Summer Guide / Sports + Recreation

Golf, Tennis and Water Fun

BY June 1, 2021
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In Southwest Florida, we look for every opportunity to get outside and play. From golfing to tennis to fishing, around here you can’t miss. Call or check the organizations’ websites for the latest information.




Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda

Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Fantasea Scuba, 3781 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, 941-627-3888. Offers dive courses; equipment rentals and service; plus charters and trips. 

Holidaze Boat Rentals, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, (941) 505-8888. Rent boats from 17 to 25 feet, center consoles, pontoons, deckboats, kayaks and SUPs.

Punta Gorda Fly Fishing Charters, Punta Gorda, (941) 628-7895. Capt. Michael Manis fly fishes through the mangroves and grass flats of Pine Island Sound, Boca Grande and between Matlacha and Punta Gorda.

Smoke and Roses Private Sailing Charters, 140 Leland St. SE, Port Charlotte, (605) 366-7673. Charter this 47-foot sailing catamaran.


Heritage Landing Golf & Country Club, 14701 Heritage Landing Blvd, Punta Gorda, (941) 347-2222. An 18-hole course remastered by Gordon Lewis with a pro shop and practice facilities.

King’s Gate Golf Club, 24000 Rampart Blvd. Port Charlotte, (941) 627-6200. The gated, 55+ community hosts an 18-hole executive course and nature preserves.

Riverwood Golf Club, 4100 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte, (941) 764-6661. A Gene Bates-designed, par-72 championship course with a heavily wooded front nine and wetlands in the back.

Twin Isles Country Club, 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda, (941) 637-1232. A Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary with a 6,722-yard, par-72, 18-hole golf course, plus Har-Tru clay and DecoTurf all-weather tennis courts.

Tennis and Pickleball

Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, (941) 575-3324. This park along Charlotte Harbor has tennis, pickleball and basketball courts; a playground; fishing pier; and picnic shelters.

Harold Avenue Regional Park Recreation Center, 23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte, (941) 627-1074. Tennis, pickleball, baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball. Plus picnic and grill areas.

Pickleplex of Punta Gorda, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, (941) 451-9923. Located at Florida SouthWestern State College with 16 regulation courts with bleachers.

South County Regional Park Recreation Center, 670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda, (941) 505-8686. Amenities include lit areas for basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and pickleball.


Boating in the Gulf is a summer staple, and you can find a charter for every waterway. (Getty Image)




Everglades City

Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Capt. Mike Merritt’s Native Guide Service, various locations, (561) 795-3437. Everglades City native takes you out on a 22-foot Pathfinder.

Everglades Adventures Kayak & Eco Tours, 605 Buckner Ave. N, (239) 294-3393. Kayak and canoe rentals, plus tours of the Everglades, including a package with the Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel.

Everglades City Fishing Charters, 406 Storter Ave. N., (239) 695-2029. The guide, Florida native Capt. Becky Campbell, has more than 50 years of experience.

Everglades Old Time Charters, 404 Storter Ave. N, (239) 241-1482. Explore Ten Thousand Islands and Everglades National Park.

Tightline Fishin’ Charters, various locations, (239) 227-3144. Eighth-generation Chokoloskee native Capt. Scout Morris takes you in his 22-foot Sea Chaser.


Marco Island

Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Breakwater Adventures, 909 Collier Court, Marco Island, (305) 902-4772. Private boat tours, plus wakeboarding, tubing and shelling.

Key West Express, 951 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 463-5733. Running to and from Key West, this air-conditioned boat—complete with a full bar—departs from Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island.

Marco Island Princess, 951 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 642-5415. Offers sunset, nature and history cruises.

Marco Island Watersports, 400 S. Collier Blvd., 600 S. Collier Blvd., 560 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 642-2359. Sunset, and eco-tours, plus parasailing and WaveRunners.

The Marina at Factory Bay, 1081 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 389-2929. Find 72 large boat slips for short- or long-term, and a clubhouse with Wi-Fi, laundry, showers and ice.

