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Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

With a getaway to southwestern Florida, you will surely be spending plenty of time soaking up its natural beauty, from stunning white sand beaches to winding trails through nature preserves. Make your trip even more meaningful by digging deeper into the ecology that makes this area so vibrant.

While the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center in Fort Myers Beach is great for families traveling with children, it is also an enjoyable experience for people of all ages. With interesting and interactive exhibits, everyone in your group will be engaged. Learn more about this interesting region through interactive exhibits, aquariums, a touch tank, rare collections, and unique displays. Visitors to the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center will be treated to an up close and personal experience with marine specimens, including those who are considered more reclusive. Exciting opportunities such as touching a sting ray, putting your head in a shark’s mouth, and seeing how sea turtles hatch are all possible at the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center!

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In addition to their in-house exhibits, the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center also offers some guided tours, such as the Working Waterfront Tour. This tour features a visit to the commercial fishing industry docks and a window into the Fort Myers Beach Shrimping fleet, the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Gulf of Mexico!

Mapping Your Outing to Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

The Ostego Bay Marine Science Center in Fort Myers Beach is located on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach at 718 Fishermans Wharf. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10am-4pm. Check their calendar for special educational adventures, tours, and exhibits.

Savor Time at Nearby Sensational Destinations

An afternoon spent at the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center promises to be a real treat whether you’re traveling this way with children or have a heart for marine research and conservation in general. Once you’ve taken time to unwind, explore and discover all the science center has to offer, the added bonus of a stop this direction is proximity to a long lineup of other fun activities and attractions nearby! Maximize your Fort Myers Beach experience by taking the time to add the following close destinations to your must-see list. You’re sure to make fantastic memories and experience one of a kind fun along the way.

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

Enjoying time in a space dedicated to fun, learning and exploration has a way of helping guests work up an appetite. When you find yourself in this position, curb those cravings by heading over to nearby Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and making the most of savory bites in a setting that’s as fun as it is scenic. Located at 2500 Main Street, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill enjoys views of Salty Sam’s Marina and offers guests a chance to settle in on the patio and savor Caribbean fare at its finest. Live music is frequently enjoyed at Parrot Key Caribbean and when you’re looking to make the most of your stay, be sure to pair your plate with a delicious handcrafted cocktail or two.

Magic Wind Adventure Sailing

After a meal at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, end the evening with a sunset sail hosted by the experts at Magic Wind Adventure Sailing. There’s nothing quite as breathtaking as time on the water around Fort Myers Beach as the color streak across the sky. Whether it’s booked in the name of a romantic moment for two, or a special experience for the family, the professionals at Magic Wind Adventure Sailing are in the business of creating amazing experiences. If you need to book earlier in the day, this company can also customize your sailing time to include dolphin spotting or general sightseeing depending on preference.

Times Square

Cross the bridge and find yourself in the heart of the vibrant cultural area known as Times Square. Here, people-watching is all the rage and plenty of time can be dedicated to shopping too. Complete with a shopping mall and plenty of space to stroll, Times Square is open to the public between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm daily.

Book Your Fort Myers Beach Accommodations with Luxury Vacation Rentals

Your visit to the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is sure to be a highlight of your Fort Myers Beach journey, as is staying in one of our lavish and comfortable properties! With large homes perfect for the whole family and smaller cottages that add a romantic ambiance to a vacation getaway, Luxury Vacation Rentals can help you find the perfect place to stay during your Fort Myers Beach vacation. Contact us at (239) 281-6402 or via email at for any questions you may have, or book online today!

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