• Explore the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique tour is guided by Dexter Norris, biologist, naturalist and Mound House Environmental Educator. Experience the abundant natural beauty of the ancient realm of the Calusa. Search for birds, fish, manatees, and dolphins as you paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney bays in a tandem kayak. Mound House kayak tours are conducted in accordance with Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism guidelines. All paddling equipment provided. Ages 12 and up. Weather permitting. COST: $45 per person (MH Members $15) Museum admission included. Private group tours available. Reservations required by calling 239-765-0865. Maximum of 12 paddlers per tour.
  • Explore the natural treasures on Fort Myers Beach through a guided walk along the shore. Participants should meet at Newton Beach Park under thatched hut (4650 Estero Blvd). Wear sunscreen, appropriate clothing, shoes, and hats. Tours are approximately 45 minutes – weather permitting.
  • Discover the wide variety of unique and native plants that make up the gardens of the Mound House and how the Calusa Indians and Early Settlers used them in their daily lives.
  • Explore the cool tools of the Calusa, swing a real conch hammer, handle a shark tooth carving tool, and try your luck with an ancient atlatl “spear thrower” just like the Calusa Indians did 2,000 years ago. Perfect for families with children 6 and older.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to view artifacts currently not on display and sort through material from the shell mound. Get down to the nitty-gritty of being an archaeologist by learning some of the techniques and tools that are used. This program is suited for visitors of all ages.
  • New! Join Mound House Educators to explore the variety of species that can be found along the shoreline on Fort Myers Beach. Participants should meet at the Newton Beach Park Cottage (4650 Estero Blvd). Wear sunscreen, appropriate clothing, shoes, and hats. Weather permitting.
  • No matter your group size, our tour guides will lead you through an educational and entertaining experience that you’ll never forget. Whether enjoying the exhibits in the William H. Case House or spotting wildlife while walking the beach, group tours bring people together while learning and having fun.
  • New! Leaving port from Fish Tale Marina, board the Estero Bay Express on an exclusive experience to Mound House and onto Mound Key, Capital of the Calusa. At both sites you will learn about the rich history of the Calusa as well as new findings scientists are discovering about this ancient society. Guests will disembark from the boat to hike the trails of Mound Key. All along the way, discover the ecology of Estero Bay as you search for diverse wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and birds. This trip requires walking and travelling over rough terrain. Reservations required. Call 239-765-0865 for more information and to secure reservations. COST: $55 per person; Members $50. Weather permitting.
  • Scheduled to catch a beautiful sunset off the water of Estero Bay, participants will explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels extending into the hidden backwaters of the bay as only a kayaker can. This unique tour offers rare opportunity to experience the abundant life within our estuary in the quiet of twilight. Reservations required 239-765-0865. COST: $50 per person (Members $25) All paddling equipment provided.
  • New! Join Dexter Norris, Environmental Educator at Newton Beach Park (4650 Estero Blvd.) for a fun walking tour/ lecture about Fort Myers Beach and the natural environment. Breakfast provided. Reservations required 239-765-0865. $15 per person.
  • Explore the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique eco-tour is guided by Dexter Norris, biologist, naturalist and Mound House Environmental Educator. Experience the abundant natural beauty of the ancient realm of the Calusa. Search for birds, fish, manatees and dolphins as you paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney bays in a tandem kayak. Conditions permitting, the tour includes a stop at Dog Key archaeological site. Mound House kayak tours are conducted in accordance with Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism guidelines. All paddling equipment provided. Weather permitting. COST: $45 per person (Members $15) Museum Admission included. Private group tours available. Reservations required. 239-765-0865
X