Scuba Marco, 1141 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 389-7889. A full-service dive shop offering certifications, trips and equipment.


Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club, 1370 Borghese Lane, (239) 389-6611. Find an 18-hole championship course.

Marco Golf & Garden, 971 Winterberry Drive, (239) 970-0561. A challenging, tropical 18-hole miniature golf course more geared toward adults.

The Rookery at Marco, 3433 Club Center Blvd., (239) 642-2796. This 18-hole, 7,180-yard, par-72 course is at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.


City of Marco Island Racquet Center, 1275 San Marco Road, (239) 394-5454. Offers lighted hard-surface courts and Har-Tru clay courts, plus indoor racquetball courts.



Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

All Water Excursions, (239) 594-0213. Includes sunset charters, eco-tours, fishing excursions, luxury charters, party boats and water activities.

Bayfront Marina, Goodlette-Frank Road and U.S. 41, (239) 434-2300. Offers short-term or long-term dockage, with 33 slips for crafts up to 40 feet in length, plus showers, restaurants and shops.

Cool Beans Cruises, 377 Capri Blvd., (239) 777-0020. Private catamaran charter cruises.

Corey Billie’s Airboat Rides, 20610 Tamiami Trail E.,  (239) 389-7433. A native Seminole guide tours you through a 200-acre private piece of the ‘Glades.

Grand Slam Light Tackle Sportfishing, Port O Call Marina, (239) 571-2878. Capt. Will Geraghty offers backcountry and offshore fishing charters.

Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, 7065 Hamilton Ave., (239) 775-0506. Near Rookery Bay, this boathouse can hold 325 boats up to 55 feet long. It’s Clean & Resilient Marina Program-approved with fuel and a bait shop.

Island Sailing Naples, 800 12th Ave. S., (239) 398-1483. Here, you can charter a sailboat or helm one by yourself.

Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure, 525 Newport Drive, (239) 642-8818. Manatee sightings guaranteed on this waveless ride aboard a covered boat.

Mangrove Outfitters Fly Shop, 4111 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 793-3370. Backcountry fishing guides who operate out of a full-service fly shop.

Ms. B. Haven Fishing & Eco Charters, 550 Port O Call Way, (239) 825-4292. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing and eco-tours.

Naples Bay Resort & Marina, 1500 Fifth Ave. S.,  (239) 530-5134. This marina has 97 slips, a fuel dock, overnight boat dockage, captain’s lounge and kayak, and paddleboard and bike rentals.

Naples City Dock, 880 12th Ave. S., (239) 213-3070. The docks can accommodate 30- to 60-foot vessels with deep water. Fuel dock, restrooms, bait and ice; close to restaurants, ships’ store and trolley service.

Naples Nantucket Yacht Group, 1001 10th Ave. S., (239) 331-6868. Private charters on yachts like the 95-foot Sunseeker.

Naples Princess, 550 Port O Call Way, (239) 649-2275. See Port Royal or watch the sunset aboard a 105-foot yacht.

Nauti Exposures, (239) 313-1024. A Mobile kayak rental company that also offers tours.

Port of Naples Marina, 550 Port O Call Way, (239) 774-0479. In addition to a tackle shop, food and space for events, the marina offers boat rentals and cruise charters.

Pure Florida, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-4949. Sightseeing and sunset cruises aboard the Double Sunshine; deep-sea, coastal or calm bay fishing; jet boat thrill rides; eco-tours; and Jet Ski and boat rentals.

Rising Tide Explorers, 1295 Capri Blvd., (239) 734-3231. Biologist-guided kayak and SUP tours through mangrove tunnels and estuaries, plus rentals and boat tours.

Scuba Outfitters Of Naples, 950 Third Ave. N.,  (239) 280-5500. This five-Star PADI TecRec Dive Center offers education, equipment,  and an indoor heated pool.

