Mid Island Water Sports
Mid Island Water Sports
5
Parasailing & ParaglidingWaterskiing & JetskiingWater SportsEco ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Mid Island Water Sports has been providing the best waverunner rentals, parasailing and dolphin tours on Fort Myers Beach for over 28 YEARS. Enjoy our hour and a half long excursion with a guide through the back bay while you drive your own waverunner and experience wildlife such as dolphin, manatees, rays, fish and birds from up close. We also offer freestyle riding with the largest riding area on the beach and the least boat traffic. Parasailing is a must with 1 to 3 flyers at a time! We also offer a full beach service with cabanas, chair and umbrella rentals and even Stand Up Paddleboards! Don't forget our second location behind the Wyndham Garden Resort at 6890 Estero Blvd! Chair and umbrella rentals at 10 south end properties!
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Travelers talk about
(137 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles920 reviews
Excellent
871
Very good
29
Average
7
Poor
5
Terrible
8

Paul W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Went on the Waverunner (jet ski) dolphin tour from 9:30am til about 11:30-noonish. For a very reasonable $140 we got over two hours of waverunner time (my wife and I did a duo) and got to see dolphins. Our tour guide Matt did an excellent job and he kindly took everyone’s picture several times for free. This was a very nice way to save the memory. Matt was very friendly and knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable for everyone. In my opinion, this was one of the best activities we did during our week long stay in Fort Myers Beach and I’d recommend it to anyone.
Written August 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are so glad you enjoyed the guided dolphin tour with Matt! Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we hope to see you again!
Written August 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
What a blast we had!!
These guys are great - very professional and great value - we saw at least 20 dolphin very close up, within feet of our jet skiis while we idled. The route was a fun mix of being out in the gulf with nice waves and being back in the intercostal where the water was more smooth.
Beautiful scenery. My wife and I have jet ski’d a ton and it was so nice to have a guide so we we’re able to explore places where we would not have known how to navigate. Highly recommend this group!!
Written June 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Maureen
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
THANK YOU Jared for helping my 92yo Mom have a wonderful parasail experience last week. Your helping her walk in the water to get on the boat was beyond the call of duty. Not only did she feel safe having the adventure, my sisters and I were also comfortable seeing how well cared for she was.
In addition, my sister and I had a very fun 60 minutes of paddle boarding for the first time. I would HIGHlY recommend using Sandpiper to help you experience the Gulf in new ways.
Written March 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
What a great story!! Thank you for sharing this. Customer service is so important and we are pleased to hear we did a great job accommodating your group!
Written May 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Logan K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had an amazing experience doing the guided dolphin tour. Our tour guide was Jacey and she was the BEST. I highly suggest requesting her as your guide. I was petrified in the beginning but she made me feel at ease, answered all my questions and was extremely knowledgable about the marine life in the area. Jacey was especially patient with how slow I needed to drive & even when I went straight into a sandbar she immediately hopped off her waverunner to help us. She knew where the dolphins would be and how to get them to interact with us in the water! It was beautiful! 20/10 would recommend !!!!
Written January 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for positive feedback regarding the tour and our tour guide! We are so happy to have been a part of your Florida memories.
Written January 15, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael Richard
Estero, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Living in the Ft Myers area, I’ve visited a number of the jet ski dolphin tours in the area and Mid Island has been both the most fun and the best value. Liam was fantastic as a tour guide; it’s always enjoyable when your guide enjoys the tour just as much as everyone else. Highly recommended.
Written December 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tiffany P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
Heather was an absolutely fabulous tour guide! She has such a passion for what she does and took the time to ensure we were safe and enjoyed ourselves. She is doing her life’s calling and you can tell based on how enjoyable she made this. This was the best jetski adventure I’ve ever been on. We saw dolphins and a manatee. Heather ensured that everything was pointed out and all six of us got to see it! I would recommend this for everyone. Heather made sure no one got left behind. I could not say enough good things about this experience, it was truly breathtaking. Thank you for making my jetski adventure one of the most memorable days heather!!
Written June 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We love to hear how great our guides are on the tours! Heather is definitely knowledgeable and works hard to make sure all of her riders get the most out of the dolphin tour experience. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and we hope you visit us again!!
Written August 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lee
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This jet ski tour was really fun! Liam led our group of four jet skis in the gulf of New Mexico paralleling the beaches and then into the backwater bays and canals. Liam stopped along the way to point out several pods of dolphins, a stingray, various birds, including ospreys, and a few shy manatees. Halfway thru the 1 1/2 hour tour we stopped at a secluded beach and took a dip in the warm, calm water. We returned via calm waters of the Gulf to our initial starting point. Liam struck a perfect balance of empowering us to enjoy our own pace while still keeping close watch on the entire group and herding us as needed. My husband and I highly recommend this memorable adventure.
Written August 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bernard A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
My family and I were visiting the area on a mini vacation (beach day #3) Matt and Jeff made my wife and daughters first experience, a great one! These guys went out of their way ensure my girls would be safe and that they would enjoy every minute of it and they did. Now they want me to go out and buy one, thanks! Definitely the A-Team during these unprecedented times. They were professional, courteous, informative, had their mask on, and the equipment was well worth the money for an hour ride! We will definitely be back and thanks guys. Go Gators!
Written June 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for the awesome review. Customer service is our number one priority and we are glad to hear Matt and Jeff and doing such a great job. We hope you come visit us again in the future and yes, Go Gators! (Even though Matt attends FSU...lol)
Written August 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Darla E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We go to FMB every year and have watched Mid Island Water Sports go out from our beach chairs. When I inquired with Olive (chair rental) she told me to rent just down the way. We did!! We were hesitant to take out our family members that were 81 and 83 years old, however this was on their bucket list so off we went. We rented 2 skis and rode doubles. It was safe, exhilarating and exciting to see so many dolphins on the tour. Our wonderful guide Will took us through beautiful areas where the water was glassy and a specular color blue. He even took photos and sent them to us. Thank you, we will most definitely go again!
Written June 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

erin b
West Greenwich, RI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was the most fun I have had in Ft Myers beach! Our tour guide, Heather was amazing. She led us out to several locations where she knew we would see dolphins, and we did!! She made sure everyone was comfortable with operating the jet skis and gave us enough freedom to enjoy ourselves as well. We saw multiple dolphins and birds in their natural habitat and loved every minute of it! Do this tour! You will not be disappointed!
Written January 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Wow! Thank you for the recommendation! Safety always comes first and the fun follows!!
Written February 5, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 902

Mid Island Water Sports - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Fort Myers Beach HotelsFort Myers Beach Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
All things to do in Fort Myers Beach
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars