Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 073115 Contents THE RIVER - JULY 31, 2015
Along The River
Regular spiny lobster season is always August 6 through March 31. If you
are booking a trip to the Florida Keys or the east coast to catch your own,
Scubavice carries quality gear for rental and purchase. If you prefer to dive with
a group of people who are fun and experienced, reserve space on the dive center’s
next lobster trip. Call the dive shop for dates and prices.
Beginners can earn their Open Water Scuba certification with classroom instruc-
tions and sessions in the shop’s pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open
Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of
diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice stan-
Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call
481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com.
Don’t forget that on Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundation’s Marine
Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Island’s commercial fishing fleet. The
three-hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. It’s a fun and educational outing for the entire
family during summer break.
It includes a one-and-a-half hour guided visit at the museum which contains a touch
tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues
with a visit to the commercial fishing industry, including Erickson & Jensen Supply
House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unload-
ed, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed,
and other important factors used in this unique million dollar industry; a memorable
The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children seven years of age and
older. Reservations are required.
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf
on San Carlos Island on Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay.
If you go up river to Downtown Fort Myers River District, take a Caloosahatchee
Captains Lance and Harry Julian invite you to join them on an exciting river tour.
No strangers to the waters, the Julians draw on five generations of maritime business
and 40 years of maritime tourism experience to make their tours as fun and informa-
tive as possible. On this 1.5-hour tour, they’ll introduce you to dolphins, mangrove
forests, bald eagles, bird rookeries and nature’s cutest cow, the manatee
Also learn about the fascinating history of the Caloosahatchee and the exploits of
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, who spent many winters at this estate in Fort Myers.
Pure Fort Myers River cruises is located at The Edison Ford Marina, 2360 W. 1st
Street in Fort Myers, marker 54 if by boat on the Caloosahatchee, or call 919-2965
Take a guided tour of the Fort Myers Beach million dollar shrimp industry on Wednesdays
with Ostego Bay Marine Science Center
Florida lobster season is nearly here! Catch your own on dive trip.
Lake Kennedy Senior Center
Join Linda Henderson, a master
seamstress, as she shares her 30
years of trade secrets and her love of
sewing to help you create a fun and func-
tional one-of-a-kind bag. The class will be
offered on Saturday, August 15 from 9
a.m . to noon.
Participants will enjoy making the June
bag, a cross body bag that is easy enough
for a beginner yet fun for the experienced
sewer. The June bag is a cross body mini
messenger bag that is perfect for school,
traveling or to use as a purse. The dimen-
sions can be customized to meet your
All supplies and tools, including a sew-
ing machine, will be available to complete
one 8 x 11-inch bag. A variety of fabrics
will be available to complete a one-of-kind
project. If you want to personalize your
bag, we are encouraging participants to
bring recycled baby clothes, blankets,
jeans, etc. to add a personal touch to
Cost is $7 per person, Preregistration
Lake Kennedy Senior Center is lo-
cated at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard
in Cape Coral. For more information,
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