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Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island provided by Florida Adventures and Rentals

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Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Explore the unique mangrove ecosystems of the Ten Thousand Islands on this family-friendly Gulf Coast boat tour from Marco Island. Look for marine life as you cruise to Cape Romano, where you see the curious dome houses and disembark for shell collecting on a secluded beach. A comfortable boat and semi-private size make it an ideal voyage for all ages.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    909 Collier Ct
    909 Collier Ct, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA
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  • 1
    Caxambas Pass Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Cape Romano
  • 2
    Cape Romano
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    909 Collier Ct
    909 Collier Ct, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Cruise through the mangroves and islands of Florida’s Gulf Coast
  • Look for wildlife on the short boat ride from Marco Island to Cape Romano
  • Collect sea shells and learn the story behind the cape’s dome houses
  • Short and easy option for families with children
Important Information
Departure Point
909 Collier Ct, Marco Island, FL 34145, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Caxambas Pass Park
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Romano
  • Entry/Admission - Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant and kids life preservers are available.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
287Reviews
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Donn Ingemie wrote a review 18 Oct
Naples, Florida2 contributions
I was pleasantly surprised with the tour and how it was conducted, our Capt. Marco was extremely versed in the local culture as well as the eco system. He knew I wanted shots of the dome houses in particular, he made sure I got what I needed. I'd recommend this tour to tourists
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from fla_adv, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Donni, Thank you for the great review of our Cape Romano and Shelling tour and of Captain Marco! He is a true native to the island, so he has a ton of knowledge about the local history and its wildlife. We are so happy he was able to help you get the shoots you wanted of the dome house. Thank you for the recommendation of our tour, we hope you will join us again for another adventure. Kind regards, Caitlyn Reservations Agent
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Brad S wrote a review 14 Oct
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We took the tour last year with Capt. Marco and had a great time. We came back this year with our daughter and had Capt. Nate. We had a great time again and our daughter loved it. We found lots of shells again and Capt. Nate found some interesting ones and gave them to us. We
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from fla_adv, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Brad, Thank you so much for joining us again for another tour! Captain Nate knows a lot about the different shells in the area and loves to find some for his guests that they may have missed. We are so happy that your daughter loved each of the tours you took and got to collect so many shells! We hope we will see you again for another adventure during your next visit to Marco Island. Kind regards, Caitlyn Reservations Agent
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Sailing Mike 123 wrote a review Sep 2020
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My wife and I had a wonderful time. Our host Jessie was amazing and extremely smart, she took her time to explain all the different species of shells to my wife while shell hunting and really did a great job with the whole trip.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from fla_adv, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mike, Thank you for the great review of our company and of Jessica, your guide! Jessica has a true passion for marine life and doing what she does! We are so happy she was able to assist your wife in identifying the different shells during the shelling portion of the trip. Please join us again for another adventure. Kind regards, Caitlyn Reservations Agent
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Beth R wrote a review Sep 2020
Savannah, Georgia21 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband I loved our tour! Captain Nate was great and very informative! His knowledge of the island was very impressive! Shelling was so much fun and I found so many beautiful shells! We were each given a bag and the Captains even helped us find some shells and named them for
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Response from fla_adv, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Beth, Thank you for the great review of Captain Nate, and our Cape Romano and Shelling Tour. Captain Nate is a Florida Naturalist with tons of knowledge about our local ecosystem and the shells. We are so happy you were able to collect so many shells and get the names from them. Please join us again during your next visit to Marco Island for another adventure! Kind regards, Caitlyn Reservations Agent
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Kyle wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had Capt. Steve, he was fun, knowledgeable, and even gave me a piece of his drift wood! I will be going back with family so they can take this tour! See dolphins, birds, and some great shells.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from fla_adv, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Boat Tour from Marco Island
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for the great review of Captain Steve and your tour! Captain Steve absolutely loves what he does and makes sure each tour has an awesome experience! We are so happy you got to see so much during your tour and were happy to know you will be back with the family! We can't wait to see you again for another adventure. Kind regards, Caitlyn Reservations Agent
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Florida Adventures and Rentals
Wendy W
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2 hour Shelling and eco tour of 10,000 Islands
Capt. Marco and guide Mark did an exceptional private tour. Very informative, congenial, helpful to the 7 of us. We
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tkgpburn
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Kayaks & Paddle Boards
They had everything ready for us, even after some last-minute changes. Great service! Recommend highly!
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sharpsh00ter7
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Somehow even better than expected
Awesome experience. We rented two jet skis for a tour of the 10,000 islands, and it was incredible. We got to see d
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Jillian H
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Fantastic eco tour!!!
We took the 3-hour Marco Island Eco Tour with Captain Mark and it was fantastic! Capt Mark got the dolphins to play
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snyder6353
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Wonderful shelling!
Relaxed ad informative ride about Marco with Captain Mark,. Awesome time. Great stories and very patient with passe
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pab52993
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First timer
I had a great kayaking tour with Jessica. She was very knowledgable with regard to the marine life in the area. It
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rvoja1
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Awesome shelling experience!
We would highly recommend this company! Our shelling adventure was incredible with Nate. Even found the rare Junon
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sarstief
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Great excursion!!
We did a private 2 hour shelling adventure with Captain Marco and Captain Mark. They gave us island history and we
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jorgepachyhernandez
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Wonderful experience
We went with our daughter to this tour with Andrew (tour guide) and we had the most amazing time!!!!!! Andrew is ex
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Jorge H
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Jet ski with Andrew
Andrew was our tour guide, he was AWESOME, we had a great time. We recommend him and this company 100% Thank you J
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Lad5727
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Excellent experience with Capt. Mark and Jessica!!
Excellent shelling experience with Capt. Mark and Jessica. Saw a group of Dolphins and boy did they put on a show f
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Road676953
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Excellent
No words to express my gratitude with the guide. Always going an extra effort to take care of the group and pleased
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krisrittichier
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Beautiful day on Water with Captain Stephen
Had a great day with us and Capt Stephen. He showed us the mangroves, rare birds, dolphin surfing, and a great time
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666alisone
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A Bird Lover's MUST
So Much Fun! The Jet-Skiing through the 10,000 Islands alone would've been fun but it was so much more than that. A
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Fearless34063375729
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Great spot!
The staff was friendly and very accommodating. I will definitely stop by again next time I’m in town. My Army buddi
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