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Sailing & Sightseeing Tours

Sailing Tours for Fort Myers, Florida

Hop aboard the Old Glory and join us for one of our sailing tours!

We depart daily from Salty Sam's Marina in Ft. Myers Beach.

COST: $120/HOUR

Rate includes up to six (6) passengers.
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Sightseeing Points of Interest

Depending on the duration of your sightseeing tour, there are several must-see spots that we highly recommend to our guests. 

When you call or email us to book your catamaran sailing tour, just tell us what you'd like to see! 

 

Sunset Sailing Tours

 Our most popular sailing tour is our sunset cruise.

Although we cannot guarantee a picture-perfect sunset every day of course, when the weather does cooperate, the sunsets here make for a spectacular light show that's sure to make your friends and family back home jealous.

Departing Salty Sam's Marina about an hour before sunset gives us enough time to steam into San Carlos Bay where you'll watch the sun disappear behind Sanibel Island.

Time permitting, we can depart even earlier to have enough time to sail farther out into the Gulf of Mexico where we'll clear Sanibel Island, allowing you to see the sun sink beneath the waves on the unbroken horizon. 

Truly breathtaking! 

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Sanibel Island Light & Pier at Point Ybel

This charming spot is not one to miss!

Take a sail aboard Old Glory to Sanibel Island and see the famous Sanibel Island Light at Point Ybel.

Depart from Salty Sam's Marina and head up Mantanzas Pass where you'll see the Key West Express ferry, shrimping fleet, and the famous Trico Shrimp Co. and Seafood Market off our starboard side. 

The mooring field is off to port and makes for some great pictures of the sailboats lying in the harbor. Then we'll pass underneath the fixed-span San Carlos Blvd bridge and head out the pass into San Carlos Bay.

A wonderful sail takes us across the bay to picturesque Sanibel Island where you'll see the Sanibel Island Light rising 98 feet above the sea. Nearby, watch the fisherman on the pier vying for the catch of the day. 

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Sanibel Causeway at Punta Rassa

Spend a relaxing day on the water with the Old Glory.

Depart Salty Sam's Marina and head out Mantanzas Pass where we'll steer for the northern end of San Carlos Bay and hoist the sails.

A relaxing cruise of about an hour will have us approaching the three fixed-span bridges linking Sanibel Island with the mainland.

Depending on the duration of your tour, we can either continue underneath the bridge and hunt for dolphins off Punta Rassa in Pine Island Sound, or make our way back to the marina. 

Because we'll stay in sheltered water, this tour is a great alternative to our other tour options that involve heading offshore into the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Fort Myers Beach & Pier

 Soaking up the sun while enjoying a cold drink and listening to the water splash underneath you as you lounge on the bow trampolines aboard Old Glory is a terrific way to the spend the whole day or an afternoon. 

Departing Salty Sam's Marina and heading out Mantazas Pass into San Carlos Bay, we hoist the sails and turn to port. Steering east-southeast takes us along the shore of Estero Island.

Sail past Bowditch Point Park and up Fort Myers Beach where you'll see the fishing pier extending into the bay.

Smile and wave at the folks on the pier waving back at you on the boat...wishing they were in your shoes! 

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Shrimping Fleet & Harbor

One of the most interesting sights to see on our harbor tour you'll get a glimpse of just after departing Salty Sam's; the shrimp boat fleets of Trico Seafood, Beach Seafood and Erickson & Jensen Seafood.

Practically any day of the year you can take some great pictures of the shrimping boats made fast along the wooden piers and to each other. Stop in either before or after your sail and pick up a pound or two of the sweet, Florida "pink gold." Order it cooked and deveined and bring it with you to enjoy on the boat! 

Trust us when we say you won't find better tasting, fresher shrimp anywhere on Earth!

We'll depart the marina and take a nice, leisurely motor cruise around the harbor where you'll see beautiful homes and picturesque watercraft everywhere. Depending on the duration of your tour, we can also motor into Estero Bay for a serene cruise past mangroves and waterfront homes.

A great option for days when it's too rough to head offshore into the Gulf of Mexico.


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Lover's Key State Park at Big Carlos Pass

Until modern times, Lovers Key was accessible only by boat and it was said that secret lovers traveled to the island to enjoy its remote and solitary beach.

Along with Black Island, Inner Key and Long Key, Lover's Key is one of four barrier islands that make up this state park. T
he islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles. 

Depart Salty Sam's Marina and motor into San Carlos Bay from Mantanzas Pass where we'll turn to port, heading southeast along the shore of Estero Island and Fort Myers Beach.

Then we'll hoist the sails and cut the engines for a wonderful cruise to Big Carlos Pass. Charter Old Glory for the entire day for your private party and spend a lovely day exploring the park before heading back to the boat for a sunset sail back to Salty Sam's. 


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For Reservations,
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239-200-9899
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