[Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise] [Sunset Cruises]
[ Cayo Costa Beach & Shelling Cruise] [Cabbage Key Cruise] [Eco-Heritage Cruise] [Useppa Island Cruise] [Boca Grande Cruise] [Night Sky Astronomy Cruise][Cayo Costa Cruise] [Sailing Cruises] [Marine Naturalist Adventure] [Private Cruise Expeditions]
Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise
There is nothing more exciting than to see these beautiful marine mammals jumping in the wake of our comfortable vessel. We see dolphins on about 95% of our cruises. You will also spot many of the birds that make Southwest Florida so special.

The dolphin watch and wildlife cruise is the perfect family cruise. The narration on board the cruise is provided by volunteers from the Sanibel and Captiva Conservation Foundation.

Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Adults: $27.50
Child: $18.00*

Visit the Sanibel & Captiva Conservation Foundation
Web Site: www.sccf.org
Sunset Cruises
Enjoy the fresh sea air while watching a fabulous Gulf of  Mexico Sunset.
The Sunset Serenade Cruise is the perfect way to end the day on Captiva. Enjoy a cocktail from our full service cash bar while watching the sun slip into the Gulf of Mexico. Live music is featured on this cruise.
The Wildlife Sunset Cruise is an excellent way to relax and view the island’s wildlife in their natural setting.
Enjoy a Sunset Sail aboard our 40’ Sailing Catamaran to relax and watch the sun slip away.
Departure times vary with sunset
Call for daily departure days & times

Sunset Serenade Cruise w/ Island Musicians
Adults: $30.00
Child: $20.00*

Wildlife Sunset Cruise
Adults: $30.00
Child: $20.00*

Sunset Sail
Adults: $45.00
Child: $35.00*

Cayo Costa Beach & Shelling Cruise
Visit the secluded Florida state park beaches that are only accessible by boat. The cruise will take you to the quiet beaches on the islands of North Captiva or Cayo Costa. You will have two to four hours to shell, swim, bird watch, and explore these undeveloped state park beaches.
The half hour cruise back to Captiva is the perfect time to compare your finds while looking for dolphins surfacing in Pine Island Sound. Be sure to pack your beach bag and bring along anything you would like to eat or drink, as there are no facilities on these state park islands

Beach & Shelling Cruise
FULL DAY: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Adult $50 / Child $35* (plus state park admission fee)

HALF DAY: 9:00AM to 12:00PM & 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Adult $40 / Child $25*

Cabbage Key Cruise
Cabbage Key is a true "Old Florida" island hideaway. The main house which is now the inn and restaurant, was built in 1938 by playwright and novelist Mary Roberts Rinehart. You will find the wallpaper at Cabbage Key quite interesting. It is made up of autographed dollar bills that
are taped to the wall and ceilings.

Your narrated cruise to Cabbage Key will take just over an hour, leaving you just over two hours to purchase your lunch and enjoy the scenery. It is said that Jimmy Buffet was inspired to write the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise" while visiting this rustic fishermans pub type setting.

Your cruise back to Captiva will take just over an hour and is the perfect time to relax and enjoy the waters of Southwest Florida.

Cabbage Key offers a short nature trail and a water tower on which you can climb to the top for some fantastic snapshots. Sorry there are no beaches on Cabbage Key, so swimming and shelling are not available.


Cabbage Key Cruise
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Adults: $40.00
Child: $25.00*

Visit Cabbage Key web site: www.cabbagekey.com

Useppa Island Cruise
Useppa is a storybook setting with picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush vegetation. In the 1920's Useppa was the sport fishing Mecca for the rich and famous. Publishing magnate Barron Collier built a large home on the island to accommodate his wealthy and influential friends for their tarpon fishing trips to the area. Names such as Rockefeller, Dupont, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were all visitors to the island.

Today the Collier Inn serves as the main clubhouse for this private island. The only way to visit Useppa is to be a member, guest of a member or ride with us at Captiva Cruises. Guests have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the Collier Inn.

You will also want to visit the History Museum on the island. This superbly done museum goes back in history to early man up to the present day on Useppa. The museum is available for a nominal charge. Learn more of Useppa Historical Society here.
Your narrated cruise to Useppa will take just over an hour, leaving you just over two hours on the island to dine and see the sights. The hour cruise back to Captiva is the perfect time to relax and take it all in. Sorry there are no beaches on Useppa, so swimming and shelling are not available.
Useppa Island Cruise
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Adults: $40.00
Child: $25.00*

Visit Useppa Web Site: www.useppa.com
Marine Naturalist Adventure

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present an ecological expedition that will educate and excite marine enthusiasts. Join a Marine Naturalist from the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for an unforgettable day with a small group aboard the 40' sailing catamaran "Adventure."

DETAILS

Trips depart on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. to 1:00pm. Price: $100 for adults and $75 for children. Includes the boat trip, lunch, and admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.

Lunch Cruise to Tarpon Lodge
& Indian Mounds on
Pine Island

On this special excursion to Pineland, you will learn about the fishing cultures of Pine Island Sound. As you cruise by historic fish houses en route to Pineland, we will discuss the history of commercial and sport fishing, as well as the fishing cultures of Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor - from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fishing Company.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch at The Tarpon Lodge (above), a charming historic 1926 lodge overlooking Pine Island Sound. After your meal, you’ll walk over to the Randell Research Center (left) where you’ll be led on a guided hike to the top of a pre-Columbian mound of the ancient Calusa Culture. This Center, at the Pineland archeological and historical site, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, is dedicated to learning and teaching about the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. It’s like three tours in one!

Adults: $45; Children: $35*.  Includes Randell Center Tour (seasonal only.)

Night Sky Astronomy Cruise

Planets, stars and constellations will be identified along the way & mythology and mysteries of the universe will be appreciated under the magic of the night sky. Departure Times Vary on this 1.5 hour cruise.
Cost: Adult: $45 / Child: $35*

Boca Grande Cruise
If your looking to spend a relaxed day at a quaint seaside village then Boca Grande is a destination that should not be missed. Numerous restaurants shops and art galleries are available to visit.

Your hour and a half narrated cruise to Boca Grande Marina on Gasparilla Island will arrive approximately 11:30 a.m. giving you about three hours to explore this fascinating island. You may enjoy the 10 minute walk to downtown Boca Grande or golf cart rentals are available at Boca Grande Marina

Boca Grande Cruise
Seasonal Only ~ Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Adults: $50.00
Child: $35.00*

Adventure Sailing Cruises
 

Two hour Cruises aboard a 40' Sailing Catamaran. A spectacular Gulf of Mexico Sailing Adventure!.

Adventure Sailing Cruises
Price: Adult: $45 / Child: $35*

Private Cruise Expeditions

Beach shelling, lunch or sailing "custom tours"
1 - 6 Passenger Boats: $150/$250 Per Hour
7 - 48 Passenger Boats: $375 Per Hour

*Child rate applies to children from 2 to 12 years old.
Children under 2 are free.
 
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