Looking for spooky Halloween fun? Try the Marco Murder & Mayhem Frightseeing Tour, a two-hour historical tour of Marco Island featuring a trolley ride and plenty of ghost stories, myths, and legends led by hostess Martha Horror, played by Gina Sisbarro. Held the first and third Friday of each month starting in October, tours feature six stops, including a cemetery, a 340-year-old Indian burial site, and the Olde Marco Inn, the most haunted area on the island, according to the host.
“We’re having some special tours for the holiday season,” says Sisbarro, a Marco Island resident for more than 15 years. For a special Halloween tour October 31, costumes are encouraged, and a special prize will be awarded to guests in 1880 to 1930 period attire. “For Christmas, we’ll talk about the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. For Thanksgiving, we’ll talk about the island’s Calusa Indian history and dispel rumors about where the original Thanksgiving celebration took place.”
Parents note: The tour is not suitable for kids under 13.
- The Ghost Tour costs $39.95 per person, which includes a complimentary cocktail from the Olde Marco Inn. Tours depart at 7 p.m. For those wanting to make a date out of the spooky good time, Bistro Soliel, located in the Olde Marco Inn, offers a special pre-tour dinner menu for $25 per person from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information and to book your tour, click here.