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100 ON THE WATER. MARCO ISLAND WATERSPORTS - The Calusa Spirit, a spa-cious and well shaded 49 passenger, 45' catamaran with full restroom offers dolphin watching, shelling, sunset and private adventures. Call the beach huts at the Marco Island Marriott Resort (239.642.2359) or the Hilton Beach Resort Map 1 (7C & 8C) (239.642.3377). PALM BREEZE CHARTERS - customized private sightsee-ing, shelling, dolphin/wildlife and sunset tours aboard a luxury pontoon boat. www.palmbreezechartersmarco.com. 239.206.0909. REEL MARCO ADVENTURES - Shelling and eco tours with Capt Eric Meech. www.reelmarcoadventures.com. 239.571.0613.Extreme Watersports. WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD CHARTERS - Tubing, barefooting, waterskiing, kneeboarding and wake-boarding. Expert instruction by waterski professional on brand new boat. 239.825.7015Kayaking/Paddleboarding. ENDLESS SUMMER ADVENTURES - These unique paddle-board eco tours include a 15 minute boat ride, half hour lesson and a two hour tour through the 10,000 Islands. This is a great way to get up close and personal with nature without disturb-ing the wildlife. Paddleboard rentals (which include delivery and pickup) are also available by the hour, day or longer, from Pelican Bend Restaurant and off Marco's South Beach. www.EndlessSummerAdventures.net 239.285.7922. EVERGLADES AREA TOURS - A mother boat takes you deep into the Everglades National Park where you'll start your guided kayak and/or fi shing adventure. Extended camping and spe-cialty photography trips also available. Located at JT's Gallery on Chokoloskee Island. 239.695.3633. FLORIDA BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES - Exciting and educational adventures through the coastal waters of the 10,000 islands, encountering dolphin, manatee, many birds and explor-ing uninhabited barrier islands in search of wonderful shells. Also offering challenging and educational kayak adventures through the backcountry waters of wild Florida. www.fl orida-backcountryadventures.com 239.595.7495 See article "Tailor Made to Suit You" starting on page 10.. MARCO ISLAND KAYAK ADVENTURES - Boat assisted guided kayak eco-tours or kayak fi shing. No previous experi-ence necessary for this safe adventure for the whole family. Leaving daily from Rose Marina on Marco Island. www.sixchutercharters.com 239.389.1575. NAPLES KAYAK COMPANY - Southwest Florida's Kayak outfi tter has a well stocked retail store at 183 Tenth Street South in Naples as well as kayak rentals, nature and fi shing tours from Capri Fish House in Isles of Capri, and Glades Haven/The Oyster House in Everglades City. www.napleskayakcompany.com. 239.262.6149. PAUL'S BEACH RENTALS - rent kayaks, hobie cats, paddle-boards and windsurfers on South beach, at the Charter Club of Marco Beach. 239.642.1202. TIGERTAIL PUBLIC BEACH - rent kayaks on the calm waters of Tigertail lagoon, which teems with wildlife and is totally unspoiled. Motorized sea squirts, water trikes, fi shing kayaks and paddleboards are also available for rent. 239.642.8414Parasailing. MARCO ISLAND WATER SPORTS - Get a bird's eye view of Marco and its amazing wildlife while parasailing over the spar-kling 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 (7C & 8C) (642.3377) continued on page 106What to do on the Water Guidecontinued from page 99

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