I started Banyan Charters with visitors to this tropical paradise in mind. I have been living on Marco Island since 2001 and visiting "The Rock" since I was a child in the early 80's. I would visit my grandparents and Uncle during Christmas and Easter. What I remember most, about those trips, were the days spent on the water with my family and friends. We were all together enjoying the sun and water as a family. My brothers and I would stay active swimming, windsurfing (with my dad and uncle), skimboarding, tubing and just enjoying the day without a worry in the world; life is easy when you're a kid on vacation... All the adults were having a great time getting away from the hustle and grind of daily life, while relaxing at the waters edge watching their kids, well....be kids. That's what Marco Island was and is to me...an escape from reality....a place to put your flip flops on and leave your worries on the mainland.
The term Banyan is an old Naval term for "a day of rest and relaxation while at sea". So, a "Banyan Day" would be a day of rest and relaxation. When you are on the water with Banyan Charters that is exactly what you can expect to do.
I have been boating on these waters for well over 30 years and want to help provide you and your family and friends with those same experiences and memories. I have put together a few of my favorite things to do and see while on the water, but there is so much more that the area has to offer. If you have a location that you would like to see or visit, the time on the water is yours to decide and I am more than happy to work with you, to meet and exceed all your expectations while with us.
Our boat is a 2105 Starcraft SCX 250. It is capable of comfortably seating 13 people but we limit our number of guest to six. So rest assured, that you will have plenty of room to stretch out and relax while on the water. We have plenty of storage for any beach items you want to bring. We provide two coolers, with water and ice, on the boat and we also have a fresh water wash down and restroom onboard.