Nature Tours near Marco Beach Ocean Resort
Get back to nature and explore the wilderness of the 10 Thousand Islands. These islands and the surrounding maze of bay, inlet, and channel waterways provide a sanctuary for more than 200 domestic and exotic birds. The famous Florida Everglades are a short drive away from our resort, and they are ideal for quiet nature tours or exciting airboat rides.
Whether you are seeking more information about Everglades National Park accommodations or Conservancy Nature Center tours, our friendly staff can assist you in booking your next outdoor adventure.
Conservancy Nature Center
For more than half a decade, the Conservancy Nature Center has been a leading environmental advocacy organization in Southwest Florida. They offer guided nature trails and boat tours, and you can also visit their natural science museum and wildlife rehabilitation clinic.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Explore nature via a two-mile raised boardwalk through four distinct environments: a pine upland, a wet prairie, a cypress forest, and a marsh. The nature store features an extensive selection of field guides, clothing, and gifts.
Everglades National Park
Located only 70 miles east of Naples, this famous national park houses an abundance of Florida wildlife. You can discover the "River of Grass" on foot, by bike, in a canoe, or on tram tours.
Big Cypress National Preserve
The first National Preserve in the National Park System, Big Cypress has a mixture of pines, hardwoods, prairies, mangrove forests, cypress strands, and domes. Visitors will find a recreational paradise with camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and bird watching opportunities.
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
Also known as the "Amazon of North America," The Fakahatchee Strand is a linear swamp forest approximately 20 miles long by five miles wide oriented from north to south. The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park hosts a wide array of habitats and forest types from the wetter swamps and prairies to the drier islands of tropical hardwood hammocks and pine rock lands.