Things to do in Marco Island, FL

With an unparalleled natural beauty, Marco Island is a favorite destination for those seeking a tropical retreat. Home to the Everglades National Park, Marco Island's exotic flora and fauna, along with 4,000 years of recorded human occupation, result in a destination teeming with scenic views and a fascinating history. When visiting Marco Island, the top things to do include fishing, golfing, kayaking the mangroves, and taking advantage of pristine beaches and waters.
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

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3 Hrs.
Kayak through the majesty of the Everglades and her pristine and secluded waters on a guided eco tour. This peaceful and educational excursion shows you where freshwater meets the saltwater while showcasing all of the area's rich flora and fauna. You are likely to see a spectacular array of bird life and even more likely to view the Everglades most famous resident, the American Alligator. A Florida Master Naturalist will educate you on this truly unique ecosystem on this 3-hour adventure tour through the Everglades National Park. Book your tour today!
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Ten Thousand Islands Dolphin & Shelling Tour

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3 Hrs.
Ten Thousand Islands Dolphin & Shelling Tour is a boating excursion that will take you through the mangrove forests and barrier islands. Search the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge for aquatic wildlife and visit a quiet barrier island. Find rare shells to add to your collection and swim around and play in the water. Expect to see the playful Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, an occasional manatee, and several diverse species of birds such as pelicans, egrets, herons, kingfishers, eagles, osprey, and roseate spoonbill. Adventure out on this eco-tour today!
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Rad Mission E-bike Rental

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4 Hrs. - 7 Days.
Explore the quaint town of Marco Island, Florida and see the sights around town with the freedom and ease of an E-Bike Rental. Enjoy the ability to travel to the local hot spots and see the most idyllic tropical sights while cruising on a bike. Check out the coolest local shops, eateries, and so much more! Experience Marco Island like never before with a Rad Mission E-Bike Rental. Book yours today!
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Everglades Guided Kayak Tour

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3 - 4 Hrs.
Embark on an Everglades Guided Kayak Tour in Everglades City, Florida. Explore unique subtropical habitats and glide through enchanting mangrove tunnels and cypress ponds teeming with exotic wildlife. Led by trained naturalists, uncover hidden gems while learning intriguing facts about the mysterious Everglades. Journey through Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park, often navigating the scenic Turner River. Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of this pristine location, where every paddle stroke reveals a new discovery. Join this kayak tour for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Everglades! Book yours today!
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Marco Island Kids Beach Cruiser Rental

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4 Hrs. - 7 Days.
Let your child explore the quaint town of Marco Island, Florida and see the sights around town with the freedom and ease of this 16" beach cruiser bike rental. Enjoy the ability to travel to the local hot spots and see the most idyllic tropical sights while checking out the coolest local shops, eateries, and so much more! These bicycles are perfect for ages 5-7. Let your little join in on the fun! Book yours today!
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Marco Island Beach Cruiser Rental

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1 - 30 Days.
Explore Marco Island on this 26" Beach Cruiser Rental! This bike lets you comfortably and effortlessly cruise around as you soak in the sun and take in the scenery around you. Made with spring comfort seats, soft grips, and perfect style from front to back, anyone can kick up the kickstand and take their cruiser for a spin around the block, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve ridden. don't miss out on your chance to get some fresh air and some exercise as you see lovely Marco Island. Rent your beach cruiser today!
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Everglades Dolphin, Birding & Shelling Tour - Marco Island

2 ratings
2 Hrs.
Journey deep into the unbridled beauty of 10,000 Islands for a Dolphin, Birding & Shelling Tour. Relax on a comfortable and spacious boat as you take in the majesty of this fascinating and truly unique ecosystem with a master naturalist by your side. Be prepared to get an up-close look at dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles, and spot a wide array of birdlife inside of this natural refuge. Your one-of-a-kind adventure ends on an uninhabited barrier island where you will explore tide pools, collect shells and learn about local plants and animals. Book today!
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Marco Island Paddleboard Rental

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2 Hrs. - 7 Days.
Get out on the water and explore the quaint little town of Marco Island, Florida. Home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, hop on a paddleboard and see the sights from a different perspective. The ease of transporting this inflatable board will allow you to travel to your desired location without any trouble. Paddle through Marco Island's canal system, the Caxambas Park Marina, the Isle of Capri Paddlecraft Park, and more. Enjoy the dolphins, manatees, and other cute creatures. Everyone ages 10+ are welcome, regardless of experience. If you are looking for adventure and to create amazing memories on the water, book your paddleboard today!
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Marco Island 4 Passenger Golf Cart Rental

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4 Hrs. - 7 Days.
Explore the quaint little town of Marco Island, Florida and see the sights with the freedom and ease of a Golf Cart Rental. This electric, street legal, recreational golf cart gives you the ability to travel to the local hotspots and see the most idyllic tropical sights while cruising at speeds of around 25mph. Check out the coolest local shops, eateries, and so much more! Experience Marco Island like never before with your very own golf cart rental. Book yours today!
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Everglades & Big Cypress Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

