Brandon May

Waverunner Supervisor

James Clark

Tour Guide

Brian Scuderi

Tour Guide

Brian Gibb

Tour Guide

Mike Wetherbee

Tour Guide

Mac Wagner

Tour Guide

Parker Ayers

Tour Guide

We offer our hotel groups private waverunner tours designed to fit around your meeting schedule. Due to increasing demand we now offer two tour lengths: 2 hours and our newest tour, 3 full hours out in the mangroves which includes an island stop.


The Ten Thousand Islands are located just south of Marco Island and span 35,000 acres across the lower end of Fakahatchee and Picayune Strands of Big Cypress Swamp. This refuge is part of one of the largest expanses of mangrove estuary in North America, and is home to a variety of water birds, shorebirds, manatee, sea turtles, and dolphin.


We handle all the planning so you can enjoy every minute of the unique adventures to build and enhance camaraderie within your group. We look forward to creating your group’s program, and many unforgettable memories.

Having South West Florida’s largest fleet of state-of-the-art waverunners allows us to offer our groups Guided Waverunner Eco-Tours through the Ten Thousand Islands, the only sub-tropical mangrove forest in the United States... a truly unique experience. Because we are located directly on the hotel beach there will be no need for you to leave the property! See wildlife like dolphin, manatee, roseate spoonbills, bald eagles and so much more, up close in their natural habitat. You will be led by an expert tour guide who will highlight interesting facets about the nature and geography of the region. Our brand-new Yamaha four stroke waverunners are very stable, safe machines which make navigating the backwaters a literal breeze, so even a novice can enjoy the tour in comfort and style.

For an overview, click on the video below. Please note the rules & regs in red below the video,

as the age restrictions have changed since this video was made.

The video below will give you an overview of the tour.

Please read the rules and regs in red below the video, as they have changed for 2017.


Waverunner Rules and Regulations


Born on or before December 31, 1987

Participants are allowed to operate Waverunners alone or with a passenger, and possession of a Boater Safety Card is not required. Individuals are also authorized to sign the rental agreement.


Born on or after January 1, 1988

Participants must hold a Boater Safety Card to operate the Waverunner alone, and must be at least 18 years old to carry a passenger. To obtain this card, please click the button below. If individuals do not own a Boater Safety Card, a temporary Boater Safety Certificate Examination is available for a $3 fee. Participants must be 18 years or older to drive on the tour as well as sign the rental agreement.


15 Years of Age and Under

Participants are NOT allowed to operate any Waverunner on Florida waters at any time, regardless of whether they hold a Boater Safety I.D. Card ( Florida law, Chapter 327.393).

Florida laws require proof of age with photo identification.

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Melinda McCown, Director of Group Events • 239.777.2271

P.O. Box 1392 • Marco Island • FL 34146-1392

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