Nature & Wildlife Activities in Fort Myers Beach
Dolphins, Manatees and More!
Teeming with wildlife, explore the inlets and islands of Fort Myers Beach from the sea or the shore. Our Pink Shell recreation team offers a docket of wildlife activities from professional kayak tours to dolphin adventures for guests of different skill levels. Discover breathtaking scenery and diverse ecosystems while making memories to last a lifetime. Explore more activities and things to do in Fort Myers during your stay by checking out our calendar of events.
Dolphin Adventure Tours
View the Wildlife on Fort Myers Beach
Share the pristine beauty of the islands with us as you catch a glimpse of the diverse wildlife native to Estero Bay on this 90-minute guided dolphin tour on Fort Myers Beach. Learn how to ride your own WaveRunner from our skilled guides. Reservations required.Book a Dolphin Tour
Junior Ranger Program
Become a Pink Shell Junior Ranger
Spend three days with Ranger Rob on your Fort Myers Beach vacation and learn the skills you need to become a Pink Shell Junior Ranger. The program includes an activity book, t-shirt, official ranger patch, daily adventures and a certificate!
- When: 12:30 – 1:00p.m., Tuesday-Friday
- Time: 30 minutes
- Cost: $30.00 one-time program fee per child
Back Bay Kayak Tour
Discover a Unique Kayak Experience
Get ready to explore an exciting estuary full of life on the Back Bay Kayak Tour in Fort Myers Beach. The back bay is visited by dolphins, birds and so much more! Check out the sea grass beds where the turtles and manatees graze. This is a great kayak trip for beginners. Reservations required.
- When: 8:45 – 11:00a.m., Wednesday–Saturday
- Time: 2 hours
- Cost: $40.00 per child under 16; $50.00 per adult
Nature Discovery Programs
Learn About Native Plants & Wildlife with Ranger Rob
Join Ranger Rob for weekly Nature Discovery programs. Guests of all ages will enjoy learning about the diverse plant and wildlife species that call Fort Myers Beach home. Please note that programs are subject to change based on availability and weather.
- Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30p.m., Tuesday & Thursday (complimentary)
- Critter Connection: 2:00-3:00p.m., Wednesday & Friday (complimentary)
- Nature Craft: 2:00-3:00p.m., Tuesday ($25/person)
Fort Myers Beach Fishing Guides
Book a Memorable Florida Fishing Trip
From family-friendly fishing trips to offshore fishing tours, cast a line under the guidance of an experienced captain! Reserve a private half- or full-day fishing excursion in Fort Myers Beach. Reservations required.Explore Fishing Tours
The staff is always the best & they try hard to make your vacation hassle free. The pink shell has a naturalist on staff. His name is Ranger Rob, & he is the BEST! We took a kayak tour with him & also went on his nature hike. It was a great way to break up the day a bit & see some of the local wildlife. We were lucky enough to spot a Sea Turtle, Nurse Shark, Dolphin, & Manatee on the kayak tour. We will be back for sure.
We are incredible happy with this place and its great service. Nice rooms with great views to the ocean, the complex has 3 pools including one for adults, the beach has beautiful white sands and you can do paddle board or kayaking. My favorite part was the free breakfast. We definitely plan to come back
Wow...what a great stay! From the moment that Ana checked us in until the sad day we had to depart. Love that they have free breakfast included. Its a great restaurant with omelette bar and anything else you would want for breakfast. Other great restaurants on site and super great beach. I loved the beach. Beautiful white powder sand. They set up lounge chairs daily and great yellow umbrellas very protected under the low umbrellas. They also have free kayak and paddle boards. They have jet ski rentals and catamaran. Loved the ocean was not deep. They have two great pools adult and kid crafts fun events. Love the screened in patio. The bed was so comfy. They have complete kitchens. I wish I was there right now!
Took a walk on the beach ranger rob was so nice and he made our trip more enjoyable
Stayed at Pink Shell many times, best stay yet. All staff is making an extra effort to be pleasant and accommodating. Big “thumbs up” to the staff and management at Rae’s restaurant. We will be back…soon.
Seriously one of the beat places to go for a great all around trip. I have not seen a place with better customer service anywhere. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. Our 2 bedroom villa was large, clean, conveniently located and comfortable. Our group was 4 senior women who have traveled together for 33 years and not one of us had a complaint. The valet parking is awesome. No waiting and such friendly staff. The beach is clean and the umbrellas and beach chairs are such a good bonus. Will definitely return.