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Times of the Islands Magazine

Local Summer Fun – Water Sports, and Amusement Parks

Jun 28, 2022 10:33AM ● By Brian Hatley

Photo Courtesy of South Seas website

If you're looking for family fun or a day on the water this summer, Southwest Florida is home to numerous businesses to make your experience enjoyable and memorable. From boat rentals to guided tours to parasailing adventures to go-kart racing, there's something for everyone this summer in Southwest Florida!

From golf cart rentals to bicycle rentals to paddle board rentals, Sunny Island Adventures has something for everyone. Want to see wildlife up close? Book an Adventure wave runner tour where a guide takes you to nearby untamed islands. If you’re looking for fun on land, Sunny Island Adventures offers daily and weekly bicycle rentals on a first-come, first-served basis. They even have bicycles built for two!

To book a rental or find out more, visit 
Sunny Island Adventures online today!

South Seas Island Resort

The two-and-a-half mile stretch of pristine white-sand beaches beckons visitors to relax in the sun, take an evening stroll, or collect a variety of sea shells. Reserve a poolside cabana and spend the day splashing in the cool water and sipping beverages from the Tiki Bar. For adventurers, South Seas Island Resort provides opportunities for outdoor recreation. Rent a paddleboard, kayak, or waverunner and explore the ocean waters from the surface level or book a parasailing adventure for spectacular views above the waves.

For more information, check out the 
website today!

Captiva Water Sports

If you’re looking for excitement this summer, check out all of the rentals and tours offered by Captiva Water Sports. Offering the longest parasailing flights on the island, rides can include up to three people at a time. Looking for a ride for up to six people? Rent a shark ride for your friends or family and enjoy the thrill of a jet ski adventure across the ocean waters. Boat rentals and jet ski rentals are also available through Captiva Water Sports.

Check them out online and hit the water this summer!

Bonita Jet Ski & Parasail

Located beachside of Doc’s Beach House Restaurant, Bonita Jet Ski & Parasail has been serving the community since 1988. The Jet Ski Dolphin Tour, the most popular tour, ventures into the mangrove islands of Estero Bay. This 2-hour guided tour is only for guests over age six and is available daily at 9:00am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm. Parasailing adventures for guests aged five and up are also available. If you’d rather stay on the shore, check out the beach chair and umbrella rentals for a relaxing day in the sun.

To see all of the activities and rentals provided by Bonita Jet Ski & Parasail, check out the website!


If racing is your idea of fun, don’t miss out on visiting FastTrax this summer. Featuring electric karts capable of speeds up to 45 mph, FastTrax offers go-kart racing and midway rides at different times during the day. Drivers must be at least 48” tall for the junior go-kart rides and at least 36” tall for the midway rides. Passengers can be 40” tall for the go-kart Storm Duo rides. You can also play a game of Duckpin Bowling or visit the arcade.

For more information on all that FastTrax has to offer, check out the 
website today!

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa Water Park

For a fun outing with the kids, visit the award-winning tropical resort at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. The 3-acre water park includes five water slides, four refreshing pools, a lazy river, a hot tub, a waterfall, and a secluded private island. The walk-in lagoon-style pool with tot slide is perfect for families with little ones while adventurers looking for thrills will enjoy the 900-ft inner-tube slide. There are also poolside cabanas, an adults-only pool area with a hot tub, and the Corkscrew Pool Bar & Grill.

For more information, visit the website today!

Revolution Cable Park

Southwest Florida's only cable watersports park is located in North Fort Myers. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 12-8pm, Revolution Cable Park offers 2-hour, 4-hour, or all day passes. Guests can also book a 1-hour or 2-hour lesson in advance. Don’t have the right equipment? No problem - Revolution Cable Park has equipment rentals for any activity in which you want to participate!

Want more information? Check out the website today!

Sky Zone

Located in Fort Myers, Sky Zone offers guests access to a zip line, boulder balls, a warped wall, and more. The new air court gives guests an opportunity to play a new kind of dodgeball, volleyball, or basketball game on an air-filled floor. Grab some friends and play a game of Wipe Out as a giant spinning sweeper arm attempts to knock over players. Other attractions include a Ninja warrior course, SkyJoust, SkySlam, SkyLadder, Parkour Blox, a trapeze and swing, and a Foam Zone for hours of endless fun.

To learn more and buy your tickets, check out Sky Zone online today!

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

Collier County’s only water park, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon offers guests one million gallons of water fun. Spend the day enjoying the pools, lazy river, splash playground, five exciting water slides, and a concession stand. The Sting Ray, the fastest, most exhilarating ride at the park, is a totally enclosed slide that features a 7-second drop into the pool below. The Sea Lion, the largest and most popular slide at the park, plummets riders down on an inner tube into the lazy river. The Family Falls 4-ft deep pool is perfect for all ages and has a quieter atmosphere away from the slides. The Tadpole Pool is another great place for the younger visitors to enjoy splashing around.

To purchase tickets and check out business hours, visit 
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon online today!

Sunsplash Family Waterpark

If you’re looking for rides and attractions, spend a day at southwest Florida’s best water park. Three water slides - the Terror Tube, the Thunder Bump, and the X-cellerator - offer the tallest, fastest, and most exhilarating experiences at the park. The Sand Dollar Walk, Pro Racers, and Pirate’s Cove are perfect for the younger ones. If you’d rather relax, grab a tube and float down the quarter-mile Main Stream River Tube Ride. Reserve a cabana for the day for upgraded seating, excellent shade, and waiter service. Two families could easily share a cabana.

To buy a season pass or day tickets, visit Sunsplash Family Waterpark online!