Due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, Key West Express travel is temporarily suspended.  All of us at Key West Express are thankful beyond measure for your care and concern during this catastrophic event and heartened to receive such an outpouring of prayers, well wishes and support. We count our blessings that everyone in our Key West Express family and our vessels remained out of harms way.  We have limited, inconsistent access to phone and digital communication while we are working effortlessly to welcome you back aboard. We appreciate you and look forward to reconnecting and resuming travel.

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Everglades Wonder Gardens

Attractions Activities Marco Island Outdoor

33.1 Miles from  the Marco Island Terminal - 42 minute drive

 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135


Everglades Wonder Gardens

In 1936, brothers Bill and Lester Piper established The Reptile Gardens as a roadside attraction along the newly-built Tamiami Trail from Tampa to Miami.  It was a place where visitors could marvel at the wildlife wonders of Southwest Florida!

In 2014, the Everglades Wonder Gardens changed hands to Bonita Wonder Gardens Inc..  Since then, the non-profit organization has preserved the best of the 80-year old roadside attraction, restoring wildlife enclosures, nuturing the botanical beauty of the property, adding education programs, offering volunteer opportunities and further engaging the community.


Today the Gardens are also home to a collection of rescued birds and reptiles.

Still looking for some great things to do in the Naples / Marco Island area?  Check this out!

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