As gateway to the Florida Everglades, Naples makes a good home-base for exploring the wilderness of Everglades National Park and boating and fishing in Ten Thousand Islands.
Marinas and outfitters throughout the area can get you in a rental boat, set you a-sail into the sunset, or take you on a dinner or sightseeing cruise. The back bays and offshore waters yield tarpon, snook, redfish, grouper, ladyfish, mackerel, and more.
The Naples City Dock anchors the historic, salty, artsy community of Crayton Cove – a good place to shop for a fishing or boating charter. The Cove restaurants will cook your catch for a nominal fee.