126.1 million people visited Florida in 2018, making it one of the premier tourist destinations in the world.
Sanibel Island, located in Southwest Florida, off Fort Myers, has been crowned by experts as the best U.S. shelling spot, as well as one of the best in the world (according to Coastal Living). Collecting Sanibel seashells is a favorite pastime for beachgoers from around the world. Because of the abundance of seashells found on Sanibel and Captiva, they have rightfully earned the reputation as the "Shell Islands".
The point of embarking on a family vacation is to get away from mundane daily rituals and devote time specifically for family bonding and making memories that will last a lifetime. So why not choose a journey as adventurous as the destination?
Whether you are in Key West and want to take a trip to the historical Fort Myers for the day or you are in Fort Myers with other vacation ideas (like seeing Key West), you are only a ferry ride away!
Back in 2012 a few industrious and rum loving folks had the wondrous idea to make a new rum and distill it right here in southwest Florida, Cape Coral to be exact. Utilizing Florida's very own sugar cane crops and other locally sourced ingredients, all of their rum is small batch, handcrafted using an American copper still pot. Rums are then placed into American Kentucky whiskey barrels and aged anywhere from 3 to 14 years. Wicked Dolphin is one of the most awarded craft distilleries in the USA and it's right here in southwest Florida!
We get to answer a long list of questions from our guests. And the questions go from the mild to the wild!! Do we allow parrots?? (Yep) Can we take SCUBA Tanks? (Nope) Will the Captain marry us? (Sorry, but another no) The list goes on and on....
Pirating in Florida
Florida is well-known as a haven for pirates. The history behind Florida’s pirates is quite fascinating….
It has been a few harrowing weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Through the kindness of friends, strangers, neighbors, first repsonders & utility workers, everyone has united to make Key West whole again. On October 1st, Key West officially reopened to welcome all to this island paradise.
Land originally a Native American Calusa settlement hundreds of years ago, became home to the original fort of Fort Myers housing soldiers in the mid-1800s. In 2003, after a long history the past was blended with the future by restoring the building to its original magnificence, while creating a modern arts facility. Today, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers continuously strives to provide world-class arts programming and events to the community and is host to a broad range of events that include film, fashion, music and art.