About Our Area
Southwest Florida is known for our coastal islands, abundant shelling, and every kind of water you could enjoy.
Gulf-front beaches, huge harbors, mangrove estuaries, freshwater rivers, and more. All these waters are home to wildlife, including dolphins, manatees, bald eagles, roseate spoonbills, osprey, pelicans, otters, and more.
Pick Up Locations
Southwest Florida is bracketed by multiple layers of islands of its west coast. Some, like Sanibel, Captiva and Estero island, are accessible by car. But others, including Cayo Costa State Park, North Captiva, Useppa, and Cabbage Key, can only be reached by boat.
World Famous Shelling
Sanibel Island is unique in that it is shaped like a crescent, wrapping around at the southern end so that its Gulf beaches face southwest. That makes it a unique catchment for shells washing up on the beach. Add in the iconic lighthouse, and you’ve got a terrific spot to picnic, do the “Sanibel Stoop” and catch some rays on the beach.
Fresh, salt and everywater in between
The freshwater Caloosahatchee and Peace Rivers flow into the abundant estuaries and bays, filled with fish friendly mangroves, then mixing with the Gulf’s salt water, to provide a breeding ground for all kinds of fish, birds and other wildlife.