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99ON THE WATERcontinued on page 100. SIX CHUTER CHARTERS - You're guaranteed to catch fi sh on this four boat fl eet located at Rose Marina. Backwater, near-shore, offshore and kayak fi shing with combo trips including shelling and sightseeing for the whole family. 239.389.1575. STOP'S MARINE CHARTERS - (Est. 1986) charter fi shing in the coastal Ten Thousand Islands area of the Everglades with Capts Luke and Josh. Accommodating up to 6 passengers at low per person rates or by private charter. 239.394.8000.. SUNSHINE TOURS - Backcountry and offshore fi shing, private and shared charters. 239.642.5415. UNREEL - Offshore and Inshore sport fishing 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. 239.821.7054Cruises. KEY WEST EXPRESS - Save hours of driving by taking this relaxing three hour trip on a jew powered vessel to Key West, either for the day or stay overnight. 591 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island Map 1 (3C) 1-888-539-2628. MARCO ISLAND PRINCESS - 96ft luxury cruise vessel, offering narrated sightseeing, luncheon, sunset, dinner and party cruises. Daily departures from Rose Marina. Map1 (3C), 239.642.5415Eco/Nature/Shelling by Powerboat. BACK WATER ADVENTURE - Get up close to our amazing wildlife on 3-4 hour guided sightseeing tours on the latest water craft to reach SW Florida - deluxe 2 seater catamarans which are safe and easy to operate with speeds up to 30 mph. 239.877.4531What to do on the Water Guidecontinued from page 97. 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 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 $25 for adults and $15 for children. Call for times. Map3 (23Q) 239-642-9779. EVERGLADES AREA TOURS - See amazing wildlife on these power boat excursions into the 10,000 Islands and Everglades, leaving daily 9am, 11am, 3pm and sunset from Calusa Island Marina in Goodland. 239.695.3633. EVERGLADES BACKCOUNTRY EXPERIENCE - Capt Rodney Raffi eld, 5th generation native guide, offers 2 hour wildlife & birding trips in the Everglades National Park. 239.695.4626. FLORIDA BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES - Private boat tours into the backwaters of the 10,000 islands with experi-enced local guide and photographer Capt Alex Saputo. www.fl 239.595.7495 See article "Tailor Made to Suit You"starting on page 10.. MANATEE SIGHTSEEING ADVENTURE - Personal 1½ hour eco-tour into a remote manatee hideout. Quality manatee visuals guaranteed. No see - no pay! Only 2-6 passengers on 13 passenger rated boats so there's no crowding and there'splenty 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 239.642.8818ON THE WATER

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. 239.206.0909. REEL MARCO ADVENTURES - Shelling and eco tours with Capt Eric Meech. 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. 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 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. 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. 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