Based in Punta Gorda, just North of Fort Myers in South West Florida, King Fisher Fleet offers seven sightseeing cruises.
Two of these cruises are full day trips, two are half day trips, and the rest are short trips.
Details of the cruises are shown below.
Cruise 1: 9am Tuesdays - Out Island Day Cruise to Cabbage Key. Begin your trip with a 2-1/2 hour narrated cruise on the Charlotte Harbor aquatic preserve from the mouth of the Peace River down the length of the harbor, onto the Intracoastal Waterway and among the islands of Pine Island Sound. Warning: Charlotte Harbor is home to many, many playful dolphins who love to swim with the boat on all our cruises. This will increase your heart rate and deplete your film supply! Cabbage Key is our destination for lunch: Relax for lunch at the historic inn (former home of mystery writer Mary Roberts Reinhart), visit the gift shop for yes, another t-shirt, snap a few more photos and join us back aboard for the return trip, arriving approximately 4:30pm. The cost of lunch is not included.
Cruise #2: 9am Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Out Island Day Cruise to Cayo Costa State Park. Begin your trip with a two hour narrated cruise (similar to that on the Cabbage Key Cruise above) and then hit the beach! Cayo Costa State Park lies on an eight mile long barrier island with a pristine beach. The park service maintains a picnic area with shelter houses, restrooms and outdoor showers adjacent to the beach but there is little other development on the island and no stores, hotels or condominiums anywhere in sight. If you enjoy sun, sand, shells and the sea this is the trip for you. Pack your picnic cooler, bring the camera and sun block and enjoy three hours on the island on your own. Return to the real world with us on a dolphin-filled cruise home, arriving back in port approximately 4:30 pm. There is a State Park Admission fee per person that is not included in the cruise ticket price.
Cruise #3: 10am Fridays. Half Day Harbor Cruise, departs 10:00 am. Begin this trip with a narrated cruise lasting 1-1/2 hours on the Charlotte Harbor aquatic preserve, watching for the dolphins, fish, birds and other marine life that's so abundant here, then go ashore for lunch at "Porto Bellos" restaurant located at Burnt Store Marina on the eastern shore of the harbor. After lunch join us aboard once again for the return trip, arriving back at our home port approximately 3:00 pm. The cost of lunch is not included.
Cruise #4: Wedensdays. Half Day Peace River Nature Cruise. A true eco tour with interpretation by naturalists from the well known Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. On this cruise we depart from our dock near the mouth of the Peace River and travel upriver towards the center of the state. Experience the flora and fauna of four different eco systems as we journey from the open waters of Charlotte Harbor into the scenic, winding Peace River. The banks are lined with overhanging trees, native grasses and other vegetation, and alligators please the photographers. We also see many species of birds often including bald eagles, ospreys, endangered wood storks, egrets, herons and others. Cameras and binoculars are definitely in order on this trip. Departure time on this 3 1/2 hour cruise depends on the time of high tide so call us for current scheduling.
Cruise #5: 7pm Tuesday through Sunday. One Hour Sunset Cruise. The best bargain in Florida. Enjoy a glorious Florida sunset over Charlotte Harbor while you tour the waterfront and relax at the end of another perfect day.
Cruise #6: 2pm Sundays 3pm Fridays. Afternoon Harbor Tour. A great introduction to beautiful Charlotte Harbor. This one-and-a-half hour narrated cruise tours the waterfront of Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor, then circles the bay looking for dolphins.
Cruise #7: These extremely popular evening cruise run from December 4 through December 31. The hour-long trips are scheduled to depart three times each evening at 6:00, 7:30 and at 9:00. Cruise the canals of Punta Gorda to view waterfront Christmas lights, decorations and displays installed by the residents in a tradition dating back more than 40 years. Reservations are a must since many of these trips will sell out.