Stan's in Goodland
Stan's in Goodland is out of this world fun. The bar is open on Sundays and starts in the early afternoon (2?) and goes until....whenever! The bar is outside and the atmosphere is just pure good times.
the buzzard lope
Get yourself over to the island of Goodland for lunchtime fun and games at Stans Idle Hour
Chickee Bar. Live music and plenty of beer. Stan might even drag you up on the stage to take part in his Buzzard Lope(you'd have to be there). Packed to the gunnels - people come from all over South West Florida to Stans.
There's even a fashion parade
The hotel resorts along the beac are there to cater to tourists, and they all have their happy hours. It didnt take us residents long to figure out you could move along the strip from one hotel to another and make happy hour last about 3 hours.
fishing in the gulf or backwaters
No trip to Marco Island would be complete without a trip into the gulf for some wreck fishing or (during the season) tarpon fishing inshore. There's plenty of sport to be had in the backwaters too. Charter boats are plentiful and lots of skippers will do part charters. There are even one or two guys offering fly fishing trips into the everglades.(take the mossy spray)
Blue Runner Charters is the place to go. Captain Phil is a very good guy and he took very good care of a buddy and myself while we were down there in 2006. I'm going back down in May of this year and I'm hoping to catch him for a full day of shark fishing.
Beachcombing for sea shells
Each morning we would go out on the beach at sunrise to look for the shells washed up by waves during the night. We found dozens of conches and hundreds of shells to take home to make decorations for our patio and bathrooms.
- Spa and Resort
- Arts and Culture
the marco river marina is a full service marina offering fishing charters, boat rentals, and a ships store. the place to go on marco island to boat or fish.
- Sailing and Boating
collier-seminole state park
pictured is a salt marsh ecosystem at collier-seminole state park. near the park entrance on US41 there are a couple of airboat operators where you can book airboat rides.
- National/State Park
Take a drive
The best time we had was actually a little bit of a drive to Stans. The food was AWESOME and reasonably priced compared to Marco Island. I had the best Butterfly shrimp I have ever had!!
- Budget Travel
In the picture beach front condominiums from $500,000 to $3,000,000. These can be rented on a weekly or monthly basis. In the foreground someone flying a multiple tail chinese kite.
- Family Travel
Gulf Shore Day Outings
Just outside the floral garden and off the boardwalk at Eagle's Nest, one can choose a variety of beach and ocean adventure activities.
- Adventure Travel
- Sailing and Boating
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