Southwest Florida Boat Charters

Living or visiting Southwest Florida automatically requires you to spend time on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The bright white sand, green and blue water and exotic seashells draw people to our beaches from around the world. While relaxing beachside is a wonderful activity, we encourage you to make waves with one of the area's many boat tours and sea adventures.

Whether its a dolphin watch cruise, speedboat ride, sunset dinner cruise or parasailing excursion, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the Gulf waters. Spend a day with your friends on a charter fishing boat, or go on a sailing adventure with your family. Whatever you decide, you’re sure to have a great time experiencing the best that Southwest Florida has to offer. 

Below, we list a few boating adventures from the different areas along the Southwest Gulf Coast. This is not a comprehensive list, with that said, we would love to hear feedback from your own boating tour experiences. 


Fort Myers / Fort Myers Beach Boating Fun

J.C. Cruises is located in historic downtown Fort Myers and offers a variety of sightseeing and dinner boat tours on “The Capt. J.P,” a triple deck paddlewheel boat. Visit their website for more information.

The Estero Bay Express departs from the Fish Tale Marina on Fort Myers Beach.  The 40’ Sunseeker tour boat holds 30 guests and offers everything from dolphin watches, to sunset tours, to special trips for burial at the sea. Visit their website for more information.

The Fort Myers Princess is docked under the sky bridge on Fort Myers Beach. The 75’ double-deck tour boat can hold 149 passengers aboard its variety of cruise options. Visit their website for more information. 

Naples Boating Fun

The Naples Princess is docked in Naples’ Tin City. The 149-passenger luxury yacht has a dining area on the bottom level, lounge, and outdoor deck on the second level and open roof sightseeing deck above that. Visit their website for more information. 

Pure Naples is also located at Tin City, Naples. The maritime business offers a variety of water adventures including dolphin watch tours, fishing charters, jet boat rides and jet ski, and boat rentals. Visit their website for more information.

Cool Beans Cruises are located in south Naples, just north of the bridge to Marco Island. Set sail on their 42’ Catamaran sailing vessels for a private charter of your choice. Visit their website for more information. 

Sanibel & Captiva Island Boating Fun

Adventures in Paradise boat tours depart from the Port Sanibel Marina, located just before the causeway in Fort Myers. They offer a number of tours including sunset dolphin cruises, shelling and lunch excursions, and sea life encounter cruises. Visit their website for more information.

The Sanibel Thriller is a 43 passenger speed boat which departs from the Sanibel Marina on the island. The 55’ yacht offers a fast yet smooth ride along the Gulf and Pine Island Sound. Visit their website for more information. 

The Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht is located at the Marriott Resort & Spa on the Sanibel Harbour, just across the causeway in Fort Myers. The 100’ luxury yacht offers a variety of cruises including a buffet brunch option. Visit their website for more information. 

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