Lounging on the beach is certainly a must, but it’s also refreshing to put on your explorer’s hat and venture out of your comfort zone. After all, there’s a lot to see and do in Southwest Florida, particularly within the beautiful city of Cape Coral. Check out these five amazing tours, any one of which offers an unforgettable experience in the city known as Waterfront Wonderland.
Put on your pirate’s hat and come aboard this award-winning, family owned and operated rum distillery. Learn about the meticulous process behind the fermenting of Wicked Dolphin Rum through the use of locally sourced natural ingredients and how they age rum in the same barrels used previously for Kentucky bourbon. Following the tour, hang out with friends and family in Wicked Dolphin’s tasting room and indulge in samples of their spirits. You can even purchase your favorite rum to take home with you.
Discover the inner workings of this fully functioning grain to glass brewery. Big Blue takes pride in crafting a diverse selection of refreshing balanced beers that can appeal to a variety of indulgences. Their reasonably priced $5 tour packages include a facility tour along with a free Big Blue drinking glass to take home as a souvenir.
Get ready to hit some of the most popular night spots of Cape Coral. Board the exclusive trolleys in the early evening and cruise all around South Cape to various venues, each offering its own selection of specialty drinks. Get your passport stamped at every participating stop (included with your ticket) for a chance to win the grand prize. As you mingle, enjoy live music from some of the best bands in Cape Coral.
Ok, we’ll admit, this one doesn’t exactly fall into the category of a guided tour, but that’s no reason to miss out on all the goods! Browse between tents featuring a number of alluring antiques, hand-crafted wares and some of the freshest locally grown produce in all of Southwest Florida.
Once you’ve had your fill of on-land tours, its time to take to the sea. Banana Bay’s Boat Tours are some of the most popular in Cape Coral – and the most likely to bring you face to face with marine life. These tours take you to all the dolphin hotspots as you cruise down the Caloosahatchee River and into the San Carlos Bay, allowing you to enjoy the most elegant creatures in the sea, and maybe spot a great blue heron or a manatee as well.