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ACTION SPORTS . SCOOTERTOWN - Scooters, bikes, in- line skates and beach stroller rentals. Bike sales. 1095 Bald Eagle Dr. Map1( 3C) 239- 394- 8400 . ZK SCOOTERS & GEM ELECTRIC CARS - Scooters and electric car rentals, 9 Front Street. Map 1 ( 5C) 239- 682- 3389 BEACHES see features on pages 66 and 67 BOATING & WATER SPORTS . AMERICAN AIRBOAT TOURS - See amazing wildlife from these stable 22 passenger airboats which take you on one hour ten minute thrill rides through the skinny waters of the Everglades and out to the Gulf of Mexico. Located at Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant, Goodland. Map 1 ( 7G) 239- 970- 2340 . CEDAR BAY YACHT CLUB RENTAL BOATS - Experience Naples & Marco Island from the water. Rent a center console or bowrider and take the family fi shing or shelling. Explore the beaches, fi sh the islands and sightsee beautiful Marco Island and Naples, all at your own pace in your own boat! The team at Cedar Bay Yacht Club will teach you all you need to know before heading out. Rent your own fun! Cedar Bay Yacht Club - Your Gateway to Fun on the Water. Map1 ( 4C) 239- 642- 6717 . CAPT. RON'S AWESOME EVERGLADES ADVENTURES - 3 hour guided waverunner excursions deep into the 10,000 islands with SW Florida's most experienced waverunner guide. Dry departures, hassle- free parking, deluxe machines, souvenir pictures and GPS tracking are just some of the extra features of these trips. Map1 ( 8D) 239- 777- 9975 . CROSS CRUISES - The ultimate island experience! Marco's beautiful offshore breezes make for smooth sailing on Capt. Hugh Cross' " Island Dream" catamaran. After running charters all over the world, Capt. Hugh can take you to an uninhabited island where you'll fi nd the shells that give SW Florida its reputation as a world- class shelling spot. Along the way watch the dolphins swim alongside the boat. Trips are $ 50 for adults and $ 35 for children, complimentary beverages included. Times are 9am, 11: 30am, 2pm and sunset. 239- 580- 8765 . DOLPHIN EXPLORER - 3 hour eco, photo expedition where you can participate in dolphin study with naturalist on 28 passenger power cat. Visit their booking cart at Rose Marco River Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Drive. Map1 ( 3C) 239- 642- 6899 . DOUBLE R's MANATEE & ECO TOURS - Year round narrated boat tours in a pristine area which is home to one of South Florida's largest herds of manatee, just 30 minutes from Marco. The stable boats leave from Port of the Islands Marina every day for trips into the Gulf of Mexico. Now also offering 1 hour manatee viewing tours for $ 28 for adults and $ 18 for children. Call for times. Map3 ( 23Q) 239- 642- 9779 . EVERGLADES AREA TOURS - Kayak Tours... a mother boat takes you deep into the Everglades National Park where you'll start your guided kayak and/ or fi shing adventure. Located at JT's Island Grill and Gallery on Chokoloskee Island. Also now of-fering power boat excursions... 1 ½ hour tours into the 10,000 Islands and Everglades, leaving daily 9am, 11am, 3pm and sunset from Calusa Marina in Goodland. 239- 695- 3633 . KEY WEST EXPRESS - Save hours of driving by taking this relaxing three- hour trip to Key West, either for the day or stay overnight. Sailing from Rose Marco River Marina daily ( weather permitting) until end of April and from Salty Sam's Marina on Fort Myers beach. 591 Bald Eagle Dr. Map 1 ( 3C) 1- 888- 539- 2628 . MANATEE SIGHTSEEING ADVENTURE - Personal 1 ½ hour eco- tour into a remote manatee hideout. Quality manatee visuals guaranteed. No see - no pay! Only 2- 6 passengers on 13 passen-ger rated boats so there's no crowding and there's plenty of room for your manatee encounter. After a dynamite manatee visual, check out alligators, endangered birds and more manatees. See why nature lovers take this tour two or three times per year. Map3 ( 23Q). Call your new friends, Captains Barry and Carol 239- 642- 8818 . MARCO ISLAND WATERSPORTS - Offers 3 different ways to dolphin watch: the Calusa Spirit, a spacious and well shaded 49 passenger, 45' catamaran with full restroom which also offers shelling, sunset and private adventures; guided waverunner tours through the 10,000 Islands mangrove forest, and parasailing over the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Call the beach huts at the Marco Island Marriott Resort ( 642- 2359) or the Hilton Beach Resort Map 1 ( 7B & 8B) ( 642- 3377) . OFF THE HOOK ADVENTURES - There are no crowds to worry about aboard this sailing catamaran offering a spacious and comfortable deck plan, with a soft trampoline for sunbathing and a solid deck with shaded seating. Sightsee Marco Island, for dolphin, manatees and other marine wildlife. Enjoy a narrated and relaxing sail to beaches and sandbars to collect souvenir sea- shells. Enjoy a cooler fi lled with an assort-ment of complimentary refreshments. 2- 3 hour charters depart up to 4 times daily. Also, offering private half, 3/ 4 and full day charters. www. offthehookadventures. com Your adventure awaits... 239- 571- HOOK ( 4665) . PALM BREEZE CHARTERS - offer nature tours and private island shelling, or Naples lunch, shop-ping & sightseeing cruises on a luxury pontoon boat. Also high performance thrill rides aboard a 35' Cigarette boat. www. palmbreezechartersmarco. com. 239- 206- 0909 . ROSE MARCO RIVER MARINA - Pontoon, center console, and deck boat rentals as well as bait & tackle, ship's store, full service boatyard, gas and diesel and wet/ dry storage. 951 Bald Eagle Drive ( Map1 ( 3C), www. marcoriver. com. 239- 394- 2502 See page 132 for Map1 and page 129 for Maps 2 and 3