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Cape Romano

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Address: Marco Island, FL
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Cape Romano Shelling and Sightseeing Tour
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USD 89.00*
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Dolphin Watching and Shelling Marco Island Eco-Tour
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Private Sunset Boat Cruise near Marco Island

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If you have friends in town, and are out boating, this is a great site to see. Also, there is a very nice deserted beach right there. Someone was a real pioneer. You can spend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas W
Marco Island, Florida
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Marco Island, Florida
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have friends in town, and are out boating, this is a great site to see. Also, there is a very nice deserted beach right there. Someone was a real pioneer. You can spend a couple of enjoyable hours if you bring a picnic basket and some beverages.

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cape Romano is the Gulf's most unique sight along the southwest coast. Marco Island is the best launching point. In the absence of local knowledge, a professional tour provider is advisable due to EXTREME shoaling throughout Cape Romano's access. When you visit the site, you're sure to leave with an unforgettable image of what once was the ultimate escape only... More 

Thank Truancy
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to visit by boat off the beaten track with secluded beaches nearby. Have been there with most of our visitors

Thank Adrian B
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing place and take the time to research the history before you go. One word of warning is that you want to stay upwind of the ruins as the birds have made it their home and it stinks downwind

Thank travel4us2015
Elk River, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this as a part of our time with Eco Adventure tour which was the perfect way to see it. We saw The dome houses in 2003 and now in 2017. They have changed quite a bit.

Thank erinmerkel
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great trip by boat from Marco Island via Goodland where we stopped for lunch. The visit to Cape Romano is just part of a nice boat day trip if the wind is calm and weather permitting. We combined it with some fishing and shelling on the near by 10,000 islands. Cape Romano was busy with many boaters... More 

Thank GinnyKelowna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will need to be on a boat to see this. It was a stop on our boat tour. Cool to see and grab a few pics. Sad that it is covered in graffiti.

Thank skd22
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading the other reviews I see we had a different captain than most. We did not get any narration or facts of the area. We headed straight to the dome houses and then straight to the shelling beach and then back to port. The boat ride was great but not as advertised in TripAdvisor. Not sure how you ask for... More 

Thank jbvolley
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we rented a boat, this is a "must see" spot. Make sure you get upwind of the domes because the bird stench is overwhelming! Read up on these interesting architectural sites so you know why and how they are here. A fun spot to see; sadly, much graffiti is exhibited on the domes; not to mention: the bird debris.

Thank MaryFLincoln
Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We experienced this site via Capt. Ron's Awesome Everglade adventure. Traveling to the site on a jet ski was an absolute ball. Learning about the history provided a unique perspective of how mother nature can change our landscape.

Thank beachfam2017

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