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Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat

1. Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat

Learn the fine art of shell collecting on the remote barrier island beaches of Florida’s 10,000 Islands, and escape the shelling hordes of Marco Island and Captiva. Make your own way to Goodland Boating Park to climb aboard a boat that will take you to remote beaches that have not been picked over by others. Few shell collectors know about - or can get to - the beaches of these islands, resulting in pristine shelling opportunities. Touring in small groups, you will be led by a shelling guide with decades of experience. Learn about the nuances of the tide, winds, and locations that affect shelling, and the life cycle and habitat of different species. Your guide even has the knack of finding the Gulf Coast's most prized shell treasure; the junonia!

Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

2. Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

The Everglades area is home to a vast and varied ecosystem containing the largest mangrove forest in North America. The unique Everglades lakes, surrounded by mangroves, are refuges and nursery grounds for herons, egrets, stilts, ducks, wood storks, spoonbills, alligators, otters, and a variety of cute little fish. The Everglades National Park Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour takes you inside the unique mangrove ecosystem in a stable "sit-on-top" kayak (no previous experience required). Weave through the interconnecting, narrow lakes and flowing tidal creeks. Float through tunnels in the mangrove forest, created by the dense mangrove growth up the edges and even over the tops of the interlocking creeks and narrow lakes. The mangrove tunnels make for a surreal and mystical experience with the sunlight shimmering through the canopy, the stillness of the forest vegetation and the sounds of the forest itself. Enjoy learning a wealth of information on the colorful local history of Everglades National Park and its wonderful wildlife and flora.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 383 reviews

We loved our tour! Joe is an excellent guide--very informative and knowledgeable! We had lots of fun and saw dolphins along the way and found some beautiful shells! Thank you Joe! The Flanagans

We really enjoyed the tour with Ron on April 23 at 1 p.m. on the Turner River. ... We will share pictures when we are back in Germany. Evelyn & Andrew

Great boat trip with very knowledgeable and friendly crew. Highly recommend. Kids loved the dolphins and also shelling on one of the islands.

This was a relaxed canoe trip through the mangroves. We saw lots of alligators and turtles. Gladly again.

We saw Dolphins, Osprey’s nest and chick, found pretty shells on the beach. It was a fun trip