Lee County, FL May 2019 Happenings
Press Releases
Written by Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel   
Sunday, May 05, 2019 06:00 AM
  • Kayak Tour with GAEA Guides at Royal Palm Park
  • Nature & Sea life cruise in Tarpon Bay
  • 'Native Gardens' at the Florida Repertory Theatre
  • Cruise to Tarpon Lodge and Calusa Indian Mounds

Kayak tour with GAEA Guides, Royal Palm Park, Fort Myers
Daily – Take a guided kayak tour at Royal Palm Park and see birds along the Caloosahatchee River and creeks. Reservations required.

$50, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Royal Palm Park, 300 Royal Palm Park Road, Fort Myers, GAEA Guides, 239-694-5513, gaeaguides.com 

Nature & sea life cruise, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Sanibel
– Enjoy a naturalist-led excursion through Tarpon Bay, located in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Look for manatees, dolphins birds and more. $23 adults, $15 children, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, reservations recommended, Tarpon Bay Explorers, 900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, 239-472-8900, tarponbayexplorers.com

Shell crafting, Sanibel Community House, Sanibel
Shell-crafting lessons for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Shell crafters are on site for visitors to spend as much time as they want to learn, view and purchase.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 239-472-2155, sanibelcommunityhouse.net

Cruise to Tarpon Lodge and Calusa Indian Mounds, Pine Island
Cruise to Pine Island for lunch at the historic Tarpon Lodge, then take a guided walking tour of the Calusa Indian Mound Trail. While on Pine Island Sound, get an up-close look at the fish shacks and observe fish and marine life during the trawling net segment of this cruise experience. Reservations required.
$35 child, $45 adult, lunch is additional, 10 a.m. cruise departs from McCarthy’s Marina, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva and returns at 3 p.m., 239-472-5300, captivacruises.com

‘Native Gardens,’ Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers
April 30, May 1-5, 7-8, 14-19 – When rising career professionals, Pablo and Tania, move in next door to deep-rooted D.C. socialites, Frank and Virginia, they try to be neighborly. But when a questionable fence line threatens Frank’s prize-winning orchids, the gardening gloves come off and civility turns into a backyard turf war.

Ticket prices and times vary, Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers, 239-332-4488, floridarep.org


Haunted History Tour and River District History Tour, downtown Fort Myers
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
– The Haunted History Tour is a paranormal tour of historic downtown Fort Myers. The tour acquaints visitors with the colorful personalities of the founders of Fort Myers. Reservations required.
$14, Haunted History Tour, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; $13, River District History Tour, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. All True Tours Historical Walking Tours begin and end at the Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., downtown Fort Myers, 239-945-0405, truetours.net