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Embark on a unique adventure with an Everglades & Big Cypress Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle! Explore an ecosystem found nowhere else on Earth as you journey through lush wetlands and diverse habitats. Learn about the ongoing battle to preserve these precious landscapes from destruction while you keep an eye out for alligators, herons, eagles, and more, in their natural habitat. Stroll along boardwalks winding through subtropical forests and delve into the rich history of the Seminole and Calusa tribes. Discover the wonders of the Everglades and Big Cypress at your own pace with this engaging self-guided tour bundle. Book today!
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Big Cypress National Preserve Self-Guided Driving Tour

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3 - 5 Hrs.
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the lush wetlands of Big Cypress National Preserve with a self-guided driving tour departing from Miami or Ochopee, Florida. Explore scenic boardwalks and diverse habitats while delving into the fraught history of this fragile ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators as you learn about the Seminole tribe, preservation efforts, and more. Escape the beaten path and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Big Cypress. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or history buff, this tour offers an enriching and captivating experience for all. Take the road less traveled and uncover the secrets of Big Cypress National Preserve at your own pace. Book now!
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Florida City: Ultimate Florida Key Bundle Self-Driving Tour

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Experience the essence of Florida with the Ultimate Florida City Bundle Self-Driving Tour! Explore the iconic Florida Keys, and venture into the lush Everglades and rich culture of Big Cypress. Discover hidden gems and must-see spots with an audio guide, offering crucial tips and fascinating history of each location. From the vibrant streets of Miami to the breathtaking landscapes of the Everglades, this comprehensive tour bundle ensures you make the most of your Florida visit. Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Sunshine State. Book today!
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Everglades Guided Kayak and Airboat Tour

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5 - 6 Hrs.
Explore unique subtropical habitats and paddle through enchanting mangrove tunnels and cypress ponds teeming with exotic wildlife on this Everglades Guided Kayak and Airboat Tour in Everglades City, Florida. Led by trained naturalists, uncover hidden gems while learning intriguing facts about the enchanting Everglades. Glide across the water on an airboat as you explore a private mangrove and grassland reserve. Do not forget to spend time strolling the Everglades City Boardwalk that's free with your tour. Join this kayak and airboat tour for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Everglades! Book your guided tour today!
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Everglades 2 Hour Birding, Dolphin & Wildlife Boat Tour

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2 Hrs.
See the Everglades in a whole new way on this 2-hour Birding & Wildlife Boat Tour. This adventure will have you in awe at the abundance of wildlife living within this diverse ecosystem including both the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin and manatee. Learn from a master naturalist guide as you watch sea turtles, wading birds, and ospreys. Venture into the park's 10,000 Islands on this uniquely beautiful wildlife tour. Prepare for an adventure, book today!
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Everglades National Park Dolphin, Birding and Photography Expedition

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3.5 Hrs.
Nature lovers, bird watchers, and photographers alike will love this intimately sized expedition into Florida's Everglades National Park. From large mammals, like dolphins and manatees, to the varied winged birds of the islands, you'll experience a wide array of marine and wildlife while learning about the Everglades ecosystems, history, and culture. This 3.5 hour adventure is a two-part experience that includes a boat and walking tour. Get your lens out and prepare to snap some superb pictures on this nature packed expedition!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Marco Island, FL, known for?

Marco Island is the place to be for beachside bliss, and is known for its beautiful beaches, water and outdoor activities, wildlife encounters, and more. Its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and magnificent mangrove sanctuaries yields an array of things to do for maximum fun in the sun. Some of the top activities here include shelling, fishing for Tarpon, kayaking through the mangroves, boating, and wildlife viewing, just to name a few!

2. How far away is Marco Island from Naples?

Marco Island is about 18 miles away from Naples, and the drive takes about 30 minutes, depending on your location and traffic. Naples is set up more like a city, offering plenty of things to do such as shopping, dining, nightlife, and entertainment, while Marco Island is a small island offering a more intimate setting. Their close proximity to each other truly offers visitors the best of both worlds!

3. What is the best way to get to Marco Island?

Marco Island is a small island located in the Gulf of Mexico, and it does not have its own airport. With that being said, there are still plenty of ways to get to the island, it may just take a bit of planning. Driving by car, boat, or traveling with a tour group are popular options, depending on your location. If that isn’t an option, you will want to fly into a nearby airport, and either rent a car to drive to the island, or utilize a taxi or shuttle service. For more information on where Marco Island is and how to get there, check out this recent TripShock blog.

4. When is the best time to visit Marco Island, FL?

Any time of year is a great time to visit Marco Island, FL! Spring is typically the most popular time to visit, however, as temperatures are mild and sunny.

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