Captiva Cruises cuts the opening ribbon as they re-open after the damages sustained from Hurricane Ian.


We are thrilled to welcome new and returning guests with a limited cruise schedule! After Hurricane Ian’s impact in September 2022, our surroundings look different, but we still have amazing history, beautiful water, incredible sunsets and unique wildlife to share with you! We graciously ask for your patience as we adjust the cruise schedule to best accommodate guests.


Safely sharing and appreciating our environment has always been at the core of our mission. While we’ve never taken our piece of paradise for granted, we have an extra special appreciation for cruising around Captiva Island after Hurricane Ian and we know you will too!

Please be courteous of your surroundings while visiting. Many of our neighbors are still in transition after the storm and deserve space and compassion as we all work to restore and appreciate our paradise.


Lady Chadwick weathered the storm but was damaged during Hurricane Ian. Our crew worked diligently on Lady Chadwick’s repairs and restoration and we are excited to have her back in-service nearly one year after Hurricane Ian! View the WINK News, WGCU and FOX Weather stories to learn more about our journey. We look forward to welcoming you aboard her upper and lower decks again!

Our other vessels, Santiva and Playtime, are making regular trips.



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 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

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 and can accommodate 148 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.