What to Expect
On our two-hour Marco Island Sightseeing and Shelling Tours you will experience one of the most popular adventures we are known for. Departing from Goodland Boat Park just East of Marco Island, enjoy a cruise through the 10,000 Islands, made up entirely of mangrove trees. These islands are home to a large variety of beautiful birds. Keep your eyes peeled on the water as this area is home to resident dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, rays, and sharks. After our cruise through the islands we will stop on a private beach in search of the most exotic sea shells that the Gulf Coast is famous for. This is a semi-private or private tour. Our boats are very kid friendly, with comfortable seating and a ladder for easy boarding. Unlike other shelling companies, we are able to get our boats very close to the beach to avoid you having to wade through chest deep water!
The Gulf Coast of Florida has a lot to offer when it comes to hidden and not so hidden coastal treasure hunts. This guided boat tour will take you to a deserted beach where you will find beautiful shells that you will take home with you as a Marco Island souvenir. Among the most popular ones we can name the Banded Tulip, the Clam Shell, the Coquina Clam Shells, the Cowry Shell, the Florida Fighting Conch, the Lightning Whelk, the Lined Moon Snail Shell, the Murex Shell, the Oyster Shell, the Ribbed Cantharus Shell, the Scallop Shell, the Scotch Bonnet Shell, and the Turret Shell. Tell us what’s your favorite and we will find it during the tour!
Our guests ranged from very young children to adults, this is a tour designed for every age group and will keep everyone engaged during the search of these tropical treasures while you walk the white sandy beaches searching for the perfect Shell.
Florida Adventures and Rentals, is committed to teach our guests about to ecology that makes the Rookery Bay Reserve and the Ten Thousand Islands a tropical paradise.
We also offer other mangrove tours through the 10,000 islands. Check them out here!