Family owned and operated since 1986, Captiva Cruises is the ideal way to cruise from Captiva Island, Florida. A barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the southwest coast of Florida, Captiva Island is a magical setting and the perfect starting point for any vacation. From here, we take you beyond theshore, visiting other barrier islands and introducing you the breathtaking views and abundant wildlife on the water in Pine Island Sound. Embark on a day cruise from one of our two locations – McCarthy’s Marina or South Seas Island Resort – to the destination or activity of your choice.

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2022 Best of the Islands, Sanibel Captiva
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Experienced and
Knowledgeable Captains

Our experienced USCG Certified captains provide a safe, fun and enjoyable experience for all passengers.

Whatever your age or background, you’ll find they take a personal approach to ensuring your enjoyment. They know the local waterways like the back of their hands, and they are a wealth of knowledge about local history, wildlife, weather and more. The best tour guides on the islands, they contribute their local perspective and passion with the utmost professionalism. Most importantly, they truly care about each and every guest!

Meet Our Fleet

Captiva Cruises Our Fleet

Playtime & Santiva

Santiva and Playtime are 45’ motorized catamarans with cruising speeds of 24 knots and a maximum capacity of 49 passengers each. Recommended capacities may vary depending on the type of event.

Lady Chadwick

The Flagship of the fleet, Lady Chadwick is 65 ft. long, cruises up to 9 knots with a maximum capacity of 148 passengers. Recommended capacities will vary depending on the type of event.


Sailing Catamaran the Adventure is 40 ft long and 22 ft wide with maximum capacities of 24 passengers.


Partnering with Cayo Costa State Park

We are proud to be a State Park Concessionaire, providing ferry transportation for the Cayo Costa State Park. For more information, call 239-472-5300.

Image courtesy of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.