Sea Excursions Marco Island

Fishing Charters

FISHING CHARTERS

 

Backwater Fishing


Backwater or “inland” fishing among the 10,000 Islands of the Florida Everglades provides a great scenic trip as well as great fishing. Fish the backwater mangrove areas for a variety of species, including: Mangrove, Snapper, Trout, Redfish, Jack Cravelle, Sheephead, Snook and, in season, Tarpon. These 22-28 foot center console boats are limited to four passengers. 

Fly Fishing / Flats

Fish the back country mangroves and estuaries for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Tarpon (in season) and other salt water species. The “flats skiffs” have specialized backwater capabilities which allow them to venture into very shallow waters. Fly fishing is available along with live bait, plug and spin fishing. These 17-21-foot flats fishing boats are limited to two passengers. 

Off-Shore Fishing

Fishing the beautiful (and generally calm) Gulf of Mexico waters, these boats go out into the Gulf from 3 to 20 miles as fishing and sea conditions dictate. Reef and wreck fishing will produce a bountiful array of fish: Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, King and Spanish Mackerel, Permit, Barracuda, Shark and, seasonally, Tarpon. These 28-40 foot boats accommodate a maximum of six passengers. Rest room on board. 

Executive Fishing

For the ultimate in off-shore fishing experience, board one of our 38-45 foot, sport fishermen with air conditioned salon for an 8 to 20 mile half-day jaunt into the Gulf where Grouper, Snapper, King Fish and other offshore species are plentiful among the reefs and wrecks or sometimes these boats will troll for Barracuda and King Mackerel. Fullday charters travel out 25-40 miles where Jewfish (catch and release only) and Giant Permit often are encountered. Capacity for six passengers. Rest room on boar

Dolphin & Manatee Tour

 

The Dolphin Explorer


Depart from Marco Island, the largest of the 10,000 Islands, aboard the Dolphin Explorer, a comfortable 36-foot U.S. Coast Guard certified power catamaran. You will cruise the estuaries around Marco Island studying the numbers, social organizations, movements, behaviors and feeding habits of the bottlenose dolphin indigenous to this area.

Our on-board naturalist will lead you through a journey of environmental and ecological exploration. During this excursion, you also will visit barrier islands, pulling up on beaches and sandbars to collect an enviable array of sea shells unique to the “Paradise Coast”, and/or take a dip in the calm Gulf waters! You will take home photographs developed onboard to remember your experience with the Dolphin Explorer. This is an educational as well as an unforgettable experience.

Guided Manatee Tours

The Manatee Tours are some of our most requested activities and are great fun from start to finish.

Designed for groups or families, this private sight-seeing trip guarantees that you’ll see manatees and gives you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing gentle creatures.

With standard departure times in the morning, mid-day and afternoon, this 90 minute tour is a great way to spend the day for up to 6 passengers.


Advance purchase Strongly recommended


Trips usually sell out in advance! Let us check availability and secure your tickets.  Marco Island or Naples visitors can purchase tickets by phone
Call: (239) 259-0946

Power Boats & Sailing

Sailing is an ideal option for the pristine waters and warm breezes of the Gulf of Mexico. We offer an array of sailing options from the spacious 53-foot, 42-passenger catamaran Sweet Liberty to luxurious six passenger sailing yachts . All vessels provide an ideal venue for sunset events events for two or 42 persons. 


Where the fresh waters of the Everglades meet and mix with the Gulf of Mexico, explore southwest Florida’s Pristine estuary system. Among the most productive ecosystems on the planet, estuaries are aquatic nursery grounds that are rich in marine life, support rookery islands teeming with coastal and wading birds, and provide a bounty of seafood on which Florida’s earliest inhabitants thrived.

Follow in the wake of the fierce Calusa Indians and discover the natural and cultural wonders of the estuary. While exploring secluded bays, tidal creeks, a barrier island beach and a maze ofmangrove keys, your naturalist guide explains the intracacies of this dynamic ecosystem. 

Sea Cruises

LUNCH, RECEPTION, DINNER CRUISES

Add a perfect ending to a busy day of meetings and presentations! Relax and amaze at the beauty of the Naples Bay (and the multimillion dollar homes of Port Royal) or sail the 10,000 Islands area around Marco Island and discover the beauty of the coastal Everglades. These luxury ships built by SkipperLiner accommodate up to 149 passengers and feature an upper deck from which to enjoy sunshine and sea breezes and two, climate controlled interior salons.


