Beach & Recreation
- 400 South Collier Boulevard
- Marco Island, Florida
- 34145 USA
Situated at the northern point of the Florida Gulf Coast’s Ten Thousand Islands and fronted by miles of sandy, white beaches, Marco Island offers the ideal conditions for activities that suit both nature lovers and adventurers alike. Experience this beautiful side of Florida with a guided excursion through one of its many attractions.
Calusa Spirit – Dolphin Watch & Shelling Tours
Bring the whole family along for this unforgettable Dolphin Watch & Shelling Tour. The Calusa Spirit departs directly off the hotel beach and will transport you to one of the undeveloped beaches of the 10,000 Islands.
On your trip there enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and watching playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Once on the Island you will have a little under an hour where you can shell, explore, swim or just relax!
We also offer an on board restroom, beverages and snacks for purchases and a covered seating area for those who need shade.
Tours are 2 ½ hours long and require that you check in at our beach hut 30 minutes prior to departure. For departure times please contact beach hut.
- Adults $49
- Children 6 -12 years $29
- Children 5 & under $19- plus tax
Take a ride on the wild side with airboat rides through the Florida Everglades led by Speedy Johnson’s Adventures. A truly personalized tour, these boats have exclusive access to the Mangrove Jungles and Grasslands.
- Adults: $39.95 plus tax per adult; Children 10 and under: $24.95 plus tax per child
- Maximum of 6 passengers per boat
- Open daily, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Departs from Everglades City
For the ultimate trophy, or simply the pure pleasure of it, Marco Island is a favorite destination for sport fishing year-round. Back water and off-shore fishing charters can be arranged through Six Chuter Charters, one of the area’s preeminent fishing specialists.
- Trips depart from the Marco River Marina
- Catches vary seasonally
- Offering both private and group excursions
- Click here for current excursions and rates
Don’t just visit the Everglades, experience one of the natural wonders of our country with a guided tour for an adventure of a lifetime. You can enjoy both half-day or full-day tours which include transportation to/from the hotel, tour guides, airboat tour, tour of the natural mangroves and hammocks, cruise through the 10,000 islands, taste of the Everglades luncheon, and much more.
Visit www.everglades-excursions.com or contact Vacation Planning today 800-638-8410 for reservations and information. For same day reservations, contact our Concierge 239-642-2649.
For reservations, call 800.638.8410 or email email@example.com.
Marco Island Scenic Cycling Tour
Cycle past beautiful homes with surrounding views of rare tropical plants and trees. See the unique protected wildlife of this beautiful island as you pedal past Burrowing Owls and Gopher Tortoises.
Eagles, Osprey, Frigate birds and many tropical birds make this area their home. Manatee and dolphins use the extensive waterways to feed and play. Winding our tour through the unique Caxambas area we stop for a break to learn the intriguing history of the fierce Calusa Indians. Walk among the ancient Indian shell mounds where early pioneers settled this untamed area to hunt, fish and farm. The fresh water spring where the Spanish refilled their water stores before the arduous and dangerous journey home is still visible.
All Equipment included. We have geared bikes for adults and children, and tag-a long free wheel trailering bikes for small children.
Marco Island Kayak Adventures
No large bays or dangerous waters to paddle across. We load you up on our pontoon boat equipped with kayaks in racks and take you for a scenic drive into the mangroves and 10,000 islands.
Here we launch you in the kayaks for a guided tour into the estuaries, creeks and rivers. You could see dolphin, manatee, osprey, egrets, herons and plenty of fish. You can ride single or double up with a partner or child. We go at a slow pace so it’s great for beginners and we can do special beach tours for younger children.
Times and cost:
Departs at 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM, 3 ½ hour tour
Shared rate $89 adult, $79 child
Private rate $400 (includes up to 6people)
*tax and gratuity not included