Entering Marco Island by JoeyWaves

Things to do in Marco Island, Florida

It is not hard to “find” things to do in Marco Island, Florida. However, it may be difficult deciding between the many options available. Whether you enjoy beaches, water sports, touring, golf, fishing, shopping or cultural attractions you will find many things to do on the island.

Marco Island is located 17 miles south of Naples. It is a short 45 minute drive from Everglades National Park https://seamarcondo.com/day-trip-to-everglades-national-park. It is also the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands https://seamarcondo.com/see-10000-islands.

Entering Marco Island by JoeyWaves
SS Jolley Bridge, Entering Marco Island
Photo credit: Joey Waves Photography

Marco Island Beaches and Watersports

Marco Island is a small island covering 12 square miles. Although small, it has some of the country’s most beautiful white sandy beaches. The Gulf of Mexico waters are crystal blue and the skies are fluffed with white puffy clouds. The clear water is perfect for swimming, jet skiing, paddle boarding, or boating. The shells along the shoreline are colorful, unique. Shelling is a favorite pass time https://seamarcondo.com/shelling-on-marco-island.

Booking a deep sea fishing trip or shoreline fishing is always a favorite among Marco Island’s many visitors. Many boat charters offer tours to Keewaydin Island, Kice Island, or Cape Romano. Boat tours also are available for dolphin and manatee sightseeing excursions.

For an evening sunset cruise and dining experience, we recommend the Marco Island Princess. The sunsets are spectacular and the food is great!  Try the Key West Express leaving Marco Island daily for round trips between Marco and Key West.

marco-island-princess

Golf/Sports

Most of the golf courses on Marco Island are private. However, there are many courses located within 15 minutes that welcome visiting guests. Nearby Naples is known as for its many courses as well https://seamarcondo.com/golf-on-the-paradise-coast.

Many of our visitors at Sea Mar Condo also enjoy the tennis and pickleball courts.

Marco Island Golf

Shopping

There are many gift shops and unique clothing shops located in Marco Island.  A local Farmers Market is at Veterans Park each Wednesday during winter season.

Fifth Avenue South in Naples is a short 20 minute drive from Marco Island. This area offers many upscale clothing and gift shops. The area offers many nice dining selections. Of course, my favorite is Kilwin’s Ice Cream!

Fifth Avenue South

Dining

Marco Island has many restaurants serving fresh seafood, prime steaks, delicious Italian, and short order pizzas and burgers. In addition, many of the island’s restaurants offer waterfront dining and live music.

Snook Inn Marco Island

The World Famous Snook Inn located on Marco Island offers waterfront dining and live music nightly https://snookinn.com.

Arts

The Marco Island Historic Museum is definitely worth a visit. We definitely suggest seeing the Key Marco Cat. It resides in a “special home” built just for the exhibit. The museum traces the history of Marco Island from the Calusa Indian settlement through the explosive building phase in the early 60s to its modern day tourist destination.

The Key Marco Cat

Plan Your Marco Island Vacation at Sea Mar Condo!

Sand Dollar

It’s time you discover Marco Island, Florida!  Visit our website at https://seamarcondo.com.  You can enjoy the beauty of Marco Island from our 19th floor Penthouse condo located in South Seas Northwest.  Our website also provides many links to restaurants and tour companies to assist you in planning your Marco Island vacation at Sea Mar Condo.