Within 30 minutes driving distance are airboat tours, and the famous Williams Roadside Park, which offers exciting views of Florida alligators in their natural habitat. Floridians travel hundreds of miles to show this popular attraction to friends and relatives, so it’s an adventure you’ll not want to miss. There are many excellent restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. There are Parasailing, catamaran, paddleboat, and jet-ski rentals are available on the beach. Golf, sailing and bicycle/scooter rentals are nearby on Marco Island. Additional activities can be found by visiting the “local attractions” link.
1/2 hour to Naples; 1 hour to Ft. Myers; 1 1/2 hours to Ft. Lauderdale; 2 hours to Miami; and 3 hours to Tampa. Tampa has many discount flights. For private aircraft, there is the Marco Island Airport which has fuel for all aircraft, including jet fuel.
Note: Major car rental agencies in Florida allow rentals from one Florida airport to be dropped-off at another Florida airport with no drop charge. If your family’s best airfare is to Miami, for example, renting a car in Miami with a drop in Naples costs no more than the local rental fee.