Three Car-Free Ways to Explore

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On The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, a car isn’t your only option for getting out and around. Find all the ways to explore even on a budget.


Hop aboard a trolley and start exploring. LeeTran is our local transportation system and it’s a safe, efficient and ultra-affordable way to get around. Trolley fare is only $0.75, a day pass is $2 and a three-day pass (perfect for vacationers!) is only $4. Take a ride from Bowditch Point Park to Times Square or travel to numerous stops along Fort Myers Beach. You can even take the trolley all the way to Lovers Key State Park, located on the south end of Estero Island.

Click here for more details on planning your LeeTran trip.

Some of our most secluded and pristine beaches are only accessible by boat, so get sailing for the adventure of a lifetime. Go island hopping throughout Pine Island Sound to roam the beaches of North Captiva and Cayo Costa State Park in between spotting dolphins frolicking in the waters. Just a boat ride away from Pine Island or Captiva Island is Cabbage Key, the legendary spot where fresh seafood is just as amazing as the views. Or sail away to Useppa Island, an island club with no bridge that is considered one of the most exclusive retreats in the world.

Discover more can’t-miss island cruises right here.

Cycling around is a treasured local pastime, and it’s also an efficient way to get around. From paved trails connecting neighborhoods and beaches to off-the-beaten-track rides, explore freely with zero emissions! Sanibel Island itself has 25 miles of biking trails that take you to all the highlights — like the historic lighthouse, through J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and even connect to the mainland via the Sanibel Causeway (bonus: it’s free instead of paying the $6 vehicle toll).

Get more insights into biking on Sanibel Island and beyond.

Ready to get out? Read more about transportation options from the airport, to the beaches, on the trails, and in the water on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

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