Located at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island is the largest of the famous Ten Thousand Islands (measuring 14 square miles). Noted for its intriguing crescent-shaped beach of pristine white sand, Marco Island is a boater's paradise! The azure waters of the Gulf invite boaters to spend endless hours in the sun, whether to fish or just relax! Homes and condominiums dot the waterways of the island, many of which are located on canals, providing easy water access. Marco Island has retained much of the natural beauty of its beginning when the Calusa Indians inhabited the island over 5,000 years ago. Lush tropical foliage and over 200 species of birds, including the American Bald Eagle are found here. In addition to boating and fishing, shelling, snorkeling, windsurfing, and parasailing, residents take time out for dining, shopping, and the arts as well. There is no shortage of boutiques, galleries, outdoor cafes and specialty restaurants on the island. The freshest of seafood is a natural of course!