About Marco Island
Marco Island is a semi-tropical island located 15 miles south of Naples on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Vacationers can experience one of the most desirable vacation destinations in Florida. This island paradise has a relaxing, laid back atmosphere with plenty of sunshine and warm tropical breezes all year round. It is perfectly suited for couples and/or families seeking a warm, sunny climate with white sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, good food, and an abundance of activities of interest to everyone in the family.
The island in nestled off the southwest Florida coast near the Ten-thousand Island’s and offers some of the most spectacular beach and water sports activities available anywhere. Crescent Beach is a large, white sandy beach, four miles long, and offers spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and great sunsets each evening. You can relax on this beach, grab lunch at one of several beach-front establishments, or even walk to the southern end of the beach where jet-ski, sailboat, and parasailing rentals are available. Tigertail Beach is a great place for the younger kids offering shallow waters to wade in as well as paddle boat and water bike rentals with their parents. Boating, fishing, snorkeling, and swimming are a perfect way to relax while taking in some of the area’s natural environmental beauty including observing dolphins, manatee, and sea turtles in the local waters.
Marco Island and the surrounding areas are a wildlife bird sanctuary and you can view osprey, egrets, heron, and even a couple of American Bald Eagles in their natural habitat. Memories of a boating trip to Keewaydin Island for a relaxing picnic or a cruise though Rookery Bay Estuary will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a little more adventure, a ride through the Everglades may be for you. It’s not everyday you get to feed 18 ft alligators and actually get to hold baby alligators in your hands.
How to get to Marco Island
- From the East Coast of Florida - just take I-75 North (west) across Alligator Alley to Exit 101. Exit here and head south on Collier Boulevard (State Road 951) for 16 miles until you reach the Jolley Bridge. Cross the bridge and welcome to Paradise.
- From Central Florida – just take I-4 west until you get to I-75 and head south on I-75 until you get to Exit 101. Exit here and head south on Collier Boulevard (State Road 951) for 16 miles until you reach the Jolley Bridge. Cross the bridge and welcome to Paradise.
- Out of State – Fly into Regional Southwest Airport (RSW – Ft. Myers, FL) and follow signs to the airport exit and I-75. Take I-75 south approximately 27 miles to Exit 101. Exit here and head south on Collier Boulevard (State Road 951) for 16 miles until you reach the Jolley Bridge. Cross the bridge and welcome to Paradise.
- By Boat – the GPS location of Marco Island are 25.56 N and 81.43 W. There are several full equipped marinas to choose to dock your boat.