All Things Boating

Bonita Springs

Big Hickory Seafood Grille and Marina   26107 Hickory Blvd   239-992-0991   Pontoon, boats, charter, kayaks, bait supplies, fuel and slips.  Landing for the Great Calusa Blueway canoe and kayak paddling trail.

Bonita Boat Rentals and Bonita Beach Resort Motel  26395 Hickory Blvd  239-992-2137  Pontoon boats for rent for up to 10-12 passengers.  Rates start at $105 for 2-hour rental and up to $310 for full day

Bonita Jet Ski and Parasail   27908 Hickory Blvd  239-825-7559   Jet Skis, chairs, cabanas, umbrellas, paddleboards/boats, kayaks, sailboats and parasailing,,

Fish Trap Marina Inc  4794 Bonita Beach Rd  239-992-6055  Bait,tackle, rod and reel repairs and backwater charter fishing.

Florida Excursions   28651 Diesel Drive N  Unit 6  239-592-1200   Offers narrated boat cruises and kayak and canoe rentals in a mangrove estuary.  Scuba trips available.

High Hope Charters. departs from Bonita Beach   239-273-6122   Private charter fishing aboard a 24-foot center console for up to 4 passengers

Imperial River Boat Ramp   27551 Tamiami Trail S  239-949-4615   Restrooms and fishing pier,  Parking $5 per vehicle Facility open from 7 am to sunset.  boat ramp open 24 hours


Cape Coral/Pine Island

Florida Sailing and Cruising School  6095 Silver King Blvd, 239-656-1339   American Sailing Association certification facility.  Courses in powerboat and sailing instruction.

Matlacha Boat Ramp  4577 Pine Island Rd NW  Matlacha  239-283-4110   Two slip boat launch with parking   Access to Matlacha Pass   Parking $10   Open 7 am to 9:30 pm



Estero River Outfitters  20991 Tamiami Trail S   239-992-4050   Canoe, kayak or paddleboard the Estero River to Estero Bay.   Rentals and launch.


Everglades City

Captain Doug’s airboat Tours  800-282-9194   Family owned for 3 generations.  Captain Doug’s has two locations that provide either a grasslands tour or a mangrove jungle tour of the Everglades.

Everglades Day Safari   Fort Myers pick-up.  14900 S Tamiami Trail  239-472-1559  or 800-472-3069  Pickup locations throughout SW Florida.  Intense, all-day excursion from the waters of the 10,000 islands to the swamps of the Everglades

Everglades National Park Boat Tours  815 Oyster Bar Lane  239-695-2591  See mangrove forests, manatees, dolphins, bald eagles and roseate spoonbills.

Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours   804 Collier Ave  877-695-2820   Guided tours of marine and estuarine environments.


Fort Myers

Adventures in Paradise  14341 Port Comfort Rd  239-472-8443   Eco-tours, dolphin watches, sunset cruises and fishing.  Trolley access.

Capt Paul Hobby Fishing Charters    239-850-2088   Light tackle and fly fishing for snook, redfish and tarpon.

Davis Boat Ramp   2227 Davis Blvd  239-690-5030  Community boat ramp with parking $5 per day.  dawn to dusk

J.C. Cruises  1300 Hendry St   239-334-7474  Lunch, dinner and sightseeing tours aboard a 500-passenger, triple-deck paddle wheeler on the Caloosahatchee River and more.

Mullock Creek Marina   17501 Mullock Creek Lane  239-267-4932   No bridges to the Gulf of Mexico.  Bait, tackle, ice, concessions and fuel available.  Open 7 am to 8 pm. seven days a week.

Offshore Sailing School   16731 McGregor Blvd   239-454-1700  SW Florida locations: Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Ft Myers Beach and South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island.  Beginner to advanced cruising, coastal navigation, live-aboard cruising, offshore sailing adventures, performance sailing and racing, and more.

Punta Rassa Boat Ramp   15001 Punta Rassa Rd   239-229-1610  Trailer and car parking $10 per 24 hour day.  restrooms, two double ramps, fish-cleaning stations.

Pure Florida   2360 W First St   239-919-2965  River, sunset, eco and dog friendly cruises, boat rentals, private tours and charters.

Scubavice Dive Center   12600 McGregor Blvd  239-481-4733   Scuba instruction, snorkel lessons,, service, sales and rentals