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Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Museum tour and shrimp dock tour

Very informative and interesting. Highly recommend it. The tour guides were specialists and really... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Millie S
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Not to be missed!

Excellent information from knowledgeable guides on this tour of the working waterfront. Shrimp... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Montclair, New Jersey
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Welcome to the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fisherman's Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fl. For 26 years, the Center provides a Marine Science Experience through interactive exhibits, aquariums, touch...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2204
+1 239-765-8101
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Highly recommend it. The tour guides were specialists and really knew there stuff. See real working shrimp boats.

Thank Millie S
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Excellent information from knowledgeable guides on this tour of the working waterfront. Shrimp boats from many locations work out of this port and are responsible for much of the production of the lovely pink shrimp we love to eat. We also learned about the local...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

What a great visit we had with our guests to Ostego Bay Marine and Science Center! Marilyn, our guide, was very knowledgeable and engaging as always. Our guests really enjoyed seeing the live animals and learning all about them, the environment and more. This is...More

Thank Bubby H
Reviewed March 15, 2018

This is a 3 hour guided tour where you learn about the commercial shrimp fishing industry and marine life in the area. See how shrimp boats are unloaded, the nets are made / repaired and the seafood is processed. Some of the tour is in...More

Thank Olesavannah
Reviewed March 2, 2018

We visited here one afternoon and really enjoyed the animals, displays and aquariums. The guide was very interesting and shared experiences, stories and information about the local sea life of the area. Well worth a visit while in the area. Located right near Doc Ford's...More

Thank Daniel R K
Reviewed February 26, 2018

As previously stated by other reviewers, this is a hidden gem and well worth your time. The employees of the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center are dedicated and have a wealth of knowledge to share. Great to hear the impact of the waterfront on the...More

Thank KrisJeff
Reviewed February 4, 2018

If you call ahead, sometimes they will be offering Shrimp Boat Tours, which includes a guided walk and a quick lesson about the estuary and how important the mangroves are to the eco system here. The Naturalists are very informative and seem to be passionate...More

Thank Lwlittrell
Reviewed February 1, 2018

What an amazing and informative morning! Waterfront tour included seeing the shrimp boats unloading, nets being made and repaired. In the science center we learned so much about the estuary system. Guides were extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend this hidden gem to young and old alike!

Thank morrison1970
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Off the beaten path, this was a great little find. Great stop before dinner of after lunch to spend a little time 30mins or less.More if you have kids with you- there is some touch displays etc.Great way to identify some of your treasures from...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

My grandson (age 12) and I spent a great time at this unique marine center. Going through the tour we learned about the estuary surrounding FMB, shells, fish and mammals common to the area, and a bit of history of the area. We also were...More

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