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105ON THE WATER

106 ON THE WATERSailing/Eco/Shelling. COOL BEANS CRUISES - Whatever your sailing or boating pleasure, Cool Beans Cruises go the extra mile to make it happen. Whether your interests are nature, relaxation, shelling or sightseeing, their goal is to bring your vision to life. Aboard one of the "Cool Beans" 35' Catamarans they create the perfect sailing experience. Choose from their 3 hour day sails or a 2.5 hour sunset cruise for up to six people. Departing daily from Isles of Capri Marina. Visit their website to learn more. www.coolbeanscruises.com. 239.777.0020. 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 $53 for adults and $35 for children, complimentary beverages included. Times are 9am, 11:30am, 2pm and sunset. 239.580.8765. OFF THE HOOK ADVENTURES - Enjoy a narrated and relax-ing sail through Marco and neighboring 10,000 islands where you'll fi nd the best souvenir seashells as you island hop between uninhabited beaches. Watch for dolphin, manatee and other marine wildlife as you cruise in style aboard this eco friendly sailing catamaran while sunbathing on the trampoline or simply relax on the shaded canopy deck. Complimentary refreshments and light snacks are provided. 2-3 hour charters depart up to 4 times daily. Also, offering private half day charters - www.off-thehookadventures.com. Your adventure awaits.reservations: 239.571.HOOK (4665). SERENIDAD (Marco Sailing LLC) - Get away from it all on this gorgeous 41' Beneteau sailing sloop which comfortably ac-commodates up to six people for 3 hour morning and afternoon cruises and 2½ hour sunset cruises. Private crewed charters also available as well as sailing classes with sister company Sail Marco. Departing daily from Rose Marina. Map1 (3C), www.svserenidad.com. 239.272.0939. 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 spectacular homes of the Naples Bay area. USCG licensed for up to 44 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. TROPICBIRD SAILING - Luxury private full day charters deep into the 10,000 Islands led by master naturalist captain and round the world sailor. Everything is provided including lunch. Family friendly and safe for young children with shaded cockpit area and napping facilities below deck. Dinghy to re-mote island beaches for shelling and to learn about their unique ecosystem. www.tropicbirdsailing.com. Based at Calusa Island Marina, Goodland, just minutes from Marco. 239.595.4828Waverunner Eco/Dolphin Watch Tours. CAPT. RON'S AWESOME EVERGLADES ADVENTURES - 2 and 3 hour guided waverunner excursions deep into the 10,000 islands with SW Florida's most experienced wave runner 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. MARCO ISLAND WATER SPORTS - Guided wave runner tours through the 10,000 Islands mangrove forest and the spar-kling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. See dolphins, manatee and many wading birds at close quarters. Call the beach huts at the Marco Island Marriott Resort 642.2359 or the Hilton Beach Resort 239.642.3377 Map 1 (7C & 8C)What to do on the Water Guidecontinued from page 100