• Fresh Florida Stone Crab Claws in Naples & Bonita Springs

    Fresh Florida Stone Crab Claws in Naples & Bonita Springs

    Randy’s Fishmarket Restaurant in Naples, and Randy’s Paradise Shrimp in Bonita Springs, have a large selection of Florida stone crab claws that are brought in fresh daily. Stone crab claws are available seasonally, October 15, 2014 – May 15, 2015. Learn more at: www.randysfish.com  

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  • Canoeing on the Estero River at Koreshan State Park

    Canoeing on the Estero River at Koreshan State Park

    Koreshan State Park offers boaters, kayakers and canoers easy access to the Estero River. Canoes are available for rent at the ranger station. For more information visit: http://www.floridastateparks.org/koreshan/default.cfm

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  • The Koreshan Unity Settlement in Estero, FL

    The Koreshan Unity Settlement in Estero, FL

    Dr. Cyrus R. Teed’s utopian community of 200 followers relocated from New York to Florida in 1894. Dr. Teed took the name ‘Koresh,’ the Hebrew translation for Cyrus, meaning shepherd. The colonists believed that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere. They conducted experiments that seemed to confirm their beliefs. The Koreshans built and operated a printing facility, boat works, cement works, sawmill, bakery, store and hostelry. Education, science and art also helped shape their community. After the […]

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  • The Naples Princess | Sightseeing Tours, Lunch & Sunset Dinner Cruises

    The Naples Princess | Sightseeing Tours, Lunch & Sunset Dinner Cruises

    Enjoy a Naples, Florida sightseeing tour, lunch or sunset dinner cruise or private charter aboard the Naples Princess. Take in the natural beauty of Naples Bay, see the spectacular homes of Port Royal or experience a breathtaking Florida sunset on the Gulf of Mexico aboard the ALL NEW 105-foot Naples Princess luxury yacht. The Naples Princess is a U.S. Coast Guard approved 149 passenger vessels built to exceptionally high quality and marine safety standards. The ALL NEW Naples Princess was […]

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  • Aerial Views of Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

    Aerial Views of Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

    Enjoy this 3 minute bird’s-eye view of Barefoot Beach, brought to you by Southwest Florida Television. Barefoot Beach Preserve was ranked #2 on Dr. Beach’s list of Top 10 Beaches in the Nation (http://drbeach.org/top10beaches.html). Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s southwest coast. There is 1.6 miles of beach front within the preserve boundaries. Only 5% of the preserve is beach. Barefoot Beach Preserve is popular for its gorgeous, […]

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  • Friends of Rookery Bay Guided Kayak Tours | Naples, FL

    Friends of Rookery Bay Guided Kayak Tours | Naples, FL

    Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove forests with an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see wildlife such as wading birds, osprey, fish and dolphins. Paddle lazily through the shallows and maze-like mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Kayak tours are offered from November thru May. Here to tell us more about the tour is Renée Wilson, Communications Coordinator at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. For […]

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  • Become a Volunteer at Kowiachobee Animal Preserve

    Become a Volunteer at Kowiachobee Animal Preserve

    Kowiachobee Animal Preserve was established and incorporated in May 2001. We received our Non-Profit 501 (C)(3) status on January 18, 2002. Since then we have been working constantly on increasing public awareness and educating people from all walks of life as to the steady decline of certain species of exotic and endangered animals. We not only house and care for exotic animals, but also many small, domestic and farm animals as well. “Respecting All Animals” is the key to their […]

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  • Alligators & Flamingos at Everglades Wonder Gardens

    Alligators & Flamingos at Everglades Wonder Gardens

    Visit one of the last survivors of Florida’s Golden Age of roadside attractions and see 40 hungry alligators and Southwest Florida’s only flamingos (south of Sarasota). Learn more about EWG @ http://evergladeswondergardens.com

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  • White Tiger Cubs at Kowiachobee Animal Preserve

    White Tiger Cubs at Kowiachobee Animal Preserve

    Kowiachobee Animal Preserve was established and incorporated in May 2001, by our friends, John and Grace Slaby. KAP is run by them and a host of volunteers. Kowiachobee is funded solely by your generous donations. Monetary donations are always appreciated and volunteers are always welcome. Some basic items on their Wish List include: bleach, paper towels and large trash bags. KAP’s main focus includes endangered, exotic, farm, domestic animals, and even reptiles. KAP is not only an animal preserve, but […]

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  • The Historic Tropical Gardens at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    The Historic Tropical Gardens at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    The Naples Zoo is located within what began as Dr. Henry Nehrling’s “Tropical Garden,” in 1919. In this video, Naples Zoo’ Director of Conservation, Tim Tetzlaff talks about the zoo’s colorful history. This year, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens celebrates four anniversaries: 95 years as a botanical garden; 60 years being open to the public; 45 years as a zoo; and 10 years since the vote to purchase the land. It’s been a wild 95 years with an even more […]

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  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples FL

    Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples FL

    Recently ranked #8 on Dr. Beach’s 2014 list of the Top 10 Beaches in the nation, this popular destination boasts one of the most pristine stretches of beach in the country. View the entire list at: http://ht.ly/xbk1U Every day, this tropical beach paradise beckons visitors to partake in vast peaceful views of the Gulf of Mexico, and experience the many shorebirds and wildlife that gather here every year. Visitors arrive to this park to sunbathe, snorkel the reef, hike, bird-watch, […]

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  • Alligator Bay Feeding at the Naples Zoo

    Alligator Bay Feeding at the Naples Zoo

    Coconut palms and a host of tropical plants surround the sun-sparkled waters of Alligator Bay at the Naples Zoo. Look more closely and you’ll see giant reptiles gliding through the waters or sunning on the banks and islands. At the daily Alligator Bay Feeding, you’ll learn the truths behind the myths about the more than one million alligators that make their homes in Florida. This natural lake environment is also home to numerous native wildlife species including an annual rookery […]

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  • Mound Key Archaeological State Park

    Mound Key Archaeological State Park

    Framed in forests of mangrove trees, the shell mounds and ridges of Mound Key rise more than 30 feet above the waters of Estero Bay. Prehistoric Native Americans are credited with creating this island’s complex of mounds with an accumulation of seashells, fish bones, and pottery. Mound Key is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards first attempted to colonize Southwest Florida. In 1566, the Spanish governor of Florida established a settlement on […]

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  • Video Tour of Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Video Tour of Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Are you looking for something to do, someplace to go…somewhere that the whole family will enjoy? Come to the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens! From anteaters to zebras, there’s something for everyone at this nationally accredited zoo and historic tropical garden! The history of the Gardens began almost a century ago when conservationist Dr. Henry Nehrling purchased the land for the Gardens as a location to host his extensive plant collection. Today the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a […]

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  • Lee County Parks & Recreation Dog Beach

    Lee County Parks & Recreation Dog Beach

    You’re not the only one who enjoys going to the beach! Southwest Florida Television had a chance to cruise by Lee County Parks & Recreation’s Dog Beach and get a few shots of happy dogs running free and having a good time with their owners in a beautiful beach setting. Bonita Beach Dog Park at Lover’s Key is located just south of Lovers Key / Carl E. Johnson State Park, just north of New Pass. The park does not have […]

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  • The Historic Naples Pier, Naples FL (including aerial views)

    The Historic Naples Pier, Naples FL (including aerial views)

    While in Naples, the Naples Pier is not to be missed! If you like the Naples Pier, SHARE this video with your family and Facebook Friends. The historic Naples Pier is located on the Gulf of Mexico at the West end of 12th Avenue South. On-street parking is supplemented by a parking lot one block East, with additional parking at beach ends on the avenues to the north and south. The Naples Pier is a favorite location for sightseers and […]

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  • Hand-feed the Giraffe at the Naples Zoo

    Hand-feed the Giraffe at the Naples Zoo

    There’s nothing quite like watching the world’s tallest animal lean down to you and nibble a treat from your hand. Best of all, you can enjoy this experience every day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Naples Zoo. For just $5, you’ll receive a serving of three tasty leaves of romaine lettuce from Wynn’s Market. It’s an experience you won’t forget as you get an incredible close up view of our elegant giraffe. Save up to $3 per person […]

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  • Grouper Fishing with Island Fever Fishing Charters

    Grouper Fishing with Island Fever Fishing Charters

    Make the most of your Florida vacation with Island Fever Fishing Charters. Sailing daily from beautiful Fort Myers Beach, Captain Brett Swenson knows where the fish are biting. Some of Brett’s favorite locations include fishing jetties, bays, main channels, reefs and wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico! Bring the family, your closest friends or business associates along for a great day of fishing. Take a trip that you will talk about for years to come. Capt. Brett Swenson mobile: (239) […]

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  • Airboats & Alligators Airboat Rides

    Airboats & Alligators Airboat Rides

    Based in Immokalee, on the shore of beautiful Lake Trafford, Airboats & Alligators is the closest airboat ride to most locations in SW Florida! Sit back and hang on for a thrilling adventure on one of Florida’s most unique vessels. Glide through the glades exploring areas of the lake only accessible by airboat. Our knowledgeable guides will fill you in on the history of the area as well as it’s inhabitants. Nature photography and bird watching are all part of […]

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  • Lowdermilk Park, Naples FL

    Lowdermilk Park, Naples FL

    Lowdermilk Park is one of Naples’ premier beachfront parks. Our park has plenty of metered and unmetered parking spaces, a concession stand, sand volleyball courts, two children’s playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, restroom and shower facilities, and two gazebos for rent. Parking for beach access in the City of Naples requires the resident or visitor to have a beach parking permit, feed the parking meters, or pay-by-space. This is enforced year round. The Lowdermilk Park concession stand is located beach side […]

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