Our Cape Romano Sightseeing and Shelling Tour departs from Caxambas Park Marina, on the south end of Marco Island. On our two hour ecotour you will experience one of the most popular adventures we are known for, we will take a fifteen minute boat ride from our launch location to Cape Romano, where our Captains will explain the amazing story of the infamous Dome Houses. After viewing Cape Romano, we will stop on a private beach in search of the most exotic tropical sea shells that the Gulf coast is known for. This is a very informational adventure that will keep small children and adults engaged the whole time.
We depart from Caxambas Park Marina at the south end of Marco Island. Caxambas Park is a beautiful water access point located at 909 Collier Ct. This location includes a four-acre park, ample free parking, restrooms, concessions for sale from sunscreen to food and allows easy access to the northern Ten Thousand Islands or Gulf of Mexico.
Bob Lee, a now-deceased retired oil producer, spent much of the years 1978 and 1979 surveying and purchasing land on Cape Romano in hopes of constructing a vacation home.He eventually purchased four adjacent plots of land for his project.
In 1980, Lee began constructing the home, which was a white-painted concrete structure. He purchased a barge to transport supplies for the building. The house consisted of six stout, interconnected dome structures, which made up the rooms of the house, and some of which had two levels.