Things to do in Marco Island

Top Things to Do in Marco Island

Things to Do in Marco Island


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  • Lauren A
    Fort Worth, TX485 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing island if on a private tour. The larger boats go to the Southern Tip of the island and it is packed. If possible rent a boat especially if you want to go shelling.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • CapeCodgirl71
    Underhill, VT286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely beach for the physically able. Even from Access Point #6, at the most southerly point of the parking lot, it's a long trek to the water. Get there early for the best parking spots, and bring lunch.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Bethany B
    Boston, MA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum, well laid out and informative. We spent about 2+ hours, interesting overview of the history of Marco Island from Native settlers through modern development.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Amy
    New Jersey4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach, white sand, calm water, clear and warm, decent shelling. There are high rises but in April still not very busy compared to northeast beaches. Plenty of space in restaurants.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Kristen P
    Michigan81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Farmers Market only runs seasonally and is always a hit if you're in Marco on Wednesdays. Located in Veterans Park now (the previous location was temporary), it has fresh fruit and veggies and bakery items. It also has so many different food trucks available to grab a snack or meal. Vendors also sell freshly prepared foods as well as jewelry and plants. It's my fave thing to do on Wed while on the island. Don't forget to try the acai bowl truck. There's always a long line but it's worth the wait, trust me!
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • steve C
    Naples, FL75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun for family! Covered basketball courts shielding sun, baci, kiddie park and lower hoops for smaller kids. Great to just walk too!
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • EmmaBFarningham
    West Kingsdown, UK100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a lovely morning on a pontoon boat from Isles of Capri Marina. The Marina was 3 minutes away from where we were renting so very convenient. We were given a thorough but concise briefing on how to drive the boat, where to go, how to get out of the marina and where we could dock to enjoy the beach during our hire. Our main focus was to see dolphins and we absolutely did. Our first encounter were with a mum and her approx. 2 year old calf. They were just hanging around a particular spot and so we stayed there with them for about half an hour. It was amazing. We saw several more as we explored a bit further and then turned around to head towards the beach we'd been recommended to visit. We anchored the boat there, collected lots of beautiful seashells and saw several more dolphins playing around a little way off from the beach. The boat was easy to drive, the maps clear and helpful and we were guided into the dock by the staff on our return. It was a wonderful morning. We finished it off with a lunch at Island Gypsy which was very nice and very popular. Great cocktails!
    Written 16 April 2023
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  • wifeof25years
    Ephrata, PA264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sooooooooooooo loved our day! Wanted to do this last year and my husband didn't but this year he said "yes!" We loved it! Jim was amazing, knowledgable and friendly! A "new" younger guy was great as well, I'm sorry I didn't get his name!
    Totally agree that the Conch train was a great way to see the "sights" and get a feel for what you want to go back and really explore.
    Written 7 March 2023
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  • Mike C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding information for any visitor plus helpful welcome desk folks, too! Interesting historical facts from before humans descended upon the area through to the concept of developing the area into a desirable getaway destination.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • TeutonicNight
    Antioch, IL95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A number of kayak and stand-up paddle board rental companies deliver right to this park. There's easy access to the water via a boat ramp, and a fair amount of parking, though the parking lot does fill up fast during certain times of the year. Putting in the water from here gives you easy access to the sandbar in Caxambas pass, Dickman's Island, and various other places south of Marco. It would be a long paddle to get to the domes off Cape Romano, but an easy trek via a powered boat.
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • mr. Easy
    Mount Dora, FL73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    By coming here you will have many choices to the water and how you would like to experience the island. Rent many kinds of boats or hop on a tour for fishing or touring. They have a huge liner with short and affordable tours with meals. Great for the less adventurous or vulnerable. Their gift shop is huge and complete with fishing gear and bait as well as fashions. You can book in person and ask directly. Not crowded but just right. There's a even a small bar with outdoor patio seating for grabbing a snack/meal or drink after your adventure.
    Written 8 December 2020
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  • Julie F
    Columbus, OH15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While the beaches on Marco Island do not welcome dogs, our Golden Doodle was perfectly happy with a daily stop at Canine Cove. Two large spaces, one for small and the other for large dogs, water, picnic tables, shade and friendly people too!
    Written 13 March 2023
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