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Marco Island

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Waterskiing & Jetskiing · Beaches
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. It is a principal city of the Naples - Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 16,413 at the 2010 census.Marco Island is the largest barrier island within Southwest Florida's Ten Thousand Islands area extending southerly to Cape Sable. Parts of the island have some scenic, high elevations relative to the generally flat south Florida landscape. Like the city of Naples to the north, Marco Island has a tropical climate; specifically a tropical wet and dry or savanna type (Aw under the Köppen system). It is known for distinct wet and dry seasons, with most of the rainfall falling between the months of June and October.HistoryThe history of Marco Island can be traced as far back as 500 A.D., when the Calusa people inhabited the island as well as the rest of southwest Florida. A number of Calusa artifacts were discovered on Marco Island in 1896 by anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing as part of the Pepper-Hearst Expedition. The most notable artifact discovered was the carved wooden "Key Marco Cat" which is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Marco Island

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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours Everglades City
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Everglades City
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Everglades City
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Everglades City
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Marco Island

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Reel Kind Fishing and Tours Goodland
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Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Native Guided Fishing Charters Goodland
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Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Eco Endeavors Goodland
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Sand Dollar Shelling Goodland
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Marco Island

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Shark Chaser Charters Goodland
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Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Jungle Jim's Safari Goodland
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Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Marco Island

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Beach
Tigertail Beach
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
South Marco Beach
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Keewaydin Island
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Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Frank E. Mackle Park
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Marco Island

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Farmers Market
Marco Island Farmers Market
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Keep In Touch
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Island Style Clothing
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Island Trends
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Duration: 2 hours

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