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Mound House Tours

Experience old Florida at the Mound House where Estero Island's oldest standing structure sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Through archaeology and history 2,000 years of island life are revealed. Tours are available TU, WE and SA. Summer tour hours are 9am-noon, last tour at 11:30am. Meet at the picnic tables. Volunteers are needed. If you can help, call 239-765-0865.   Edit   Delete

Waterfront Tours

The Marine Science Center offers weekly Working Waterfront Tours from 9am-12noon. Get a close up look at our local shrimping industry with this 3-hour guided tour. Learn about Florida’s "Pink Gold” and the oldest and largest shrimp fleet in Florida. Includes a 90 min. guided visit to the Museum and a 90 min. visit to the commercial fishing industry. Cost $15/adult; $10 for children over 6. 239-765-8101.   Edit   Delete

Birdies, Burgers & Brews

It’s summer and time to come out and have some fun. Join your fellow Islanders every WE night for golf at the FMB Golf Club for Four-Person Scramble. $20/person for cart & golf, cash prizes, choice of burger, chicken or hot dog, chips and draft beer or soda. All players and handicaps welcome. Advanced registration required. Call 239-463-5700.    Edit   Delete

Summer Camps

A variety of summer camp experiences are available right here on the Island.

-Bay Oaks offers traditional and specialty summer camps beginning on June 9th and running into August for children ages 6-13. Drop off as early as 7:30am with pick up by 6pm. Call 239-765-4222 for more info.

-Ostego Bay Marine Science Summer Camp conducts weekly camp sessions for children ages 6-15 who want to learn more about marine life. Call 239-765-8101 for more info.

-Edison Sailing Center Sailing Camp July 7-11 will be held at the Mound House. Call 239-454-5114 for more info.

-British Soccer Campwill be offered from July 28-Aug 1 for ages 3-14. For more info email Beth Cherry at

-Vacation Bible School is offered at Chapel by the Sea June 23-27 from 9am-Noon. Craft, music and fun, using Bible parables. K-Gr 5 welcome. For more info call 239-463-3173    Edit   Delete

Free Lunch For Kids

The Beach School has announced their participation in the FREE Summer Lunch Program from June 9-Aug 2.  Each MO-FR (except for July 4) kids 18 and under are invited to come to the Dolphin Café at the school for a free lunch. No forms to fill out, no questions asked. Children must be accompanied by an adult and meals must be eaten in the Dolphin Café.    Edit   Delete

Warrior Girls Fitness

A new program will begin on June 10th offering girls a variety of fitness formats from yoga to weight lifting.  Academics such as nutrition, kinesiology and anatomy will also be included. Girls can prep for their first triathlon in September. For more info call Bay Oaks at 239-765-4222 or Janna 917-750-5793.    Edit   Delete

Yoga At Seven Seas

Head to the Seven Seas house at Newton Park on Tuesday at 5:45pm for a yoga class taught by Susan Carter, RYT, an instructor with over ten years of experience. This drop-in yoga class is for all levels of yoga experience. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if they have one.  $10/class. 239-765-0865    Edit   Delete

Guided Beach Walk

Each Wednesday at 9am, the Town’s biologist will lead a free guided walk at Newton Park exploring the natural treasures that wash ashore on our beach. Picking up pretty shells will relax and energize you. Donations appreciated. 239-765-0865.    Edit   Delete

Guided Kayak Tours

The Mound House hosts kayak tours every other Saturday, departing from the Mound House and winding through the back bay with a visit to Dog Key and a Calusa shell mound. All equipment provided. Must know how to swim and register 1 week in advance. Tours on June 28, July 12 & 26, Aug 9 from 9am-1pm. Cost $30/person. 239-765-0865    Edit   Delete

Major Beach Soccer

Major Beach Soccer will host a qualifying tournament at Wyndham Garden Resort on SA Aug 2 and SU Aug 3. Soccer on the Beach is a family-oriented, boys, girls, and co-ed soccer tournament with adults, children and families enjoying fun-filled weekend of sun, surf and beach soccer. Qualifying tournaments held in Daytona, Clearwater and Ft. Myers lead to the championship held in Clearwater in December. Registration deadline July 26. For more info see    Edit   Delete