With our location on the Estero River offering direct access to Estero Bay and the Gulf, Pelican Sound offers a variety of active and passive boating opportunities.

Shuttle Boat

The Shuttle Boat leaves our River Club dock for leisurely cruises down the scenic Estero River to Lovers Key State Park; the trip is as pleasurable as the destination. Once there, members can enjoy the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. You may choose to go just for the ride without disembarking and enjoy a relaxing two-hour round trip 'cruise' which often includes dolphin watching. There is no charge for the trip – it’s part of your amenity package at Pelican Sound.

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 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. There are 125 dry boat storage lots 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.