Adventure Packed Naples & Marco Island Activities for Thrill-Seekers

By: Susan Finch

Naples and Marco Island, Florida is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with a passion for wildlife, unique ecosystems, and of course, adventure. But instead of just seeing it, experience it with a thrill-seeking tour you won’t forget. Here’s what to see and do.

Jet ski tour. Naples and Marco Island Florida Adventure Packed Activities. Must Do Visitor Guides. Experience the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Island, Florida with these exciting tours and activities.
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Take a WaveRunner Eco-Tour or Soar Above The Gulf on a Parasailing Adventure

Getting an overview of Naples and Marco Island’s beauty doesn’t have to mean a tranquil cruise or walk on the beach. You can also experience the area’s breathtaking views by parasail or WaveRunner tour with Naples Beach Water Sports or Marco Island Water Sports. WaveRunner tours journey from Naples or Marco Island into Ten Thousand Islands of the Everglades with a trained guide to see the unique ecosystems and wildlife of Florida. Guests can also opt to get an overview of the WaveRunner before venturing out on their own along nearby beaches. Parasail tours offer a birds-eye-view of the Gulf Of Mexico with the chance to see dolphins and manatees at play, as well as tropical birds taking flight alongside you.

Group of jet skis on the water Naples and Marco Island, Florida. Experience the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Island, Florida with a WaveRunner tour.
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Tandem parasail. Experience the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Island, Florida with an exciting parasailing tour.
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See Wildlife on an Airboat Ride Into The Everglades 

The Naples and Marco Island area is home to some of the most fascinating ecosystems in the world. See it up-close and personal with an Everglades Day Safari for an eco-tour adventure. Enjoy a nature walk under a bald cypress canopy followed by a scenic boat cruise to Ten Thousand Islands mangrove forest in Everglades National Park. Educated and highly trained naturalist’s guide visitors through the area and share insights on area wildlife, vegetation, and the unique ecosystem of the Everglades.

Experience the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Island, Florida with an exciting airboat tour in the Florida Everglades.
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Take a Thrilling Jet Boat Sightseeing Eco-Tour

For fun, safe thrills, Pure Florida Jet Boat delights passengers on a 360-degree adrenaline rush tour. Up to 23 passengers speed across the water at speeds up to 35 mph while exploring the Gordon River, Ten Thousand Islands, and toward the Gulf of Mexico as weather allows. Pure Florida’s Jet Boat Odinwill even slow down long enough to see some dolphins, learn more about the sights and ecology, and chat with the knowledgeable captain. It’s an unforgettable Florida adventure that’s even suitable for courageous kids.

Experience the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Island, Florida with an exciting Pure Florida Jet Boat thrill ride and sightseeing tour.
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See Florida Wildlife on an Off Road Jeep Tour

Get into the heart of Southwest Florida’s untouched terrain and see the wealth of native wildlife. Orange Jeep Tours offers a 90-minute narrated open-air Jeep tour for an outdoor adventure with the chance to see American alligators, Whitetail deer, Osceola turkey, Florida Red-Bellied turtle, and native bird species. Choose a Classic Explorer tour, or come back for more and try the Sunrise, Sunset, Birder, or Photo Safari package to see the best of Florida’s natural terrain.

Experience the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Island, Florida with an exciting Orange Jeep Tours eco-tour.
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Captain Your Own Boat With Backwater Adventure

Jet boats and WaveRunners aren’t the only option for getting on the water for a little adventure. Climb aboard a two-person power cataman–a Craig-Cat boat–with Backwater Adventure and sit in a comfortable position with legs stretched out. You drive it yourself with the safety of a guide driving their own Craig-Cat in front of you. Your guide will also point out points of interest and wildlife during the exciting 3-hour guided eco-tour. 

Experience the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Island, Florida with an exciting Craig-cat eco-boat tour.
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Spend your Florida adventure zipping around the Gulf of Mexico, Ten Thousand Islands, and the Everglades and end it at sunset at a white, sandy beach. The best part about experiencing Naples and Marco Island’s nature and breathtaking views is the opportunity to do it all over again tomorrow.

6 Adventure Packed Naples and Marco Island, Florida Activities. Experience the natural beauty of Naples and Marco Island, Florida with these exciting tours and activities. Must Do Visitor Guides.

Written by: Susan Finch | Author Website

Susan Finch is a travel writer and content marketer for the tourism industry who spends her time obsessing over the latest travel trends, wrangling her small kids, and planning her family's next big adventure.

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