Sports and Weather
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Southwest Florida is a tropical paradise. Warm temperatures, balmy breezes, sunny skies and an occasional shower are the norm for Marco Island. The Gulf water temperature ranges from the mid-60s, January through March and up to the mid-80s from June through September Southwest Florida's average air temperature is 77°F.
The tropical waters of the Gulf of Mexico offer the perfect environment for many fish species. From amberjack to yellowtail snapper, Marco Island is a fishers paradise.
Whether fishing offshore from a boat, by land or finding your own special spot in the backwaters there is something for everyone. For those who want to book a fishing guide there are many local companies available, here a but a few examples:
Sailing, Parasailing, Waverunning
If being the captain of your own boat appeals to you, you can learn to sail with one of the programs offered at the Gold Star certified sailing school, Sail Marco.
For an intimate boating experience, rent a kayak and explore the natural beauty of Marco Island and its surrounding backwaters.
Parasailing is just one more of the unforgettable experiences available on Marco Island. Feel the wind beneath your feet as you virtually fly over the calm blue waters. Or rent a Waverunner and try to spot manatee, dolphin and other local wildlife as you explore the waters of the 10,000 islands.
The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve has developed a myriad of trails for hikers to explore the terrain on foot. Ranging from the mangrove fringed wetlands to tropical hardwood forests the trails offer an up close look into various native ecosystems.
For tennis, raquetball,handball, volleyball and basketball courts, visit one of Marco Island's many parks.
Nobody could combine Marco Island and sports in the same sentence without mentioning golf.
Truly a golfer's paradise, the Marco Island/Naples area offers dozens of uniquely spectacular and challenging courses.