Fakahatchee Island

Naples, Florida 34114

Fakahatchee Island

Fakahatchee Island Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Fakahatchee Island is rich with cultural history, including remnants of a Calusa Indian mound about 20 feet tall, dating back more than 2,000 years. You will also see reminders of the European settlers who hunted, trapped, farmed, and made moonshine here. There are the ruins of two homes and a graveyard that date back more than a century.

From the boat launch, head south along Faka Union Canal and River for 3 miles to Faka Union Bay. The canal offers straight, easy paddling. From red marker buoy 50, paddle into the large opening in the mangrove that lies at 150 degrees, about 0.5 mile away. This channel will narrow in about 0.25 mile and then open into Fakahatchee Bay."

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Trail Information

Naples
Nearby City
13–15 miles
Distance
Moderate
Skill Level
4.5–5 hours
Duration
Tidal range 4–5 feet
Tidal Information
Take care with your navigation if you explore the myriad islands generally south of your route.
Hazards/Cautions
Port of the Islands Marina 525 Newport Dr., Naples 34114; (239) 389-0367
Local Contacts
NOAA chart #11430
Local Maps

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Dec 2018