Marco Island Princess

Marco Island Princess from afar

Marco Island is easily one of Florida’s most well-kept secrets. You’ll be able to experience the fun in the sun you expect from a Florida getaway, but you’ll be avoiding the big tourist crowds you might find in cities like Miami or Orlando. Instead, you can really allow yourself to relax on one of the Marco Island beaches, stroll down the quaint streets and pop into the local boutique, or explore the rich history and breathtaking nature of the area.

During your Marco Island getaway, you’ll have to check out the Marco Island Princess. This dinner cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Both visitors and locals love coming aboard to enjoy the unique cuisine, romantic ambiance, and company of the friendly and knowledgeable crew. Two of the best options coming aboard the Princess include the Nature and History Lunch Cruise and the Admiral Sunset Dinner Cruise. Whichever meal you select, you’re in for a treat just minutes from our Marco Island rentals!

Nature and History Lunch Cruise

The Nature and History Lunch Cruise is a wonderful option for the entire family to enjoy a delicious meal and see the sights of Marco Island. The cruise lasts 2 hours and features a lunch served buffet-style, complete with all your favorite deli offerings, assorted salads, plenty of sides, and fresh-baked cookies!

manatee swimming in ocean

While you are dining, your captain will provide information about Marco and the Ten Thousand Islands. Be sure to bring your camera, as you’re likely to see incredible wildlife right outside the window, including manatees, sea turtles, nesting osprey, and other birds, and even dolphins!

The Nature and History Lunch Cruise costs just $35 per adult, and children aged 4 to 11 are half price. Kids under 4 are free! This meal makes a great budget-friendly option for a fantastic meal and an educational experience at the same time!

Admiral’s Sunset Dinner Cruise

Later in the evening, the Princess sets sail on the Admiral’s Sunset Dinner Cruise, a great option for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart or a quality meal with your family. Aboard the dinner cruise, you’ll find a delicious double entree buffet featuring the Chef-carved prime rib au jus along with a second entree of seafood or poultry. You’ll also enjoy the fresh Caesar salad, rolls, vegetable of the day, whipped potatoes, dessert, and coffee.

sunset over the water and grass

Along with the mouthwatering meal, you will be treated to two hours of incredible views featuring a spectacular sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. Feel free to enjoy the view from the climate-controlled salon or outside on the main or upper deck. No matter where you choose to sit, you’ll have a stunning view that you’ll never forget.

Hours for the Sunset Cruise vary throughout the year to coincide with the sunset. In midwinter, departure times often remain around 5 p.m., while in the summer, the cruise does not leave until as late as 7 p.m. Adult tickets for the Admiral’s Sunset Dinner Cruise cost $55 per person, and children aged 4 to 11 are half price, while Kids 4 and under are free.


Are reservations required?

While reservations are not required, they are strongly recommended. A credit card number is required to secure your reservation, and you may cancel up to three hours before the departure time without penalty.

Are drinks included?

Drinks are not included with your purchase price, but they can be purchased on board with cash or credit card.

Is gratuity included?

While there is a small service charge included in your ticket price, gratuity is always appreciated for your captain and crew.

What time should I arrive?

Once you place your reservation, you will be informed of your boarding time, which is typically 30 to 45 minutes before departure time.

How does weather impact the cruises?

The Marco Island Princess sails rain or shine. We will only cancel due to extremely unsafe weather, and guests will be notified in advance. Whether you’re looking for an exciting lunch or a fun sunset dinner cruise on Marco Island, the Marco Island Princess is a great bet! At the end of the night, return to one of our Marco Island vacation rentals to spend the rest of your perfect evening. Contact us today to learn more!