Eco-Tours Done Right

Our Service & Experience: 

A Private skippered charter allows you the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the day without the worries associated with navigating unfamiliar waters. Our captains are trained to make sure you have the BEST experience South Florida has to offer!

  • Remote barrier island beach access

  • Visit Cape Romano and the Dome House

  • Complementary photos

  • Filtered water and large cooler with ice

  • Snorkel masks

  • Swimming noodles

  • Beach Toys

  • Shared Tours up to 12

  • Private Tours up to 16

  • Dog friendly on Private Tours

U.S.C.G Inspected and approved vessels:

Eco Endeavors Vessel: Tiger Lilly

Eco Endeavors Vessel: Tiger Lilly

your safety is our primary concern:

Our custom-built skiffs go through a rigorous inspection process by the United States Coast Guard to ensure the vessel is seaworthy and safe for commercial use. It is illegal for an operator to carry more than 6 paying passengers unless the vessel obtains a Certificate of Inspection (COI) from the Coast Guard. Vessels that have obtained the COI will be issued a certificate letter to be posted and receive a large COI dated sticker to display.

Certificate of Inspection (COI)

Certificate of Inspection (COI)

Key Safety features unique to our COI skiff:

  • Type 1 Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) for every adult and child, clearly labeled and easily accessible in case of an emergency.

  • Sturdy railings to prevent people from falling overboard.

  • Large shaded seating area

Easily accessible PFDs and sturdy railings

Easily accessible PFDs and sturdy railings

  • Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). This radio beacon is enclosed in a submerged-sensing device, that releases and activates the EPIRB when submerged. The beacon will send a radio signal to assist Search and Rescue personnel in locating passengers and crew. These devices are not cheap and must be inspected regularly but drastically improve the response time of rescue personal in the unlikely event of an emergency.

EPIRB

EPIRB

Our COI allows us to safely accommodate parties up to 16 People per boat!

The Ultimate Family Adventure

OUR CREW:

In addition to the required safety items on the boat, our captains hold a “Master” rating issued by the United States Coast Guard. This upgraded license requires more sea-time and course work allowing our Captains the ability to carry up to the maximum capacity of people according to the vessel they are operating.

  • United States Coast Guard Captains

  • Educated Guides & Mates

  • Check out our Captain Profiles

Our commitment to the environment: 

Education:

Reusable water bottles and cups

Reusable water bottles and cups

  • Eco Endeavors provides knowledgeable, guides who can accurately answer your questions about the wildlife and ecosystems we explore

  • Teaching and implementing Leave No Trace principles on all our overnight outfitting excursions

  • We use clean, reusable cups and filtered water on all of our trips to reduce the amount of single use plastic water bottles which plague our oceans and waterways

  • We adhere to sustainable eco-tourism practices, including limiting our use of single-use plastics which end up in our lakes, rivers, and oceans

Environmental Outreach:

  • We have partnerships with local schools to support Conservation and Environmental outreach clubs by leading barrier island beach clean up excursions

Philanthropy:

  • Proceeds from the sale of all Eco Endeavors merchandise go to programs that are actively engaged in wildlife protection, wilderness restoration, and ocean conservation. We encourage our guests to view the Partners page to see who we support and learn more

Marco Island, Florida from the Gulf of Mexico


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more

Give us a call:

(239) 877-5902

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