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Your Guide To Marco Island

Marco Island is one of Southwest Florida’s most pristine island jewels and a port of call for the Key West Express. The island has some of the best luxury resorts in the world, complemented by beautiful beaches and unspoiled parks. Little known Marco Island offers something for everyone and every budget, including golf outings, boat tours, fishing, nearby ten thousand island Everglades adventures and several family-friendly playgrounds. With the Gulf of Mexico at your back door and other islands to explore, such as the Isles of Capri or Keewaydin Island.

Crescent Beach is one of the widest in the state, featuring beautiful bright white, sugary soft sand and fantastic shelling. There are two access points, at Tigertail and South Beach. 

The Calusa Indians inhabited the island as far back as 500CE. Later Spanish explorers came to the island int he 1500's and gave the island the name  of La Isla de San Marco. 

Before becoming a destination for those seeking a laid back, Florida destination, the island was a major clam producing area, in the early 1900's and hosted the Burnham Clam Cannery and the Doxsee Clam Canneries through 1947. 

Use the guide below to help plan your Marco Experience!


Getting To Marco From Key West

During the winter months, the Key West Express offers transportation between Marco Island and Key West. Our 155-foot Big Cat Express catamaran will transport you in style as you soak in the sun on one of our sundecks or relax in the air-conditioned cabin.

Whether traveling to Key West just for the day, or you plan on staying multiple days, your Key West journey will be fast and comfortable. We make traveling to Key West half the fun!