Fort Myers to Fort Myers Itinerary

Year-round mild temperatures, miles of powder-white sandy beaches, and clear water make the Florida Gulf Coast a superb yachting destination. The following is a sample five-day itinerary. Additionally, your captain will help you custom-design your unique itinerary.

Day 1: Fort Myers

Fort Myers in southwest Florida is where you begin your Florida Gulf Coast Itinerary. Before heading out on your charter, spend some time exploring the area. Visit the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, pick up some tasty citrus fruit from Sun Harvest Citrus, or have a relaxing waterfront lunch at Dixie Fish Co.

Ft. Myers Beach
Ft. Myers Beach. Photo by Taryn Manning on Unsplash.

Day 2: South Seas Resort Marina

Next on your Florida Gulf Coast Itinerary, stop at South Seas Resort. Enjoy all of the amenities this resort has to offer. Choose from active pursuits like golfing, off-shore fishing, or parasailing. Or, indulge in more laid-back activities like beachcombing and relaxing at the spa.

Day 3: Useppa Island

Take a step back in time and experience Florida as it once was. Launch jet skis, kayaks, and paddleboards for a day spent exploring the islands around this seemingly untouched corner of beautiful old Florida.

Day 4: Cayo Costa State Park

Nine miles of pristine natural Florida beach make up Cayo Costa State Park. Accessible only by boat or kayak, this area is the former fishing ground of the Calusa Indians. Swim, snorkel, look for shells, and fish, bird watch, and explore.  

Cayo Costa State Park
Cayo Costa State Park. Image by Yuhan Du on Unsplash.

Day 5: Fort Myers Beach

This lovely beach town offers more than just a beach. There’s also shopping, golfing, fishing, hiking trails, and sightseeing. For a truly unique archaeological experience, visit the Mound House. Here, explore the history of the 2,000-year-old Calusa Indian Shell Mound and the surrounding natural environment.

Day 6: Sanibel Island

Known for the abundance and variety of seashells, Sanibel Island and nearby Captiva Island have earned the title “Shell Capital of the World.” Keep an eye out–you may even find a sand dollar.

Seashell on Sanibel Island
Seashell on Sanibel Island. Photo by Sara Granger on Unsplash.

As for dining, you can taste some delightfully inventive cuisines. Even at the finest restaurants, the dress requirements are no more demanding than business casual. Try Traditions on the Beach for delicious meals with a beachfront view.

Day 7: Fort Myers

Return to Fort Myers for the end of your Florida Gulf Coast Yacht Charter. There’s still time to see a little more of the town. For example, you could spend a relaxing afternoon at the historic winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. See this unique attraction, the homes, acres of botanic gardens, the botanic laboratory, and the museum.

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