Visit the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center on Your Trip

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

If you are looking for your next vacation spot, we believe that we have the perfect oasis ready and waiting. In Fort Myers, Florida, we have some incredible beaches, gorgeous rental properties, quaint little shops, and more extensive shopping centers. We believe that everyone needs a beach vacation in their life, and Fort Myers is truly the best place to indulge yourself with one!

With superb Fort Myers vacation rentals available to call your home-away-from-home for your entire stay in Fort Myers, you will truly feel that you have stepped into a fairy tale setting! Regardless of your party size, we have some fantastic Fort Myers beach rentals for you to choose from. 

If you will be traveling with kids or perhaps have some curious minds in your mix, then there are plenty of things to do in Fort Myers while you are staying here. One of the things that we genuinely recommend is the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center. 


shrimp face

Suppose you are looking for a way to explore and discover the natural beauty of Southwest Florida and even learn about the unique ecology of the barrier islands and estuary ecosystem. In that case, you need to come and visit the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center.

The Ostego Bay Foundation has supported the blue waters and their ecosystems for 25 years in the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center. The founder and president of the foundation, Joanne Semmer, says that they wanted to remain in a remote location to be able to lots of outreach programs, which they have been successful in. 

But don’t let the size of the location fool you. With so many incredible live and preserved models of fish, crustaceans, shells, sponges, and other items, the 2,000 square foot center is packed with plenty of things to see. 


If you are worried about things that break the bank on your Fort Myers Beach vacation, don’t worry; the Marine Science Center runs on donations from its visitors. While you can donate any amount you wish, they have a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 per child.

They are open throughout the week, but we suggest checking out their schedule if you are planning to do something specific during your time there. They are located on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers, which you can drive to from the mainland. 

blue spotted stingray

What to Expect 

If you are looking for an exciting way to learn and discover everything the ocean has to offer, then the Marine Science Center is where you want to be. You can take part in feedings of their various creatures, including viewings of dolphins and manatees, and even see many of the reclusive marine specimens that come out of hiding for lunch! You will get a thrill from touching stingrays, putting your head in the mouth of a shark, and learning how sea turtles hatch, and so many more exciting adventures. No matter which exhibits you check out or which class you attend, you can rest assured you’re getting a hands-on experience unlike anything else.

Plan Your Next Visit

With superb Fort Myers beachfront rentals, rentals with private pools, and plenty of amazing things to do in the beautiful city of Fort Myers, you need to book your next vacation with us now! 

Where to Stay

You have so many incredible things to learn and do at the Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, so you need to come and visit Fort Myers, Florida! Here at Distinctive Beach Rentals, we believe in having a luxury rental property to call home for your time spent with us. Regardless of your party size or the needs, you may have, we are ready to accommodate you.

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