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6 Amazing Marco Island Land Tours

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Take a break from the water for an afternoon and think outside the box. When it comes to adventures on Marco Island, most people turn their attention to the inviting Gulf waters. And while we don’t blame them, there are eco-tour possibilities at every turn.

Whether you are on foot, in a van, on a bike, or riding a souped-up scooter, adventure awaits. We cover the top 6 Marco Island eco tours out of the water and on the sunny streets and sands of this coastal paradise.

Take a break from the water for an afternoon and think outside the box. When it comes to adventures on Marco Island, most people turn their attention to the inviting Gulf waters. And while we don’t blame them, there are eco-tour possibilities at every turn. Whether you are on foot, in a van, on a bike, or riding a souped-up scooter, adventure awaits. We cover the top 6 Marco Island eco tours out of the water and on the sunny streets and sands of this coastal paradise.

Adventures on Foot: Everglades Area Tours

Does a walking tour sound, well, slightly boring? If you are two-foot deep in the water of the Everglades, you will be anything but bored. Walking Marco Island eco-tours with this leading provider take you to the 75,000-acre cypress swamps of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. This three-hour naturalist journey exposes you to some of the most hidden and intriguing secrets of the Everglades. Learn about the largest active natural restoration project in the world. Find special once-in-a-lifetime occasions, such as a blooming wild ghost orchid or the tracks of a Florida panther (only about 250 are estimated to still exist in the wild). Encounters with white-tailed deer, barred owls, red-shouldered hawks, and other wildlife are definitely possible.

This adventure takes you deep into the Everglades. You can choose either a dry walk through the cypress or a water walk through a side of Florida few rarely get to see.

Walk Along with Stepping Stone Eco Tours

Stepping Stones offers 1 ½ hour educational tours. This slightly-scaled back journey, compared to Everglades Area Tours, is focused on education, utilizing available boardwalks and open paths to get you to some really interesting locations. Journey to “The Amazon of the North” and learn about the native Americans from the region, the wildlife, and the formation of the Everglades.

Journey by Van with Billy O’s Vantastic Tours

While Billy offers airboat rides through the Everglades, we think many may prefer the more comfortable four-wheeled journey by van. Rest in a luxury air-conditioned van and learn about some of the oddest Florida facts you could ever ask for. Find natural hammocks. Discover alligator holes. Surface the secretive ‘forever grasslands’. Learn all about Florida’s nature as you cruise through its side roads and paths. Tours depart 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Rock On with Rock Rentals

Take a small four-wheel cruiser through Marco Island, while learning all about its history, things you can do, and the most memorable sights and sounds. At the close of every tour, guests get a bag and booklet with coupons and special deals for many of the attractions and restaurants featured on the tour.

Sightsee on Two Wheels with Naples Bicycle Tours

So you want something a little different for your vacation? Try a Naples eco-tour by bike.

Biking is one of the most popular things to do in Marco Island. It’s athletic and relaxing at the same time. Naples Bicycle Tours takes you on a roughly 2-hour romp through the beautiful and popular city, Naples. Get to see your favorite side of Naples, including Historic Old Naples or the natural Everglades. Naples makes for a great Marco Island day trip. Naples is about 30 minutes away from Marco Island. Coordinate with the crew to plan your tour because some trips take you up through Marco Island.

Every bicyclist gets snacks, water, and any necessary gear. Go with a Florida Certified Naturalist and see some intriguing natural sights as you hit spots you never would have ever found otherwise!

A Big Fun Scooter Trip: Scootertown

We encourage all visitors to dig around for some fun and funky eco tours, and this strategy almost always brings our guests to Scootertown. Scootertown offers short guided trips in the area. They will also provide delivery if you choose to rent or make your own eco-tour. Many customers head to the nearby Caloosahatchee Mountain Bike Trail for an exciting and sometimes challenging eco-trip.

You can have no wheels or all the wheels. Either way, the possibilities are endless for an exciting eco tour near our Marco Island vacation rentals.