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Thank you for visiting Island Runner Tours. Our goal is to provide excellent service, and a fun, memorable experience you can't get anywhere else. All our tours are private so you are assured personal service and attention.

On your private tour, we will cruise along and search for Dolphin, Manatee, and Tropical birds. Your captain has been in the Fort Myers area for over 20 years and will be pointing out interesting sights, sounds, and little-known historical facts as you cruise through the islands of paradise known as SW Florida. 

Welcome to Island Runner Private Tours & Excursions

Fort Myers & Bonita Springs Private Boat Tours

Memories That Last A Lifetime

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Welcome to Island Runner Private Tours & Excursions

Thank you for visiting Island Runner Tours. Our goal is to provide our clients with excellent service, and a fun, memorable experience you can't get anywhere else. All our tours are private so you are assured personal service and attention.

Island Runner Tours Fort Myers Dolphin Tours

Why Choose Island Runner Tours?

Part of what sets Island Runner Tours apart is our experience and personal attention. A private, chartered excursion assures you'll see and experience things not found on crowded, noisy tours. We are able to adjust the excursion and explore unique, hidden areas known by your captain from years of exploring. It's like having your own private chartered yacht.

Meet Your Captain

Ray holds a USCG OUPV Captains license certification to 100 miles offshore. Originally from New Jersey, Captain Ray has over 40 years of boating experience on the the east coast United States, including Barnagat Bay NJ, offshore to Atlantic City, Chesapeake Bay Maryland, Hudson River, Lake George NY and Florida.

 

Ray has been in Florida for over 20 years boating and exploring Ft. Lauderdale, Islamorada, Marathon, SW FL Gulf of Mexico, Estero Bay, Sanibel, Marco Island, Naples, Captiva, and points north as far as Englewood and Palm Island.

As a 2nd mate, Captain Ray also served on customers 82 Viking to Marathon and the Bahamas. Ray lives here on the Island here with his wife and sometimes 1st mate Donna.

 

In their 40 years of marriage Donna has accompanied Capt Ray in many hours the aforementioned .

Meet Your Captain

Ray holds a USCG OUPV Captains license certification to 100 miles offshore. Originally from New Jersey, Captain Ray has over 40 years of boating experience on the the east coast United States, including Barnaget Bay NJ, offshore to Atlantic City, Chesapeake Bay Maryland, Hudson River, Lake George NY and Florida.

Reserve A Tour

Dolphin Dancer

  • Accommodates 1-6 Guests

  • Private Restroom & Shower

  • Shaded seating area

  • 4-Speaker stereo sound system

  • Island music of your choice

  • Vhf Radio

  • GPS - chartplotter

  • Swim ladder

  • Cooler w/ice

Mandy Girl

  • Accommodates 1-6 Guests

  • 24' Robalo Center Console

  • Twin 150 Yamaha engines

  • Hard top (1/3 cockpit of boat)

  • Private electric toilet

  • Stereo sound system

  • Island music of your choice

  • Vhf Radio

  • GPS - chartplotter

  • Swim ladder

  • Cooler w/ice

Your Boats For The Day

Your private tour will take place on one of two boats. Dolphin Dancer (Departs from Bonita Springs), or Mandy Girl (Departs from Snook Bight Marina Fort Myers Beach). Each boat comes with full amenities including restroom facilities, music, GPS, swim ladders, coolers, VHF radio, and shade for those who want to just sit back and relax.

Your Boats For The Day

Your private tour will take place on one of two boats. Dolphin Dancer (Solid Craft) or Mandy Girl (Robalo). Each boat comes with full amenities including restroom facilities, music, GPS, swim ladders, coolers, VHF radio, and shade for those who want to just sit back and relax.

Cruises, Trips, & Excursions

When you choose Island Runner Tours you get a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else. Your private charter includes history, a flexible agenda, and the experience of a captain who has been in the area for over 20 years. Browse our options below or create your own excursion.

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Dolphin/Sunset Tours

Fort Myers Beach Ian Tours

Estero Bay Dolphin Tour

See Estero Island, sightsee for wildlife, and learn the rich history

Fort Myers Beach Ian Tours

Hurricane Ian Tour

2 hour tour of the area affected by Hurricane Ian

Fort Myers Beach Ian Tours

Sunset Cruises

1.5 or 2.5 hour cruise out to Lovers Key or Sanibel Light

Fort Myers Beach Ian Tours

Real Estate Tour

View your prospective property from the water

Fort Myers Beach Ian Tours

Matanzas Harbor Tour

2 and 3 hour cruises with lunch and drink stops

Lunch/Dinner Bar Hopper Cruises

Sunset & Dinner Cruise

2 or 3 hour sunset cruise with stop for dinner

Estero Bay Booze Cruz

2 and 3 hour BYOB Booze Cruz

Cabbage Key

6 or 7 hour trip to this remote island of Jimmy Buffet fame

Pine Island

5 hour trip back to 1965 "old Florida"

Beach & Shelling Trips

Little Hickory Island

3, 4, or 5 hour trip to a great shelling Island

Cayo Costa (South)

6 hour trip to this remote hidden gem

Bowmans Beach (Sanibel) or Turner Beach (Captiva)

4 or 5 hour trip to one of the world renowned shelling beaches

Lovers Key

3, 4, or 5 hour trips to this sandy paradise

Sanibel Light Beach

4 or 5 hour trip with a visit to the lighthouse

Picnic Island

4.5 hour trip to this remote boat-accessible only island

Bowditch Point

3.5 or 4 hour trip to relax on the beach or shell