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.
Pink Shell Live
Wednesdays at 1 p.m. on the Pink Shell Facebook Page
Join us for Pink Shell Live as we explore the shores and island ecosystems in Fort Myers Beach. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Ranger Rob will go live, talking about various topics such as edible plants found on the beach! Learn something new each week and stay tuned for other special guests from the Pink Shell team.Like Our Page & Tune In!
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 a week 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 – 1:30p.m., Tuesday-Saturday
- Time: 1 hour
- 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: 9 – 11a.m., Tuesday–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—from tortoises to birds—that call Fort Myers Beach home. Please note that programs are subject to change based on availability and weather.
- Tortoise Tour: 1:30-2:30p.m., Tuesday & Saturday (complimentary)
- Beach and Shelling Walk: 1:30-2p.m., Wednesday & Friday (complimentary)
- Birding Tour: 1:30-2:30p.m., Thursday ($10/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.
This place is excellent! The spa is top notch, service is prompt, and there is free valet for customers. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We came here on our honeymoon and it was AMAZING.
As a member of the Pink Shell resort, I visit often. I have splurged on spa treatments a few times but wish I had met Tamera sooner. She did an extraordinary deep tissue massage. I have back problems and knee issues and she listened to my concerns and targeted areas I asked for. She got to muscles I didn’t even realize were tight. I made a return appointment before even leaving the spa.
This was our second visit to the resort. This place is family friendly and gorgeous. The room we stayed in was a captiva suite. We had a full kitchen and a living room. Bathroom was huge. Balcony was humongous. We also had an enclosed terrace. Fish tacos from the pool side bar were delicious. There is a kiddie pool area and three pools to choose from. We went in September and the crowds were manageable. Sand is super soft. We rented jet skis in property. Overall fabulous experience.
The Pink Shell Beach Resort was perfect for our "senior" spring break trip. We had 4 families traveling together. From room accommodations to the beach, everything was top notch. The location is prime on the northern tip of Ft. Myers beach. You're not in the crazy busy part. And highly recommend renting a Chickee Hut on the beach, especially if you have a group. It made our trip perfect. They only have 3 so book it in advance.