“Welcome Fishermen, Hunters, and other Liars” says the cheeky sign above the entrance of the Bass Pro Shop. Granted, many outdoorsmen like to exaggerate the size of their catch or trophy. But when they rave about this gigantic store in Fort Myers, you better believe them. There is hardly a place matching the huge product variety of this outdoor paradise. From socks to tents, fishing hooks to boats and hunting knifes to rifles – if you want to see everything the store has to offer, you will need a few hours.
With its wood cabin style, the Bass Pro Shop offers the perfect backdrop for outdoor fans. Hunting trophies grace the walls, and customers are greeted by taxidermied animals left and right. Living specimen can be found here as well: The Bass Pro Shop features a 12.000 gallon salt water aquarium, as well as an even bigger fresh water tank displaying Florida’s many fish species. A 2 storey waterfall and realistic looking rocks further enhance the visual shopping experience.
But of course, the main reason why so many outdoor fans come here is the huge variety of products: With so many high-quality items at fair prices, even seasoned outdoorsmen will feel like children in a candy store. Take the hunting section, for example – home to a plethora of rifles, handguns, scopes and ammunition. When it comes to bow hunting or finding the right camouflage clothes, the store has you covered as well. Tech-savvy hunters can marvel at the newest game cameras on the market. The Bass Pro Shop even provides the right type of hunting gear for dogs. Fisherman’s Paradise has rods of all types lined up and offers different types of bait for every situation – whether you want to go fishing in open waters or at the lakes of Cape Coral and Fort Myers. You can even buy ice fishing equipment for your trip to colder regions.
The Bass Pro Shop is not only a haven for fishermen and hunters. If you want to experience South Florida’s natural beauty on foot, you can choose from a wide range of hiking boots, outdoor clothes, tents, sleeping bags and everything else you need in the woods. Want to explore Cape Coral’s canals the eco-friendly way? Then, the high-quality kayaks and rowboats at the Bass Pro Shop are perfect for you. If you like to spice up your house with outdoor-themed accessories, you should take a stroll through the home deco section offering everything from bed linen and tableware to furniture. The store also sells books, DVDs and toys for little nature lovers. And if all this shopping has made you hungry, just visit the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant with its delicious fish and seafood specialties.
Bass Pro Shop - Die Geschichte
THE STORY OF BASS PRO SHOP
If you want to stay up to date on deals and offers, you should visit the Bass Pro Shop’s website. Here, you can save up to 50% on hunting equipment, fishing rods, outdoor clothes and many other items. Club members enjoy even more benefits. Signing up gets you a 20 USD gift coupon, and after your first 5 purchases you will be rewarded with an additional 10 USD voucher.
The store’s size can be intimidating at first, but do not worry: The friendly staff is there to help you find the right product. And not only that: The Bass Pro Shop also organizes free workshops to celebrate outdoor life: Here, newbies learn how to use bait, go fishing with nets and reload rifle ammunition. Children enjoy themselves at fun outdoor events such as fishing workshops. And if you cannot wait to try out your new kayak, the 54 acre lake next to the store is your ideal testing ground.
The Bass Pro Shop is located in the Gulf Coast Town Center, just 10 minutes from South West International Airport. Guests based in Cape Coral reach the store in about 30 minutes by car. In total, there are 13 Bass Pro branches in Florida, among them shops in Miami, Daytona Beach and Orlando. Therefore, no matter where you are in the Sunshine State, your next outdoor store is never far away.
DIRECTIONS TO THE BASS PRO SHOP
The Bass Pro Shop is situated in the north of Fort Myers at Highway 75.