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Explore the hidden treasures of The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel by finding the best spots to enjoy the outdoors and our wildlife. To help you have an authentic experience, our Insiders are ready to share their expertise on shelling, fishing, paddling, birding and weddings across our beautiful beaches.

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Betsy Clayton

Paddling & Boating

Betsy Clayton is the waterways coordinator for Lee County, Fla., Parks & Recreation. She markets and coordinates the Calusa Blueway, a 190-mile mile marked canoe, kayak and standup paddleboard (SUP) trail through Southwest Florida’s backbays, tidal creeks and rivers. She coordinates the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, a four-day countywide eco-festival that has been dubbed North America’s fastest-growing canoe and kayak event.

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Debbie Hanson

Freshwater Fishing

Debbie Hanson has fished professionally for the past nine years competing in the 2003 Islamorada Women’s Sailfish Tournament, the 2004 Professional Tarpon Tournament Series and the 2010 Women’s Professional Tarpon Tournament Series. When not on the water or planning her next fishing adventure, Debbie enjoys blogging, spin class and traveling. She has written numerous online articles pertaining to women and fishing.

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Capt. Rob Modys

Saltwater Fishing

Capt. Rob Modys, a professional fishing guide and outdoor writer, is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, a past President of the Lee County Professional Guides Association and the host of Reel Talk Radio, a live call-in fishing show that airs each Saturday morning on ESPN WWCN 770AM in the Lee, Charlotte and Collier County listening area of southwest Florida.

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Pam Rambo


“It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire!” — Robert Louis Stevenson. These are Pam’s favorite words to live by. She combs the local beaches almost daily and shares her insights about the seashells, sea life and wildlife in her blog iLoveShelling,com.

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Kelly McWilliams


Kelly McWilliams is an expert on planning weddings in SWFL.  With nearly 10 years and hundreds of weddings under her belt she is one of the most accomplished wedding professionals in the area.  Kelly is an award winning and nationally recognized authority in destination weddings by the most prominent wedding magazines and blogs and is a sought after industry speaker.

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Vincent McGrath


A lifelong birder starting his formal study at Boston's Children's Museum, Vincent McGrath began keeping bird records in 1973 and currently has 419 species on his Florida list. He’s a member of the Caloosa Bird Club, National Audubon Society, American Birding Association and a past president of Audubon of Southwest Florida.

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