• Port Of The Islands Everglades Adventure Resort is teaming up with Gulf Coast Clays to present the first annual Sun Traps Challenge April 11th & 12th, 2015.

    The event is a precursor to the annual World Sporting Championships that will take place the following weekend in Palm City, Florida. Competition shooters can warm up for the championships, while novice shooters can shoot recreationally or enjoy one of the nearby Everglades tours and activities. Gulf Coast Clays and Port of the Islands invite out of state, international and local visitors to join for the weekend and enjoy the beauty of the Everglades.

    Participants and guests are encouraged to arrive Friday, April 10th to settle in. The event will kick off Saturday morning at Port Of The Islands Everglades Adventure Resort with activities for all ages, including fishing, kayaking, eco tours and more. On Saturday at Gulf Coast Clays, there will be an entry-level 50-bird Sporting Clays competition as well as an additional 50 targets offered for the more competitive participants. There will be $1,000 awarded to the top Lady shooter at this event. Sunday, April 12th will feature a Super Sporting 100-target Registered Sporting Clays shoot. $750 will be awarded to the winner and $500 awarded for the top junior shooter (under age 21). Registration for shooting events also includes a BBQ lunch. Additionally, both Saturday and Sunday will feature a Make A Break and Long Bird competition.

    Whether attending the event in The Everglades, Palm City, or both, visitors and participants will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty and surroundings that the state of Florida offers. Port Of The Islands Everglades Adventure Resort, located just across the street from Gulf Coast Clays, will offer accommodations for the Sun Traps Challenge weekend, as well as several other SunStream properties. To reserve Everglades or other nearby hotel accommodations, please visit or call 855-946-5644. To participate in any of the shooting events offered by Gulf Coast Clays, register at Pre-registration is encouraged. Guests staying at a SunStream property are eligible for discounts on Gulf Coast Clay competition entry fees.


    This distinctive resort is the gateway to the Florida Everglades, offering unique experiences for guests to appreciate the amazing ecosystem and environment. The resort offers a variety of excursions that can be paired together to create customized adventures for guests of all ages and interests. Guests can then relax and enjoy all the other amenities the resort has to offer as well as the nearby attractions in Naples and Marco Island.

    For reservations call 855-946-5644 or visit For more information about SunStream and their portfolio of hotels and resorts, visit


    Gulf Coast Clays is a 60-acre site in a beautiful location at Port of the Islands. Offering Skeet, Trap, Sporting Clays and Five Stand, the club was recently bought and renovated by British Businessman, Colin Burrows. Burrows brings extensive shooting connections to the club with the goal of making the club a center of shooting excellence at a national level. To this end, the club has already hosted shooting clinics by some of the leading British and US instructors and is promoting itself as a tourist destination to European visitors.

    For more information, visit or contact

  • Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, OH MY!

    The mild winter weather here in Southwest Florida has made for some really great fishing to start off the new year!  Some of my favorite places to look at fishing reports would have to be (check out Naples and Everglades City) as well as Florida Sportsman.

    Once you read up on what you’re missing by not being out on the waters these days, make sure to check out the Adventure Packages available at Port of the Islands Everglades Adventure Resort. Whether you are just looking for a one-day tour or overnight accommodations, we can help with both!  Call the resort at 866-348-3509 and we’ll be happy to help!

  • Located in the Western Everglades, Port of the Islands Adventure Resort offers its guests the opportunity to experience this incredible eco system. This is a great video that illustrates the beauty of this unique region and emphasizes the importance of protecting this environment.

  • The National Park Service has reported that professional birding guide Larry Manfredi spotted a rare Cuban Pewee in the Florida Everglades. This would be only the third confirmed sighting of this rare bird in the United States, the first for Everglades National Park. The bird has been seen many times in the past few days and Manfredi hopes that it is here to stay.

    Native to the Bahamas and Cuba, this bird is recognized by a white crescent behind its eye and its distinctive call, described as “dee-dee-dee-dee…” For the complete report, please visit the National Park Service Website.