Scubadventures, 971 Creech Road, (239) 434-7477. Dive shop with scuba training and equipment rentals.

South Bay Marina, 179 South Bay Drive, Suite 4, (239) 597-2063. This marina has fuel, bait, tackle, concessions, boat rentals and charters.

Sweet Liberty, City Dock, 880 12th Ave. S., (239) 793-3525. Beachcombing, dolphin tours, cocktail cruises and eco-tours on a 53-foot catamaran.


Bear’s Paw Country Club, 2500 Golden Gate Parkway,  (239) 263-3007. An award-winning 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature championship course with a clubhouse and fitness center.

Bonita Bay Club Naples, 3700 Wildwood Blvd., (239) 353-5100. Two Tom Fazio-designed Audubon International Signature golf courses.

The Club At Mediterra, 15755 Corso Mediterra Circle, (239) 254-3000. Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary-certified golf club, with Tom Fazio-designed courses, plus courts for tennis, bocce and pickleball.

Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club, 3525 Northbrooke Drive, (239) 592-7860. Par-72, Gordon Lewis-designed, 18-hole course and pro shop.

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club, 11 Cypress View Drive, (239) 739-0500. Private golf community set on 300 acres with an award-winning course.

Glen Eagle Golf and Country Club, 1403 Glen Eagle Blvd., (239) 354-3167. An 18-hole, 5,600-yard, par-70 course.

Grey Oaks Country Club, 2400 Grey Oaks Drive, (239) 262-5550. Three championship courses, a 30,000-square-foot wellness center, and tennis, pickleball and bocce.

Hole-In-The-Wall Golf Club, 3600 Goodlette-Frank Road, (239) 261-6481. Private golf course set among nearly 50 acres of wetland preserves.

LaPlaya Golf Course, 333 Palm River Blvd., (239) 254-5001. An 18-hole, par-72, 6,902-yard course at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort.

Lely Resort Golf and Country Club, 8004 Lely Resort Blvd., (239) 793-2600. Club offers three championship courses.

Naples Grande Golf Club, 7335 Premier Drive, (239) 659-3700. Private instruction from South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year Mark Durland, plus a lauded course and tennis courts.

Naples Lakes Country Club, 4784 Naples Lakes Blvd., (239) 919-1150. Club offers an Arnold Palmer Signature Course with six sets of tees ranging from 4,516 yards to 6,708 yards.

Pelican Marsh Golf Club, 1810 Persimmon Drive, (239) 597-3000. This is a challenging, award-winning golf course that’s also an Audubon Certified Sanctuary. 

Tiburón Golf Club, 2620 Tiburón Drive, (239) 593-2200. Two 18-hole courses. Home to the QBE Shootout.

Vanderbilt Country Club, 8250 Danbury Blvd., 348-2662. This par-72, 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Kipp Schulties.

Wilderness Country Club, 101 Clubhouse Drive, 261-6060. Arthur Hills-designed, 18-hole course, as well as a clubhouse and tennis facilities.

Tennis and Pickleball

Academia Sanchez-Casal Florida, 2035 Sanchez-Casal Way, 263-1818. This international tennis academy houses 38 tennis courts and a club.

Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center, 735 Eighth Ave. S.,  213-3060. Twelve lighted Hydro-grid Har-Tru courts with leagues, clinics and lessons.

Pelican Bay Community Park, 764 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 598-3025. Lit clay tennis courts and racquetball courts.

Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd., 252-4105. Comfort-cushioned tennis courts and racquetball courts.


Robert Trent Jones and Lee Trevino are two of the names associated with Lely Resort Golf & Country Club’s courses, including two with public access. (Courtesy Lely Resort Golf & Country Club)




Bonita Springs

Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Bonita Bay Marina, 27598 Marina Pointe Dr SW., (239) 495-3222. Located on the Imperial River, with a waterfront restaurant open in season, slips, dry boat storage, fueling and mechanical services.

