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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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Cross Cruises

Beach pick up at Eagle's Nest
410 Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, FL 34145

Cruise the waters around Marco Island aboard Capt. Hugh Cross's 22-ft....

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Shurr Adventures Kayaking

32016 Tamiami Trail East
Everglades City, FL 34139

Guided kayaking half-day, full-day and multi-day trips with a professional naturalist. Come explore the beauty of the Everglades in a small group!

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Guided mangrove tunnel kayak trip

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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Shelling

Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park

1515 Golden Gate Pkwy.
Naples, FL 34105

50-acre park provides an oasis close to the urban Naples area with a 5-acre lake good for bass fishing and 3,500 feet of nature boardwalk and trails w...

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