The new Bank of the Everglades building was opened in 1927 by Barron Gift Collier. This historic building served as the premier banking location in Collier County until it was relocated to Immokalee in 1960.
It usually takes around 45 minutes to cruise from the Port of the Islands to the ocean. The journey includes navigating through a long, no-wake zone, canal, providing a delightful and unhurried ride. Bring a cover for sun protection during this slow and scenic route. About half an hour in, you’ll arrive at the expansive and naturally beautiful mangroves before reaching the open waters of the ocean.