Cape Romano, Marco Island

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Cape Romano is a cape at the southern end of Caxambas Island, just south of Marco Island and northwest of the Ten Thousand Islands in Collier County, Florida.Calusa Indians founded the settlement and called it Manataca. Juan Ponce de León briefly stopped at Manataca on his first trip from Puerto Rico to Florida, but the Indians tried to fight him off.Cape Romano is where Hurricane Wilma made its first U.S. landfall in October 2005. In 2008, Tropical Storm Fay came ashore near the cape, as had the 1910 Cuba hurricane.
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  • Cool trip for shell hunters and little guys. Could see how Irma changed the coast line and domes houses are evidence of another time in florida history. Captain Marco friendly and personable had exten...  more »
  • Some decrepit houses being reclaimed into the ocean is hardly cause for joy. Many better things to do and places to see.  more »
  • If boating in the Marco area, this is a traditional place to visit.Some cool history and great views.Boating in the area is a little tricky as there are many sandbars and they do move with time.Great ...  more »

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