Big Hickory Seafood Grille and Marina, 26107 Hickory Blvd., (239) 992-0991. Pontoon boats, kayaks, bait, supplies, fuel and slips are all available. Landing for the Great Calusa Blueway canoe and kayak paddling trail.

Bonita Jet Ski & Parasail, 27908 Hickory Blvd., (239) 825-7559. Find Jet Skis, chairs, cabanas, umbrellas, paddleboards/boats, kayaks, sailboats and parasailing.

CGT Kayaks, 27313 Old 41 Road, (239) 221-8218. Specializes in Estero River paddling. Kayak and SUP rentals, plus guided tours, instruction, and sales.

Ebb-N-Flow SUP Tours and Rentals, 4279 Bonita Beach Road SW, (239) 221-7853. SUP, kayak and bike rentals, plus tours of Turkey Bay.

Fish Trap Marina Inc., 4794 Bonita Beach Road, (239) 992-6055. Offers bait, tackle, rod and reel repairs, along with backwater charter fishing.

Florida Excursions, 28651 Diesel Drive N., Unit 6, (239) 592-1200. Offers narrated boat cruises in a mangrove estuary, plus kayak and canoe rentals and scuba trips.

Paddle Naples Tours & Rentals, Estero Boulevard, (239) 301-8888. Launch from Big Hickory Island in Estero Bay for guided kayak, SUP and fishing tours, as well as rentals.

Sweetwater Adventures, 27598 Marina Pointe Drive, (239) 405-7155. Sightseeing and fishing, plus kids’ camps.


Bonita Bay Club, 26660 Country Club Drive, (239) 495-0200. Multiple 18-hole, par-72 Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary courses designed by Arthur Hills and Tom Fazio, along with Har-Tru tennis courts, gel-surface pickleball courts and a championship croquet court.

Bonita Fairways, 26740 Samoset Way, (239) 947-9100. An 18-hole, par-61 executive course designed by Gordon Lewis.

The Colony Golf & Country Club, 4101 Pelican Colony Blvd., (239) 390-4700. An 18-hole, par-72 championship course designed by former U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate.

Hunters Ridge Golf and Country Club, 12500 Hunters Ridge Blvd., (239) 992-4900. This private club has an 18-hole, championship course.

Raptor Bay Golf Club, 23001 Coconut Point Resort Drive, (239) 390-4600. Ranked in the top 10 by Sports Illustrated, it’s also  certified by the Audubon International.

Shadow Wood Country Club, 22801 Oakwilde Blvd, (239) 992-6000. Private club with three championship courses, Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce ball courts and club houses.

Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club, 9801 Treasure Cay Lane, (239) 992-5100. Club features 27-holes of championship golf with courses designed by Gordon Lewis and Bruce Howard. Also offers Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce courts, clubhouse and a fitness center.

Tennis and Pickleball

The Club At Barefoot Beach,  105 Shell Drive,  (239) 992-0024. Full-service beach club with two Har-Tru tennis courts.

Peak Performance Pickleball Academy, 27200 Kent Road, (239) 221-7560. Pickleball lessons, clinics, drill and play sessions, leagues, tournament tune-up clinics and day camps at the Bonita Springs YMCA.

Pelican Landing Tennis Center, 24501 Walden Center Drive, (239) 947-5977. Features 12 renovated Har-Tru courts.


The Naples Princess boat charter recently added a 48-foot catamaran—the Miss Naples—to its fleet for intimate cruises, shelling adventures, sunset sails and events. (Courtesy Naples Princess)

Cape Coral/Pine Island

Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Florida Sailing and Cruising School, 5991 Silver King Blvd., Suite 108, Cape Coral, (239) 257-2788. An American Sailing Association certification facility with courses in powerboat and sailing instruction.

Gulf Coast Kayak, 4120 Pine Island Road, Matlacha, (239) 283-1125. Kayak and SUP rentals, tours and fishing excursions in the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve.


