Best Spots for Dolphin Watching in Bonita Springs

Florida is the vacation destination that has a little something for everyone. Golf, fishing, beaches, and amusement parks can all be found here. We may not have amusement parks, but if you’re looking to spend your “vacay” on the water you would be hard pressed to find a better spot than Bonita Springs and Southwest Florida. White sand beaches for sunbathing and sandcastles, clear ocean water at the perfect temperature, and fishing so great that we draw both human and dolphin visitors to our area.

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If you are looking for your best chances to spot dolphins in Bonita Springs there are two location you need to know about.

New Pass, Bonita Springs

Spend the day at New Pass and your chances of seeing a dolphin are pretty good. Dolphins are often seen along the shores of Big Hickory Island. Clock some much needed beach time at Pelican Landing Beach Park. The nearby fishing spots in the Lovers Key State Recreation Area offer trout, snook, tarpon, and redfish (depending on the season).

Big Carlos Pass, Bonita Springs

Big Carlos Pass also has its share of dolphin sightings. Enjoy a breathtaking 40-minute cruise through Estero Bay out of our home base at Bonita Boat Rentals and you can find yourself on a dolphin sightseeing excursion that you navigate. Our rental boats are affordable, you can rent hourly to fit your needs, and your vacation is under your terms. After you take in the Bonita Springs wildlife around you spend some time hanging out on the beach at Lovers Key, or even continue down the Bay.

Insider’s Tip: Hanging around the bridge at Big Carlos Pass is probably the best chance you will have for dolphin watching in Bonita Springs.

Bonita Springs is known for its great dolphin watching, and we wish you the best of luck on your dolphin sightseeing excursion in Estero Bay. If you plan on spending the day dolphin watching the best way to do it is by Estero Bay. Our boats hold up to 12, so bring all of your dolphin watching friends, pack a lunch, bring drinks, and have fun!