Experience Marco Island & The Ten Thousand Islands

Bimini Twist Charters offers scenic boat tours, ultimate shelling excursions and fishing charters through the world's most magnificent estuaries and waterways. Experience Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands on a tour you won't forget. 

Experience Marco Island & The Ten Thousand Islands

Bimini Twist Charters offers scenic boat tours, ultimate shelling excursions and fishing charters through the world's most magnificent estuaries and waterways. Experience Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands on a tour you won't forget. 

Experience Marco Island & The Ten Thousand Islands

Bimini Twist Charters offers scenic boat tours, ultimate shelling excursions and fishing charters through the world's most magnificent estuaries and waterways. Experience Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands on a tour you won't forget. 

What we do

Magnificent Marco Island Dolphin, Shelling, and Eco Tours

Marco Island is in my blood. I was born here. I know every inch, nook, and cranny of this beautiful barrier island and the network of inland waterways that run through it and around it. Join us on the most magnificent Marco Island dolphin, shelling, and eco tours and let us share our memories as you, your family, and friends create new ones.  ~ Captain Stacy Mullendore

Shelling Tours

shelling near marco island

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Shelling on Kice Island is one of the most awe-inspiring activities you may ever embark on. Visitors on our ultimate shelling tour often regale us with stories of their shelling excursions to some of Florida’s other well known beaches like Sanibel, Captiva, Venice and Destin. The best shelling by far they say is Kice Island.

 

The Ultimate Shelling PRIVATE Charter

Tour Length       4 Hours
Tour Price          $500 (up to 6 people)
Tour Times        Varies – Call us to set up your private charter!


The Intermediate Shelling PRIVATE Charter

Tour Length       2.5 Hours
Tour Price          $350 (up to 6 people)
Tour Times        Varies – Call us to set up your private charter!

Eco Tours

Ten Thousand Islands Florida

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Our native captains will skillfully guide you through the 10,000 islands and give you a rare look at many endangered animals and bird species. You will be blown away as you encounter playful bottlenose dolphins feeding and swimming along side the boat and possibly manatees grazing on sea grass.  The Historic Cape Romano dome house is a must-see.

ECO TOUR OF 10,000 ISLANDS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Tour Length       2.5 Hours
Tour Price          $350 (up to 6 people)
Tour Times        9:00 a.m. ,  12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.

Backwater Fishing Charters

Marco Island Fishing Charters

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Fish Marco Island’s unique mangrove shorelines, flats and oyster bars that the 10,000 Island National Wildlife Refuge is famous for with Naples native Captain Stacy Mullendore. Our Marco Island Backwater Fishing Charters expose you to magnificent mangrove islands and estuaries that offer some of the best backwater fishing in the world.

LIGHT TACKLE BACKWATER FISHING

Tour Length       4 Hours
Tour Price          $500 (1-3 people, 4th person additional $50)
Tour Times        7:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. (Need a special time? Call us!)