Alden Pines Country Club, 14261 Clubhouse Drive, Bokeelia, (239) 283-2179. The only golf course on Pine Island, with a par-71 course with 18 holes.

Coral Oaks Golf Course, 1800 NW 28th Ave., Cape Coral, (239) 573-3100. Public course with one of the largest practice facilities in the area.

Tennis and Pickleball

Camelot Park, 1718 SW 52 Terrace, Cape Coral, (239) 573-3128. This 6.4-acre park offers tennis and pickleball courts, horseshoe pits, a playground and picnic shelters.

Joe Stonis Park, 3444 Ceitus Parkway, Cape Coral, (239) 573-3128. A 7-acre park with tennis/pickleball and shuffleboard courts.



Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Estero River Outfitters, 20991 S. Tamiami Trail, (239) 992-4050. Canoe, kayak or paddleboard the Estero River.


Breckenridge Golf & Tennis Club, 20091 Wimbleton Court, (239) 992-5959. An 18-hole, par-3 golf course, lighted Har-Tru tennis and pickleball courts.

The Club at Grandézza, 11481 Grande Oaks Blvd., (239) 948-3569. Defined by undulating greens, rolling fairways and sharp elevation changes.

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, 18520 Miromar Lakes Blvd. W., (239) 482-7644. An 18-hole, 7,100-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Signature course.

Old Corkscrew Golf Club, 17320 Corkscrew Road, (239) 949-4700. A Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course certified as an Audubon International Silver Signature member.

Pelican Sound Golf & River Club, 4569 Pelican Sound Blvd., (239) 948-4331. Three nine-hole private courses ranging from 4,600 to 7,100 yards.

Stoneybrook Golf And Country Club, 21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd.,  (239) 948-3933. An 18-hole, par-72 course is 7,353 yards long.

Villages at Country Creek, 21180 Country Creek Drive, (239) 947-2050. A 3,871-yard, par-61, 18-hole course designed by Gordon Lewis.

West Bay Club, 4606 West Bay Blvd., (239) 444-2310. An 18-hole Pete and P.B. Dye-designed golf course. Also features a tennis center.

Wildcat Run Golf and Country Club, 20300 Country Club Drive, (239) 947-6066. An 18-hole, par-72 Arnold Palmer Signature designed golf course, with Har-Tru tennis courts.

Tennis and Pickleball

The Club At Rapallo, 8551 Via Rapallo Drive, (239) 949-3347. Located at Coconut Point, the club offers a tennis center, gym and kayaking club.

Estero Park And Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., (239) 533-1470. Find nine indoor pickleball courts.




Fort Myers

Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Ace Performer,16842 McGregor Blvd, (239) 565-4860. Offers lessons, rentals and sales for kayaking, paddleboarding, kiteboarding, windsurfing and winging. Ask about the wearable, swimmable mermaid tails. Services Fort Myers, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and Naples.

Adventures In Paradise, 14341 Port Comfort Road,  (239) 472-8443. Eco-tours, dolphin watching, sunset cruises and fishing, plus trolley access.

Calusa Fishing Adventures, 17543 Taylor Drive, (941) 677-3474. Capt. Mark Yimin leads custom inshore and night fishing.

Capt. Paul Hobby Fishing Charters, 13371 Electron Drive., (239) 850-2088. Specializes in light-tackle and fly-fishing for snook, redfish and tarpon.

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club, 14500 Vista River Drive, (239) 433-5111. One of Fort Myers’ most prestigious communities has an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and a deep-water marina.

Kayak Excursions, 17950 John Morris Road, (239) 297-7011. Kayak and SUP company with paddle rentals and sales, tours, lessons and fishing.

J.C. Cruises, 1300 Hendry St., (239) 334-7474. Sightseeing tours aboard a triple-deck paddle wheeler on the Caloosahatchee River.

The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 West 1st St., (239) 245-7049. Offers 45 public slips, pump-out services, electrical hook-up, showers, restrooms and a Pinchers restaurant.

