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History and Eco River Cruise

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pure Florida Fort Myers
    1h 30m
    • Live commentary on board
    • Driver/guide
    • 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)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Captain Jason and Co-Captain Jim were very welcoming as we boarded. It was a beautiful day and they seemed as delighted as we were to see four dolphins leaping right as we began our cruise. Jason's commentary was just right; equal parts history of Fort Myers and the ecology
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    Our captain, Sean and his first officer gave us a wonderful, informative tour of the river. It was a delightful way to spend time with our friends.
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    A wonderful and relaxing trip. Joe and Shawn provided a wonderful tour and sightseeing experience pointing out various sights and giving a background of each.
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    During our son's visit from Vancouver we decided to take the cruise up the River. We had such a great day. It was too windy to see Manatee but we did see many beautiful birds that the Joe and Shawn pointed out to us. I would definitely do it again! Thank you!
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    The captain was fun and entertaining, the ride was at a good pace, very nice boat cruise. This was a third time.
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    About the operator
    By: Pure Florida Fort Myers
    874 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Naples, Florida
    Jet Boat
    Was a great time. A must do! Capt. Joey created a fun experience. Side note for company. More communications to
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    Fort Myers, Florida
    Sunset Cruise
    Great river cruise with Joe and Sean. Fun cruise up the river and through the mangroves. Lots of birds and sights.
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    This. Is. The. Cruise. To. Take!
    Captain Jason and Co-Captain Jim were very welcoming as we boarded. It was a beautiful day and they seemed as
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    Calm Bay fishing
    Pure Florida calm Bay fishing excursion was great! Recommended for all ages and great experience for kids. Helpful
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    Penns Park, Pennsylvania
    Naples Sunset Cruise
    We thoroughly enjoyed this sunset cruise. The crew was great providing local history with the beautiful views
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    Chicago, Illinois
    Wonderful tour of the river!
    Our captain, Sean and his first officer gave us a wonderful, informative tour of the river. It was a delightful
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    Silver Spring, Maryland
    Naples Trip Highlight
    Warm weather, the water, gorgeous views - the cruise encapsulated the reasons we wanted to visit Florida in the
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    LaSalle, Canada
    Nice Boat Tour
    This tour has both wildlife and history. Jason and Shawn told us about the history of the Fort Myers area and we
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    Naples, Florida
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Love the new boat! FAST!! Capt Nick and mate Alex had us on the water fishing in no time! Caught lots of fish
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    Sunset Ride of a Lifetime
    Capt Jason went above and beyond to make our night special as a family. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the
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    New Baltimore, Michigan
    Wonderful Day on the Water
    A wonderful and relaxing trip. Joe and Shawn provided a wonderful tour and sightseeing experience pointing out
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    Deep sea fishing Naples
    A lot of small ones were caught and the big ones the season was closed. Even though I didn’t catch any keepers I
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    Pernille Penny B
    Fun, beautiful, relaxing cruise
    We had a wonderful sunset cruise on January 1, 2020. The guys from Pure Florida (sorry, I’m really bad with names)
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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    NYE Sunset Cruise
    Took the sunset river cruise, Joe and Jim were the captain and bartender/first mate! I loved the tour, the
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    Webster Groves
    Beautiful Sunset & Wildlife Cruise!
    This Sunset Cruise was very fun! My family and I got to explore the Caloosahatchee up close & watch a beautiful
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