ELEGANT EXECUTIVE CHARTERS

A unique recreational option for the executive committee or where personalization and discriminating taste are required. Let the meeting continue at sea, aboard one of our private yachts which may only be described as 5 star! Air conditioned salons, full baths, impressive appointments. Truly a new alternative for executive programs, or romantic getaways! Capacity: 6 Passengers

Everglades, Alligator Swamp and Eco-Tours

Along with our Naturalist Guide and Captain, our Eco-Tours capture Mother Nature at her best. Our expert guides will narrate and point out the amazing wildlife unique to Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast.

Cruise quietly along this pristine mangrove estuary, home to a variety of bird species including herons, egrets, ibis, osprey, pelicans and, the iconic American Bald Eagle. Estuaries are vital to Florida’s ecology providing nesting and feeding habitats for many aquatic plants and animals, and often referred to as “nurseries of the sea”.

You can see Dolphins at play, Manatees, Bald Eagles, Ospreys Nesting, Egrets and many other species of water foul and other amazing wildlife native to Southwest Florida.

In this 10,000 Island area, you will be surrounded by beautiful Mangroves and will stop at one of the white sandy beaches of the barrier islands for some spectacular shelling.

Birding / Audubon Experience

 

Participants of our half-day birding trips will be accompanied by an experienced local birder and naturalist guide who will point out different species and explain their habitat needs, behavior and ways to identify them.

Two of the most productive and accessible birding sites in the region are right in suburban Collier County’s backyard: Tigertail Beach in Marco Island and Eagle Lakes County Park in East Naples.

Learn why Marco’s dynamic Tigertail Beach barrier island is one of the two top shorebird wintering grounds on Florida’s west coast and vital for waders, gulls and terns. Scan for over 50 species of birds at Eagle Lakes, including: bald eagles, night herons, egrets, moorhens, bitterns, ibises and woodstorks.

This trip is suitable for beginners to intermediate birders. If you have not birded Southwest Florida, this is a chance to fill in some of the missing spaces on your life list.

Sea Excursions Marco Island

Wave Runner Tours

 

Experience an unforgettable journey from Marco beach into the The Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades with one of our professionally-trained guides.

Feel the sun on your shoulders and the wind in your hair as you explore the pristine backwaters of the Ten Thousand Islands on one of our unique tours.


 As you skim near the mysterious mangrove forests, be thrilled by eco-sensitive encounters with dolphins, manatees, native birds and other diverse wildlife residing in the mangroves. Your expert tour guide will highlight interesting facts about nature and the geography of the region.

Waverunners are very stable, safe machines which make navigating the backwaters a literal breeze, so even a novice can enjoy the tour in comfort and style.



Parasailing

 

Sea Excursions in Marco Island - Parasailing is the ultimate eco thrill!  Enjoy a bird’s-eye-view of the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, possibly seeing dolphin, manatee, fish and tropical birds flying beside you. Fly high above the pristine waters of the Gulf and soar like an eagle. This safe and truly spectacular experience will amaze and delight guests of all ages with breathtaking views of Marco’s beaches, the Gulf and a glimpse of the 10,000 Islands!

Starting from a sitting position on the back of one of our 'specially equipped parasail boats, you will be gently lifted into the air. Your exhilarating ride on the wind ends with a gradual descent and soft touch down right back on the boat. Take a waterproof camera along or order one of our photo paks with pictures taken of you as you fly. Then you can relive your adventure forever!

Fly solo, double or triple.


Cruises & Nature Tours


Our cruising packages and agenda are designed with you in mind. Whether your interests are nature, sunsets, swimming, shelling or sightseeing, we offer you a fun-filled cruising adventure.

Nature enthusiasts delight in the abundant sights and sounds of sea life, wildlife and tropical vegetation along the shores of Naples and Marco Island. Watch dolphins leaping before your eyes and manatees swimming among mangrove-dense coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Get a close up view of ospreys, eagles, herons and other birds native to Southwest Florida in their natural habitat. If you so desire, we can stop and visit the unspoiled Naples and Marco Island beaches where you may explore, swim and collect shells. Marco Island and Naples beaches have been voted among the top 10 beaches in the U.S. by National Geographic Traveler and The Travel Channel.  


