The Top Recommended Boat Tours in Marco Island

If you’re looking for a boat tour while in Marco Island, FL, then you’re in luck. There are many great boat tours to choose from, and we’ve compiled a list of the top 9 boat tours in the area. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly outing or something more adventurous, we have you covered.

So without further ado, let’s get started!

Ten Thousand Islands Boat Tour

Explore an island paradise where you can snorkel and swim in the warm waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Depart from Marco Island, located just south of Naples with a small group that is limited to 12 participants on this 3-hour tour! Your guide will take care not only of your safety but also what adventures the best suit each individual’s interests while they’re here – so don’t worry if there are some things about watercraft maintenance or wildlife viewing techniques which concern ya’.

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You usually spot marine animals like dolphins and manatees while on your tour, which is greatly appreciated.

The guide will provide insightful commentary about what you see which is sure to make these adventures more memorable for all involved.

In search of animals, we’ll explore the 10,000 Islands. The skipper will point out any fascinating sights and discuss our local history and ecology. Then we stop at a remote barrier island to look for shells, swim and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Make sure to pack both swimming attire as well as a towel for this excursion.

This is a very popular boat tour, so book now, before it’s too late!

2-hour Shelling Boat Tour

This guided boat trip to the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which departs from Goodland, teaches you how and where to find the greatest seashells. This shelling excursion will take you to untapped coastlines in the Gulf of Mexico, with the possibility of seeing local wildlife such as sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and manatees.

Tigertail Lagoon, Marco Island, FL

The captain and crew of the vessel are passionate about shelling and will share their knowledge with you, teaching you everything from how to identify a whelk to where the best spot is to find sand dollars and rare shells.

  • Family-friendly shelling boat excursion in the Wildlife Refuge.
  • Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in untouched natural settings.
  • For a more personalized experience, tours are limited to 17 people.

Eco-Friendly Adventure: Sunset & Shellfishing Kayak Tour of the 10,000 Islands

Take a kayak trip at sunset with a small group of people. For an amazing sunset, paddle across an estuary and mangrove-lined canals to an ocean inlet of the Gulf of Mexico with naturalists in a wonderful adventure. Keep an eye out for manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, tropical birds, and other aquatic species while you’re kayaking. Then, go shelling on a sandy beach for an hour and look for shells that the waves have brought in. You may even find a starfish or sand dollar!

This tour is led by knowledgeable guides who will teach you about the local ecology and history of the area. They’ll also show you how to identify different types of shells. The kayaks used on this tour are stable and easy to use, even for first-time paddlers. No experience is necessary!

  • Explore the Ten Thousand Islands on this amazing sunset kayaking adventure.
  • Enjoy a lovely beach that can only be accessible by boat.
  • For added convenience, all safety equipment and launch costs are included.

Unique Dolphins and Cape Romero Dome House Tour

Our two-hour Dolphins and Dome House Boat Tour is the perfect way to see Marco Island’s wild resident dolphins and the renowned Cape Romano Dome House before it’s gone! Our two-hour Dolphins and Dome House Boat Tour begin at one of Florida’s most beautiful refuges, which we cruise through on our journey. Stop by the stunning dome house, which is the only one of its kind in the world. You’ll also get to see dolphins up close and personal on this unique tour!

Explore Rookery Bay

Rookery Bay is one of the most pristine natural areas on Florida’s Paradise Coast, but few have seen it. Rising Tide Explorers can take you to explore this hidden gem that few ever get a chance at exploring! 

Rising tide explorer offers both boat and kayak tours in their commitment towards preserving nature while providing visitors an unforgettable experience they will never forget with amazing opportunities for photos or just relaxing under blue skies before beautiful ocean views

Your adventure begins with a scenic cruise through the Rookery Bay Reserve. You’ll learn about local birdlife as you enjoy breathtaking views and delicious cuisine onboard Tringa, our most comfortable tour vessel! After your informative guide shares stories from this diverse estuary’s wildest places – including its famous islands where hundreds of nesting herons live alongside other avian inhabitants such anhingas or pelican-cormorants—it is time for some hands-on exploration so that each person can see what they might want out their future careers

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Daniel Carlbom
I love to travel and explore the world with my family. When I'm not traveling, time is usually spent enjoying time with my wife and kids at home, playing with the dogs, or roaming around with a camera.

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