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Keewaydin Island

On the Gulf, accessible only by boat, Marco Island, FL
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Super 'undiscovered' island. Beautiful sand, great shelling, and the water is pristine.

Keewaydin Island is part of the 100,000 acre Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marco Island, Florida
Anchor and relax on one of the most beautiful beaches!

Party on one side, relax on a nearly secluded beach on the other! Beautiful place to mingle with... read more

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On the Gulf, accessible only by boat, Marco Island, FL

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Keewaydin Island is part of the 100,000 acre Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve and the volunteers conduct outreach educational meet and greets. The island has a food and beverage boat (sometimes more than one boat) and the majority of the visitors keep the island and...More

Thank patbarber41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party on one side, relax on a nearly secluded beach on the other! Beautiful place to mingle with other boaters and float the channel. If you're looking for a more quiet place to relax, walk a short 10 minutes to the other side of the...More

Thank Alysse712
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach and place to pull your boat up on the shoreline, anchor it down, and relax. Bring some lawn chair and a cooler, or grab something to eat from the food pontoons that anchor on the island regularly during season.

Thank Marijo W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neatly parked rows of boats greeted us on our first excursion to Keewaydin. Lots of people walking along the water, playing bean bag games, listening to music, exploring. The pontoon boats serving grilled burgers and ice cream give the festive atmosphere of the island a...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a boat and visited this private island. Only accessible by boat but fills up quickly. Still, there was plenty of space on the narrow white sandy beach to relax on our beach chairs by the water. Nice long stretch of beach to walk...More

Thank jajtrip
Reviewed 4 October 2017

When in Marco this is a must. Rent a Hurricane boat and enjoy one of the best kept secrets on the Island. Best money spent on our trip.We saw so many dolphins on the boat, but the best part was floating in the back waters...More

Thank tmealey
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Too many boats, too many stupid, ignorant and rude people, drinking too much and making too much noise. The island itself is nice, it is so unfortunate that people have to ruin it.

2  Thank tom k
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We love to take the grandchildren there to do the Lazy River. They also like to fish off the boat and always catch fish. The beach area is small and don't take kids on the weekend. Music is loud and too much partying going on....More

1  Thank Bernadette1352
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited on a Monday in August after renting a boat in Naples. The island was completely deserted and it was beautiful! The shells were unbelievable! This was by far our favorite thing on this trip!

1  Thank beachbum513
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Keewaydin Island is a one of the nicest boaters' beach in the West Coast of Florida. Accessible only by boat, it is a wilderness with no bathroom facilities, picnic areas or anything like that. Most of the island is privately owned with houses or docks,...More

6  Thank Lacey0801
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5 June 2017|
Response from Heather O | Reviewed this property |
The island is free to the public. You need to go by boat to get there. We rented a boat for 4 hours and it was about $250. Rates may be down now that the high season is over.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Marc S | Reviewed this property |
There's always a food boat from the Capri Fish house that has fish sandwiches, burgers and dogs, etc. There's also an ice-cream boat that often comes to the island that sells the sorts of ice cream bars and pops that you'd... More
13 March 2017|
Response from Bonniebanker |
Yes we took our chairs and umbrella but we also rented a couple of chairs from Hemingway water shuttle too. They have the option for rental on their reservation page.