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Board the M/V Edison Explorer at the Marina at Edison Ford where you'll be taken in an amazing 90-minute cruise north on the Caloosahatchee River, home to mangroves, river islands and an eco-system as unique as its history.  Certified Captains provide entertaining commentary on the history of the river and Fort Myers and elaborates on any wildlife spotted along the way.  Guests love the views from the water of downtown Fort Myers and the cultural gem, Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates.  You will love moving freely throughout the boat to get the best view capturing memories that will last a lifetime!  Marine restroom is available on the boat, and refreshments are available for purchase on board.  Your Captain will return guests back to the Marina at Edison Ford where you can enjoy a variety of additional activities including dining at Pincher’s Restaurant, touring the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates or heading into downtown Fort Myers for a variety of fascinating restaurants and eclectic group of boutique shops and art galleries. 

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Pure Florida Fort Myers
Overview
Learn about the history and ecology of the Caloosahatchee River during a relaxing cruise aboard the M/V Edison Explorer in Fort Myers. Your guide, certified by Pure Florida Captains, shares interesting details about the sights you'll see from the water, including The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Downtown Fort Myers as well as the bird rookeries, mangroves, and river islands that make the river so compelling.
Highlights
  • 90-minute Caloosahatchee River cruise aboard the M/V Edison Explorer
  • See The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Downtown Fort Myers
  • Watch for wildlife as you pass bird rookeries, mangroves, and river islands
  • Live commentary on board from a guide certified by Pure Florida Captains
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great times

Chris & Nick were great tour guides, very friendly and informative. When we got to the Island to look for shells we found lots of sand dollars and got to see starfish in the ocean, as well as seeing Dolphins along the way.

Thank daviddwelly
Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing and Informative

We had a great time learning about the local cultural, animals and protected areas. It was great to see manatees and dolphins in their own environment. We enjoyed collecting shells on the private beach. I know there were some environmental issues, but those were unforeseen...More

Thank Beverly G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience

Caption John was very knowledgeable and provided an enjoyable experience. His knowledge of the history of the native American Indians and their link to the river was amazing. Would do it again!

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Relaxing

Our guides Tyler and Brock were laid back, easy-going. We asked for the 3 hour eco-tour and t hat's what we got. We did pass the mansions, etc, but our focus was on the local wildlife and habitat. We got off on a secluded pure...More

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Waste of time

Next time this company will have to pay me to go on this tour, could not wait for it to be over. I should have rented a boat it would have cost the same.

1  Thank Wayne C
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