Whether you’re planning to rent a boat or you’re bringing your own, Naples has a variety of boat launches throughout the area. Some of our vacation rental homes also come equipped with docks.

There is an assortment of marinas in the area:

  • Naples Bay Resort
  • Port of the Islands Resort & Marina,
  • Bayfront Inn 5th Ave.
  • Parkway Motel & Marina
  • Boat House Motel
  • Rod & Gun Lodge

You can also explore paradise on the Naples Princess. The elegant yacht provides dining and dancing under the stars. It’s a great family outing or romantic date night. It’s a favorite for locals, too!

If you want to go on a kayaking adventure, we recommend the Paradise Coast Blueway. It’s a system of GPS-marked paddling trails. You can explore these trails for your entire vacation and discover something new each time. Plan a trip deep into the Ten Thousand Islands or explore Marco Island and Everglades City.

Another great place to explore and discover Southwest Florida’s natural beauty is Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. It features thousands of acres of an unspoiled mangrove estuary.

Other popular boating and paddling destinations in Naples include the Cocohatchee and Gordon Rivers.

If you’re interested in a beach day and you’re up for a bit of a boat ride, we recommend visiting Keewaydin Island. The uninhabited island offers more privacy than the typical public Naples beach. This is also a favorite local hangout.