Things To Do

Things to do

Things To Do 1Marco Island has retained much of the natural beauty of its beginning when the Calusa Indians inhabited the island over 5,000 years ago. Lush tropical foliage and over 200 species of birds including the American Bald Eagle are found here providing opportunities for birdwatching as well as outdoor enthusiasts. The azure waters of the Gulf invite boaters to spend endless hours in the sun, whether to fish or just relax! In addition to boating and fishing, there is shelling snorkeling, windsurfing, ecotours and shopping – something for everyone!

Babcock Wilderness Adventures

Locations of Marco Island beaches, hours, facilities available


Cedar Bay Marina
Fishing, Boat Rentals (Reserve a boat online!), Airboat Tours, Charters, Sunset Cruise

Caribbean Gardens
The Zoo in Naples – Primate Island, Alligator feeding, Tigers…Oh My!

Dawn Patrol – Charter Fishing
Spend a day with Captain Bill Walsh, fishing, shelling, sightseeing — families and children are welcome.

Everglades Adventures
Canoeing, Kayaking, Boat Tours, Camping Trips

Everglades Island AirBoat Tours
and Totch’s Island Boat Tours – airboat trips that take you deep into the vast and silent Everglades jungles.

Things To Do 2

Resource center for fishing in Southwest Florida. View information on fish species, food quality, tide charts, charters guides and much more

Florida Golf Guide provides information about upcoming golf events, golf courses, resorts, communities and photo album.

Local Parks
Locations of Marco Island Parks with information about facilities and hours

Marco Island Sea Excursions
Charters, Beach Parties, Sailing, Airboat Tours, Fishing, Corporate Events, Weddings

Sail Kahuna

Sail Marco Learn to sail program

Satisfaction Guaranteed – Charter Fishing


Six Chuter Charters – Charter Fishing

Speedy Johnson’s Airboat Rides

State and National Parks/Sanctuaries

Canoeing & Kayaking
“The main attraction for paddlers is Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, which encompasses Rookery Bay, its namesake, and 110,000 acres of uplands, islands, and estuaries from Gordon Pass at Naples to Everglades National Park. Some 150 species of birds live in the estuarine research reserve, including bald eagles, ospreys, roseate spoonbills, black skimmers, and least terns…Rookery Bay opened a 16,500-square foot visitors center and marine laboratory in 2003. To reach the visitors center and headquarters, located between Marco and Naples, turn right off CR 951 south of US 41 on Tower Road. You can also access a canoe trail through Rookery Bay and visit The Conservancy’s Briggs Nature Center by turning right off CR 951 on Shell Island Road, just south of the Rookery Bay headquarters.”