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Tour138853
2020-12-19
Go with Bimini Twist Charters for the Best Day on the Water! We were so lucky Captain Stacy had a opening for us this week! He was so knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We saw Ospreys, White Pelicans, A Bald Eagle, Iguana, and Dolphins, just to name a few. Shelling was was amazing. Viewing the dome houses up close and Stacy sharing the story of the construction and demise of the homes was fascinating. We had the best afternoon with him! Next trip we want to go fishing!
beachgeekPa
beachgeekPa
2020-10-10
Eco Tour with Captain Dan Our group of 4 had a great morning on the water with Captain Dan. Did some shelling, visited the Dome Home, learned about southwest Florida birds and mangroves...and enjoyed the antics of some frisky dolphins. Departed from Goodland.
John G
John G
2020-10-05
Awesome guide - Capt Dan Captain Dan was an awesome guide. He was well versed in the animal life and flora and fauna of the area. He must have telephoto vision because he could pick out the smallest detail and find wildlife well before any of us saw it. We were a group of 5, all adults. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Gail Martin
Gail Martin
2020-09-22
Birds, sea shells, and a beautiful world! Great fun!!! Beautiful birds and shells within the islands, complimented with pearls of knowledge from the Captain!! Great adventure and so glad I went!!
jen
jen
2020-09-09
don't miss out Great memories! Captain Dan was wonderful. So knowledgeable and pointed out so much wildlife we would have missed. Highly recommend
RICH B
RICH B
2020-07-09
Eco Tour was everything promised My wife and I and our adult son took a Bimini Twist Eco Tour two days after my son and I had taken a fishing charter with Capt. Stacey Mullendore. We have been coming to Marco for a week’s vacation every 2 - 3 years since the mid-1990’s and we book our fishing charters with Stacey every time we’re here. Those trips are always one of the highlights of our stay. This year, he told us about the Eco Tours that he and his wife had started about a year ago. My son and I had always told my wife about how enjoyable our fishing trips are, but she has no interest in fishing. However as a retired teacher she has always been fascinated by local history, science, geography, etc. She was very familiar with the dome home of Cape Romano since the first guided fishing trip my son and I took, when the home was still partly on the beach and we came home and told her about it and she started researching it on line. She also has a keen interest in nature, so dolphins and manatees are always on her radar when we are renting a home on a canal during our visit. When Stacey told my son and me about his Eco Tour, we knew we had to schedule a trip so my wife could get out and experience everything we see in and around the mangrove islands when fishing, PLUS see the dome home. We booked a private trip. Stacey chose the smaller of his two boats, which was perfect for us. The seating was comfortable and, unlike on our fishing trips, there is a canopy that provides shade which was very nice. As we headed out, Stacey provided some history of the area and answered the first of my wife’s barrage of questions (remember that she was a teacher). He also pointed out some Ospreys and we saw a couple of Tarpon roll. We got to Cape Romano and the dome home, which my wife thoroughly enjoyed seeing for the first time. My son and I were amazed at how far the home is now from shore since the last time we saw it, which is due to the constant erosion of that side of the island. Next we went to a secluded beach where my wife and son collected shells, and I tried fishing in the surf (alas, no luck!). Heading back in, we came upon a lone dolphin swimming by. Stacey circled back so we could watch and follow for a while and the next thing we came upon was a pair of manatees which we watched for some time while Stacey filled us in on their habits and habitat. It was good to hear that they are making a comeback and have recently been moved from an endangered species to a treatened species (like moving from DEFCON 2 down to DEFCON 3). Next, he took us to see a pair of beautiful Roseate Spoonbills roosting in some trees. That ended a very successful and enjoyable tour. So, if you like to learn about nature, the history of the area, and want to see the unique dome home, I highly recommend this trip. Although we were able to see dolphin and manatees, I’m sure that’s not something Stacey can guarantee will happen every time - but he will make every effort to put you in locations where the odds are higher that you will see them.
Mderusso
Mderusso
2020-07-05
10000 Island tour Captain Stacey was an awesome guide! He is a native of the area and knew all the perfect spots to see dolphins, manatees, and birds! The private island shell collecting was a special part of the tour. Hope to go back and have a future tour with him.
Kara O
Kara O
2020-05-26
Covid escape Love this trip. Second time we've gone with Stacy and we will be doing it again soon. Collected beautiful shells and saw many dolphins and other awesome animals
ConnieHav
ConnieHav
2020-05-17
Great day on the water! We met at the boat dock and boarded the boat. It was a smaller boat and very nice gave more of a personal feel. There was seating for at least six and that’s how many were on the boat plus the captain. It was very comfortable the water was very calm. Our captain was very informative and and pointed out a lot of birds and bird nest’s and told us interesting information about the area. He found us the dolphins and positioned the boat so the dolphins could dive out of the water in our wake. We went down to the dome houses and he told us the history of them which was very interesting. We also went To a great beach area to go shelling. I got some of the best shells I have ever seen! We will definitely book this company again. The captain was very informative and professional and a very clean boat.
Jennifer F
Jennifer F
2020-03-17
Exceptional tour! We took the eco tour and had a blast! We saw dolphins and manatees and the dome house and went shelling on an island only accessible by boat! Captain Stacy was amazing! He shared so much information about the area and showed pictures. He helped us identify a variety of birds and shells too! His knowledge and enthusiasm for what he does is outstanding! Our afternoon with him was the best of our trip!

About Us

Bimini Twist Charters

29

Years Experience

Established in 1991 by Naples Native Capt. Stacy Mullendore, Bimini Twist Charters offers the fishing, tours and shelling experience of a lifetime.

4

Boat Tours Offered

We offer 3 Marco Island Boat Tours; Classic Dolphin Tour, Classic Shelling & Dome House Tour, and the 10,000 Island National Refuge Tour.

5500+

Tours Completed

Thousands of satisfied customers over the years have had fishing and tour trips of a lifetime. Join us and allow us to make your memories of Marco Island one of your greatest life experiences!

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Exciting Encounters

For decades, our sole mission has been to share our love of the water and environment with people by guiding them through the beautiful barrier island of Marco Island and the network of inland waterways that hug it. Prepare to be astonished and mesmerized, and to have your soul rocked.

Testimonials

Customer Stories

Took my wife on the eco tour. Awesome experience. Captain Stacy was a great tour guide. Saw lots of dolphins, some feeding and some chasing waves alongside our boat. Ran across a manatee sunbathing as well as a host of really cool bird species like roseate spoonbills, pelicans and ospreys. Just a wonderful way to spend a few hours on the waters of Marco Island. Highly recommended.

Kevin B.

If you take a boat tour around Marco Island, book it with Bimini Twist Charters. Captain Stacy Mullendore is a native and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. He regaled us with so many incredible stories and took us to places that I don't think anyone else knew about (the benefits of growing up here). We stayed in Naples and Marco Island for about a week which enabled us to book all three of Bimini's tours. Dome house was educational and amazing, the shelling and eco tour beautiful and humbling. But, if you only have time for one tour, book the dolphin tour. These beautiful creatures were running the waves that our boat created, jumping and frolicking like teenage kids. You'll be amazed at the intellect they have and the fun they like to have. It's been a long time since I had this much fun.

John and Anne M.