Hotel at a Glance: The Boat House Motel on Marco Island
The Boat House Motel on Marco Island overlooks a peaceful tidal inlet where guests might catch glimpses of manatees, dolphins, and fish swimming by en route to the Gulf of Mexico. You can also fish from the hotel's dock and enjoy the views of the gulf.
- In-room amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, free WiFi, and a patio or balcony in king rooms.
- Go for a swim in the onsite pool.
- Award winning: The hotel won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013.
- Beach combing: Head to nearby Tigertail Beach to rent kayaks or lounge on a beach chair.
Marco Island, Florida: White-Sand Beaches near the Everglades
Marco Island—the biggest of southwest Florida's Ten Thousand Islands—lies near the western border of the Everglades, one of the largest wetlands in the world. This subtropical ecosystem supports a diverse population of endangered species, including the American crocodile, leatherback turtle, and Florida panther. For an up-close view, take an airboat tour through acres of wispy sawgrass.
Marco Island features a beautiful crescent shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. Tigertail Beach offers a quiet stretch of white sands, picturesque dunes, and tidal lagoons. There are countless inlets, rivers, and smaller clusters of islands surrounding Marco Island, making it a great spot to boat and fish. A small fleet of local charter boats plies the waters for snapper, snook, and grouper.