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Collier Boulevard Boating Park (951 Boat Ramp)

 

DSC01892mifnorth end of Collier Blvd., just before Isle of Capri Bridge

Marco (Marco Island), Florida

Ramps: 1 Lanes 2

Ramp Fee: Yes

Parking Spaces : 77

Rest Room: Yes

Hours Sunrise to Sundown

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By Water: 25.980375, -81.703364

The public water access point located on Collier Boulevard just north of the Marco Island bridge is one of the most popular in Collier County. The access has ample boating parking, but does tend to become crowded during season (Jan - April). Parks & Recreation recommends arriving early during season. The park does not sell fuel, but is one of the most popular boat launch access points because of its easy access to Marco Island and the Snook Inn restaurant, which boaters love to frequent.

On 4/18/11 , we were informed  that this Ramp has been overhauled and has better dockage and more parking.

Recreational Permits to launch a boat are $75 from January to December.  These stickers are prorated approximately $6 + some change per month.  If you do not have a recreational sticker it is $5 to launch a boat.  Commercial Permit is $500 for up to 5 trailers and no ramp fees  Additional trailers are $100.  These permits are not prorated.  Commercial Stickers are $100.  Must pay launch fee each time you launch


Moran's Barge Restaurant, Marina & Motel

 

DSC018633200 San Marco Rd. (CR 92)

Goodland (Marco Island), Florida

Ramps: 1

Ramp Fee: Yes

Parking Spaces : 20

Rest Room: Yes

Hours Daylight

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By Water: 25.932864, -81.655828

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Collier-Seminole State Park

 

Collier-Seminole_State_Park20200 E. Tamiami Trail

Royal Palm Hammock (Naples),

Ramps: 1

Ramp Fee: Yes

Parking Spaces : 50

Rest Room: Yes

Hours: Daylight

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By Water: 25.988006, -81.594275

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Caxambas Park

 

Caxambas_Park909 Collier Ct.

Marco (Marco Island),

Ramps: 1

Ramp Fee: Yes

Parking Spaces : 48

Rest Room: Yes

Hours: Mon-Sun 7 a.m. to sunset

(6 p.m. in Winter and 8 p.m. or later in Summer)

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By Water: 25.9126415, -81.7170715

Caxambas Park is a beautiful water access point located on upscale Marco Island. This public boat access point includes a 4 acre park, ample parking, concessions for sale from sunscreen to food and allows easy access to the northern Ten Thousand Islands or Gulf of Mexico.

Recreational Permits to launch a boat are $75 from January to December. These stickers are prorated approximately $6 + some change per month. If you do not have a recreational sticker it is $5 to launch a boat. Commercial Permit is $500 for up to 5 trailers and no ramp fees Additional trailers are $100. These permits are not prorated. Commercial Stickers are $100. Must pay launch fee each time you launch

Calusa Island Yacht Club & Marina Resort

 

Calusa_Island_Yacht_Club__Marina_Resort385 Angler Dr.

Goodland (Marco Island),

Ramps: 1

Ramp Fee: YES

Parking Spaces : 50

Rest Room: Yes

Hours: Daylight

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By Water: 25.920975, -81.651636

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Collier-Seminole State Park

COS_campground-site-6020200 E. Tamiami Trail

Naples, Florida 34114

239-394-3397

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By Water  25.988006, -81.594275

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This park features a wealth of vegetation and wildlife typical of the Everglades, plus a forest made up of tropical trees. Although rare elsewhere, the Florida royal palm is a common tree here. The park is also the site of a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark which was dedicated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1994, the Bay City Walking Dredge. Built in 1924, it was used to build the Tamiami Trail highway (U.S. 41) through the Everglades, linking Tampa to Miami. Hiking, bicycling, and canoeing trails offer opportunities for visitors to explore the park´s remarkable wilderness. The park has canoe rentals along with a boat ramp that provides access to the Blackwater River, where anglers can enjoy both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Campers can spend the night in a full-facility campground; youth/group and primitive campsites are also available.

The park has two camping areas. One area contains 19 sites located in a wooded area and is popular for tents, vans, and popups. The other consists of 101 sites in an area more suited for RV's and also includes tent sites. All sites have electricity and all sites have a picnic table and a grill. Three bathhouses are located in the campground and are equipped with hot and cold showers. One bathhouse has a washer and dryer and another has an activity room with tables, chairs, brochure rack, and other reading material. The park has a youth camping area, a primitive camping area that is accessible from the park's hiking trail, and another primitive camping area accessible by canoe. The youth camp area can be reserved and the primitive camps are first come first serve.

