Working Waterfront Tour
Shrimp to Fort Myers Beach is like Alaska King Crab to Alaska. While you won't find Shrimp Boats in the Deadliest Catch you can get up close and personal to our local Shrimping Industry with the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center's Three-Hour Guided Tour 9am. til noon. The cost for the Tour is $15.00 per adult and $10.00 for children over 6 years of age. You'll learn about Florida's "Pink Gold" and the oldest and largest fleet in Florida. The tour includes a 1 1/2 hour guided visit at the Museum which contains numerous hands-on exhibits, touch tank, beach exhibit and estuarine aquariums. The Tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique million dollar industry; a memorable experience! Bring your camera. Reservations Required, call 239-765-8101 for details.
Ostego Bay Foundation, Inc. Marine Science Center
718 Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931