Discover an array of shore birds, dolphins, sea turtles and more on this small-group tour of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands Wildlife Refuge from Marco Island. Led by a Florida naturalist, this two-part tour includes a boating tour and shelling tour. You will have ample time to explore on one of the uninhabited barrier islands and collect some wonderful shells.
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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 Ten Thousand Islands Everglades tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Guests should bring sunglasses, hats, towels, sunscreen, a bag for your seashells, 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 (water shoes) that you do not mind getting wet. A light jacket is also recommended.
Yes, this 2-hour Marco Island Everglades 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.
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.
Yes, there is a fee of $10 to park in a nearby parking lot.