Offshore Sailing School, 16731 McGregor Blvd., Suite 110, (239) 454-1700. Beginner to advanced cruising, coastal navigation, liveaboard cruising, offshore sailing, performance sailing and racing.

Scubavice Dive Center, 12600 McGregor Blvd., (239) 481-4733. Specializes in scuba instruction, snorkel lessons, service, sales and rentals.

Skyhigh JetPacks And Flyboards, 17590 East St.,  (239) 699-2487. Hover above the water with a flying hoverboard or water-powered jet pack.


The Club At Renaissance, 12801 Renaissance Way, (239) 561-4170. A private club with an 18-hole golf course designed by Arthur Hills, championship red clay tennis courts, pickleball and bocce ball courts.

Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way, (239) 768-2825. An 18-hole, 7,385-yard, par-72 championship course.

Crown Colony Golf & Country Club, 8851 Crown Colony Blvd., (239) 590-9044. An 18-hole, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Cypress Lake Golf Club, 6767 Winkler Road, (239) 481-1333. A member-owned club with one of the area’s oldest private golf courses, designed in 1959 by Dick Wilson and renovated in 2001.

Del Tura Golf & Country Club, 18621 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 731-7814. Offers a 27-hole, presidential course, restaurant and pro-shop.

Forest Golf & Country Club, 6100 Club Blvd. SW, (239) 482-8378. Features two tree-lined courses punctuated by lakes and streams—with a clubhouse renovation in 2019 for its 40th anniversary.

Fort Myers Country Club, 3591 McGregor Blvd., (239) 321-7488. Club hosts the Yuengling Open, a pro-am golf tournament that began in 1963.

Golfview Golf And Racquet Club, 14849 Hole-in-One Circle, (239) 489-2264. Golfers can drive across the 4.5-acre lake on four holes, or stay inland with shorter tee shots.

Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club, 10420 Washingtonia Palm Way, (239) 278-9090. Two 18-hole championship courses.

Herons Glen Golf and Country Club, 2250 Herons Glen Blvd., (239) 731-4520. Club has an 18-hole, par-72, 6,468-yard semi-private course.

The Hideaway Country Club, 5670 Trailwinds Drive,  (239) 275-6232. Club features an 18-hole, par-67, presidential-length course. Open to the public in summer.

The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club, 4425 S. Landings Drive, Suite 100, (239) 482-3211. Located on 250 acres of riverfront with an 18 hole, 3,078-yard golf course, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, plus a full-service marina.

Lexington Country Club, 16257 Willowcrest Way, (239) 437-3380. Designed by Kipp Schulties with water hazards, large greens and enhanced landscaping.

Pelican Preserve Golf Club, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd., (239) 985-1707. Here you’ll find 27 holes of championship golf by renowned course architect Chip Powell.

Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club, 3410 Clubview Drive, (239) 731-0101. A semi-private, 18-hole, 3,279-yard, par-60 course.

San Carlos Golf Club, 7420 Constitution Circle, (239) 267-3131. This is an 18-hole, semi-private course, plus an aqua driving range, pitching and chipping area, practice bunker and a putting green.

Shell Point Golf Club, 17500 On Par Blvd., (239) 433-9790. Gordon Lewis-designed 18-hole course.

Terraverde Country Club, 17000 Terraverde Circle, (239) 433-7733. Club has a nine-hole, 1,260-yard course.

Tennis and Pickleball

Fort Myers Racquet Club, 1700 Matthew Drive, (239) 980-7116. Offers 10 lighted tennis courts at the Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex.

Park Meadows Tennis Club, 1895 Park Meadows Drive, (239) 468-6292. Club features 10 clay courts.

Rutenberg Community Park, 6500 South Pointe Blvd., (239) 349-0397. Eight tennis courts sit on a 40-acre park, plus baseball and football.

Wa-Ke Hatchee Park Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, (239) 432-2154. Center offers tennis and pickleball courts, plus a dog park, playground and pavilion.


