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History and Eco River Cruise

Highlights
  • 90-minute Caloosahatchee River cruise aboard the M/V Edison Explorer
  • See The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Downtown Fort Myers
  • Watch for wildlife as you pass bird rookeries, mangroves, and river islands
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History and Eco River Cruise
From US$36.57
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12pm DepartureMost Popular
90-minute cruise along the Caloosahatchee River with historical and ecological narration provided by certified Pure Florida Captains. Enjoy the native wildlife, bird rookeries and mangrove islands.
From US$36.57
2pm Departure
90-minute cruise along the Caloosahatchee River with historical and ecological narration provided by certified Pure Florida Captains. Enjoy the native wildlife, bird rookeries and mangrove islands.
From US$36.57
Overview
Learn about the history and ecology of the Caloosahatchee River during a relaxing cruise aboard the M/V Edison Explorer in Fort Myers. Your guide, certified by Pure Florida Captains, shares interesting details about the sights you'll see from the water, including The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Downtown Fort Myers as well as the bird rookeries, mangroves, and river islands that make the river so compelling.
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. 

Reviews (61)
1 - 5 of 59 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great experience!

Guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. They take you on a secluded beach, which was gorgeous and full of different shells. We weren't able to see dolphins on the first half of our trip, but the guide made sure to take us to a different...More

Thank Mobile50158483229
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
River Cruise

Our group really enjoyed the river cruise along with hearing about the history of the river. The staff were very friendly and happy to answer any questions.

Thank dandurkinsr
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Great experience

My husband and I had a great time with Capt. Nick on our cruise. Capt Nick was well informed and very easy to talk to. We enjoyed our walk on the island and found many shells. We would recommend this trip to all.

Thank Wanderer589758
Reviewed 11 August 2018
Great times

Chris & Nick were great tour guides, very friendly and informative. When we got to the Island to look for shells we found lots of sand dollars and got to see starfish in the ocean, as well as seeing Dolphins along the way.

Thank daviddwelly
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Amazing and Informative

We had a great time learning about the local cultural, animals and protected areas. It was great to see manatees and dolphins in their own environment. We enjoyed collecting shells on the private beach. I know there were some environmental issues, but those were unforeseen...More

Thank Beverly G
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11 October 2018|
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Response from Gail R | Reviewed this property |
Yes...enjoyable and doable. It includes a walk to Keywadin beach but if you're not up for it you can enjoy just sitting in the boat in the shade and watching the birds etc.
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