• 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 traveling over rough terrain. Reservations required. Call 239-765-0865 for more information and to secure reservations.

    NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR BOAT TOURS TO MOUND KEY! CALL 239-765-0865 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATION

    November 3, Saturday - 9:30pm to 12:45pm            February 8, Friday - 2:15pm to 5:30pm                 March 24, Sunday - 2:30pm to 5:45pm November 20, Tuesday - 10:30pm to 1:45pm           February 23, Saturday - 2:30pm to 5:45pm          April 10, Wednesday - 3:00pm to 6:15pm January 25, Friday - 3:30pm to 6:45pm                     March 9, Saturday - 1:45pm to 5:00pm                 April 23, Tuesday - 2:45pm to 6:00pm   COST: $55 per person; Members $50. Weather permitting.
  • 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. Museum admission included. Length of tour 45 min Arrive how many minutes before 15 min Pre sales cut off time 5 minutes before tour
  • Go on a walking tour of the grounds once a Calusa Indian Village and learn about the history of the site, the variety of plantings and what lies beyond the mound that has sustained people for thousands of years. Museum admission included Length of tour 45 mins Arrive how many minutes before 10 mins Pre sales cut off time Time Of Program
  • 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. Museum admission included. Length of tour 45 min Arrive how many minutes before 15 min Pre sales cut off time 5 minutes before tour
  • 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 traveling over rough terrain. Museum Admission for the Mound House is built into your ticket price for you to come back and visit the museum another day just simply provide your name under the reservation and date of the boat tour you signed up for. These tours leave out of Fish Tale Marina 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach 33931. The terrain on Mound Key is very rough. No ADA accessibility. Length of tour 3 hours 15 min Arrive how many minutes before 20 min Pre sales cut off time 20 minutes before tour What to bring Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, good hiking shoes or sandals, snacks, wear comfortable clothing Items Supplied Water cooler. Bring your own container to refill NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR BOAT TOURS TO MOUND KEY! CALL 239-765-0865 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATION COST: $55 per person; Members $50. Weather permitting. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:30am -2:45pm Sunday, February 9, 2020 1:30pm - 4:45pm Thursday, February 27, 2020   2:00pm - 5:15pm Monday, March 9, 2020 1:30pm - 4:45pm Friday, March 27, 2020 2:00pm - 5:15pm Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:00pm - 5:15pm Monday, April 27, 2020 2:15pm - 5:30pm
  • Go on a walking tour of the grounds once a Calusa Indian Village and learn about the history of the site, the variety of plantings and what lies beyond the mound that has sustained people for thousands of years. Museum admission included Length of tour 45 mins Arrive how many minutes before 10 mins Pre sales cut off time Time Of Program
  • Enjoy fun with the whole family at the Mound House with a kayak tour designed especially for parents and their children ages six and up. Look for wildlife including birds, dolphins, and manatees as we cruise through the mangroves in the Estero Bay. This trip is great for children and first-time kayakers with instruction on land before heading out on the water at an easy, relaxed pace. COST: $15 (ages 6 to 12); $25 (ages 13 and up) Museum Admission included (Members $10) All paddling equipment provided. Weather permitting. Maximum of 12 paddlers per tour. Length of tour 1.5 Hours Arrive how many minutes before (Tour Starts at 8AM) 15 mins Pre sales cut off time Day before tour at 4pm Items to bring Sunscreen, sunglasses, water, water shoes, no flip-flops, hiking sandals ok- hat, snacks, comfortable clothing, dry shoes if you want to tour the museum after the trip. Items Supplied All kayaking equipment including safety equipment is included, museum admission is included in price. Tandem kayaks. Lockers available for personal items.
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