Southwest Florida Attractions

Besides the major attraction of the Sanibel Beach in Florida, which offers numerous opportunities in shelling, there are many more places of attractions that will equally be appealing to vacationers.

One of these is the Darling Wildlife Refuge or “Ding”. It is one of the premier refuge and a service system for Wildlife and fish in the US. It is known all over the world for bird population that migrates during winter. It is an exciting and welcoming center for visitors. There are informative, entertaining and interactive exhibits in the refuge photography gallery, and a short video that gives the refuge’s history and its ecological significance.

This area is extensive with a 2.6 mile road within its mangrove forests that shelter more than 220 bird species. The egrets, sandpipers, ibises and herons among other birds roost and feed on the brackish impoundments. You can drive, use a tram that is operated naturally or a bike to enjoy the numerous views and surprises.

Some of the visitors who have visited the refuge during winter include Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. As a result, they have influenced most vacationers and retirees to visit the area. One of the places of attraction includes Fort Myers in Florida. It is found in the famous Southwest region of the state that possesses natural beauty among other healthy and fun activities.

The other areas of attraction are Cape Coral, Captiva Island and Sanibel Island, which contain numerous vacation amusements that light up the Florida coast. However, Fort Meyers beats them all in a number of ways that make it the best for longer vacations and the best place for an escape treat.

It is located on the Caloosahatchee River banks in the Gulf of Mexico beaches. You will have a memorable time with the prime view it has. The settlement has many conservation areas that give a spectacular experience when combined with the recreational aspect of nature. It is simply the resultant base of beaches, beauty and brains. It also has a historical aspect that holds everything in place together, thus perfect for a complete holiday.

The town has many shops, parks and restaurants hence appropriate for strolls. You can also have a bite, watch people or get engaged in some festivals or the regular special occasions.

FISHING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

There are many fishing activities that include different forms of angling in Florida. These are perfect, full of fun and unique when coupled with the excellent climate. As a real fish lover, you can have great fresh water and salt water angling during one vacation.

CHOKOLOSKEE CHARTERS – It is the Everglades National Park that has 10,000 islands with guided fishing activities. These are Fly Fishing and Light Tackle in the Backcountry of Everglades where there are pristine waters. The sheltered waters occupy more than a million acre. They also have excellent weather throughout the year, good accommodations and dishing sites that are rich and diverse thus the ideal destination for a travelling fisherman.

DAWN PATROL CHARTER FISHING – With its location next to Marco Island, it contains Backcountry fishing in bays, rivers, creeks and passes. It also neighbors Ten Thousand Islands and the nearby artificial reefs.

A AND B CHARTERS –You will enjoy the numerous activities like sunset cruises, Deep Sea Fishing, shelling and Cocktail Parties among others.

SOLO LOBO – You will have an excellent guide in Captain Eric, who ensures that you get the best fishing at Naples and sport fishing in Florida. They launch site is about 2 miles from the Equity Realty plaza on Imokalee Road

SIX CHUTER CHARTERS – With the guide of the captain Shaun Chute, you will enjoy activities of Sport Fishing from the Gulf of Mexico, Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Islands and Naples water.

RESEARCH RESERVES SUCH AS ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY
It is a two-story center that is used by visitors for environmental learning. Among the learning items are the nature stores, programs that are offered daily, world class exhibits, art gallery, aquariums, kayak tours with guides among others. You can visit the place, which charges $5 and $3 for adults and kids below 12 years respectively.

They also host a number of annual events such as the annual Southwest Florida Birding and Wildlife Festival from 16th to 18th of January. It entails many presentations, activities for kids, slide shows, live bird viewing , from which you will learn a lot about birds, wildlife and their habitat. A three day stay costs $ 20 while one day costs $10. In order to participate in the field trips you are required to pre-register or pay additional fees. You can get more information from and register online at www.rookerybay.org

TOURS IN SOUTH WEST FLORIDA

BABCOCK WILDERNESS RANCH ADVENTURES – It has a broad range of bike tours, eco-tours, and different packages for hunting, swamp buggy tours, and accommodations. The video that contains more information about the adventures of Babcock Wilderness can be viewed Here

EVERGLADES AREA TOURS – You will get guided tours through the 10,000 Island with a fun activity in kayaks at the Everglades National Park Backcountry. You can also go through the mangrove tunnels in a canoe to get a magnificent view, get a bicycle guide through the old hammocks of cypress, hike through the prairies, get a fishing guide to catch snook and tarpon, tour around the sloughs and wetlands in search of orchids, be guided to view the birds or use a float plane to fly over the whole region.

TOURS IN SPEEDY’S AIRBOAT -You can have a magnificent view of the Everglades from the mangrove jungles to the prairies on saw grass. You will need the true airboats for this amazing and wonderful experience.
Tours in Everglades Island Airboat and Totch’s Island : they are the that offer the opportunities for fun activities in open waters and back country to Totch’s Island.

CRUISES IN COOL BEANS - Experience the exciting sail in Cool beans, which is a 35 feet Catamara to enjoy the moment of your life. They specialize in small groups that hold 3 to 6 individuals. You can have individual quiet moments for a 3 hour sightseeing or a champagne cruise during sunset in the beautiful waters of the Marco Island, Gulf of Mexico and Naples. Please Contact Captain Kelly at (239) 777-0020 for more information and bookings.

THE DOLPHIN EXPLORER – Have a close look at the dolphins during the Eco tour as you discover, explore and adventure.

ADVENTURE TOURS AT EVERGLADES - It offers a wide range of adventurous activities for all travelers. These will give you a lot of ecological information plus a real sense of the area culture. The 4th generation of the swamp family of Gladesmen will provide you with the swamp’s local knowledge and a natural tour around to give you the most memorable tour experience at Ever glades.

THE OLE INDIAN TRADING POST AND MUSEUM AT SMALLWOOD: It is located on the western side of Everglades and at the middle of the 10,000 Islands. One of these is the Chokoloskee Island, which serves as the last frontiers in Florida. At this historic site, you will learn a lot about the original people and settlers who tamed the extensive.