BOATING

 
Pelican Sound's Shuttle Boat transports members to another time where the world travels at a leisurely pace, down the scenic Estero River and out through the backwaters. The journey to Lovers Key is as pleasurable as the destination. Once there, members can enjoy the beach, park facilities and the Gulf of Mexico. You may also go just for the ride without disembarking. A round trip tour takes approximately two hours. The trip begins from the River Club boat dock; schedule times are subject to tide & weather conditions. There is no charge for the Shuttle Boat to Lovers Key.
 
Boat Ramp & Launch Area
Imagine superb game fishing and extraordinary shelling right in your own backyard. Now everyday can be your "gone fishin'" day with access to the Gulf of Mexico from the Pelican Sound "members only" boat ramp. Boat trailers can be parked during the day in the designated areas of the River Club parking lot while you and your family enjoy an outing to Mound Key, Lovers Key or go exploring on one of the many little isles only accessible by boat.  A modern fish cleaning station has been installed for the "big ones" you bring back.
 
Boat Storage
Pelican Sound boat owners have access to the boat yard via a gated entry system, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Boats can be stored; 125 dry boat storage lots are located on Pelican Sound property in a fenced boatyard. Residents interested in leasing a boat space should contact the Pelican Sound Accounting Office to fill out the required paperwork.
 
Kayak Park

The Kayak Park is located at the northwestern end of Pelican Sound at the River Club.Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available, free of charge, to members and their guests. The Estero River is part of the Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail. As you leave the launch, a turn to the right brings you inland past the Koreshan State Park; a turn to your left leads you out towards the backwaters. Either way you choose, scenic wildlife abounds.