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The natural splendor of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades is yours to behold.

What earns the area its Paradise Coast nickname are the estuaries, mangroves, cypress swamps, forests and beaches that are home to dolphins, birds, black bears, manatees and other wildlife. The area is home to several nature preserves, including Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, as well as state, local and private nature parks perfect for bird watching, spotting other wildlife, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, photography, fishing and boating. Feel free to spend time outside whether you're an insect-fearing city slicker, a nature lover or something in between. Boardwalks, nature centers, canoe trails, waterways and swamp hikes present plenty of opportunities for exploration.

 

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Marco Island Ski & Watersports

400 S. Collier Blvd.
560 S. Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, FL 34145

  SWFL's premier water adventure provider since 1981   •10,000 Islands Guided Waverunner Tours • Waverunner Rentals • Parasailing Adventures • Calusa ...

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Calusa Spirit Dolphin Cruise

Big Cypress Swamp Tours

12580 Turner River Rd
Ochopee, FL 34141

Located half way between Naples and Miami, along U.S. 41, the Big Cypress National Preserve is the home of the elusive Florida panther....

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Big Cypress National Preserve

Oasis 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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Dolphin Research Tours

740 Palm Point Drive
Goodland, FL 34140

Join our dolphin tour and search for Marco Islands dolphins during a unique 'citizen science' eco-tour in The 10,000 Island Wilderness Preserve....

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