ACTIVITIES NEAR
GRACE RIVER ISLAND RESORT

While you stay with us feel free to check out some of our favorite services and activities below. Of course if you have any questions contact us and we'll point you in the right direction!

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BEACHES

ISLAND

ACTIVITIES

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BOATING

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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PARKS

SPORTS

ISLAND ACTIVITIES

 

  1. Swimming in the heated saltwater pool

  2. Soaking in the saltwater hot tub

  3. Relaxing by the pool and watching the boats go by

  4. Grilling and dining around the pool

  5. Kayaking (One 3-person and Two 1-person kayaks are provided)

  6. Fishing (Four fishing poles and fish cleaning table are provided)

  7. Boating (Rent boats/jetskis or bring your own).  Protected docking for large and small boats.

  8. Stargazing

  9. Lawn games (Several are provided)

  10. Foosball

  11. Ping Pong

  12. Reading by the water

  13. Playing board games (Several adult and children's games are provided)

  14. Watching movies and sports on TV (DirectTV and Roku)

 

 

BEACHES

  

  1. Bonita Beach, 505 Barefoot Beach Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34134, Clear water, sugary white sand, covered gazebo

  2. Lover’s Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach, FL  Abundant parking, clean water, rarely crowded.

  3. Wiggins Pass State Park In Naples.  Suggest arriving before 9:30 am for parking during the winter season. In Naples.

  4. Sanibel/Captiva beaches.  Well known shelling. Parking lot normally full after 10 am during the winter season.

  5. Bunche Beach Kayak Excursions.  Rent kyacks.  Beautiful mangrove paddling.  Plan on 1-2 hours

  6. Bunchee Beach Fort Myers.  Locals like this non-crowded beach.  Not crowded. Great shelling at low-tide.

  7. Siesta Key Beach , Siesta Key, FL 34242 - One of America's best beaches, sugary white sand, well known, beautiful. 

  8. Vanderbilt Beach - Naples, sugary sand, clear deep water

BOATING/FISHING/WATERSPORTS

 

  1. Sweetwater Landing Marina, 239-694-3850, 9-person pontoon boat, $180 for 4-hours or $260/day + fuel, 5 minutes away!

  2. Paradise Boat Rentals, 3013 Del Prado Blvd S Suite 15, Cape Coral, FL 33904, (888) 793-2844, $250-425/day (Discount for multiple days), 12-person Pontoon or 13-person Cruiser + other smaller boats.  Ask for Grace River Island Resort 10% discount, 1988 or younger must complete and online Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) approved course or equivalent certification.

  3. Captain Mannis Boat Rentals, Jamie Clement 239-898-2496, 22ft Hurricane, $680/2-days min or $1250/week + other boats.

  4. Speed Dock Boat Rentals, Mike Bastian, 3637 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral, FL 33904, 239-888-0369

  5. Bonita Jetski & Parasail, Jetski Freestyle and Touring, Sailboats, Paddleboards, 27908 Hickory Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34134, 239-825-7559.

  6. All Island Watersports, 61 Avenue C, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, Jetski Rentals (Freestyle and Touring) and Parasailing, 239-765-1284.

  7. Paradise Parasail, 1160 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, 239-463-7272, https://www.paradiseparasail.com/ 

  8. Corey Billie’s Everglades Airboat Rides, Naples, FL 239-389-7433.  Best airboat rides, experienced and you will see alligators 50-minutes away. Must call for reservations.

  9. Everglades Fishing Charters, 101 Buckner Ave S, Everglades City, FL 34139, (239) 253-9926

  10. Brian Whitney Fishing Charters, 8691 Nome Ct, St James City, FL 33956, 239-770-1312

  11. Smokin Hooks Fishing Charters, Offshore, Inshore, Dolphin and Sunset Adventures, Captain Brian, 239-292-9992.  Rates are $450-$850 (Can accommodate 6).

  12. Adventures in Paradise Dolphin Cruise, 14341 Port Comfort Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908 Mike & Karen have done this!