Lunch, Reception, Dinner Cruises add a perfect ending to a busy day on the beach or just relaxing by the pool.  Amaze at the beauty of Marco Island, Caxambas Pass, and the Ten Thousand Islands.  Discover the beauty of the coastal Everglades, the luxury ships, the expensive real estate and the simple Tiki Bars at Snook Inn & Dolphin Tiki.  


Snorkeling & Scuba

Already certified and want to dive right in? Marco offers local dive trips. There are a number of different location options off the coast of Marco Island including rock reefs and a number of ship wrecks that bring an abundance of fish and invertibrate life.


When dive conditions are good close in, near shore trips are fantastic. The boat ride is short and the depths are shallow which means more bottom time and less travel time. All the species which can be seen further out can also be seen nearshore including our massive Goliath grouper! Depths typically range from 25 to 45 feet. Trip time is approximately 4.5 hours


At times the visibility close to shore can get pretty stirred up. When this happens we run to the middle-ground to find clearer water beyond the wash out zone. There is an excellent mix of artificial reefs and wrecks in this zone. Intermediate depths range from 40 to 55+ feet and yield good bottom times. Trip time is approximately 5 hours.


We have several unique dive sites & wrecks in this range. The longer run out is generally rewarded with better visibility. Depths start at 55 feet and our deepest site, the Blue Hole, is a bottomless wall dive. These trips are approximately 5.5 hours.

Naples Beach Party

 Pure Paradise Island is a unique private venue for Corporate Parties and Corporate Team Building events, Weddings, Theme Parties, Retreats and Reunions. Your private Pure Paradise Island adventure begins with boarding the double decker vessel The Double Sunshine.   While enjoying fresh air and sunshine, you will cruise the coastal waters of The 10,000 Islands and experience what our unique and beautiful eco-system has to offer such as Dolphins, Ospreys, and Bald Eagles to name a few.


When arriving on our private Island you will experience a part of Naples that is rarely seen.  With the atmospheric rhythms of tropical steel drum music and tropical drinks upon arrival, the tropical atmosphere will set the mood for an afternoon of fun and relaxation on Florida’s Paradise Coast.


We offer a wide variety of catering menus such as an Island Barbeque or something more upscale such as a Lobster and Clambake, you have a wide variety of options to choose from, creating a custom menu especially for you!


Your guests can kick off their flip – flops and lounge under a palm tree on a hammock.  The adventurous ones can take a guided Kayak or a Wave Runner Tour in the pristine waters surrounding the island.  If they desire, our Naturalist will join them to explain the eco-system as they walk the nature trails on the island.

Sunset Cruises

 Add a perfect ending to a busy day of meetings and presentations! Relax and amaze at the beauty of the Naples Bay (and the multimillion dollar homes of Port Royal) or sail the 10,000 Islands area around Marco Island and discover the beauty of the coastal Everglades. These luxury ships built by SkipperLiner accommodate up to 149 passengers and feature an upper deck from which to enjoy sunshine and sea breezes and two, climate controlled interior salons.


ELEGANT EXECUTIVE CHARTERS

A unique recreational option for the executive committee or where personalization and discriminating taste are required. Let the meeting continue at sea, aboard one of our private yachts which may only be described as 5 star! Air conditioned salons, full baths, impressive appointments. Truly a new alternative for executive programs, or romantic getaways!

Where the fresh waters of the Everglades meet and mix with the Gulf of Mexico, explore southwest Florida’s Pristine estuary system. Among the most productive ecosystems on the planet, estuaries are aquatic nursery grounds that are rich in marine life, support rookery islands teeming with coastal and wading birds, and provide a bounty of seafood on which Florida’s earliest inhavitants thrived. While exploring secluded bays, tidal creeks, a barrier island beach and a maze of mangrove keys, your naturalist guide explains the intracacies of this dynamic ecosystem. Learn the fascinating human history of the area, from an indigenous culture who dominated this coast for thousands of years to the pioneer settlers whose legacy is shared by locals today.