Gulf Coast and Sanibel Island

Tour Number

Activity Level

114723


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Younger children should have toys or games to keep the occupied during the drive there and back. Beach toys are welcome, if you have them (bucket/shovel, inflatables, etc.)

Friendly: Yes.
Disabled passengers must be able to get into and out of a private car. Wheelchair passengers requiring assistance must bring an adult to provide that assistance. The beach area is not wheelchair friendly, so it is better if disabled passengers can walk 30 to 40 meters (yards) to the beach from the parking lot.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

From Sea to Shining Sea on "Alligator Alley"


You journey will take you across the Everglades on Alligator Alley, to Fort Myers. You will see the winter homes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, with an included public tour of the estate's museum and grounds. You may tour with an on-site guide, or take an audio tour on your own. After our visit, we will stop for lunch at a place of your choosing (not included). Then, we will continue to Sanibel Island for a relaxing visit to the beach. This are is famous for shell collecting, as many of them wash up on the beach each day. Collect as many as you like, and bring them back with you! This trip is designed to be relaxing, with time to explore and enjoy the scenic areas along the way. What will you do with all those seashells?

Itinerary

We will be driving across Interstate-75, known as "Alligator Alley", to Fort Myers. On arrival, you will tour the winter homes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, either by an estate guide, or an audio tour on your own (included). We will stop at a restaurant of your choosing for a meal (not included). After lunch, we will continue to Sanibel Island, for time at the beach and shell collecting. (Jet Ski rentals are available nearby, but not included). The whole idea is to get away from it all, and relax as you explore the Gulf Coast.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can pick you up at any hotel or private address, the Port of Miami or Port Everglades. Please provide your pick-up address when you book the tour.

End location: We can drop you off at your starting location, or take you to any hotel, shopping mall, cruise port, airport, or private address you desire, within Broward or Miami-Dade Counties. Please include your drop-off address when you book your tour.

Duration: 12 hours

This is a full-day, 12-hour tour, but not at all stressful. This tour will not run during hurricane conditions or days with heavy lightning forecasted. Traffic is not usually an issue, on our scenic trip to the Gulf Coast.

Transportation

Your tour will be by private car. Cost is based on the number of passengers and luggage requirements. For more than 2 people, please contact me before booking.

What’s Included

Your private transportation by private car is included, and the admission to the Ford/Edison Estate, Grounds, and Museums are included, also.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 USD - Bring some money for lunch, which is not included. There are no other expenses required.

What’s Extra

Bring money for lunch, depending on where you select to stop. Also, jet skis are available at the beach, if you wish to rent one. There is not much shopping available on this tour, unless you want to change the beach time for shopping time.

Restrictions

None

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