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10 Fun Outdoor Activities To Check Out In Southwest Florida This Summer

Jul 28, 2018 01:58AM ● By Kevin

Photo courtesy of Fish-Tale Marina on Facebook.

Are you constantly trying to find something new and exciting to do in Southwest Florida? If so, you know that the summertime can make it more difficult to explore your own hometown, with vacations and ongoing distractions.

From water adventures and explorations to botanical gardens and nature experiences, we put together a list of some of the best spots in Southwest Florida to keep your leisure life fresh.

Below is our top 10 list broken out by city. As always, if we're missing any of your favorites, tell us in the comments below!

Fort Myers

Salty Sams Marina - Fort Myers FL

Salty Sam's Marina - Fort Myers, FL

A water-bound recreation destination for all ages, Salty Sam’s Marina offers everything including power boat and kayak rentals, charter boats for fishing or sightseeing, unique gifts and ... Read More »  

Fort Myers Beach

Island Time Dolphin  Shelling Cruises - Fort Myers Beach FL

Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises - Fort Myers Beach, FL

Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises, Inc.·Saturday, May 5, 2018 Island Time Cruises offers a variety of activities you can experience out on the water. All cruises are private an... Read More » 

Fish-Tale Marina-Santini Plaza - Fort Myers Beach FL

Fish-Tale Marina-Santini Plaza - Fort Myers Beach, FL

Located on the pristine Estero Bay aquatic preserve on Fort Myers Beach, Fish-Tale Marina has been creating extraordinary boating experiences since 1958. We continue to strive to be Fort ... Read More »  

Key West Express - Fort Myers Beach FL

Key West Express - Fort Myers Beach, FL

Because getting to Key West should be Half the Fun! There's nothing better than slicing through the Gulf waters on a fast ferry heading south to the beautiful and entertaining island o... Read More » 


Cape Coral

Sun Splash Family Waterpark - Cape Coral FL

Sun Splash Family Waterpark - Cape Coral, FL

Enjoy 14-acres of water slides, pools and fun at Southwest Florida’s largest waterpark. Relax on our gently drifting Main Stream River Tube Ride. Thrill at the high-speed excitement of su... Read More » 



Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center - Naples FL

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center - Naples, FL

Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed m... Read More » 

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens - Naples FL

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens - Naples, FL

Naples Zoo’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to respect, value and help conserve wildlife and our natural world. Rooted in nearly a century of conservation, today's Naples Zoo... Read More » 



Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Sarasota FL

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Sarasota, FL

Originally the home of William and Marie Selby, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens today is an urban, bayfront oasis showcasing a living collection of rare and beautiful tropical plants. The G... Read More » 

Mote Marine Laboratory - Sarasota FL

Mote Marine Laboratory - Sarasota, FL

We are scientists, explorers and stewards of the ocean. Driven by research, education and excitement we work to create a better environment for ourselves and our children. The answers are... Read More » 


Punta Gorda

Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours - Punta Gorda FL

Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours - Punta Gorda, FL

Tour the historic Babcock Ranch and see the Telegraph Swamp, Alligators, live panthers, snakes, and tropical birds. Eat lunch at the Gator Shack. Babcock is steeped in the McAdow famil... Read More »