Tin City is home to Cruise Naples, and what a great place to call home! If you’re planning on traveling to Naples, or if you haven’t heard of Tin City yet, you MUST add it to your to do list! With nearly 100 years of history, over 30 very unique boutique shops, two waterfront restaurants, and Cruise Naples (of course!), Tin City is truly a local treasure.
Tin City actually played a huge role in the history of Naples. It goes all the way back to the 1920s, when these tin-roofed buildings were the birthplace of tremendous economic development for the area. The Seaboard Airline Railroad added a South Florida expansion in the early 1900s and it connected with Tin City before heading southeast to the ports of Miami. Thus, Tin City became the heart of the Naples fishing industry, through the exporting and processing of seafood and boat construction and maintenance.
In the 1970s, Tin City was transformed into a marketplace, with a colorful maritime charm that remains to this day. Even today, Tin City retains its old Florida charm, preserving a small but very significant stretch of the Gordon River for future generations to enjoy.
If you’re interested in finding out about many of the amazing places to explore at Tin City, be sure to visit the Tin City Website! This month, Tin City will be a premier location to enjoy City Fest, and Cruise Naples will be joining in on the fun!
Oct. 21-28: 50%-off ($15) rates on 10 a.m Cruises
Oct. 29-30: 50%-off ($15) rates on 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Cruises
We also want to invite everyone to join our “Tin City Magic Cruise” on October 22nd at 10 a.m. which features magic tricks, illusions, and a scavenger hunt during a 90-minute cruise! Kids 12 and under cruise free with the purchase of an adult ticket at regular price
Hopefully, you’ll come and visit Tin City the next time you’re shopping or sightseeing in Naples, Florida. If you want to truly make your visit an adventure, be sure to give Cruise Naples a call at 239.263.4949, or visit our new interactive website at CruiseNaplesFlorida.com. We also hope to see you at City Fest 2011!