Working Waterfront Tour

This event ended on March 25, 2020 9:00 am

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center
718 Fisherman's Wharf Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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Every Wednesday weather permitting.

The Ostego Bay Marine Science Centers offers a guided tour of the Fort Myers Beach Working Waterfront. You’ll see first hand what it takes to support this this multi million dollar industry, from unloading to retail, welding shops to the net house. This is our effort to preserve the cultural heritage of this unique and historic maritime community.

The cost for the Tour is only $20.00 per adult and $10.00 for children over 6 years of age which helps fund the mission of the Ostego Bay Foundation Inc.

You’ll learn about Florida’s “Pink Gold” the oldest and largest pink shrimp fishing fleet in Florida. The tour includes a 1 1/2 hour guided visit at the Marine Science Center Museum which contains numerous hands-on exhibits, touch tank, beach exhibit and estuarine aquariums.

The Tour continues with a walking tour of the commercial fishing industry working waterfront, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, net shop and Trico Shrimp Boat loading dock. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is off-loaded, and other important factors used in this unique multi-million dollar industry; a memorable experience! Bring your camera. Advance reservations are required, call 239-765-8101 for details or register online at

Bring your camera. Limited quantities of the FGCU Documentary, “The Pink Gold Rush” are available for purchase.

This event runs from January 8, 2020 9:00 am to March 25, 2020 9:00 am.