  13. Salty Sam’s Pirate Boat Cruises, Fort Myers Beach, 239-765-7272, All Ages or Adults Only Sunset Cruises.

  14. Naples Princess Cruise, 550 Port O' Call Way, Naples, FL 34102. View famous Port Royal mansions from the water

  15. Pure Florida, Caloosahatchee River Boat Tours, Located in downtown Fort Myers, 2360 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 239-919-2965

  16. Captian JC Riverboat Cruises (Paddle wheel boat), 1300 Hendry St, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-334-7474

  17. Skyhigh Jetpacks and Flyboards, 17590 East St, North Fort Myers, FL 33917, (239) 699-248

  18. Jetski Rentals, 239-699-2487, $300/day, discount if you book multiple jetskis and multiple days.

  19. Estero River Outfitters, Kayak Rentals, 20991 S Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

  1. IMAG History and Science Center (Formerly Imaginarium)  Interactive children’s museum with 60+ exhibits.

  2. Escape Room Adventures.  Fun challenges, problem-solving, puzzles, different levels of difficulty. 

  3. Murphy-Burroughs House.  This is a very nice historic home. (google search)

  4. Headpinz Bowling and Game Room, 14513 Global Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33913

  5. The Retro Zone Arcade Games, 2158 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33907 (look up family-friendly)

  6. Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel, Impressive collection from Sanibel & the world.

  7. Golisano Children’s Museum, Naples, FL. 

  8. Edison Ford Winter Estates.  Plan on 2-3 hours if you are interested in the inventions in the museum.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

  1. Sunsplash Water Park, Cape Coral, FL.  Open March through September. Fun water park for adults and children.

  2. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, Naples. Fun, many slides, lazy river.

  3. Naples Zoo, Naples, FL.  Great place to see tropical animals.

  4. Smugglers Cove Mini Golf.  Very friendly staff. Our favorite mini-golf place.

  5. Castle Mini Golf.  Our second favorite mini-golf place.

  6. Alico Family Golf, driving range, golf lessons, open late under lights. 

  7. Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.  Nature trails, natural history museum, and planetarium.

  8. ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization), N Fort Myers, Experimental farm aiming to solve world hunger problems through sustainable farming techniques, nutritional plants, and appropriate technologies. Tours Tues-Sat 9:30am and 1:30pm.
    No reservations. Arrive early.

  9. Estero River Outfitters Kayak Rentals, 20991 S Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928

  10. Curry Creek Outfitters, Babcock Ranch, Rentals, Bikes, 4-person Surry, Kayaks, Row Boat, Fishing Poles (Bass), Pedal/Electric Boats, Solar Powered Golf Carts, 941-467-1485

  11. Kirby's School of Wake, Wake Boat Lessons, 573-694-0640

PARKS

 

  1. Manatee Lee County Park.  If the weather is cold, you will likely see many Manatees here.

  2. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, FL.  Beautiful driving or biking loop with many tropical birds

  3. Billy's Bike Rentals, 1470 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957, (239) 472-5248

  4. Lakes Regional Park.  Walking and biking paths.  Bikes and human-powered watercraft rentals.  Abundant bird watching best 1-hour before sunset watch them fly in and roost for the night.

  5. Six-Mile Cypress Slough.  Approximate 1.5 mile boardwalk loop.  Plan on 2 hours with stopping to view the birds and alligators. Tour available at 9 am. 

  6. Koreshan State Historic Site, Estero, FL.  Picnicking, historic buildings, walking trails.

  7. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Everglades Eco-System with 2-mile boardwalk, wildlife, and tropical foliage.

  8. Caloosahatchee Regional Park.  Quiet walking paths in the woods.  Bikes can be used here too.

SPORTS

 

  1. Florida Everblades Hockey. EHCL AA Hockey Team at Hertz Arena, Estero, FL (Oct-May)

  2. Fort Myers Miracle Baseball, Class A Minnesota Twins Affiliate 14400 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912

  3. Minnesota Twins Baseball Spring Training, Fort Myers (March)

  4. Boston Redsox Baseball Spring Training, Fort Myers (March)

  5. Vernadah Club Golf, 12201 River Village Way, Fort Myers, FL 33905, (239) 694-4229

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