Naples is the crown jewel of Southwest Florida — nestled on the sun drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Naples is known for world class shopping, dining and abundant, challenging golf courses. It is also, only steps away from island seclusion or the untamed tropical wilderness of The Everglades. Boasting one of the nation’s best sandboxes and calmest seas, Naples makes a splash with water lovers and recreationists. Friendly parks beckon sports enthusiasts and picnickers with lovely green spaces and recreational facilities. Naples is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida.
Golf is an important part of Naples and its History. There’s a story that goes something like this… Shortly after the Naples Beach Hotel Course was built, a small single engine airplane would often land on one of the fairways. The pilot would disembark and play a round(9 holes then), climb in his plane and depart. This was fine until a new Course Superintendent came on board. When he saw this, he immediately chased the flyer away(off HIS fairways). Mr. Lindbergh never landed on the course again!!! Golfers have been coming ever since by boat, car, train, and once again by air.
Naples has hosted major state, national and professional tournaments for several decades and continues to expand its role in competition play. The LG Championship(Seniors Tour) has been played at the Classics at Lely Resort, the Vineyards, and Pelican Bay in past years. These events draws more golf enthusiasts every year to Southwest Florida.
A large number of our developments are Golf Course Communities. Some excellent designers have ‘carved’ a place in the sun. They include; Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Arthur Hills, Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Joe Lee, and many, many more. In fact, we have more courses per capita than any area in the world. When you stop for lunch or go out to dinner, odds are you will be in close proximity to a golfer’s table. Listen carefully, it might be tomorrow’s match…. With so many wonderful and challenging courses in the area, its a new experience everyday!!
Whether you enjoy the challenge of bunker play, navigating water hazards, the company of local wildlife, fast or undulating greens, or just a friendly wide open course; you can find them all in Naples. Showoff your long drives on Lely Flamingo, playing 7171 yards from the Championship Tees. Challenge the wind at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, or demonstrate your finesse around the green at Pelican’s Nest. If you like golf, you will love Naples. Naples sets the standard for golf in South Florida.
One of the true joys of playing a golf in Southwest Florida is you can see nature in the wild. Eagles, Osprey, Alligators, and other wild life abound. You just have to look for them, they are there. Watch where you go, you are on THEIR turf!!
Thing to do in Naples!
No experience necessary! Guided Kayak Eco-Trips in Everglades National Park or Big Cypress Preserve with a small family owned business. Follow your guides Justin and Alli through mangrove tunnels past wading birds and alligators or explore the 10,000 islands in search of dolphins and manatees. Join us for a combo trip and see both ecosystems in one day! We are certified Florida master naturalists. Join us and feel like you are paddling with friends!
Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Tours will take you and your family on an adventure into the Big Cypress National Preserve that until recently was only accessible for local Glades-Men and serious hikers.
Much more than a walk-through zoo. Hand-feed the herd of seven giraffe. Experience keeper talks; premier wildlife shows; hand-feeding of alligators by professional staff; venomous snake presentations; and cruises through islands of monkeys. Plus see favorites like lions, tigers, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature the fierce honey badgers. It’s wild fun from apes to zebras in a historic botanical garden.
The only tour in Everglades City that gives you a choice of back country or open water to Totch’s Island – 5th generation native guides.
Take thrilling airboat tours through mangrove tunnels and wide-open grasslands, then soak up more nature on a swamp buggy ride! Visit our website to get a coupon for FREE admission to our animal sanctuary, home to 100 alligators, panthers, tigers, otters, snakes, and live alligator shows!
Discovery, Exploration & Adventure – Take Our Eco-Tour – We See Dolphin Every Day!
Join the Crew of the Dolphin Explorer” On the Only Bottlenose Dolphin Study in Southwest Florida!
Enjoy a guided boat tour in the 10,000 Islands; Experience kayak fishing in the Everglades National Park backcountry; Canoe through magnificent mangrove tunnels; Enjoy a guided bicycle tour amongst old-growth cypress hammocks; Catch tarpon and snook on a guided fishing trip; Hike into the prairies, wetlands and sloughs to find rare orchids; Take a guided birding trip; or over fly the entire area in a float plane.
Sea Excursions offers: Fishing, Sailing and Sailing Regattas, Shelling, Dolphin Tours, Dinner Cruises, Airboat Tours, Kayaking, Guided Wave Runner Tours… Experience our spectacular Eco-System with a Certified Naturalist on a Swamp Walk, A Big Cypress/Everglades Tour, a Audubon Tour, or The National Geographic recognized, Dolphin Explorer! We will also customize a tour for your particular needs. If it’s fun and on the water, we do it and we do it best! ….We can help. Call us and enjoy our seamless customer service!
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