It’s such a beautiful time of year to explore the barrier islands of Florida. If you enjoy the great outdoors, warm sanding beaches, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, marine, wildlife, and bird watching then an amazing trip to Marco Island is just what you’ve been looking for. Marriott’s Crystal Shores resort sets beachfront and is surrounded by sandy beaches, waterways, and marinas and is linked to Naples by a bridge. Outdoor adventure awaits around every corner! Set out into the gateway of the 10,000 islands and kayak or paddleboard the Mangroves of Florida! Cruise the waterways by catamaran and get an up-close and personal view of the majestic marine life that finds refuge around the islands. Paddle just ten to twenty minutes to different deserted sand bars accessible only by water and find loads of seashells. Explore Tigertail beach, park, and lagoons perfect for soaking up the sun, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and more.
There are several Marco Island and Naples kayaking and paddleboarding tours available such as Paddle Marco. They have a very entertaining and knowledgeable staff and offer Mangrove tunnel tours, Shelling sandbars & more tours, kayak and paddleboard rentals & deliveries and have professional photographers on hand to capture beautiful HD photos for you to take home. Each tour comes with these free pics and is available the same day. Paddle Marco’s naturalist and biologist will make sure you have a safe, fun and educational time on the water. Lessons are available if needed. During your tour, be on the lookout for wildlife like eagles, herons, osprey, tree crabs, dolphins, huge conch shells, turtles and so much more!
Dolphin Eco Tours of Marco Island is another fantastic family-friendly adventure to be had. Jump aboard the forty-seven-foot catamaran built especially for bay, gulf and estuary waters. Join as their survey crew study and document the lives of the coastal bottlenose dolphins. Each dolphin has been named and logged and if a new dolphin is spotted during your tour YOU get to help name them. The dolphin journey also includes explorations of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the subtropical estuaries of the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Spread over a hundred thousand acres these nearly pristine subtropical estuaries and waters are home to thousands of animals and home to or visiting spots of over one hundred and eighty species of birds. Dolphin Eco tours of Marco Island has an onboard catalog of all the bird photos taken throughout the years.
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