Port Sanibel Marina

Port Sanibel Marina, Fort Myers: Hours, Address, Port Sanibel Marina Reviews: 4.5/5

Port Sanibel Marina
4.5
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina is your spot for boat rentals, fishing charters, eco-tours, kayak and canoe rentals, paddle boarding, and dry boat storage in Ft. Myers, Florida. Our boat rentals are available for a half day, full day, or a full week.The marina is home to high-end amenities that boaters are sure to enjoy, including marble bathrooms with showers, paved parking areas, lush park-like landscaping, and more. Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina has everything you need for a day of fun in the sun in the waters of the Greater Fort Myers area in Southwest Florida.
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jiminflorida
Fort Myers, FL23 contributions
Apr 2020 • Family
Much better experience this year (new management?), although the boats are getting a little tired. The outboard ran just fine but the throttle wouldn’t stay in place. GPS worked well and customer service was much improved from last year. The discounted price also made it a better value. We’ll come back and would now recommend to others.
Written April 12, 2020
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Jim, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you and your friends again soon.
Written April 13, 2020
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Lesliewin
Hudson, OH533 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We rented a boat to head up to N. Captiva Island for the day. Great service, clean boat. Reasonable price. Ended up being $400 w gas. We were out from 9:45-4:00pm. Super day and they give a nice laminated map .
Saw several dolphins while out!
Would rent again.
Written January 2, 2020
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Hi Lesliewin, thanks for your review. North Captiva is a beautiful area! We will pass along your kind words to our management. Come back and visit again soon!
Written March 24, 2020
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ilove2travel77
Hamilton, Canada118 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
We went kayaking at the Port Sanibel Marina in November. Paid $25 for 2 hours of kayaking. They provided us with a laminated map with marked attractions. It was a perfect weather day and we saw lots of wildlife including manatees, ibis, racoons, king fishers, etc.
The man at the counter in the marina was very helpful and the quality of the kayaks was good. There was an option of taking sit on or sit in kayaks, and we opted for the sit in kayaks. This area was particularly nice to kayak around, with some narrows passages and alcoves, as compared to open water kayaking elsewhere at Sanibel/Captiva island. If we returned to the area I would definitely check this place out again.
Written December 3, 2014
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Dear Port Sanibel Marina Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad you had a positive experience and that you enjoyed your kayaking trip! For taking the time to review us, we would like to grant you with 10% OFF on a kayak or paddleboard rental during your next visit to the marina. Please visit us again soon! Sincerely, Management
Written December 5, 2014
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Jay S
Narragansett, RI2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Third time renting from them and buyer beware. The throttle needs to be replaced and it’s very annoying and dangerous to drive. About 1 hour into the rental all we could smell was a rotten fish so we searched the boat and found a big cooler with 3 dead fish and god only knows how long they have been there. I know Florida doesn’t care about the pandemic but for them not to see this fish while “cleaning/sanitizing” is beyond me!!! The cabin door would also not stay shut so someone had to stand there to make sure it didn’t swing open and injure someone especially a child. When bringing these issues to the “manager” after our ride she didn’t say I’m sorry but instead stated I’ll give you 10% off!!! How about a little empathy after paying over $400 for 3.5 hours. I see some posts where they thought the customer service was better but that’s not how we saw it. We will never be back so please do some research before you book!!
Written April 20, 2021
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NJ-Traveler054
Paramus, NJ7 contributions
Apr 2011
The marina is nice and staff is helpful. We had a great boat with Bimini and huge live well. Their rates are cheaper than the marinas on Sanibel and Captiva; however, the only concern is it takes about a half hour to get through the back waters out to the bay, which eats into your rental time. You'll need to review the maps and "run the numbers."
Written May 27, 2011
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Deb S
Denver, CO10 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
This is the second year we've rented single kayaks from Port Sanibel Marina. It's always something to look forward to on vacation. This year AGAIN we saw manatees swimming close to our kayaks. Port Sanibel gives you a waterway map to follow inland waterways. The path is clearly marked so you can easily find your way around the path. What a great two-hour experience.
Written November 3, 2013
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lisagee
new york452 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
We rented a 20 foot Grady Bow rider for four hours and took a ride to Captiva. The service was pleasant and professional. They took us to our boat, gave us a map and reviewed everything with us to make sure we knew we were doing. Our ride to Captiva was quite pleasant. Our ride back was not. While on Captiva we received a phone call from Ryan at the marina telling us we should head back because they were expecting a storm within an hour. We drove straight into the storm, black sky, waves crashing, rain pouring, lightning, thunder - the works! When we finally got back to the marina another boater told us he had been boating in this area for 15 years and had never seen a storm like that. Big Fun! I think I would have preferred to have rented from Jensen's in Captiva. Nothing against Port Sanibel, it was just more scenic in Captive than it was in Ft. Myers.
Written October 1, 2013
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Scenic66929468454
Sebastian, FL59 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
You can take a boat tour to see manatees and dolphins; rent a boat, rent a kayak, rent a paddleboard......even fish along the docks, if you want.
Written June 10, 2013
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RobinRCarlisle C
Thrapston, UK12 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
We were totally misled about the cancellation policy if the weather was bad. We then encountered an extremely rude and unco-operative General Manager when we attempted to gain a refund based on what I had been told by the booking girl on the phone. Be aware when you are asked for a $50 deposit, ask for exact detail on cancellation policy, write down what you are told, make it clear its not your decision about bad weather, or it is non refundable.
Written March 25, 2017
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Love2Explr
Chesterfield, MO594 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
Took my two 12 year old boys to go kayaking here. An awesome time! It was a good value as well compared to other places to kayak in the area. We did some price shopping. About $50 for two kayaks. (a one person and a two person)

They provide you a clearly labeled map that guides you through the kayaking route. In one of the coves, we saw several manatees right up close. If you are quiet and try to just float and not paddle a lot you can get close enough to them to almost touch them.

Essentially you kayak through open water and several mangrove formations. Also saw some flying fish and several birds. The nice part is there is no current so it makes the kayaking pretty easy. Takes about 2.5 hours - but you could do it in less time as well.

You rent the kayaks from the marina office. The marina itself is beautiful and while kayaking along the way you also get to see some fabulous homes from the water.

Would highly recommend!
Written February 12, 2015
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Dear Port Sanibel Marina Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your kayaking adventure. To thank you for sharing your experience with us and other travelers, we would like to grant you with 10% OFF on a kayak or paddleboard rental during your next visit to the marina. Please visit us again soon! Sincerely, Management
Written February 24, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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