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.
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to Hurricane Ian, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is now closed until further notice. All events and activities have been cancelled.
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 four 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 a Junior Ranger backpack, activity book, official ranger patch, daily adventures and a certificate!
- When: 1:00 – 1:30pm, 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: 9:00am – 11:00am, Tuesday – Saturday
- Call to Reserve: (239) 463-8657
- 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.
- Beach Walk / Beach Clean Up: 7:30 – 8:00am, Tuesday – Saturday (complimentary)
- Nature Walk: 1:30 – 2:00pm, Tuesday & Thursday (complimentary)
- Critter Connection: 2:00 – 3:00pm, Friday (complimentary)
- Nature Craft: 2:00 – 3:00pm, Thursday ($25/person)
Shore Explorer Program
Discover the fascinating flora and fauna of Fort Myers Beach with the new Shore Explorer Program. Learn about the industrious Sandpiper and how it builds its nest, discover the various natural habitats nestled throughout the Back Bay, and so much more. From Estero Bay to the Pool Deck, get ready to embark on an exciting journey of discovery.Learn More
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
We stayed at Pink Shell and had an incredible time! The resort was loaded full with activities and amenities. You have the option of paddle boarding and kayaking the ocean for free. I was shocked to find out that the resort staff actually cleans and replaces linens every day unlike many resorts! Breakfast is included and it is DELICIOUS. The omelets are amazing. One thing you don’t want to miss is hanging out with Ranger Rob. He is the coolest guy! He took us on a 2 hour kayak tour and we saw several manatees and dolphins up close! The manatees swam right under our kayak! He also has games poolside and activities on the beach. You can ask him ANYTHING about nature and wildlife and he will know the answer! 10/10 recommend staying at pink shell!
We had a wonderful first family vacation with our almost two year old daughter! She had a great time and loved the pool and activities! Ranger Rob was wonderful and very knowledgeable! He was full of interesting information and very personable to talk to!
Overall, friendly staff and good amenities. We got there at 11 even though check in's at 4, and they were able to get a room early. All staff were super friendly and welcoming. There were multiple pools and enough chairs out by the beach for everyone. Rooms were very clean and came with a huge TV, a nice little balcony, a kitchen with all the utensils and cooking supplies you might need. Complimentary breakfast was also tasty and fully equipped. Can definitely see myself coming back if I need a weekend getaway in the future!
Great place for a family getaway. Pools were clean and very good for kids, beach was well maintained and had plenty of room. Free kayaks and paddleboard rentals included. Breakfast was also included and was buffet style which we took advantage of every day. 15 min drive to Sanibel was also a plus for us.
This was my 5th time at the Pink Shell so you might say I absolutely love it! Staff is amazing, food is great and there are always activities for kids and us kids at heart. I also highly recommend the kayak tour with Ranger Rob! He’s extremely knowledgeable about wildlife and we had a blast! It was our first time kayaking and he was super helpful and patient with us. We were lucky enough to see dolphins extremely close to our kayak. What an amazing experience I will never forget!
The Pink Shell is a great place for a family vacation. They are on a beautiful spot on the beach, a short walk from Bowditch Point Park and close to Times Square,, with everything you need for a great trip. We stayed in one of the one bedroom villas and it was fantastic to have a full kitchen and laundry machine right in our room. The staff were friendly and helpful too. We'd totally go back.