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Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Boat Tour

Very informative and educational. Lot of interesting facts on Shrimping. Learned of the six shrimp caught in Florida. Joanne was our guide and made the whole experience excellent. A small hands on Museum is included.- NancyK

Fort Myers Beach Working Waterfront Tour

Visit the San Carlos Island Shrimping Fleet

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Social distancing practices are in place, access to some facilities may be limited.

Did you know that the Fort Myers Beach Shrimping fleet is the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Gulf of Mexico? Shrimping, known as "Pink Gold", contributes millions of dollars to our economy.

Here is your chance to learn first hand about the San Carlos Island Commercial Fishing Fleet.

The Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center offers a Three-Hour Guided Tour. The cost for the Tour is $20.00 per adult and $10.00 for children over 6 years of age. Tour includes an interprettive presentation by our local historian and Florida Master Naturalist on the evolution of the San Carlos Commercial Fishing Industry, the discovery of the Florida Pink Shrimp and todays challenges to the industry. Also featured is a short video by the Southern Shrimp Alliance on how a shrimp boat works. Then onto the Working Waterfront. You'll enjoy seeing Erickson & Jensen Seafood Packers, Supply House, Net Shop, Trico Seafood Market and unloading dock. See how the boats are unloaded, how the trawl doors are built, shrimp nets being hand-sewn and other important factors used in ths unique industry. After visiting the docks, the tour continues to the Science Center for even more local knowledge and understating of the cultural aspects of our environment. Bring your camera for a memorable experience! Every Wednesday morning in season weather permitting, tour size is limited following CDC guidelines. The use of face masks inside is encouraged. Reservations are required. Call for reservations (239) 470-4993 or click HERE to register online.

What a wonderful tour. They do a good job of sharing what they do, explaining the shrimp industry in South Florida. I went twice! The kids camp in the summer looks like a great experience for our grandkids. I highly recommend that you put this on your to do list! - today19

Ostego Bay Foundation, Inc. - A member supported organization
718 Fisherman's Wharf - Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 - 239-470-4993