Go off the beaten path and discover a place teeming with untouched coastlines! This Marco Island shelling tour will take you to remote beaches in the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge for great shelling. The tour, led by a master naturalist, is limited to six people and offers an opportunity to see dolphins and other wildlife during the cruise.
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The tour departs from Goodland Boating Park, located at 750 Palm Point Dr, Goodland, FL 34140. Meet your guide 20-25 minutes before departure at the picnic tables to the left of the marina store. The boat boards 5 minutes before your tour's departure time.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Guests should bring sunglasses, hats, towels, sunscreen, and water bottles. Binoculars and field glasses are also a good idea. You can bring your own food and drinks as well.
Please dress comfortably and according to the weather, and wear protective footwear that you do not mind getting wet. A light jacket is also recommended.
Yes, the tour is suitable for all ages.
Yes! There are a ton of great photo opportunities for you on the trip.
Only service animals are allowed on this tour.
Each tour can accommodate up to 6 guests.
Most days, you can see ospreys, various breeds of herons and egrets, pelicans, and numerous species of shorebirds. Manatees are typically spotted from the boat during most tours in the warmer months. However, guests commonly see dolphins, rosette spoonbills, bald eagles, hawks, white pelicans, owls, sea turtles, kites, and black vultures. The Everglades Area is famous for alligators. However, the alligators are not a problem as they keep a safe distance away.