Bonita Springs Water Activities

Bonita Springs is ideally located between Naples and Ft. Myers in tropical southwest Florida. The community offers a unique blend of the Old Florida lifestyle, all the outstanding amenities of a luxury vacation destination and the charm of a lazy beach town.

Among the top attractions in Bonita Springs are the stunning white sand beaches along the sparkling Gulf of Mexico that offer the finest beach paradise in southwest Florida where sun-lovers can indulge in the warm tropical climate, championship golf and tennis, world-class dining and shopping, culture and entertainment and the finest Bonita Springs water activities.

Bonita Springs Water Activities

Staying Active On or In the Water in Bonita Springs


Estero Bay is located just to the south of Bonita Springs and offers year round fishing with various species of fish making their home within the mangroves and grass flats. Redfish, trout, shark, snapper, grouper and many others can all be found leading in and out of Estero Bay.

While there are certain species that can be found year round there are also other types of fish that migrate up and down the west coast of Florida and find their way into Estero Bay. The area truly offers some of the finest inshore fishing that Southwest Florida has to offer.

Ester Bay is bordered by Ft. Myers Beach to the north and Bonita Springs to the south and has 15 square miles of shallow water. The bay is bordered on the west by a chain of barrier islands, which include Estero Island, Long Key, Lovers Key, Black Island, Big Hickory Island and Little Hickory Island.

These islands separate the bay from the Gulf of Mexico. The principal freshwater inflows come from various small rivers and creeks including the Estero River, Spring Creek and the Imperial River. The area is also home to brown pelicans, herons, egrets and various other migrating birds.


Whether you are looking for a charming little sailboat to explore the local islands or a luxurious yacht to spend time with a group of friends out on the Gulf of Mexico, the boating options in Bonita Springs are truly endless.

There are numerous rental companies as well as dealers who can help you find the finest vessels to help you accomplish your boating goals in Bonita Springs. Boats, pontoons, double-decker boats, fishing boats, catamarans and leisure yachts are all available to you in Bonita Springs.


Kayaking is a wonderful way to enjoy an educational adventure in Bonita Springs. You can either take a guided kayak tour that will show you around the various Bonita Springs islands or you can rent your own kayak for an adventure of your own.

You can also rent fishing kayaks, which include all the gear you need for your fishing trip including pole holders, life vests, bait bucket, cooler, dry storage bag and more.


Swimming is one of the top water activities that visitors and residents take part in in Bonita Springs. The best way to cool off after a lazy day of sunbathing is to jump into the crystal turquoise waters and swim around the calm shallow waters that surround the beautiful white sand beaches of Bonita Springs.

Jet Ski Rentals

One of the most exhilarating ways to cruise the Gulf of Mexico is on an exciting jet ski. Spend an hour of fun out on the open water and chase the waves solo or with your friends.

All jet ski drivers must be at least 14 years old and have a photo ID. A valid boaters license or temporary certificate is also required to rent a jet ski in Florida.


Parasailing is safe and fun for all ages and you can fly single, double or triple while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the southwest Florida Gulf Coast. Experience views of Barefoot Beach, Estero Bay, Lovers Key and many other Bonita Springs attractions.

The Coast Guard licensed captains and crews will ensure that you have a safe and memorable experience that is sure to be a highlight of your vacation.

Dolphin Tours

Dolphin tours are by far the most popular water activities in Bonita Springs. During the trip you are likely to encounter dolphins, manatees and a variety of bird species. Most tours offer complimentary printed pictures of the group so that you can always treasure this exciting experience.

There are various other water activities that are popular throughout Bonita Springs including paddle boarding and snorkeling.

Learn What Else Bonita Springs Has to Offer

If you would like to learn more about Bonita Springs, the local amenities, where to sign up for water activities or about the outstanding local real estate make sure to connect with the DNA Florida Real Estate team.

Dan Humbert and Alberto Quiceno are among the finest real estate agents in the area and they can assist you with all of your Bonita Springs real estate needs.

Connect today for world-class service and more information about Bonita Springs.