An aerial of mangrove islands surrounded by calm water. Two men paddle through tall aquatic grass. A great egret wades in shallow water through thick vegetation. An airboat glides over still water in the Everglades. Two people watch a half-submerged alligator slowly moving through calm water.

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Surrounded by endless mangroves, estuaries, marshes, shorelines and an abundance of wildlife, Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades is home to a diverse and untouched ecosystem. Here, you can catch a glimpse of a rare bird perched in the treetops, hook a fish from your kayak in the Ten Thousand Islands, or get up close with ghost orchids on a guided swamp walk. Come discover unique outdoor adventures beyond the beach, and see a pristine Florida just as it looked hundreds of years ago. 

Big Cypress National Preserve
Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center
52105 Tamiami Trail E.
Ochopee, FL 34141

The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's sou...

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Canoe through mangrove tunnels of the Turner River with a ranger
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Captain Ray's Charters
880 12th Ave. S.
Naples, FL 34102

Enjoy a relaxing private narrated cruise with up to six people. Going out to the Gulf of Mexico, we will wind our way past the beautiful homes of Port...

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Avi's Watersports
909 Collier Court
Marco Island, FL 34145

Tour the Ten Thousand Islands on a Jet Ski with tour guide Avi, the "dolphin whisperer." Receive a flash drive of photo memories after your tour.

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Offshore Naples
895 10th Street South
Naples, FL 34102

Offshore Naples offers an unforgettable and comfortable experience on the water in Naples and Marco Island....

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M & H Stables
5450 Stable Way
Naples, FL 34114

M & H Stables offers trail riding on the Picayune Strand State Forest's Equestrian Trail, as well as other Everglades trails, riding lessons, grou...

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Baker Park
10 Riverside Circle
Naples, FL 34102

Baker Park is a beautiful riverfront park along the Gordon River in downtown Naples that serves as the southern connector of the Gordon River Greenway...

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Baker Park

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