Fort Myers is renowned for its pristine beaches and laid-back lifestyle. Located in the quieter southwest of Florida’s Gulf Coast, it’s nestled along the lush banks of Caloosahatchee River. Fort Myers is a beautiful hideaway also known as the City of Palms, for the stretch of regal palm trees lining McGregor Boulevard. In this city where outdoor life is more than just a pastime, you’ll find something to make for a great vacation.
Situated on the boundary of savanna and subtropical climate, the weather in Fort Myers is wonderful all year, which makes it a favorite spot for anglers. In this part of the state, you can pretty much catch any Florida fish imaginable. With beautiful inshore areas, our experienced captains can show you the estuaries, rivers, mangroves, grass flats, and deep channels that have more than enough game fish to keep you busy. For some offshore fun, hiring our guided charter can get you to the best backcountry waters, where you can ride down to Sanibel Island, Pine Island, and the Gulf of Mexico for a chance to hook some deep-sea monsters.
Just how much of an angler’s paradise is Fort Myers? You can land a Florida Backcountry Slam (tarpon, redfish, and snook) all on the same day! Fly fishing and deep-sea fishing calls anglers from all over the country no matter what the season, since fish bite all year round.
If you’re fishing in the Sunshine State, you’ll most likely be after snook. In the summer, virtually anywhere in Fort Myers offers you a chance to do just that, from the Caloosahatchee River to Pine Island Sound. If the “Silver King” or tarpon is more of your game, April to July is your best bet, when you can catch up to a hundred-pound beauty in the backcountry, schooling in about 20 feet of water.
Redfish peaks in these waters around October to March, although it's biting throughout any season. Our specialized charters can take you out to Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, and Captiva Island to help you navigate the mangroves and tides to catch this inshore gem.
The all-time favorites of grouper, snapper, largemouth bass, and barracuda can be caught at any time of the year. Other game fish such as peacock bass, bluegill, cobie, and trippletail are good throughout the seasons except during the cooler months.
The City of Palms is rich in history and outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking, but fishing is the number one pastime. This low-key city of sport fishing is great for boat charters for a family vacation or a quick trip with friends, whether you’re a seasoned angler or just want to sip a cold drink with a line in the water.
Outdoor life is a culture in Fort Myers because of the great climate, and you can enjoy nature preserves such as Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve and Lakes Park. For some bird watching and kayaking, you can paddle down Calusa Blueway and maybe even spot a manatee! If you want to go camping, cycling, or horseback riding, you can take the whole family to Caloosahatchee Regional Park.
You can’t leave the City of Palms, without visiting its legendary family-friendly beaches. While marveling at the stunning sunsets, you might even be lucky and witness the “green flash”, a rare event where a bright green light will flash across the horizon.
When you’ve had your fill of the outdoors, go downtown to eat at nearby restaurants or take in some history at Edison and Ford Winter Estates, which pays tribute to two of the most influential historical figures that helped transform Fort Myers into the relaxing haven it is today.