Towards the island's northern end, Tigertail Beach Park is a great spot for wildlife viewing, with wading birds on the shores of a lagoon.The Park rangers offer several educational programs each week, including birding tours and presentations on coastal wildlife. In contrast, the other end of the island, quieter South Marco Beach has public parking and restrooms but no other facilities.
Boating is a natural way around here, with full-service marinas a great jumping-off point, offering boat rentals, transient slips, fishing charters into the nearby Ten Thousand Islands. Many cruises include a stop on an island for shelling.
With just 200 residents, Goodland is a laid-back fishing village that was founded in the late 1800s. Family fishing trips, Everglades tours led by trained nature experts, fishing charters to the Ten Thousand Islands: Goodland's activities are centered on its incredible natural surroundings.
- Marco Princess dining cruises and sightseeing boat tours.
- City of Marco Island official web site.
- Marco Island Living magazine website.
- Paradise Coast Naples and Everglades discovery website.
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