LOCAL GUIDE

Florida Facts and Trivia
There is a museum in Sanibel that is devoted entirely to mollusks. It is a specialized natural history museum with over two million shells. Sanibel is located in Lee County and, with many more shells than people, possesses a population just over 6000 residents. Sun tan lotion was invented in Florida by a pharmacist named Benjamin Green who lived in Miami Beach. In 1944, he made this concoction by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot. This became known as Coppertone Suntan Cream. Key West has the highest average temperature in all of the US with a medium of 77.8 degrees. The average low is just 74 degrees.

FORT MYERS BEACH:

FORT MYERS:

NAPLES:

MARCO ISLAND:

SANIBEL | CAPTIVA ISLANDS:

BONITA SPRINGS:

 

GOLFING IN FLORIDA

Florida is arguably the world's leading golf vacation destination. With more than 1,300 golf courses, the Sunshine State can easily be dubbed The Golf State.  An unbeatable 365-day golf season provides nonstop golfing opportunities and is home to professional tournaments on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, and LPGA, as well as to the World Golf Hall of Fame. From challenging hazard filled layouts to some of the most luxurious golf resorts in the world, Florida offers something for all golf enthusiasts. Whether you are a club professional or just picking up a club for the first time, there is no better place to play. Although most vacationers choose to play during the winter months, this year round golf mecca offers incredible values to budget conscious travelers during the summer months.

FLORIDA GOLF COURSES:

World Golf  |  http://www.worldgolf.com/courses/usa/florida/ Golf Link  |  http://www.golflink.com/golf-courses/state.aspx?state=FL Florida Golf  |  http://www.fgolf.com/naples.htm  

BOATING IN FLORIDA

FISHING CHARTERS:

Captain Tony's Fishing Charters  |  http://www.capttonys.com/ Sea Trek Fishing  |  http://www.seatrekfishing.com/ Getaway Marina Charters  |  http://www.getawaymarina.com/private.htm Good Time Charters  |  http://www.goodtimecharter.com/home/

BOAT RENTALS:

Snook Bight Marina  |  http://www.snookbightmarina.com/ft_myers_beach_boat_rentals.asp Fish Tale Marina  |  http://www.thefishtalemarina.com/boat-rentals.html Paradise Boat Rentals  |  http://www.fortmyersbeachboatrentals.net/ Mid Island Water Sports  |  http://www.midislandwatersports.com/

KEY WEST EXPRESS:

http://www.seakeywest.com/

CASINO BOAT:

Big "M" Casino  |  http://www.bigmcasino.com/

SAILING ADVENTURES:

Fanta Sea Sailing  |  http://www.fantaseasailing.com/ Magic Wind Adventure Sailing  |  http://sailmagicwind.com/

LOCAL TIDE CHARTS:

http://www.localtides.net/

MARINAS:

Snook Bight Marina  |  http://www.snookbightmarina.com/ Fish Tale Marina  |  http://thefishtalemarina.com/