in Fort Myers, United States

History and Eco River Cruise

Fort Myers, United States

35.84 USD

1 - 15

1 hr 30 mins

From $35.84 USD
per person

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Tour Information

  • Relax on this 90-minute cruise on the M/V Edison Explorer along the Caloosahatchee River.  Learn about the unique history of Fort Myers and the evolution of the Caloosahatchee and hopefully meet the amazing river wildlife that call the Caloosahatchee home.  See bird rookeries, mangroves, river islands, and enjoy views of historic downtown Fort Myers and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates from the water.  Guests love the entertaining narration and enjoying southwest Florida on the water!
    • 90 Minute History and Eco River Cruise
    • River Wildlife including but not guaranteed variety of birds, dolphins and manatees (seasonally) 
    • Bird Rookeries, Mangroves and River Islands
    • Water views of The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Downtown Fort Myers
    • Entertaining historical narration provided by certified Pure Florida Captains

  • Around:
    • Fort Myers, United States
  • Pickup: Pure Florida Fort Myers

  • Historical & Heritage Tours
  • Eco Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

  • Price per person: $35.84
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide, English - Written

  • Live commentary on board.

  • The listed price does not include a $2 per person port fee and applicable taxes, payable at the time of tour check-in. The port fee and applicable taxes is required by our local supplier and is not within our control..
    Snacks (Available for purchase).
    Bottled water (Available for purchase)

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

History and Eco River Cruise

Board the M/V Edison Explorer at the Marina at Edison Ford where you'll be taken in an amazing 90-minute cruise north on the Caloosahatchee River, home to mangroves, river islands and an eco-system as unique as its history.  Certified Captains provide entertaining commentary on the history of the river and Fort Myers and elaborates on any wildlife spotted along the way.  Guests love the views from the water of downtown Fort Myers and the cultural gem, Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates.  You will love moving freely throughout the boat to get the best view capturing memories that will last a lifetime!  Marine restroom is available on the boat, and refreshments are available for purchase on board.  Your Captain will return guests back to the Marina at Edison Ford where you can enjoy a variety of additional activities including dining at Pincher’s Restaurant, touring the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates or heading into downtown Fort Myers for a variety of fascinating restaurants and eclectic group of boutique shops and art galleries. 

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
Non-motorized Wheelchair accessible.
Subject to favorable weather conditions.
If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers


4.5 stars, based on 2 reviews
Patricia B
Patricia B

This was a very nice trip... learned lots about birds and other ecological information. Captain/guide was very knowledgeable in his narrative and could answer any questions asked by the passengers. He was pretty funny too... which added to trip.

We were lucky enough to see a mother porpoise with her baby. Captain explained how she was teaching the baby to hunt for fish... by bringing it into the shallow waters.

The boat was very nice and clean, with a canvas top, if you wanted to stay out of the sun... or seats on the bow which gave an even better view.

Would definately recommend this tour.

Gary B
Gary B

Today was a great day on the river...this tour was fun and informative! The boat had some motor issues and the communication of when we might leave and why we were late were a bit sketchy. Once we were going it was fun!
Booking through this site gave us a few minutes of concern, because we had not paid the taxes, our names were not in the normal place. It took them several minutes of looking at our paper work and making comments about not understanding...for them to finally say...Oh, there you are... that will be 16 more for the taxes we were 4 .

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