 

The boat ramp will accommodate small to medium vessels during low tide and most boats during high tide. Please call for condition

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Tiger Tail Beach

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By Water 25.930014, -81.736061

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Located on Hernando Drive on Marco Island, Tigertail beach offers thirty-one acres of everything from natural resources to beachside amenities, making your visit a rewarding one. With Marco Island condominiums standing tall in the distance, Tigertail's dunes and green-and-white striped cabanas suggest the picturesque calm many seek in a day at Marco Island Beaches. A short distance across the tidal lagoon, what only ten years ago was Tigertail’s sandbar is now Sand Dollar Island, a barrier island in the making. Changes in the formation of the island are noticeable on a yearly basis and it development is a welcome occurrence for the many shorebirds that now use it as a nesting site. This is a terrific spot for Florida Birding, and one of the favorite Beaches in Marco Island Florida.

Keewaydin Island

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By Water 26.073705, -81.793368

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Or at the south end of the Island>

By Water 25.993395, -81.751176

A boater’s paradise on the south side of Gordon Pass. It abuts the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, an untouched and pristine coastal wilderness. Keewaydin is a mostly undeveloped shoreline that’s home to an exploding population of invasive iguanas. The island is also the domain of many Naples area boaters and fishermen. Dozens of vessels can be found anchored off the beach whenever weekend weather permits. (from Naplesnews.com)

Perfect for a picnic lunch, shelling, swimming, floating down the beach on the outgoing tide, snorkeling, sand castles or an afternoon nap. Cast a line from the beach for a catch of a lifetime!

Keeywaydin is only reachable by boat

 

 


Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

By Water  25.888650, -81.570447 ( The GPS information in a general idea)

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1000islandsTen Thousand Islands NWR is located in Collier County on the southwest coast of Florida. Established in 1996, this 35,000 acres refuge protects important mangrove habitats and a rich diversity of native wildlife, including several endangered species. The refuge is part of the largest expanses of mangrove forest in North America. Approximately two thirds of the refuge is mangrove forest, which dominates most tidal fringes and the numerous islands (or keys). The northern third of the refuge consists of brackish marsh and interspersed ponds, and small coastal hammocks of oak, cabbage palms, and tropical hardwoods such as gumbo limbo. Roughly 200 species of fish have been documented in the area and much of the sea grass beds and mangrove bottoms serve as vital nursery areas for marine fish. Over 189 species of birds use the refuge at some time during the year. Prominent bird groups include wading birds, shorebirds, diving water birds, and raptors. Common mammals found in the area include raccoon, river otter, and bottle-nosed dolphins. Notable threatened and endangered species include West Indian manatee, bald eagle, peregrine falcon, wood stork, and the Atlantic loggerhead, green, and Kemp's Ridley sea turles

Ten Thousand Islands NWR is located between Marco Island and Everglades City, Florida. The refuge is best accessed by boat. The two prominent boating access points are found in Goodland and Port-of-the-Islands.

The variety of wildlife in the refuge attracts birdwatchers and nature lovers. Manatees are frequently viewed in and around the refuge. Wildlife can be viewed from boats or by foot on a one-mile trail located off of U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail). Currently, this is an unimproved trail, with limited roadside parking. Future plans include improving this trail with a parking lot, interpretive signs, observation tower, and paved bike path.

Refuge camping is limited, for the most part, to the coastal beaches during the winter months, when the mosquitoes and sandflies are less annoying. Refuge camping is directly associated with fishing and wildlife observation, and is a traditional use of these areas.

Only explore this area with nautical charts or GPS. Water depths can be shallow in  places.

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Moran's Barge Marina & Motel

DSC01864mm3200 San Marco Rd. (CR 92)

Goodland (Marco Island), Florida

239-642-1920

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By Water 25.933181, -81.655695

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Spacious, spotless, comfortable double rooms with full bath and kitchen facilities. Air-Conditioned with cable T.V.? Of course! Just steps from the water and your boat. It's the setting that makes the Barge Marina & Motel unique. Right at the bridge (on Rte. 92) over the Marco River, Travel North by boat to Marco Island, Naples, et al, or South, through the fishing village of Goodland and out (maybe 2 miles from the Marina) to the magnificence of the Gulf of Mexico and the Ten Thousand Islands.