Local Area Attractions Near Fort Myers / Pine Island KOA
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
The Edison home, located adjacent to the winter home of Henry Ford, features the inventor's laboratory and botanical gardens. Henry Ford bought the property next to the Edison's and visitors can tour the home of the world's first billionaire as well as the Edison home. Tours are Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Tropic Star Cruise Boat
13921 Waterfront Dr.
Pineland, FL 33945
Cruise to local islands with white sand beaches that are dotted with seashells. Discover Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa State Park and Beach, Boca Grande, and North Captiva. Rent a kayak and explore Pine Island or Cayo Costa. Tropic Star offers ferry and kayak packages. Open 7 days a week year round. KOA campers enjoy $2.00 off per person.
Fleamasters Flea Market
4135 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33916
There's so much for everyone to enjoy, you won't know where to begin. Thousands of buyers and sellers, farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, antiques, arts & crafts, name brand merchandise at deep discounts, a variety of restaurants and snack bars, free parking, and free admission. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm year round.
The Shell Factory
2787 N. Tamiami Trail North Ft. Myers, FL 33903
There's something for everyone at the Shell Factory. With the world's largest collection of rare shells, sponges, coral, fossils and sea life specimens, you'll spend a glorious day among the beauty and wonder of the deep. Here you'll find 17 acres of beautiful gifts from the sea, delicious snacks, rides, displays and exhibits. Enjoy the abundant selection of imaginative gifts, including John Perry sculptures, hand-blown glassworks, art collections, home decorations with a nautical motif, wearable fashions and collectibles from Disney, Sesame Street and Warner Brothers plus much more.
Boston Red Sox Spring Training
City of Palms Park
2201 Edison Ave.
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
See your favorite team play and practice for the upcoming season! Workouts begin mid-February. March marks the beginning of the exhibition games. Check out the website for other Spring special events.
Local Area Recreation Near Fort Myers / Pine Island KOA
Island Girl Charters
Island Girl Charters at Pineland Marina is the water taxi service to North Captiva Island, Florida, docking at Safety Harbor Club and Barnacle Phil's Restaurant. We also offer daily trips to Cabbage Key, made famous by Jimmy Buffet's Cheese Burger in Paradise and provide service to and from Boca Grande, Captiva and Useppa Island.
The waterways of Matlacha Pass and in the Pine Island Aquatic Preserve are excellent for kayaking and canoeing. The largest island off Florida's Gulf Coast, Pine Island offers a small-town atmosphere amid mangroves, three aquatic preserves, and acres of palm, tropical plants and fruit groves. The waters of Pine Island Sound provide not only some of the finest fishing in Florida, but are a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Tropic Star Cruises
View Pine Island Sound and the outer islands during a narrated tour on a 59 passenger covered boat. Shelling, swimming, nature trail hiking, fishing and camping. Departures daily from Jug Creek Marina. Nature tours to Cabbage Key for lunch and Cayo Costa State Park for the beach. Mound tour package and sunset cruises available for groups. Water taxi service available to Boca Grande for lunch, shopping and sight seeing; or to North Captiva, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa.
Jug Creek Marina, 16498 Tortuga St.
Bokeelia, FL 33922