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)
- Stargazing: 30 minutes after sunset; Thursday (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
Our oceanfront room had great views and the kids loved the pool. We would love to come back for a longer stay next time. Thanks Pink Shell!
We’ve stayed here multiple times and never disappointed. The amenities and staff are amazing. We took advantage of the paddle board and kayak rentals included with our stay and had such a great time. The breakfast at Jacks is great and love the food and drink service by the Octopool from Bongos.
This resort is lovely. Its a great size and very clean. We just got back from 4 nights there and while the weather was not in our favor, the stay was very nice. Our suite was very clean. We brought sanitizing products, but felt confident in the cleanliness. The staff is really friendly from valet, to cleaning staff and dining staff. It was not too busy for us. The breakfast had plenty to choose from and the poolside bar and grill was well priced for food and drinks. I searched for a vacation spot for a while and really felt the resort fee went to good use here. We will be coming back.
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 only thing I can say is don't look any further this is a place you want to go. Kids activities, the pools are perfect, the beach is perfect and well maintained. You get what you pay for, I'm serious book your vacation and time away here you won't regret it.