By: Susan Finch
Fort Myers, Florida is an ideal spot for a relaxing vacation, but also offers heart-pumping adventures for thrill seekers. From intense speed boating tours to escape rooms, here are our favorite things to do in Sanibel and Fort Myers for a thrilling vacation.
Estero Island Parasail
Locals and tourists alike head to Estero Island Parasai for solo or side-by-side parasail adventures. The staff can also provide a controlled dip in the water after soaring high in the sky. Guests are secured in a comfortable safety harness and can opt to get action shots of their parasail with up to 30 high-quality digital photos on an SD card.
Looking for adrenaline pumping things to do in Fort Myers that glide over the water? Join a thrill ride with a Sanibel and Captiva tour along the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. A narrated tour gives visitors an opportunity to see wildlife, dolphins, exotic birdlife, and a look at the historic Sanibel Lighthouse. Unlike a leisurely, lazy cruise, the Sanibel Thrilleris an exciting high-speed boat tour, with plenty of opportunities to see it all and enjoy the adventure.
Sea Racer Tours
Departing from Salty Sam’s Marina, guests on the narrated Sea Racer takes you through some of the best sites and wildlife spotting opportunities in the Sanibel Island and Fort Myers area. Boats zip past Main Street docks where you can see them skilfully unloading their catch. Learn more about the fleets, pass under Matanza’s Bridge that connects Fort Myers Beach to the mainland, and dolphins playing in the waters between Estero and Bird Islands. But hold on tight when you get to Bowditch Point where the thrill ride starts at 35-miles per hour.
YOLO Watersports Flyboarding
As the name implies, YOLO Watersports or You Only Live Once) takes visitors on a unique, thrill-seeking flyboard tour around Captiva Island. Safe and fun for guests young and old alike, YOLO’s flyboards hover above Captiva Island waters. You’ll quickly see why YOLO is a favorite among adrenaline pumping things to do in Fort Myers, Florida. Visitors feel like they’re positively flying while soaring above the water. We would say this is a once in a lifetime kind of excursion, but the good news is you can come back for more.
Join the original Southwest Florida Craig-Cat tour with Backwater Adventure in their Fort Myers location. These unique 2 1/2 hour tours provide interactive adventures to see more of the area wildlife from your very own boat. The unique Craig-Cats are fun and easy to drive where guests sit in a relaxed, comfortable position and stretch their legs out. A knowledgeable guide drives their own Craig-Cat in front of the group to make sure guest are safe, and having fun, all while pointing out the sites so you don’t miss a thing. And if you can’t get enough of these adventure tours, there’s also a Backwater Adventure tour in Marco Island, too.
After the adventure in Fort Myers is done for the day, post all your epic selfies and action shots and unwind with a cold drink during sunset. Tomorrow is another day where you can get up and choose your new thrill-seeking activity.