21 Fun Things to do with Children in Marco Island

Children In Marco Island

Things To Do With Children in Marco Island

Before arrival, many of our guests inquire about things to do with children in Marco Island. We love our young visitors to Sea Mar Condo and wanted to put together a list of the many fun activities for children in Marco and the surrounding areas.

Fun, Fun, Fun…..

  1. Our pool is great! The pool is open from morning until dusk.
  • 2. We highly recommend that you take youngsters on the “Dolphin Explorer” tour. We have heard great things about it, although we have not personally been on the tour – and it is on our bucket list. Their website is www.dolphin-study.com. This tour is an interactive study of the dolphins around Marco Island. They get the kids very involved on the tour and their ongoing dolphin experience. https://dolphin-study.com
  • 3. We enjoy kayaking at Tigertail Beach. Several places will deliver kayaks and paddleboards to South Seas. Once you leave the pool area and cross the boardwalk to the beach, you will turn right to get to the launching area.
Swamp Buggy Ride
  • 5. Marco Golf and Garden has mini-golf and is located at 971 Winterberry Drive.

Family Fun…....

  • 6. One of the most fun things we have done is a sightseeing cruise or a dinner cruise on the Marco Island Princess. The cruise is beautiful (especially sunset), the food is good, and the prices are very reasonable. Children 4-11 are half price and those under 4 are FREE.  We have done this cruise 3 times – 2 for dinner and 1 for sightseeing and it was great each time. (239) 642-5415
Marco Island Princess
  • 7. The Snook Inn has waterfront dining with live music each night. Many parents love dancing with the kids to the music each night.
  • 8. A fun FREE adventure is just to walk the beach collecting sea shells or go on a shelling tour. There are many colors and shapes on the beach. We have shelling baskets in the condo and there is a shell washing station around the gated area to the beach.
Types of Shells Marco Island
  • 9. Golisano Children’s museum of Naples is a 30 minute drive from Marco Island and is great for young children. It is located at 15080 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109.  https://www.cmon.org
Naples Children's Museum

And Lots More Fun……

  • 10. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is in Naples. What child doesn’t enjoy a trip to the zoo? http://www.napleszoo.org
  • 11. We also have games, puzzles and beach toys in Sea Mar Condo for our young visitors to enjoy. Or make a nice “Dolphin Snack” – the kids will love it! https://seamarcondo.com/dolphin-snacks-for-everyone
  • 12. The Marco movie Theater is located in the marco Town Center at 599 S Collier Boulevard and is a great place to take the kids on a rainy day or on a day you are taking a break from the beach. They offer at-your-sea-dining options of casual American foods for you to enjoy during the movie.
  • 13.  Rent a bicycle from Marco Bike Rentals and bike around the island.
  • 14.  See the fire dancer at Quinn’s Restaurant at the Marco Marriott Hotel.  The show begins each night at sunset and is a high energy performance that kids love!  They can also meet the fire dancer and have their pictures taken with him after the show.
Fire Dancer at Quinn's on the Beach
  • 15.  Take an airboat ride with Corey Billie’s Airboat Rides.  Children get the chance to get up close to alligators and other wildlife.  This was at the top of our nieces fun things to do during their vacation. https://cbairboatrides.com/
Corey Billy's Airboat Rides

Fun For All Ages…….

  • 16.  Family fishing the Gulf waters.  Marco Island is know for it’s spectacular fishing either on the island or on a deep sea adventure.  Some captains even specialize in first timers.
Fishing on Marco
  • 17.  Rookery Bay Learning Center is a fully air-conditioned 2 story facility with a variety of hands-on-experiences, including a 2,300-gallon aquarium and interactive exhibits.  There is also a nature store and picnic area.  Admission is free for kids on Friday.  https://rookerybay.org/
Rookery Bay
  • 18.  Visit Marco Island’s Playgrounds.  Both Mackle Park Playground and WaterPark and Tigertail Beach Park have full facilities.  They offer play structures, swings, monkey bars, and slides as well as water activities.
Mackle Park

  • 19.  Take an ice cream break at Sweet Annies!  Yummy!!!!  Children of all ages enjoy this tasty treat. In addition to the ice cream there are lots of souvenirs for all ages in this cute ice cream parlor. 
Sweet Annies
  • 20.  Build a sand sculpture on the beach.  Who doesn’t like to play in the sand?  We have the perfect toys and buckets in Sea Mar Condo to make the perfect sand castle!
Sand Sculpture Marco Island
  • 21.  Pirates of Marco Island.  Climb aboard the Black Pearl for an interactive family adventure.  Watch your children transform into little buccaneers complete with pirate tattoos and pirate’s attire!  The Black Pearl offers interactive pirate themed tours, sunset cruises and special event charters. https://piratesofmarco.com/
Black Pearl Pirate Ship
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Reserve your fun family vacation now in Marco Island at Sea Mar Condo.
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Dolphin Snacks for Everyone!

Dolphin Snacks

Dolphin snacks at the beach? No, we are not talking about those dolphins in the Gulf waters. These are dolphins that are we make from fruit and resemble playful dolphins with a ball in their mouth.

What a cute idea from a shared post to the Marco Island Patriot’s page by Kim Hagmayer.

It’s always fun to add that “special’ treat for kids at the beach. These cute dolphin snacks are sure to be a hit with the kiddos and adults as well! They are easy to make, inexpensive, and well….just too darn cute!

Let’s get started and prepare these for our Labor Day or beach party guests!

Dolphin Snacks

Prepare a banana by cutting off the bottom end, gently slitting the stem end for a mouth, and drawing a couple of “dolphin eyes” on each side of the end with the slits. Place the banana cut side down in a plastic cup. Fill around the “dolphin” banana with grapes, blueberries, and cranberries. Place a blueberry in the slit (dolphin’s mouth). Serve immediately.

Enjoy your dolphin snacks!

We hope you see all our Marco Island friendly dolphins? Did you know they all have names? We highly recommend an eco tour on The Dolphin Explorer during your visit. It’s great for adults and children and so much fun! Children get to be “junior” dolphin explorers on these expeditions. Also, if you see a baby dolphin for the first time, you get to help name Marco Island’s newest resident!



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Are you ready to come to Marco Island and see meet our local dolphins? Did you know that we know each by name? Visit our website at https://seamarcondo.com to see our rates and availability. Our website also provides more information on Sea Mar Condo and Marco Island.
Let us help you make the most of your Marco Island vacation!