Holiday Water Sports
Holiday Water Sports
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Parasailing & ParaglidingBoat ToursWaterskiing & JetskiingWater SportsDolphin & Whale Watching
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Holiday Water Sports Fort Myers Beach offers the most educational and professionally guided Dolphin Adventure-Eco Tours on the island. Each trip is led by our passionate and safety-conscious instructors. Our guide's knowledge of local wildlife will make your experience informative and fun. The tours are conducted on our Yamaha WaveRunners, sometimes called Jet Skis, so you get to experience the thrill of driving while the tour guide points out the wildlife all around you. You can also choose to take a ride in our extra-large free-riding area. We will give you plenty of room to have fun on the water at your own pace. We offer Paddle Board instruction and rentals, Sailboat Rentals, Boat Rentals, Boat Tours, Dolphin Watching, Waverunner/Jet ski Rentals, Kayaks, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas and Parasailing Reservations at each of our three locations on Fort Myers Beach. We have been providing family fun since 1991 and look forward to providing you with a memorable experience.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,835 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We took the dolphin jet ski tour and unfortunately it was mainly jet skiing as the only dolphin we saw was at the very end of the trip and from a distance. So why the “very good” rating I will tell you why their people check in went great and our guide was fantastic they took the time to communicate clearly and set the agenda for the trip. During the trip our guide did a great job searching for the wildlife and even kept us out there 30 minutes past our allotted time limit in an effort to find one. Overall we had a good time and the kids thought it was great. As for the wildlife I know sometimes they just don’t cooperate however I will say that only one far away dolphin was a bummer considering I have taken a similar tour a few times down around Marco Island and we had seen between 20-30 dolphin each time.
Written January 11, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review! It is true that we can't control the wildlife, and sometimes they just do not cooperate! But I am glad to hear you enjoyed the trip and our customer service. Thank you for your business!
Written June 2, 2020
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Dyllan W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
My wife and I spent the week at Diamond Head, we booked a dolphin tour (make sure to book at least 1-2 days in advance). We could not have had a better experience, we expected to have multiple people in the tour group; however, as luck had it we were the only individuals to take the dolphin tour that morning. Sean aka Beach Jesus was an amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable, very friendly and made the experience that much better.

We saw multiple dolphin pods, a manatee and extensive wildlife, it was amazing.

10/10 would recommend anyone and everyone to check these guys out if you’re looking for a great priced adventure that you won’t soon forget.
Written June 18, 2021
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Thank you so much for your 5-star review! Hope to see you back on the beach again soon.
Written June 22, 2021
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Jt M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
My family and I have been to Ft Myers twice in the last 2 months on vacation, Gary and AJ of the Best Western location have taken care of us above and beyond wether it’s for chair rentals or dolphin tours/jet ski rental they are class act and I’d recommend using Holiday water sports over everyone else on Ft Myers beach. Friendly, approachable, and understanding individuals. 10/10 couldn’t recommend them more
Written May 13, 2021
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Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We really appreciate your repeat business and recommendation. Hope you can visit us again soon!
Written May 13, 2021
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millergm
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
They advertise a certain price, then charge another $10 for fuel. Then they make you feel like you should tip them on top of it all. I felt it was overpriced, the workers did not care at all about us. We also rented an umbrella for 4 hrs, and 30 min into it, they said rain was coming and took it away from us. I asked for a credit and they had the gall to blame me for not paying attention to their "weather advisory". I told them that it was not currently raining and it didn't for another hour. so we paid $30 for 30 min of umbrella use. The jet ski was nice, but I felt it was very expensive after all the fees.
Written July 3, 2021
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Sorry you felt our rentals are overpriced. Our pricing is very similar to other rental locations on the beach, and in fact we are cheaper than some locations near the pier. The fuel charges are advertised on our website (https://www.holidaywatersportsfmb.com/pricing ) as well as on our printed price lists and is also a very common charge for a rental. Rental cars require you to refuel and so do rental boats. Waverunner rentals are in the same category. Tipping is optional. We are in the service industry and our staff works hard to provide guests with excellent service including Waverunner instructions, helping guests get on and off waverunners, setting up chairs and umbrellas etc. As in most service businesses, the credit card terminal is equipped with an automatic tip option. You have the choice to tip on your credit card or simply hit NO TIP if you do not feel a tip is warranted. We get afternoon storms almost daily in Fort Myers Beach during the summer months. We let every guest know about the possibility of afternoon storms at the time of rental. The storms are often strong with lightning and wind. We have to remove the beach umbrellas and chairs when a storm is approaching for the safety or our guests and our employees. Our staff tries their hardest to watch the radars and predict when the storms will hit, but they are only human and can't always tell exactly when a storm will roll in. We have to prepare quickly and well in advance to keep everyone out of harm's way. Typically if someone only gets 30 minutes of use we will offer a credit for the next day. I am sorry our staff was unable to offer you the credit.
Written July 5, 2021
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Brian O
Otsego, MI2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We rented three jet skis on Wed, Apr 6 for the Dolphin Tour. Renting equipment like this can get pricey but this excursion was worth every penny.

Our guide, Sebastian, was excellent from start to finish. He was patient, informative, good-natured, and genuinely concerned with the quality of our experience. It was quite rough out on the Gulf before we reached the Inter-Coastal. Sebastian stopped about halfway down the shore to see if we were ok with continuing in the waves. We were having a blast!

