Most companies offer multiple activities. For Dinner Cruises, please see the dining section.

FISHING

Fishing information:

PLEASE NOTE: A fishing license may be required, although boats may carry a license for all people on board. Usually licenses can be obtained on-line at Florida Fish and Wildlife , at fish and bait shops and Wal-Mart’s fishing section.

Resuts for fishing can vary due to weather and salinity levels. Fishing in the Cape Coral area is good year round though species vary by season. Fishing is good for a certain period of time and then it fades off and the next species gets hot. See what species are available during your stay in the area.

January:
        Excellent fishing for speckled trout, redfish, inshore grouper, bluefish, mackerel, jack crevelle, ladyfish and sheepshead.
February:
        Excellent fishing for speckled trout, redfish, grouper, ladyfish, jack crevelle and sheepshead.
March:
        Excellent fishing for snook, redfish, speckled trout, mackerel, bluefish, jack crevelle and sharks.
April:
        Excellent fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish, cobia and sharks.
May:
        Excellent fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish and sharks.
June:
        Excellent fishing for tarpon, snook, sharks and snapper.
July:
        Excellent fishing for tarpon, snook, sharks and snapper.
August:
        Excellent fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish and snapper.
September:
        Excellent fishing for redfish, snook, tarpon, and snapper.
October:
        Excellent fishing for redfish, snook, speckled trout and snapper.
November:
        Excellent fishing for redfish, snook, speckled trout and mackerel.
December:
        Excellent fishing for speckled trout, redfish, jack crevelle and mackerel.

Fishing Techniques by season:

Winter fishing charters:
        Most fishing during the winter months is with artificial lures or live shrimp.
Spring fishing charters:
        Fishing in the spring can be good with artificial lures or live bait
Summer Fishing charters:
        Mostly devoted to tarpon fishing which requires a combination of live bait and lures to have daily successful trips.
Fall Fishing Charters:
        Effective with either artificial lures or live bait if it can be found.

Captain Paul’s Yacht Charters
1225 SW 53rd Terrace, Cape Coral, FL
239-540-7623
Website
Enjoy a pleasurable day in the beautiful waters of Southwest Florida on our 44′ private yacht, “Boadicea.” With your own Captain and Crew, your private party will have the entire yacht to enjoy for the day.

Captain Bob’s Sunrise Charters
5386 Del Monte Court, Cape Coral, FL
239-945-3098
Website
Offering some of the most unique and diverse angling opportunities to be found anywhere in the world. Fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, TripleTail, Cobia and Spanish Mackeral.

Tarpon Point Marina
6095 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL
239-542-6222
Website
Featuring boat rentals, charters, eco tours and Tarpon & Back Bay Fishing.

Anglers Advantage
Pine Island, FL
239-425-7452
Website
Their motto is “NO FISH NO PAY.” They have a special night time Snook fishing. There are guaranteed Snook and year round fishing.

Ultimate Charters
239-542-9315
Website
Specialize in light tackle fishing in the surrounding waters of Sanibel, Captiva, and Pine Island Sound. Also offer sightseeing and shelling to remote barrier Islands. Be sure to bring your camera to capture these unforgettable photo opportunities!

West Coast Fishing Charters
1916 NW 27 Street, Cape Coral, FL
239-283-9340 or 239-872-2591
Website
Sport and Leisure Fishing – Tarpon Fishing – Fly Fishing – Dolphin and Manatee Tours – Sightseeing Tours – Shelling on the world famous Cayo Costa and Upper Captiva Islands

BOAT TOURS

Tropic Star of Pine Island Inc.
13921 Waterfront Drive, Pineland, FL
239-283-0015
Website
Offers water based cruises and adventures. Some cruises include lunch at the famous Cabbage Key Inn.

J.C. Cruises
Office: 2313 Edwards Dr, Fort Myers, FL
Boat Location: 1300 Hendry St, Fort Myers, FL
239-334-7474
Website
The Capt. J.P. is J.C. Cruises’ 600 passenger paddlewheeler, departing from the historic Downtown Fort Myers yacht basin. Enjoy yourself on one of our 7 different cruises on the Caloosahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway, to the Gulf of Mexico, the Franklin Locks, and many more exciting places.

