Private tours of Southwest Florida’s most beautiful sites with your host, Captain Brian Corrion. Reservations call 239-400-9179

Adventure Trips

Southwest Florida has a unique environmental ecosystem consisting of preserves, sanctuaries, swamps, and estuaries. The flora and fauna are on display daily in their natural environment located throughout all of Southwest Florida.

We do have waters aboard to satisfy your quench however small coolers are welcome or beverages can be placed in coolers provided on the boat. No glass allowed please.

 

All charters depart from:
The Marina at Edison Ford

2360 W First Street
Ft Myers 33901

Manatee Sighting

Price: $300 for private charter up to six guests (seasonal)
Duration: 2 hours
Departure time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Age Limit: 6+

One of the most sought after experiences in Southwest Florida is getting a chance to see our adorable playful manatees up close. We offer tours up the Caloosahatchee and Orange rivers in the winter months between December and March, which is when the manatees move from the cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico into the warmer river water. One of their favorite spots to winter is in the Orange River near the FPL power plant’s outflow of warm water. Come adventure with us and get a glimpse of these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

River Safari

Price: $300 for private charter up to six guests
Duration: 2 hours
Departure time: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

There’s so much to see along the Caloosahatchee River, from manatee to osprey, alligators to egrets and all kinds of exotic wildlife and flora. That’s why we call this trip the “river safari.” Mangroves line the river, tinting the water brown with the tannins of their roots and leaves. The mangrove forest is one of the most vital ecosystems in the world, estuary and hatchery to all kinds of fish, and home to many of the beautiful tropical birds we have here in Southwest Florida. We will do our best to be sure you see all the wonders our area offers, but part of the adventure is not knowing what you will see when you’re exploring the waterways.

Sunset Cruise

Price: $300 up to six guests
Duration: 2 hours
Departure time: varies depending on sunset time

We’ve traveled all over the world and we can assure you that no place has sunsets as stunning as ours here in Southwest Florida! There’s no better place to experience the astonishing colors reflected in our pristine water than on our comfortable catamaran. Sit back with a cold beverage, relax and enjoy the wonders of our natural paradise, as the setting sun paints the sky, and tropical birds fly back to roost at their favorite rookeries, providing amazing photo opportunities. We may even see Bottlenose Dolphins! Our sunset tour is a fun adventure for the whole family or the perfect romantic date for two.

Picnic Island

Price: $400 up to six guests
Duration: 3 hours
Departure time: 9am, 1pm or by appointment

If you’ve been dreaming of hanging out on a desert island, then this is the tour for you! Picnic Island is a small primitive island located on the Intercoastal Waterway. It is a 45-minute cruise to and from the island. Wildlife to watch for along the route includes tropical birds such as the great egret, snowy egret, cattle egret, great blue heron, and various species of raptors including osprey, hawk, and bald eagle. We’ll keep our eyes open for dolphin and manatee, alligators and even deer along the shorelines.

You will have roughly an hour to spend on the island. There’s a beautiful hike through the mangroves and a lovely natural, unspoiled beach on a lagoon for sunbathing. You’ll be able to collect some unique shells, go swimming, or simply bask in the sun. Bring your dogs along for a frolic in the water. This is a wet landing, so water shoes are advisable. Inquire about a shore lunch on the grill.

Franklin Lock

Price: $500 up to six guests
Duration: 4 hours
Departure time: 9am or 1pm or by appointment

This is a beautiful ride upriver on the Caloosahatchee. You will see Florida’s wild life and get a little feel of old Florida. This is about an hour ride to the lock with passage through the lock for fun experience. Option 1. We can have shore lunch at the Franklin Lock Park. (+$150 includes lunch/bring your own food no charge). Option 2. We can stop at the Boathouse Restaurant in N Fort Myers for a bite and a dip in their pool or hang on a primitive private island beach to relax.

Labelle Trip

Price: $800 up to six guests
Duration: 6 hours
Departure time: 9am only

This trip is a beautiful picturesque ride up river on the Caloosahatchee. You will see a true taste of old Florida as it slowly merges into the one we know now. You will see the Fort Myers power plant, Oxbows from the original bath of the river prior to the dredging of intercoastal waterway. We will pass through the Franklin Lock, passing under the drawbridge in Alva and arriving at the historic Labelle Park on the water. Just 2-3 blocks in you can enjoy strolling thru some local antique shops, the Labelle Heritage Museum or have a bite and drink at the local favorite, Forrey Grill.

Restaurant Trip

Price: $500 – $800 up to six guests
Duration: 4 or 6 hours
Departure time: 1pm 4 hour trip, 10am 6 hour trip

Nothing is more fun than pulling up to a waterside restaurant by boat. We have several options for this adventure. The four hour trips options ($500) would be The Boathouse (Cape Coral or Ft Myers), Woody’s in St James City, Rum Runners in Cape Coral. With a couple more hours on the water (+$300) we can get you to Ft Myer Beach, Cabbage Key and a few other options on Sanibel and Captiva.

Cabbage Key/Cayo Costa Trip

Price: $850 up to six guests
Duration: 6 hours
Departure time: 9:00 am

Cabbage Key, home of the original “Cheese Burger in Paradise” is the first stop of a fun filled day. Have a bite to eat and enjoy a stroll around the island. After lunch we will head to Picnic Island to put our toes in the sand and take a dip in Florida’s tropical waters.

Add on option: This will add 2 hours to your trip, giving you time to explore Cayo Costa State Park where you can hike one of the trails, take in some history or walk the beaches and cool off with a dip in the Gulf of Mexico. There are some cash only fees for admittance to the park of $2 per person.
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About Captain Brian

Captain Brian Corrion has been navigating the various waterways of Florida, from the glassy Gulf to the rougher ocean waves of the Atlantic coast for over 20 years.  Over that time period, his passion for being on the water has had him live on his boat and travel the Intercoastal Waterways from New Jersey to Boynton Beach, from Key West to Tampa Bay and many of the ports along the way.  

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Wild Florida

Southwest Florida has a unique environmental ecosystem consisting of preserves, sanctuaries, swamps, and estuaries.  Most notably, The Everglades National Park resides in Southwest Florida’s back yard.  The flora and fauna are on display daily in their natural environment located throughout all of Southwest Florida. You can also see them up-close and personal in the protected parks of this five-county region.

About Captain Brian

Captain Brian Corrion has been navigating the various waterways of Florida, from the glassy Gulf to the rougher ocean waves of the Atlantic coast for over 20 years.  Over that time period, his passion for being on the water has had him live on his boat and travel the Intercoastal Waterways from New Jersey to Boynton Beach, from Key West to Tampa Bay and many of the ports along the way.  

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Wild Florida

Southwest Florida has a unique environmental ecosystem consisting of preserves, sanctuaries, swamps, and estuaries.  Most notably, The Everglades National Park resides in Southwest Florida’s back yard.  The flora and fauna are on display daily in their natural environment located throughout all of Southwest Florida. You can also see them up-close and personal in the protected parks of this five-county region.

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