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Tours and Watersport Charters

The Basics:

  • During these unprecedented times dealing with Covid-19, Friendly Waves Boat Charters adheres to CDC recommendations for precautions. All staff members have been fully vaccinated.
  • Up to 6 Passengers allowed on the Boat for all Tours/Charters. All charters are private and are not mixed with other parties.
  • Bring your beverages of choice – Friendly Waves Boat Charters will supply ice-cold bottled water
  • A Liability Waiver is required to be signed for each passenger prior to leaving the dock. Under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A Boat Safety Orientation is required prior to leaving the dock and again prior to engaging in watersports activity.
  • Please read our Cancellation Policy .
  • Meet up and drop off location: 2160 Main St., Fort Myers Beach.

All passengers on Family Fun Pack Tours will receive a complimentary ‘Sea Bag’ which contains a Shell Bag, Reef Friendly Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Sanitizer, and Beverage Koozie.

Our Rates and Suggested Charters

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All-in-One Family Fun Pack

(6 hours) – $800

Ride on Towable, Swimming, Picnic Lunch, Beach Time/Shelling and Sightseeing during Boat Ride.

  • This tour begins at 9:30 AM and returns around 3:30 PM.
  • Sightseeing along the shoreline of Matanzas Pass Channel and out into the Gulf of Mexico. Then sightseeing along gulf shoreline of Sanibel.
  • Rides on ‘Super Mable’ – the 3 person 75”X 73” towable. ‘Super Mable’ has many grab handles for safety and a Booster Ball which suspends the tow line for added safety to prevent tow line snap-back, submarining and splatter. Great Fun for all ages. You won’t even have to get wet!
  • Anchor at a sparsely settled beach on the outer banks of Sanibel Island. Take part in swimming from the boat or beach. The boat has one 9.5’ X 7’ platform mat to lounge upon the water or bring onto the beach with you. Super Mable will remain in the water and strung out during water relaxation period. We also provide one 15′ tandem hybrid kayak paddleboard and two 11′ hybrid kayak/paddleboards.
  • Shelling as you explore the sparsely settled beach area on the outer banks of Sanibel Island.
  • A picnic type lunch arrangement will take place on the boat or beach – your choice at your own time. Bring your own lunch or we can supply for $15/person from a local deli.
  • Return trip will involve sightseeing along Sanibel Island outer banks over to Big Carlos Pass area of Estero Island and along 6 miles of beach to Matanzas Pass.

Morning Family Fun Pack

(4 hours) – $600

Ride on Towable, Swimming & Beach Time/Shelling and Sightseeing during Boat Ride.

  • This tour begins at 8:30 AM and returns around 12:30 PM.
  • Same sightseeing route as All-in-One Pack.
  • Rides on Super Mable along outer banks of Sanibel Island to the anchorage point at a sparsely settled beach location of the Island.
  • While anchored at beach, the same activities of the All-in-One package are available but with time constraints and no lunch.
  • Return trip will involve sightseeing along Sanibel Island outer banks over to Big Carlos Pass area of Estero Island and along 6 miles of beach back to Matanzas Pass.

Afternoon Family Fun Pack

(4 hours) – $600

Ride on Towable, Swimming & Beach Time/Shelling and Sightseeing during Boat Ride.

  • The same tour as our Morning Family Fun Pack however, this tour begins at 1:00 PM and returns around 5:00 PM.

Sunset Cruise Pack

(3 hours) – $400

Sightseeing Ride on Boat.

  • This tour begins 1.5 hours prior to Sunset. The start and end time varies accordingly. For example… If the Sunset is scheduled for 5:30 PM, the dockside safety orientation will be at 4:00 PM and returns around 7 PM.
  • Sightseeing route will be along the shoreline of Matanzas Pass Channel and out into the Gulf of Mexico. Travel along the shorelines of Sanibel Island and Estero Island beaches before returning to Matanzas Pass.

Additional Time or Custom Tour/Charter near shore or offshore

$150/hour (minimum 3 hours) – Call for a detailed estimate.