Southwest Florida Fishing Boating Information
Southwest Florida is a Boater’s Paradise. In addition to the salt and freshwater canals the area offers boat only beach access, offshore boating, calm back-bay sand river boating. Many of the fish caught in Lee County waters include Grouper, Dolphin, Tarpon, Redfish, Sea Trout and Mackerel. Below you will find some information for boating and fishing in Lee County. Boca Grande is home to the world’s best tarpon fishing and some of the largest tarpon tournaments.
Free Boater’s Guide to Lee County: 239-479-8181
Fishing Florida Guide: 800-582-2665
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: 239-332-6966
US Coast Guard: 239-463-5754
JC Cruises: 239-334-7474. Everything from Manatee-watching cruises to Lake Okechobee dinner cruises.
Gulf Coast Kayak: 239-283-1125. Guided 3 hour nature tours.
Tropic Star Cruise Boat: 239-283- 0015. Daylong nature tour to Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa State Park.
Captiva Cruises: 239-472-5300. Wildlife and sunset cruises off Captiva Island.
Sanibel Harbour Resort: 239-466-4000. Dolphin-watching, and shelling cruises, plus fishing trips.
Sanibel Harbour Princess: 239-466-2128. Sunset, Dinner and Brunch cruises.
Getaway Marina: 239-466-3600. Half-day and all-day fishing trips.
Big M Casino Cruise: 239-765-7529. Dinner, live entertainment and gambling on international waters.
Dockside Boat Rentals: 239-765-4433. Rent an 18-25 ft. bowrider. Fishing trips also available.
Carefree Boat Club 888-505-CLUB (2582). Carefree has boat clubs in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. No maintenance and carefree boating
Castaways Marina: 239-472-1112. Canoe rental
Fort Myers and Cape Coral are home to more boaters per capita than almost anywhere in the world. Perhaps our gorgeous beaches, inter-coastal waterways, quick access to the Gulf of Mexico, and excellent fishing is the reason why. Come check out SW Florida and find out why so many people love to visit Fort Myers and Cape Coral or call it home.