Airport: Regional Southwest (RSW) Fort Myers - approx. 45-60 minutes.
Naples: Approx. 30 minutes. Excellent dining, nightlife, shopping, art galleries, 5th Avenue, antique and consignment shops, Naples Zoo, numerous golf courses, boating, sunset cruises, beaches, mini golf, Historic Tin City, deep sea fishing. A ton of things to see and do--something for everyone. www.NaplesZoo.org
Miromar Outlets: Approx. 40 minutes in Estero, near the airport on I-75. Over 140 top designer and brand names. www.MiromarOutlets.com
Miami and Ft. Lauderdale: Approx. 2 hours from Marco Island
Key West: High speed transportation sailing non-stop through the Gulf of Mexico from Marco Island is available. Drive by car is approx. 5 hours. www.seakeywestexpress.com
Everglades City: Approx. 35 miles South of Naples off Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail). Access right from the Island on San Marco, via the Goodland Bridge. Great day trip for the family!
Airboat tours, pontoon boat rides, GATORS!!!
www.rookerybay.org : Local estuary with walking or guided tours, as well as kayak tours through the mangroves.
www.isleofcaprimarina.com : Located just off the island. Great location for pontoon boat rentals as well as kayaks and paddle boards. Best prices for daily rentals. Have lunch at Island Gypsy on the water!
www.rosemarina.com : On island boat rentals located on Bald Eagle Drive.
Stan's Idle Hour: Goodland-Marco Island. A local landmark! Live music with local entertainment every Sunday! Stop by for a cold beverage, a snack and a dance!
Always a party in the sun! June 2012--Rest In Peace, Stan----the Island will miss you!!!
On the Island: Winn Dixie, Publix, CVS, Walgreens, Tru Value, Dollar Tree, Cold Stone Creamery, Mango's, DaVinci's, Marco Prime, Stilts, Nacho Mama's, Crazy Flamingoes, Hoots, NeNe's Kitchen, Doreen's Cup of Joe, Arturo's, Sal Pepe, Old Marco Inn, Cafe DeMarco, Snook Inn, Chop 239, CJ's on the Bay, Philly Grille, Speakeasy, Sami's. And yes, there's even Subway, McDonald's, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts! Isle of Capri - Island Gypsy and Capri Fish House.
Farmer's Market: every Wednesday 7:30am - 2:00pm at Veteran's Memorial Park, adjacent to Winn Dixie.
Seasonal starting in November. Highly recommend for fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables. Much cheaper than the stores and from the same local growers. Also in attendance are local eateries, bakeries, crafters, seafood and the guy that's been making homemade mozzarella and pizza gain for over 40 years!
Local Taxi/Airport Service: A Class Transportation - 239-389-0550 Airport $68 each way up to 4 people (Town Car) .The best deal around-don't forget to tip! www.aclasstransportation.net $6.00 anywhere on the Island!!!
(We have been using AClass for our airport pick up for years. Very friendly drivers, on time, clean cars and great price.)
**Many of the local car services have flat rates for the Island and some also provide free transportation to local restaurants and bars. Check with the establishment if you make reservations or just give a call---local phone books are available in the condo.
Marco Island Princess: we recently went on the sunset cruise with friends and had a GREAT time!
I highly recommend this boat tour, especially at sunset and of course with a cocktail--which are very reasonable and delicious! (We enjoyed sitting at the bow). Check it out online for schedules and prices. Dinner and lunch cruises are also available. There is also a boat for the same type of tours in Naples. The Naples Princess.
More information is available at www.marcoisland.com or www.marcoreview.com