Walk or trolley to the resort’s marina and board the ferry for a 15-minute crossing of Estero Bay. Along the way, spot pods of wild dolphins, see the American Bald Eagle, brown pelicans, and other migratory birds. Upon arriving at Big Hickory Island, spend the day at the area’s most pristine beach with spectacular shelling, beach chairs & umbrellas, covered picnic pavilion, and boardwalk. As this is part of the protected Estero Bay Ecological Preserve, towels, food and beverages must be carried on to the island. Book passage in advance with All Water Excursions.