Seven Active Southwest Florida Day Trips

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jet skiing at sunset
What: Rise and shine!  It’s Marco Island Beach time!
Location:  Marco Island is the largest of the Ten Thousand Islands, a chain of islands and mangrove islets off the coast of southwest Florida. While the number of islands actually number in the hundreds, rather than the thousands, Marco Island is always an impressive outing. Depending on traffic, the trip to Marco Island from downtown Naples takes 20-30 minutes.
Great for: Beach enthusiasts
Why Go: Fun in the sun
Must See Attraction:  10,000 Island Waverunner Adventure. Another way to enjoy the pristine, crystal clear waters that surround Marco is to go on a Jet Ski Safari.
What to Bring:  Sunscreen, a bathing suit and your sense of adventure.
How:  Call 239-642-2359 to book your exploration of paradise with the Marco Island Ski and Watersports.  If jet skiing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other activities to participate in—like the annual Marco Triathlon, held this year on October 5th.
Did You Know:  It is believed that the ancestors of the fierce Calusa Indians inhabited this remote island. Evidence of their existence was first discovered in 1895 when Captain Bill Collier, son of Marco’s founder W.T. Collier, was digging on his property known then as Key Marco. Today, this area is called Old Marco and was the site of one of the most successful archeological digs in North America.