Marco Island Tour: Wildlife Sightseeing and Shelling
903 Ratings
Marco Island
Embark on a thrilling wildlife sightseeing and shelling tour in Marco Island. Cruise through the Ten Thousand Islands, explore mangrove islands, and search for exotic sea shells on a private beach. Fun for all ages!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Goodland Boating Park - ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
    We depart from the Goodland Boat Park located at 750 Palm Point Dr, Goodland, FL 34140. This location includes a 5.22 acre park, restrooms, concessions for sale from sunscreen to food and allows easy access to the the Ten Thousand Islands and Gulf of Mexico.
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Cooler with ice
  • Shell Bags
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Parking Ticket $10
Additional Information

Join us on our Marco Island Scenic and Shelling Tour, starting from Goodland Boat Park, Goodland, FL. During this two-hour excursion, you’ll partake in one of our most renowned adventures, a thrilling and picturesque journey through the Ten Thousand Islands. Our skilled Captains and Guides will share insights about the unique ecology of this remarkable environment. After exploring the mangrove islands, we’ll make a stop at a private beach where you can find some of the most unusual tropical seashells that the Gulf coast has to offer. This is a highly educational adventure that promises to keep both children and adults captivated throughout.

Please be aware: All members of your group are required to sign the electronic waiver found on your voucher prior to your Boat Tour.

Please remember that a ticket is required for every person in your group, including infants aged 0+.

  • Fully shaded boat
  • Please note: Everyone in your party must sign the electronic waiver located on your voucher before arriving to your Boat Tour
  • Please note that a ticket must be purchased for every individual in your party, this includes toddlers ages 0+
  • Infant and kids life preservers are available. Must be 20 lbs or heavier to board the boat. Under the weight will not be allowed on board.
750 Palm Point Dr
Palm Point Drive
ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. Booking times are exact and not an arrival window. Boat leaves on time as scheduled! You will meet with our crew by the covered pavilion for parking assistance and checkin. $10 parking fee per vehicle. Uber/Lyft or drop off highly recommended.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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May 31, 2024
Best experience ever!!! - Our group was part of a summer camp. What an amazing experience. We went shelling and had the opportunity to see many dolphins and manatees. Captain Marco was fabulous and the guide Elliott was incredibly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and was so much fun for the campers. Thank you!!!
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May 29, 2024
Educational and fun - We took the Grandkids to this tour and they loved it. It was very educational and we saw a lot of dolphins on the way.
Review provided by Viator
May 28, 2024
Wildlife and Shell tour - Our captain and his first mate were both very knowledgeable about the history and the ecosystem of the area. We learned a lot plus saw dolphins and birds right off the bat. Learned a lot about Marco Island and it’s development and also had a beach excursion to shell. Not a lot of great shells, but it was still fun and the first mate gave everyone a choice selection of her shell collection that she says are there after big storms.
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May 20, 2024
Don’t want to miss - So much fun had by all. The shells on the beach stop were so beautiful to add to my collection. Totally recommend for families or couples.
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May 17, 2024
May Day Tour - We had a beautiful day on the water with Captain Kristina. We saw dolphins, a manatee and a ray, osprey nesting. We learned about the red mangrove trees that made up the Ten Thousand Islands. Learned about local wildlife and the local area. Captain Kristina had a wealth of knowledge about everything that we saw. Visited an island for shelling. 2 hours. Perfect timing. Highly recommend
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May 13, 2024
Marco Knows Marco - We were immediately greeted by Kathleen. She was great to chat with and got us excited for our excursion. She informed us we’d be with Captain Marco and that he was so knowledgeable about anything and everything. And she wasn’t kidding. He was a wealth of knowledge and answered any and all questions. He went out of his way to make sure the kids saw dolphins, manatees, iguanas and turtles. And he made sure to find sand dollars for my daughter. We had a great time and were lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves. We would do this tour over again in a heartbeat. Thanks for a great day!
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May 13, 2024
Wildlife sightseeing and shelling tour - I went on the wildlife sightseeing and shelling tour. We saw dolphins, went to a little island with awesome shells, and our captain Marco was very informative and entertaining - he made sure we did everything we wanted (shells and dolphins)! This was an amazing activity to do with family and I definitely recommend.
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May 10, 2024
Wonderful experience - Colleen was an excellent guide offering thorough information on wildlife and history! We were able to see the dolphins up close and personal, as well as the manatees. Wonderful time!
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May 8, 2024
Would recommend - Whole family enjoyed the tour. Both guides/captains were very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic with sharing their love of sea life and of Marco Island. Would recommend!
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Apr 25, 2024
Best day on the water - Our family of 7 did a two hour private tour with Marco and Colleen. They were the best, treated us like life long friends. Very knowledgeable and informative. We got to see osprey nests with babies, manatees, dolphins and did some shelling. Dolphins provided a spectacular show for us. It was an AWESOME trip and HIGHLY recommend.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024