If you love the thrill of boating or sailing and want to set out while at The Boat House, rent a boat from our friends at Rose Marina of Marco Island and store it on-site at our private dock throughout your stay.
There’s just something about tossing a line in the water and reeling in the big one that never ceases to thrill for those who enjoy the angling life! With a temporary fishing license, you can cast your lines off our docks, use our cleaning station, and soak in paradise. Or, if you want the guidance of one of our local experts, there are plenty to choose from.
Explore the Gulf of Mexico from underneath the waves. Scuba Adventures is owned by Jeff and Jessie Dawson and conveniently located less than half a mile away from The Boat House Marco. Scuba Adventures.
Marco Island- Depart from Calusa Island Marina (Goodland/Marco Island) for a 1.5 hour tour. Enjoy comfortable captain-style seating on a tour led by experienced naturalists. See manatee, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons and more. Departs 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and sunset. Marco Island Boat Tours
Environmental Learning Center – 16,500 square-foot facility with four research laboratories, classrooms and 140-seat auditorium, and a two story visitor center. The visitor center offers a variety of hands-on experiences, including 2,300-gallon aquarium and interactive exhibits addressing research and stewardship efforts ongoing within the Reserve, as well as a nature store, gallery and picnic area. Rookery Bay.
Collier-Seminole State Park is a Florida State Park and the home of a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, the Bay City Walking Dredge – used to build the Tamiami Trail through the Everglades. The park includes 6,430 acres of mangrove swamp, cypress swamps, salt marshes, mangrove river estuaries, and pine flatwoods. Among the wildlife are American alligators, raccoons, ospreys, the American white ibis, brown pelicans, wood storks, bald eagles, red-cockaded woodpeckers, American crocodiles, Florida black bears and Big Cypress fox squirrels. Collier Seminole State Park.
Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo and charitable institution in Southwest Florida that features a full day of fun activities.This 52-acre tropical park is names “Best Place for Kids” by Naples Daily News and Gulfshore Life Magazine. Animals on-site include alligators, clouded leopards, tigers and many different species of birds. Naples Zoo.
This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida black bears. Nature reserve; Wildlife park.
Airboat tours through private Everglades grasslands, swamp buggy tours, gator shows and animal sanctuary with panthers, tigers, and 100 gators! Wooten’s Alligator Farm.