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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

. SALTWATER SPORTS - Southwest Florida's Kayak outfi tter has a well stocked retail store at 11369 Tamiami Trail in Naples as well as kayak rentals, nature and fi shing tours at four locations: Capri, Everglades City, and the Conservancy and Venetian Bay in Naples. Call 239- 262- 6149 . SERENIDAD ( Marco Sailing LLC) - Get away from it all on this gorgeous 41' Beneteau sailing sloop which comfortably accommodates up to six people for 3 hour morning and afternoon cruises and 2 ½ hour sunset cruises. Private crewed charters also available as well as sailing classes with sister company Sail Marco. Departing daily from Rose Marco River Marina. Map1 ( 3C), 239- 272- 0939 . SPLITTIN WAVES - Wave runner rentals by the hour, half day and full day starting at $ 75. Coolers, polarized glasses, life jackets and a map of 10,000 Is-lands included. Reservations required. Leaving from the boat ramp on Collier Blvd, CR951 ( Map1 2E) 239- 970- 2215 . SUNSHINE TOURS - Brand new 90ft luxury cruise vessel, the Marco Princess, offering narrated sightseeing, luncheon, sunset, dinner and party cruises. Daily departures from Rose Marco River Marina. Also see charter fi shing section. Map1 ( 3C), 239- 642- 5415 . SWEET LIBERTY - Set sail from Naples City Dock on the area's largest sailing catamaran! Make a day of it and enjoy Naples' unique attractions. Bring your own cooler for your favorite beverage/ picnic and enjoy island shelling, narrated nature cruises, beautiful sunsets and admire the spectacu-lar homes of the Naples Bay area. USCG licensed for up to 49 passengers ( it even has two bathrooms!). Please call to compare rates and times or visit www. SweetLiberty. com. 880 12th Avenue S, Naples. Map 2 ( 15i) 239- 793- 3525 . WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CHARTERS - Tubing, barefooting, waterskiing, kneeboarding and wakeboarding. Expert instruction by waterski professional on brand new boat. 239- 825- 7015 CHARTER FISHING . ANGLER'S CHARTERS - Fishing charters, manatee tours, kids' fi shing charters with Capt Jim Ponder. 239- 404- 9036 . BOYD GUIDE SERVICES - Fly and light tackle fishing in the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. 239- 234- 6689, 1- 800- 989- 434 . BRAYTON GUIDE SERVICES - LAST MINUTE CHARTERS - 10,000 Island backcountry fi shing ad-ventures with Capt Dick Brayton. 419- 236- 3025 . CAPT BARRY - Backwater & Everglades National Park fi shing with tournament champion Capt Barry. 239- 389- 0602 . CAROLE ANN II CHARTERS - Off shore fi shing on 36' custom Fitz Sport Fisherman with Capt Scott Ray. 239- 248- 5473 . DAWN PATROL - Backwater & nearshore reefs - family fi shing with Capt Bill Walsh. 239- 394- 0608 . DOUBLE R's FISHING AND BOAT TOURS - Offshore and backwater fi shing for 1- 6 passengers leaving from the heart of the Everglades at Port of the Islands. 239- 642- 9779 . MAKE A MEMORY CHARTERS - Light tackle and Fly Fishing in the Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands, with Capt Bill Jones. 239- 394- 6059 . SFP FISHING OUTFITTERS, INC, - Offering light tackle and fl y fi shing for 1- 4 anglers. 417- 0009 . SAY WHAT - Deep Sea Fishing with Capt Sean Black aboard 32' twin diesel Sportfi sherman, Black Coral. Map 1 ( 3C) 239- 398- 1817 or 239- 331- 3822 . SEA GONE FISHING TEAM - Back water and off shore fi shing aboard 3 clean, well maintained, 6 passenger, restroom equipped boats. Shelling & Sightseeing Trips also available. 239- 642- 7310. . SIX CHUTER CHARTERS - You're guaranteed to catch fi sh on this four boat fl eet located at Rose Marco River Marina. Backwater, nearshore & offshore fi shing with combo trips including shelling and sightseeing for the whole family. 239- 389- 1575 . SUNSHINE TOURS - Back country and off shore fi shing, private and shared charters. 239- 642- 5415 . TARPON ONE CHARTERS - For fun, good value and safety conscious near- shore fi shing for the whole family call Capt Denis Davin. 239- 389- 6578 . UNREEL - Offshore and Inshore sport fi shing aboard brand new state- of- the- art fi shing boat with Capt Joe Cacaro. 239- 641- 1094 . WILD THING CHARTERS - Capt Randy Hamilton will take you offshore and make your rod sing on his custom 30' cabin boat with restroom. 239- 821- 7054 CLASSES . SAIL MARCO ( Marco Sailing LLC) - private sailing instruction and sailing classes with Capt Richard Hamm, USCG licensed master and ASA certifi ed instructor. 29- 272- 0939 . SHELLS BY EMILY - Occasional workshops by appointment. 651 S. Collier Blvd, Map1( 8C) 29- 394- 5575 ENTERTAINMENT . DA VINCI'S DJ NIGHT - Music from the 80s, 90s and current day from 10pm Fridays and Saturdays. Marco Walk Plaza, Map1 ( 7C) 239- 389- 1888 . MARCO MOVIE THEATER - Unique 4 screen movie theater which serves food, beer and wine during the movies. Marco Walk, 599 S. Collier Blvd. Map1 ( 7C) 239- 642- 1111 . MARCO PLAYERS - Non- profi t community theater. Marco Town Center Mall. Map1 ( 4C) 239- 642- 7270 . OFF THE HOOK COMEDY CLUB - Live acts from world famous improv. Thursday- Sunday nights from 9.30pm. Located at Capt Brien's, Marco Walk Plaza, Map1 ( 7C) 239- 389- 6900 . SEMINOLE IMMOKALEE CASINO - Find all your favorite table games like blackjack, 3 card poker, mini- Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let it Ride and an award winning poker room. More than 1,100 Vegas style slots. Dining and entertainment complete the experience. It's Your Thing! Take 951 north to Immokalee Road, head east to Immokalee. Casino is on the right as you enter Immokalee. 45 minutes from Marco. Map 3 ( 22Q) 800- 218- 0007 GUIDED TOURS . EVERGLADES ADVENTURES - Join Vantastic Tours of Marco Island for a trip to the Everglades. Enjoy a thrilling ride through the sawgrass marshes on a small airboat, a nature walk, visit a wildlife refuge and spot wildlife and birds on a nature drive through Continued on page 72