Give the Gift of a Unique SWFL Experience

Down to the wire with holiday gifts? You can never go wrong with a gift card or an experience gift to use on a future date! Southwest Florida offers a variety of unique experiences that can make excellent gifts. Below are a few ideas to get you thinking...

Sunset Boat Cruise:

Arrange for a dolphin-watching cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, or choose a sunset cruise. Southwest Florida has everything from pirate ships to floating tiki bars, to dinner cruises and sailing charters. 

Everglades Airboat Tour:

If you haven’t been on an airboat tour through the Everglades you have to go! Give the gift of a thrilling experience with bounds of natural Florida beauty. Spot wildlife like alligators, birds, and more within this unique ecosystem.

Guided Kayaking or Fishing Charter:

Explore the waterways of Southwest Florida with a guided kayaking or paddleboarding tour. For those who love fishing, a charter trip in the Gulf or backwaters could be a fantastic gift. Try your luck at catching the area's diverse marine life, and maybe even taking home fresh catch for dinner!

Cultural Events or Concert Tickets:

Check out the local events calendar for upcoming concerts, theater performances, art shows or festivals. Gifting tickets to a cultural event can be a delightful way to enjoy the vibrant arts scene that someone might otherwise dismiss. Click here to visit the Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar

Culinary Experiences:

Explore the diverse culinary scene in Southwest Florida by gifting a cooking class or a gourmet food basket filled with local delights. From fresh seafood to tropical fruits, our region offers a feast of flavors that will delight the taste buds and create lasting memories.

Relaxation Retreats:

After a year of hard work, everyone deserves a little relaxation. Treat yourself or your loved ones to a spa day, a weekend getaway, or a staycation at one of our area's top resorts. Unwind and recharge in the tranquility of our area’s serene landscapes.

Golf Packages:

Southwest Florida is renowned for its golf courses. Gift a golf weekend getaway or a round at one of the prestigious courses in the area.

Ecotourism Adventure:

Arrange for an eco-friendly adventure (on land), such as a guided nature hike, bird-watching expedition, or a visit to a local wildlife sanctuary. It's a perfect way to appreciate the rich biodiversity of Southwest Florida.


This is just a short list to get you started. There are so many other great ideas such as a simple gift card to one of our area’s local restaurants. This is a great way to support local businesses AND introduce others to new experiences in sunny Southwest Florida.


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