The Ten Thousand Islands boat tour explores the coastal wilderness of the Ten Thousand Islands, and Everglades National Park.
- This tour is aboard a large, comfortable catamaran motorboat, with partial shade.
- Tour duration: 3 Hours
- Departure: Port of Islands Marina, south of Marco Island, via the Faka Union Canal
A knowledgeable tour guide will share insights about the Ten Thousand Islands, including fascinating history, cultural and ecological significance.
This is one of the best boat tours in the Everglades for wildlife viewing and nature observation. Traditional motorboats are much quieter than airboats, which are more of a noisy “thrill ride” and tend to scare wildlife away.
Although wildlife is unpredictable and cannot be guaranteed, this tour offers a good chance to observe a wide variety of bird species, dolphins, manatees, alligators and more.
Tickets and Availability
Tickets can be purchased online, or in the Lookout Tower gift shop in Everglades City, depending on availability.
After booking you will receive a detailed email with information for your tour.
Unfortunately pets are not allowed on this tour due to the length and other factors. Please see this page for dog-friendly tours.
Guests are advised to bring sun protection, polarized sunglasses, and to dress appropriately for the weather and an outdoor adventure. Coolers, food and drinks are allowed and are welcome on board.
There is a “Ship’s Store” convenience store at the marina where this tour departs, which sells snacks and drinks. There are souvenirs for sale, and a limited selection of supplies.
Note: This tour previously departed from the Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center. Due to visitor center construction, this tour now departs from the Port of Islands Marina, south of Marco Island.