Adventures in Paradise Inc.
Port Sanibel Marina, 14341 Port Comfort Rd, Fort Myers, FL
239-472-8443
Website
Cruise with these folks for Fishing, Shelling, Sea Life Excursions, Dolphin Watches, and Sunset Cruises. Canoe & Kayak Eco Tours thru their private mangrove forest or rent your own boat!

Half Day Eco Dolphin & Lunch Cruise
Cape Coral, FL
1-800-713-7621
Website
Other available cruises include a Sunset Cruise from Fort Myers and a Dolphin Nature Cruise from Cape Coral.

Nature & Outdoors, Sports & Recreation
Paddling all the waterways of Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, FL
239 694-5513
Website
Many guided kayak tours. Including Full Moon Guided KAYAK Nature Tours done every month on and around the date of the Full Moon. These are done on the waters of Estero Bay, starting July 18, 2010 then every 18th until Jul 18, 2013.

Dolphin & Sunset Tours
645 Old San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
239-765-8500
Website
Speicalizing in boat tours and dolphin watching. Also provides dinner tours and private tours on their lovely boat, the Fort Myers Princess.

Gulf Coast Kayak
4530 Pine Island Road, Matlacha, FL
239-283-1125 or 941-661-8229
Website
The MANATEE NATURE TOUR runs Thanksgiving through St. Patrick’s Day. Sunset Birding Tour – Matlacha Moonlight Paddle – Kayak and Canoe rentals.

Captain for Hire
239-994-7692 or 239-980-0733
Website
Charters – Guided Eco tours – Sunset Cruises – boat rentals – fishing

Cape Coral Boat Club & Marina
1503 SE 46th Lane, Cape Coral, FL
239-541-2988
Website

RENTALS

Cape Coral Charter Boats
4536 SE 16th Pl Unit 1, Cape Coral, FL
239-244-6963
Website

Cape Coral Boat Rentals
5828 Cape Harbour Dr. Ste. 204B, Cape Coral, FL
239-478-0011
Website
“Voted Best in Cape Coral 2008, 2009 & 2010” for boats, tours and watersports rentals.

Paradise Boat Rentals
1733 Bikini Ct, Cape Coral, FL
239-645-4217
Website
Boat rentals with free water toys and free fishing and beach equipment.

Ace Performer
16842 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL
239-489-3513
Website
Ace Performer is an established windsurf, kiteboard, kayak, paddleboarding, and canoe shop in Southwest Florida. It is able to provide advice on equipment from 20 years of experience. Located close to the Sanibel Causeway, minutes away from Fort Myers, they provide a premier entertainment experience to help you have the most fun in the sun.

Adventures In Paradise Inc.
Port Sanibel Marina, 14341 Port Comfort Rd, Fort Myers, FL
239-472-8443
Website
Fishing, Shelling, Sea Life Excursions, Dolphin Watches, and Sunset Cruises. Canoe & Kayak Eco Tours through their private mangrove forest or rent your own boat!

Adventure Water Sports Inc.
Pierview Hotel, 1160 Estero Blvd, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
239-765-6933
Website
Dolphin tours, rentals of wave runner and kayaks.

Salty Sam’s Marina
2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL
239-463-7333
Toll Free: 1-888-796-6427
Website
Power boat and kayak rentals, charter boats for fishing or sightseeing, unique gifts and souvenirs and the Key West Express ferry.

Tarpon Bay Explorers
900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island, FL
239-472-8900
Website
Tarpon Bay Explorers is the licensed concessionaire of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, providing low impact recreational and educational opportunities to the public. Whether you choose to tour the Refuge by kayak, canoe, bike, or pontoon boat, Tarpon Bay Explorers have everything you need for nature recreation on Sanibel.

Diamond Head Beach Resort
2000 Estero Blvd, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
239-765-2252
Website
Dolphin Tours, waverunner rentals, sailboats, paddle boats, boat safety testing.

PARASAILING

Holiday Water Sports
239-765-8080
Website

Paradise Parasail
1160 Estero Blvd, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
239-463-7272
Website

Ranalli Parasail
2000 Estero Blvd, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
239-565-5700
Website

Wind & Water Sports
239-765-8080
Website

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