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Although every day feels like summer here in Southwest Florida, there’s just no competing with July and August when you live on Marco Island. Hot, balmy, sun-filled days, sunset-splashed skies at night and less crowds make Marco Island the perfect spot to partake in some summertime adventures that the whole family can enjoy. And with a few more weeks until school is back in session, it’s the perfect time to load up the car and go exploring in this idyllic beach town. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate shelling experience, a glimpse into Marco Island history, a visit with the local wildlife or a lazy day on the beach, Marco Island has it all! When you want to enjoy a day on Marco, no matter if you’re a local or just visiting, here are some of the top summer activities on Marco Island.

Paddle Marco

Get up close and personal with the area’s wildlife and nature preserves when you hop aboard a kayak and set off on a day filled with adventure. Paddle through the Ten Thousand Islands, drift through the mangroves and spend some time with the area’s birds, fish and other marine critters. Want your very own adventure away from a guided tour? Rent a kayak or a paddle board and set off for a while, taking in everything the area has to offer.

Marco Island Princess

No matter if you’ve lived on the Island for years or you’re new to the area, everyone enjoys a relaxing boat ride around our friendly waters. Book a trip on board the 90-foot Marco Island Princess for sightseeing tours, dinner cruises and more. From freshly-prepared meals to loads of entertainment, the Marco Island Princess is the perfect getaway when you don’t want to drift too far away from home.

Marco Island Historical Museum

Take the kids on a journey of exploration at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Who says summer can’t be filled with learning? With these fun tours of the museum, the whole family will learn more about Marco Island’s beginnings and how its ancestors have shaped the Island for the future. If you’re looking for the perfect activity to get the kids ready for another year of learning, the Marco Island Historical Museum is it!

Marco Island Mystery & History

Who doesn’t love a little bit of mystery? Take the trolley on a ride through the Island and learn all about its spooky history. From an Indian burial mound to a haunted inn, you’ll find that Marco Island is bustling with activity. With a pre-tour cocktail hour and tons of fun in store, when you’re looking for a summer date night, you’ll want to add this to the list.

Other Marco Island Activities

From beach time to exploration, Marco Island makes for the perfect summertime destination. If you’re looking for more summer activities, take the family along to the following:

Make the most of this calm, breezy time of the year, especially during the last few weeks that your kids will be home from school. Go on a trip around town to take in some of the sights, learn new things and most importantly, spend time together as a family in your island paradise.

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