Fort Myers Beach

Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Captain Tony’s Fishing Adventures, 18800 San Carlos Blvd., (239) 415-0515. Offers night, full-day and half-day charters.

Estero Island Parasail, multiple locations, (239) 994-1399. Flights for first-timers and for thrillseekers.

Gulf Star Marina, 708 Fishermans Wharf, (239) 463-9552. Opened in 2020 and said to be the first smart marina in the U.S., the facility offers high-tech, automated dry storage for boats up to 40 feet, concierge service, fuel, a restaurant and retail.

Fish Tale Marina, 7225 Estero Blvd., (239) 463-3600. A marina with dry or wet storage, ship’s store, rentals and charters.

Fun Rentals, 1901 Estero Blvd., (239) 463-8844. Choose from Harley-Davidson motorcycles, WaveRunners, bicycles and scooters.

Get Hooked Charter Fishing, 7225 Estero Blvd., (239) 691-1464. Capt. Matt DeAngelis offers inshore saltwater fishing.

Mid-Island Water Sports, multiple locations, (239) 765-0965. Operating out of the Sandpiper Gulf and Wyndham resorts; offers JetSki and SUP rentals, parasailing and WaveRunner dolphin tours.

Ranalli Parasail, 3040 Estero Blvd., (239) 565-5700. Parasailing, WaveRunner dolphin tours, and cabana and umbrella rentals.

Rebel Water Sports, 1010 Estero Blvd., (239) 677-6782 Dolphin tours, WaveRunner rentals, and rides aboard a banana boat.

Salty Sam’s Marina, 2500 Main St., (239) 463-7333. Offers waterfront dining, fishing and sailing charters, daily Key West Express ferry, boat rentals, fuel, dockage, ship’s store, service, storage and repair.

Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina, 4765 Estero Blvd., (239) 765-4371. Find wet and dry storage, rental boats, repairs and maintenance, laundry, restaurant, members’ benefits and live bait.


Sanibel/Captiva Islands

Boat Charters, Watersports and Marinas

Captiva Cruises, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane or 5400 South Seas Plantation Road, Captiva. (239) 472-5300. Offers daily trips to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and Cayo Costa, plus wildlife and sunset cruises and sailing charters.

Endless Summer Charters, 14341 Port Comfort Road, Sanibel, (239) 691-1966. Back-bay/inshore and offshore charters, eco-tours, sight-seeing tours and sunset cruises.

Jensen’s Twin Palm Cottages & Marina, 15107 Captiva Drive, Captiva, (239) 472-5800. A water taxi service to outer islands, plus boat rentals and charters.

The Marina At ’Tween Waters, 15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva, (239) 472-5161. Offers dockage, charter boats and kayaking excursions, plus canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals.

Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina, 14341 Port Comfort Road, Sanibel, (239) 437-1660. Offers 95 stationary docks, dry-storage, ship store, boardwalk, canoe and kayak tours. There’s also showers, laundry and a restaurant.

Sanibel Harbour Resort And Spa, 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive, Sanibel, (239) 466-4000. Features 13 boat slips, WaveRunner, canoe and kayak rentals, dolphin adventure eco-tours and dinner cruises on the Sanibel Harbour Princess.

Yolo Watersports, 11534 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, (239) 472-9656. Tubing, WaveRunners and parasailing. Plus rentals for sailboats, SUPs, surfboards and beach equipment.


Captiva Course, South Seas Island Resort, 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva, (239) 579-1480. A Gulfside, nine-hole, 1,394-yard, par-27 course designed by Chip Powell. Also offers tennis with a pro shop.

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel, (239) 472-2535. An 18-hole, par-70, 5,606-yard course, with Har-Tru tennis courts and tennis academy.

Sanibel Island Golf Club, 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel, (239) 472-2626. An 18-hole, par-70, semi-private course—plus 13 Har-Tru courts, a tennis academy, clinics, pro shop and weekly tournaments.

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