Marco Island Cruise Ship

Remembering a Famous Marco Island Cruise Ship

Rosie O’Shea – A Vessel Designed by Bill Rose was a Marco Island Tour Boat

How long have you been coming to Marco Island? If you remember the famous side paddle stern-wheeler called the “Rosie O’Shea” then it’s been quite a long time. The Rosie O’Shea has taken thousands of Marco Island visitors on sunset dinner cruises from 1986 and to 1998. Ask us about the Rosie O’Shea or Marco Island activities, or share reviews. To feature your FL business, contact us.

Marco Island Memories: The Rosie O’Shea Dinner Cruise Boat

Rosie O’Shea – A Classic Riverboat Style Cruise Ship

Rosie O'Shea was docked at Rose Marine. The Marco Island Princes now leaves from this area.

Rosie O’Shea was docked at Rose Marine. The Marco Island Princes now leaves from this area. | Click photo to enlarge view.

This classic “Huck Finn” styled riverboat spent its recent history in Erie, PA. The vessel was renamed the “Victorian Princess” and performs lake excursions on Lake Irie. Getting this metal hulled boat out of the salty Gulf waters was a primary reason for sending this impressive vessel north.

The Rosie O’Shea was designed by the late Bill Rose of Marco Island. The Rosie O’Shea was built in La Crosse, Wisconsin and her maiden journey was down the Mississippi River to beautiful Marco Island. At last notice, this stately vessel is undergoing yet another renovation and hopes to be back in service on Lake Erie. Lunch, Dinner and Marco Island Sunset Cruises are now offered by the Marco Island Princess and are a wonderful way to experience the famous Gulf of Mexico sunsets.

Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours
Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours, 525 Newport Dr., Naples, FL 34114 | 239-961-2473
Guided boat tours leaving Port of the Islands Marina, Naples, Florida Touring the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands area. Rent a pontoon for a full day of fun. Whitehorse Key is a great place to beach your boat and find amazing shells. Walk the island, explore the 10,000 islands, and enjoy a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Look for manatee, dolphin, alligators and everything the Everglades has to offer. See the 10,000 islands up close.
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Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours Marco Island Florida Attraction
Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours, Caxambas Park, 909 Collier Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-777-9873

Avi's is a family-owned business that offers some of the most exciting dolphin jet ski tours and jet ski rental adventures on Marco Island. You are invited to take an exciting journey with Avi "The Dolphin Whisperer" and take home a complimentary flash drive of photos from your adventure. Bring the family and make lasting memories. Contact us to book your dolphin Jet Ski tour.
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Island Bikes Shops - Bicycle Rentals Marco Island FL & Naples FL
Island Bike Shops (2 Locations) 1095 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-394-8400 & 4342 Thomasson Dr., Naples, FL 34112 | 239-732-8400
At Island Bike Shops we make your visit fun. Reserve your rental online. Check our selection of bicycle rentals, electric bikes, motor scooters, trailers, and more. Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the diversity of Southwest Florida. Our large or small group bicycle tours can accommodate all cycling levels as we personally escort you through Naples, Historic Old Naples, Marco Island, or the Natural Everglades.
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Sunshine Tours Marco Island
Sunshine Tours and Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours offers the best in Offshore, Back Country and Near Coastal Fishing, Island Shelling and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provided unsurpassed on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private charters available.
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Marco Island Princess Sightseeing Tours
Marco Island Princess / Sunshine Tours, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL 34145 | 239-642-5415
The Marco Island Princess is a 90' luxury yacht offering daily Sightseeing, Lunch and Sunset dinner Cruises. enjoy delicious meals, two cash bars and a great view. Also available for Weddings and Private Charters. Marco Island's most unique dining experience!
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Marco Island Civic Association
Marco Island Civic Association, 1770 San Marco Rd. #204 Marco Island, Florida 34145 | 239-642-7778
Gain access to the most beautiful beach on Marco Island. If you own improved property or rent on Marco Island for one month or longer, you are eligible to join ResideThe Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) is the oldest and largest civic group on Marco Island, Florida, contact us for more information.
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Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours
Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours, 525 Newport Dr., Naples, FL 34114 | 239-961-2473
Guided boat tours leaving Port of the Islands Marina, Naples, Florida Touring the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands area. Rent a pontoon for a full day of fun. Whitehorse Key is a great place to beach your boat and find amazing shells. Walk the island, explore the 10,000 islands, and enjoy a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Look for manatee, dolphin, alligators and everything the Everglades has to offer. See the 10,000 islands up close.
Visit Island Hopper Boat Rental & Tours - Naples, FL


Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours Marco Island Florida Attraction
Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours, Caxambas Park, 909 Collier Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-777-9873

Avi's is a family-owned business that offers some of the most exciting dolphin jet ski tours and jet ski rental adventures on Marco Island. You are invited to take an exciting journey with Avi "The Dolphin Whisperer" and take home a complimentary flash drive of photos from your adventure. Bring the family and make lasting memories. Contact us to book your dolphin Jet Ski tour.
Avi's Water Sports & Jet Ski Adventure Tours - Marco Island, FL


Island Bikes Shops - Bicycle Rentals Marco Island FL & Naples FL
Island Bike Shops (2 Locations) 1095 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-394-8400 & 4342 Thomasson Dr., Naples, FL 34112 | 239-732-8400
At Island Bike Shops we make your visit fun. Reserve your rental online. Check our selection of bicycle rentals, electric bikes, motor scooters, trailers, and more. Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the diversity of Southwest Florida. Our large or small group bicycle tours can accommodate all cycling levels as we personally escort you through Naples, Historic Old Naples, Marco Island, or the Natural Everglades.
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Boathouse Motel, House & Condo Rentals
The Boat House Waterfront Motel - 1180 Edington Place Marco Island, Florida 34145 | 239-642-2400
Welcome to the Boathouse Motel, Gazebo House and Oceanview Condo - Marco Island's best kept secret and you hideaway in southwest Florida. The Boathouse is committed to preserving the charm of "Olde Marco". Enjoy island fun and feel right at home watching the dolphin, casting a line or just relaxing and enjoying the view. Stay a day, a week or a month. Some pet friendly rooms are available. Check our website for details, rates and specials.
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Marco Island Hilton Hotel Resort Spa Dining
Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort | 560 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145
Save on your Marco Island stay by visiting the official Hilton Marco Island, use Hilton rewards program and explore the latest offerings, special rates and amenities at this resort. Located directly on the beach, minutes from attractions, watersports, Marco Island - Naples activities and world-class golf.
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Famous for viewing sunsets. The Rosie O'Shea and now Marco Island Princess offer Sunset Cruises.

Famous for viewing sunsets. The Rosie O’Shea and now Marco Island Princess offer Sunset Cruises.



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