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We chartered a boat one day during our stay in Naples. On one of our stops, our captain dropped us on one of the 10,000 islands. The seashells we collected were absolutely incredible! Everyone enjoyed the experience.
My wife and I were able to visit the refuge in April. This NWR is located along the southwestern coast of Florida near Marco Island. The refuge was established in 1996 to conserve, enhance, and protect the fish and wildlife resources within this unique South...More
Lookout tower is very nice. Alligators were prevalent. As someone else mentioned, you might want to keep your pets and/or children in-hand for this one! My 12y/o son may not have been in actual danger, but at one point he ran past a ~9 foot...More
We enjoyed this hike, It is about 2.4 miles round trip. Large alligators, that sometimes are in the road. You can bike it, but only about the first 1/2 is paved, the rest is old fossilized rock. This was originally an oil exploration road. Don't...More
We have been to ten thousand islands many times because of its enormous size.For bird lovers the Marsh Trail is 11 miles south on rte 41 from the intersection of Collier Blvd.The parking lot is on the right and it is paved.Big enough for 25...More
The views are fantastic at sunset. There are a few areas to pull off and enjoy the area, as well as canoe launches and fishing areas. Although we could not find a picnic spot with a grill, there are plenty of wayside parks to relax...More
A one-mile trail that includes an observation tower with impressive views of mangrove flats. During the wet period (winter) there are many wading birds (herons, egrets etc) that are visible from the platform or from the trail. Saw a fair amount of alligators during our...More
My family and I (including 6 adults, 2 teenagers, and 2 smaller children) decided to walk the trail one Saturday afternoon. The weather was nice and we saw lots of different birds (cranes, egrets, herons, a kite, and a falcon) plus lots of fish and...More
The TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR is an amazing wonderland of mangrove island, some many species of birds and dolphins abound. Take either or both tour boat rides, either into the back waters of the Everglades or out into the 10,0000 islands. Both are great!