The owner is a lazy scam artist. My dad and my husband went for my dad's birthday. They caught a very large trout, over 2' long. The owner made them release it. We were later told by the former owner of the business that the new owner was simply too lazy to clean it. Everyone left the fishing trip empty-handed after having paid $100 per person.
Cruise Naples is not just a thing to do, it's a MUST DO!
Naples is nestled amongst one of the nation's greatest treasures, the ten thousand islands and the FL everglades. Sightseeing, sunset, and dolphin watching cruises offered by Cruise Naples on the Double Sunshine not only gives you exposure to this but also introduces you to the history and the culture of the area, the beautiful homes (mansions!) of Port Royal, and more often than not, a delightful exhibit by the playful dolphins. They also offer half-day deep sea and calm bay fishing, jetski tours and rentals. If you want to see the best that Naples has to offer, don't leave Naples till you've been out on the WATER with Cruise Naples.
Be sure to see all five photographs to gain the 'flavor' of the famed Tin City
I debated whether to put this under "What to See" or "Tourist Trap"...it certainly is a very tourist location, but once you get by the souvenir shops, you see the historic value and the lovely spots for waterside dining, and then you know that it is, indeed, worth a visit.
Tin City does have an authentic connection to Naples' nautical past. It has nautical artifacts, antiques and displays. It is also the home for several charter and tour boats. It was first called Old Marine Market Place. It was Naples' "original shopping sensation. Today, it has 32 boutiques and restaurants.
Tin City was originally a 1920s clam shelling and oyster processing plant. It retains its rustic, maritime look, which reminds all of us of its fishing industry. It still has quaint boardwalks, tin-topped buildings, and bayfront eateries [overlooking the working docks of Naples Bay.
The shopkeepers are all local business people, and you will find no chain operations here.
While at Tin City, Allan purchased a darling sundress for Sabina, and I purchased an entrance rug for my friend Sue who took care of our Sally Cat while we were away. So, we had luck shopping at Tin City.
tin city is a collection of shops, resturants, and bars located in the downtown naples historic district. tin city was developed in 1976 on the site of a 1920's clam and oyster processing plant. a very interesting place to visit in naples.
The docks at Tin City are a popular catfishing spot for locals. It was fun to watch these guys in action. The guy holding the fish over the bucket was the obvious pro, and everyone else there was trying to copy his technique. He was generous with tips for everyone, and even let a little boy who was watching avidly from the restaurant come over & reel in a big one once it was firmly hooked. The boy was thrilled, it was really cute!
More than 40 eclectic, local shops offering merchandise and mementos from swimsuits to scrimshaw, from crafts to crystal, from tee-shirts to fine jewelry, and everything in between...restaurants and fishing also