By George Otto ~ October 18th, 2013. Filed under: Current Issue.
Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina – Fort Myers, Florida
This Fort Myers marina—located just minutes from the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico—offers high-end amenities, lush landscaping, and plenty of fun for everyone.
Beautiful Port Sanibel Marina
boasts natural beauty, plentiful entertainment
and luxurious amenities.
By Laura Dunn
Port Sanibel’s “Old Florida” style marina, which opened in 1955, is conveniently located just minutes from the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico. It has three buildings dedicated to dry boat storage in Fort Myers. They describe their Boat House as the “crown jewel of storage facilities.” It’s (over-) built to withstand hurricane force winds of 140mph. This award-winning building is a dry storage facility with stately columns, Bahamas-style shutters and stucco exterior. Dry storage facilities accommodate 121 boats ranging up to 34 feet; wet storage facilities include 104 stationary docks for watercraft up to 65 feet.
With more than 340 days of sunshine year-round, this Southwest Florida location is an outdoors enthusiast’s dream come true! During your stay at Port Sanibel Marina, go to Fun in the Sun Rentals for boating, kayaking, fishing, dolphin watching, shelling excursions, or access to private beaches. You can also sign up to paddle to Larry’s Lagoon on a guided eco-tour. Nature lovers can explore the natural Southwest Florida ecosystem on the mile-long Port Sanibel Nature Boardwalk. For 30 to 45 minutes, participants can learn about plant and wildlife that dwell in the forest as they wind their way through the Mangrove Forests’s natural canopy, and perhaps catch a glimpse of manatees and sea otters in their natural habitat. Visitors can also spend a day fishing and/or shelling with the Port Sanibel Marina Fishing Charter captains, who offer private charters. Don’t forget to ask the marina staff about boat cruises and tours that leave from Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina.
At the end of the day, unwind by the waterfront at the Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant, which features a wide variety of fine dining choices for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, and other special occasions. Enjoy live entertainment while you watch the sun set.
Other Marina Features/Services:
• Wet storage facilities include 104 stationary docks for watercraft up to 65 feet
• Dry storage facilities accommodate 121 boats ranging up to 34 feet
• 30/50 AMP electric
• Pump-outs station
• Beautiful park-like landscaping
• Paved parking areas
• Marble bathrooms with showers
• Waterfront dining
• Public boat ramp
• State-of-the-art Wiggins Forklift
• Ship store open daily
• Trailer storage
• Wi-Fi Internet access