There’s no better time to take a family vacation than now! Those in search of ideal weather and picture-perfect beaches flock to Naples, Florida for some fun in the sun. At Vanderbilt Vacations, it’s all about maximizing your time spent outside and on the water. While there are many things to do Naples, Florida, here are some of our favorites.
Mangrove Kayak Tours
Why visit an aquarium when you can float side by side with manatees and dolphins in Naples, Florida? Finseeker Guided Adventures offers two-hour Mangrove Kayak Tours where you can explore local wildlife. The kayak tour kicks off at the Cocohatchee River Marina, near Delnor-Wiggins State Park and Barefoot Beach Preserve in Naples. This location offers some of the best mangrove wilderness and wildlife views in Southwest Florida. While on tour, you’ll explore mangrove tunnels, back bays, river systems and surrounding beaches where dolphins and manatees like to play. All guests are welcome; prior kayaking experience is not required. Your guide will give you a brief paddling lesson to ensure you’re comfortable before embarking on the Mangrove Kayak Tour.
Marine Life Boat Tour
Join Florida Saltwater Adventures for an exciting marine life boat tour around Marco Island. Your family will learn, discover and explore the beauty of Southwest Florida from the comfort of a private charter. Your tour guide, 20-year experienced naturalist, is confident guests will see dolphins and manatees. Keep your eyes peeled for stingrays, sharks, gastropods, jellies, sea turtles and fish, because you never know when they’ll want to say hello! This is an experience you don’t want to miss because you’re guaranteed to have marine life sightings. Check out their website for last-minute bookings or special offers.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Head 30 minutes east of Naples and you’ll find the 500-year-old preserve, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. The 13,000 acre Everglades ecosystem is home to alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, and red-bellied turtles. There are also a variety of wading birds, songbirds, raptors and Painted Bunting that can be seen throughout the year. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is best known for its 2.5-mile boardwalk leading to the largest, oldest growth of Bald Cypress forest in North America. Today, visitors can experience the ‘Super’ Ghost Orchid in bloom! It is the largest Ghost Orchid discovered so far.
Whether you want to vacation in Naples for a week, month or entire season, Vanderbilt Vacation will accommodate your every need. For more information, visit our website or talk to our friendly staff at 800-562-7537.