Marco Island

Beach resorts to fishing village vibes

Marco Island

The largest of the Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island is located just south of Naples and easily accessible with two bridges allowing vehicle traffic on and off the island. 

The island is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches and offers access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the mangrove-lined estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands. More than just another pretty beach, Marco Island's mood shifts from sophisticated resort area to historic nautical community and funky fishing village. Boating is a way of life for Marco Island residents and visitors, with many year-round and vacation homes located on the water. Bring your appetite for seafood, whether you plan to catch it on your own or at a local restaurant. For hidden gems, seek out the picturesque waterfront restaurants in the communities of Goodland and Isles of Capri. Visitors have their choice of beachfront resort hotels, several inland hotels, and many vacation rental properties and time share resorts. 

Signature events taking place in Marco Island include the Mullet Festival in Goodland (January), Wet Paint Live, (February), Marco Island Seafood Festival (March), Taste of Marco (April), Marco Island Festival of the Arts (April), the Marco Island Rocks Concert Series, a weekly Farmers Market (November-April), and a variety of colorful Christmas Island Style events (December).

Population (2016): 17,847
Per capita income (2016): $59,670
Median household income (2016): $73,559
Median home value (2016): $492,000

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Blue Mangrove Gallery

1089 N. Collier Blvd., Ste. 417
Marco Island, FL 34145

Jewelry, Fine Art & Photography, Gifts Florida handcrafted gift gallery with a captivating selection of traditional, timeless & whimsical trea...

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Blue Mangrove Gallery

TropicBird Ecotours

385 Angler Dr., Calusa Island Marina
Calusa Island Marina, Goodland
Marco Island, FL 34140

The only naturalist-led ecotour of the 10,000 Islands under sail, seeing, hearing and experiencing nature as intended....

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Marco Island Candle Company

135 S Barfield Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145

Marco Island Candle Company was founded on two basic concepts: providing the highest quality waxes and highest quality fragrance oils for a perfect ca...

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Dolphin Explorer

951 Bald Eagle Dr.
Marco Island, FL 34145

Be a citizen scientist onboard this unqiue sightseeing boat tour, assisting naturalists by spotting dolphin, collecting data and logging photos as par...

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Six Chuter Charters Inc

Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr.
Marco Island, FL 34145

Catch Florida's best game fish in the scenic Backwater among the Ten Thousand Island or venture into the Gulf of Mexico for a day of fishing the sunke...

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Spring Tarpon Run

Back Water Adventure

3200 San Marco Rd.
Marco Island, FL 34145

At Backwater Adventure Marco Island, you can't get any closer to wildlife than this! We offer boat tours on our unique two-person Craigcats....

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