Marco Island
Bird Tour

The Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Everglades National Park have some of the most exquisite species of birds in the world. The best way to go bird spotting here is by boat. And if you want to increase your chances of seeing magnificent birds on your tour, you should go with an expert who knows the best bird hot spots in the area.

Some people may think of bird watching as a boring activity — but that’s because they’ve never done it with Rockstarz Boat Tours in the Ten Thousand Islands! Even if you’re not a bird aficionado, or you know absolutely nothing about birds, you’ll still be blown away by the majestic and unique bird species you’ll spot on one of our tours.

Trip Details


2-8 hours

group size


Trip Highlights

What kinds of bird species can you expect to see on our tour? There are more than 200 bird species known to the Ten Thousand Islands, including:

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Eurasian Teal
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Marbled Godwit
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

The Best Bird Watching Tour on Marco Island

Marco Island has its fair share of boating tours, but not many are dedicated solely to bird spotting. Most tour companies combine birding, shelling, and dolphin-seeing into a single, two-hour tour. You barely have time to appreciate all the magnificent wildlife or learn about their natural habitat during that time. We dedicate a single tour to birding, shelling, and dolphins each so that our guests can take full advantage of each activity and learn as much as possible about the wildlife they’ll see on the tour. We only hire expert guides for our bird-watching tours as well, so you can be sure you’re in good hands if you have questions or want more info about the birds you see. We aim to make our tours more comfortable as well, by avoiding cramming too many people onto one boat. It’s not as enjoyable to spot birds if you’re shoulder-to-shoulder with complete strangers.

What to Expect on Your Birding Tour

Our bird-watching tours depart from Marco Island and search for unique and exotic birds. We’ll even approach a barrier island and disembark for a little while so you can stretch your legs and spend some time searching for rare birds. We encourage you to bring your camera so you can document the wildlife you see while on our tours, but we ask you to refrain as much as possible from disturbing the birds or any other animals we come across on the tour. Our expert birding guide will not only know the best places to find exotic birds at any given time of year, but can also answer any questions you have about bird species, the Ten Thousand Islands, the Everglades, and the wildlife of the area more generally.

Book Your Bird Spotting Tour with Rockstarz Boat Tours Today

Ready to start exploring and discovering the majestic bird species of the Ten Thousand Islands and Everglades? Book a bird-watching tour with Rockstarz Boat Tours, or fill out our contact form for more information.

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