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Bird Watching - Everglades Area View pictures of birds found in the Everglades and 10,000 Islands, such as Osprey, Blue Heron, & Roseate Spoonbill Biscayne National Park provides habitat for hundreds of species of animals and plants. The park's proximity to Greater Miami, with a population approaching 2.5 million people, provides a unique set of challenges which include overfishing, boat groundings and water pollution, among others...read more »

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary - Palm Beach - A strikingly colorful painted panther greets you as you enter Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Palm Beach County. He is so much more than a work of art. This panther and six others like him were part of a project called Panthers on the Prowl. The project, which netted $35,000 for the Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, was the brainchild of Busch's Institutional Development Director David Busch and Director of Development Mally Paquette. It meshed the talents of local artists who donated their time and talent to decorate the 8-foot long, white Fiberglas panther art sculptures and the needs of the imperiled wildlife rescued by the Busch Sanctuary. And yes, the sanctuary does have a real panther there.

Camping - Everglades Information on how to obtain FREE camping permits, and pictures of campsites

Cool Beans Cruises - Set Sail Onboard "Cool Beans" or "Cool Beans II" - Two - 35 Ft. Catamarans, and Have the Time of Your Life!

Specializing in small groups of up to 6 guests per boat, you can escape from the crowds for a Personalized 3 Hour Day Sightseeing or a 2.5 Hour Champagne Sunset Cruise in the beautiful pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. See Naples and Marco Island the way they are meant to be seen, By Water!

Local Parks - Marco Island, Florida Links to community parks & recreation areas

Marco Island Sea Excursions-
Fishing, Shelling, Airboat Tours, Sightseeing, Dinner Cruises, Boat Rallies, Everglades tours, Beach Parties, Boating and more....in Ft. Myers, Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Florida.

Everglades Florida Kayak Fishing Florida Everglades - Catch the Experience of Everglades Kayak Fishing with Capt. Charles Wright - guided Florida Everglades Kayak fishing trips in the Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands, Florida.

Fort Lauderdale
Heading south brings you to Fort Lauderdale, home of the original Spring Break party scene. Start your vacation at the Elbo Room, an iconic beachside bar surviving from the "Where The Boys Are" era. Live music and ambiance make this a must-visit. The Art Bar is an up and coming Fort Lauderdale hot spot with great drinks and music. The Martini Bar, located downtown, is the new rage with fun takes on the classic martini. Crowds love the fun staff and atmosphere. The best dueling piano bar around, Howl at the Moon, is full of great eats, entertainment, and is one of the most fun nights out around. If hip-hop is your forte, visit G.O.A.T. Open seven days a week, this lounge and bar is the only place to go every night of the week. There are plenty of other beach bars, dance clubs, and cool lounges around town. Visit them all to find your favorite late-night spot in Fort Lauderdale....read more »

The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys, that charming string of islands that splays southwest from the tip of the peninsula, are diverse in themselves yet consistently pleasing. Your visit, should you be wise enough to take one, will be filled with unsurprising yet wonderful things like snorkeling and frolicking on the beach, but don’t stop there. Embrace the free-spirited atmosphere and step out of your comfort zone. The Keys will support your foray into unconventionality, so be prepared to amaze yourself.

For example, the stunning and delicate environment of the Keys will persuade you to go exploring in ways you never thought possible. The vast coral reef that skirts several of the islands will entice you to take a dive for a better look, and the marshes of the Everglades will provide you an astounding array of birds and wildlife during your eye-opening eco-tour. Feel the exhilaration of being aboard a sport fishing craft and catching sight of a band of dolphins, or join the nightly group of revelers who sing and dance as the sun goes down in the most spectacular way....read more »

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach - Key West
Fort Zachary Taylor Beach is a quieter option than Smathers Beach and allows for an off the beaten path sand experience. This state park contains 67 acres of beautiful white sand and lush forests that are ripe for exploration. A favorite among the locals, Fort Zachary Taylor is a prime destination for swimming and snorkeling in the warm turquoise waters and venturing near the brim of the forests. If you decide to make your way to this beach for a glimpse of the breathtaking sunset, don’t forget your aqua shoes since there is crushed coral everywhere....read more about Key West

Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach is another charming relic of old Florida, located a little to the south of West Palm Beach. As in other small beach communities, you won’t find the mega-clubs and ultra-trendy restaurants and shops (though there are plenty of decent restaurants and very nice shops), but rather groves and groves of orange trees, small marinas, and bed and breakfasts. The main beach at Boynton is nearly always uncrowded, with beautiful white sands stretching far in either direction. Just to the south of Boynton Beach, you’ll find Ocean Inlet Park, which is a great place for swimming, fishing, boat rentals, and having a general “good time.” As with many of these types of communities, you can find fantastic golfing opportunities (Boynton Beach boasts a full 18-hole par 71-championship course).

As you can see, there are opportunities aplenty for recreation options in Boynton Beach. However, if I were going to recommend you do anything in this idyllic beach paradise, it would be to get a guide to take you fishing. There are many guides in this area who can take you out for tuna, tarpon, sailfish, and my personal favorite, swordfish....read more about Boynton Beach »