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If you’re lucky enough to call Marco Island home, you know that nothing quite compares to the island lifestyle that you get to experience day after day. After all, with a pristine tropical backdrop right outside your home and all the small town flair that envelopes you, it can be easy to forget that you’re not on vacation everyday. When you move to the Island, remember to take some time out and really take it all in, explore new places and get acquainted with your surroundings…even get out of your comfort zone for an afternoon. Marco Island offers some of the best scenic water attractions in the entire state, so if you’re ready to soak up the sun and discover new destinations, here are the top aquatic adventures on Marco Island.

Ten Thousand Islands Boat Tour

Located off the southern end of the Island lies a chain of islands and mangroves that offer some of the best sights to see in all of Southwest Florida. The Ten Thousand Islands feature spectacular scenery and is home to the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most impressive mangrove forests in North America, a wide array of campsites and so much more. Take a Ten Thousand Islands boat tour for a half-day island adventure. With small tours departing daily, you’re able to take in the serene lifestyle of this protected area and enjoy dolphin watching, sightseeing and more during this unbelievable experience.

Marco Island Diving

For those who are yearning for a bit more adventure, Marco Island offers incredible diving experiences. Whether you’re a first-time diver or a veteran, take part in an underwater excursion like no other. Explore the depths of the Gulf and get up-close and personal with angelfish, crabs, snapper, snook, lionfish and more aquatic species. Take a journey over to The Hole, an 80′ wide sinkhole and uncover secret caverns and fish that swim upside-down due to the opposite pull of gravity. If you’re looking to be amazed, you simply must take a dive off the waters of Marco Island.

Beautiful Beaches

You may not be ready for any deep-sea diving just yet; however, if feeling the warmth of the sun and enjoying tranquil breezes is more your thing, Marco Island doesn’t disappoint. White sand beaches, calming waters and salty sea air await at some of the best beaches on the Island. We recommend visiting the following:

Nothing beats a day at the beach and with so many options to choose from on the Island, any day can be a beach day.

Other Marco Island Aquatic Activities

When it comes to enjoying the water, Marco Island makes it easy. Other iconic Marco Island experiences include:

So, if you’re in the mood to get out on the water, you’re in the right place! Discover all that Marco Island has to offer that makes it one of the most unique places to live in Southwest Florida.

The team at Gulfstream Homes is ready to help you build or buy the perfect home on the Island! Call (239) 259-8070 or visit

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