Getting Around Fort Myers Beach
Are you ready to enjoy Fort Myers’ beaches, restaurants, annual events and more? With so many things to do in Fort Myers, the question then becomes how to get around town. Luckily, there are loads of options to choose from—from water taxis to trolleys to golf carts.
Trams, trolleys and e-bikes – oh my! There’s no shortage of fun ways to get around Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach on land.
- LeeTran Tram: LeeTran, a public transportation service run by Lee County, offers two options. First, there’s the tram, which covers the Fort Myers Beach area and is free to ride during peak season. A couple of the most popular stops include Lynn Hall Beach Park and Bowditch Point Park.
- LeeTran Trolley: LeeTran also includes a trolley system, which is a paid service that covers more of the Fort Myers city area. This trolley makes it simple to visit sites like the Edison Bridge, the Butterfly Estates and the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.
- Fun-N-Sun Beach & Bike Rentals: While trolleys and trams are loads of fun, Fun-N-Sun provides a different transportation option: bikes! For just $30 per week or $90 per month, you can peddle your way all around Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. There are bike lanes, trails and parks all over town, so you can cycle through highlights like Lakes Park and Estero Boulevard.
- Quickie Cycles: Located on Estero Boulevard, Quicky Cycles offers bikes, e-bikes and scooters for rent. With its prime location, you can easily cycle to Matanzas Pass Preserve, Times Square and of course Pink Shell.
- Sun-N-Fun Sport Rentals: Last but not least, there’s Sun-N-Fun Sport Rentals. This Fort Myers Beach company is known for its quirkier rentals. In addition to renting bikes and e-bikes, Sun-N-Fun Sport Rentals also offers golf carts, scoot coops and 150cc Wolf Scooters. On any of these modes of transportation, you can easily make your way to must-visit Fort Myers Beach attractions like the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier, Lynn Hall Beach Park and Times Square.
Fort Myers Beach is surrounded by water, so it only makes sense that you can travel by boat as well. As a matter of fact, depending on the traffic situation, these water-based transportation options can often be a little speedier than traveling on land.
- Captain Butch’s Water Taxi Service: Hop aboard Captain Butch’s Water Taxi Service and avoid traffic on land. These water taxis take guests all around the Fort Myers Beach area for a maximum of $15 per passenger, depending on the destination. A few of the most popular spots to visit via Captain Butch’s Water Taxi Service include Bowditch Point Park, Mound House Historical Site and Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill.
- Fort Myers Tiki Tours: Spice up your commute with Fort Myers Tiki Tours. With its thatched grass roofing and tropical cocktails, it’s definitely one of the most unique ways to get around Fort Myers. Fort Myers Tiki Tours start and end near Parrot Key Caribbean Grill on San Carlos Island.
- Key West Express: Take a day trip to Key West on the Key West Express. On this four-hour journey, riders can enjoy a full bar, befriend other passengers and keep an eye out for incredible wildlife.
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.