Once we reached calmer waters, Sebastian led us on a fast and fun tour of the waterways, zipping here and there until he found a dolphin friend we could ride with for a bit. He also stopped at one point to tell us about the mangrove islands in the waterways and to see how we were all doing.

For context, I will say that my younger son planned this entire excursion. He is on the autism spectrum and vacations often find us scrambling in search of an outdoor activity that appeals to his sensitivities (noise, sun, discomfort, etc). He made the calls, booked the trip, and went through the boat safety class on his own. When we were finished, he couldn't stop talking about how much fun he had and, as a father, I was so pleased to ride behind him and watch him drive a jet ski for the first time.

There are many outfits that will rent you boats and jet skis. I couldn't have been happier or more satisfied with our experience here.
Written April 8, 2022
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Thank you so much for your excellent review! I am so glad to hear Sebastian made your family's trip memorable. We look forward to having you all back again soon and we really appreciate your business!
Written April 28, 2022
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Kristi Prisco
Cape Coral, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
What an experience we had on a Holiday Water Sports Jet Ski Dolphin Tour this week! We arrived at the Best Western on Fort Myers Beach and were greeted on the beach by Gary and AJ. Gary was super informative and helpful in explaining the paperwork and so friendly! AJ got us all set up with life jackets and was very detailed in his instructions on how the jet skis operated, safety information, and guidelines. AJ was our tour guide and he led us out into the Gulf for our adventure! The wildlife was plentiful and even though it was an overcast day, they were active too. We had at least 6 dolphin sightings and got to see one eating a fish too. The jet skis were very comfortable and you can tell they are well maintained. AJ was a great leader and made sure we were following a safe distance and having fun. When you return, there are chairs and umbrellas you can reserve for the day for a fee, and we will definitely do that next time to extend the fun in the dun! I highly recommend Holiday Water Sports if you are visiting Fort Myers Beach!
Written June 18, 2021
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Thank you so much for your great review of our Best Western location! We really appreciate your business. I am glad AJ and Gary made your visit to the beach memorable. Hope to see you back again soon!
Written June 22, 2021
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Audra Spath
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We rented waverunners and took a guided dolphin tour from a Pink Shell Resort. All of the men were friendly and helpful from inquiring about they are services to making a reservation. Ryan was our guide. He was simply amazing! He was friendly, helpful and had a great sense of humor. He was incredibly knowledgeable about his job and cared about all of us on the tour. We had a great time and made amazing memories.I would highly recommend holiday water sports to anyone and I would request Ryan the next time we go.
Written August 9, 2021
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Thank you so much for your 5-star review of our Dolphin Tour! I am happy to hear our tour created amazing memories for your and your group. Hope to see you back again soon!
Written September 22, 2021
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Michelle Trottier
Indian Head Park, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Ryan was an amazing guide on our jet ski dolphin tour! We rode with our daughters (7 & 11) and he made sure everyone felt safe and comfortable before heading out. Once we arrived in the Bay, it was as if the dolphins were besties with Ryan and almost instantly came over and interacted with him. We had a small pod hang with us for a considerable amount of time. They made their way around our circle stopping by to "say hello" to all of us. Truly an unforgettable experience! Thanks so much, we had the BEST time!
Written April 12, 2021
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Thank you so much for your great review! I am glad to hear about your incredible encounter on the Dolphin Adventure Tour with Ryan. We love helping make family memories for our guests, and I am sure you and your daughters will never forget your tour experience. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!
Written April 12, 2021
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Natalie H
Solon, IA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Jake the guide was great- relatable to adults, kids and everyone in between and was really funny. It was a little rough the day we went but overall a great experience, saw lots of dolphins and got to learn to drive a wave runner. Highly recommend this experience and this company!
Written March 19, 2021
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Thank you for your review and recommendation. Every day is different out on the water and our staff works hard to make each experience enjoyable. I am glad you had a great experience with us! Hope to see you again soon!
Written March 22, 2021
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Dan L
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We stayed next to the Pink Shell on Estero Beach and rented two umbrellas and four chairs for six days from Holiday Water Sports. We were told it was for 9am to 5pm everyday. In reality it was more like 9:20-9:30a to 4:20-4:30p everyday. It seemed to me that Jason and the team had other things to do and would tell us a storm is coming in so they have to collect chairs early. Everyday except the last day. Thursday, 6/3/21, two of the guys came at 4:20p and said a storm was on the way in 10 minutes. They took our umbrellas and chairs and we stayed on the beach till 6:45 with no rain at all. Very disappointing service. In my opinion, young guys that don’t know how to service customers. If I come back again, I’ll rent from a competitor. Kevin and Sharon should be aware of who they have minding the store.
Written June 4, 2021
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So sorry for your bad experience with our chair and umbrella rental service! We are in the summer storm pattern in SW Florida and have to be very careful when storms are approaching our area. Our staff does their best to keep customers safe and close up when lightning is near. I am sorry our staff closed up prior to our usual 5:00 pm end times. Sometimes they get it wrong when a storm changes direction. I appreciate you letting me know about the early closing and I will address your review with my staff and make corrections to their procedures. I would also like to offer you a refund for the chair time unused and a coupon for your next visit. Please email me at skfaircl47@gmail.com so we can get in touch. Thank you for your business we really do appreciate it!
Written June 5, 2021
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