CHOOSE YOUR CRUISE

Sometimes it really is all about the journey! What kind of adventure will you choose? We know just where to take you to see dolphins and other wildlife. And our knowledgeable captains make it an interesting and educational experience for all ages. If it’s all about taking in the sunset for you, just pick your vessel for a serene and colorful evening on the water. Whatever your preferred adventure, we’ve got it covered.

Cabbage Key Cruise

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adults & Seniors $45
Children (12 and under) $30

Believed to be the inspiration behind Jimmy Buffet’s song, “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” Cabbage Key is a classic “old Florida” hide-a-way. The island has an Inn and Restaurant, built in 1938 by American playwright Mary Roberts Rinehart. The restaurant, which sits on top of a Calusa Indian shell mound, offers panoramic views of the island and Pine Island Sound as well as delicious seafood, steaks, cheeseburgers and desserts. The walls are lined with signed dollar bills… Ask your captain how the tradition got started! There is also a short nature trail and water tower to climb. Lunch is an additional purchase at the island restaurant.

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Cabbage Key Cruise

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adults & Seniors $45
Children (12 and under) $30

Believed to be the inspiration behind Jimmy Buffet’s song, “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” Cabbage Key is a classic “old Florida” hide-a-way. The island has an Inn and Restaurant, built in 1938 by American playwright Mary Roberts Rinehart. The restaurant, which sits on top of a Calusa Indian shell mound, offers panoramic views of the island and Pine Island Sound as well as delicious seafood, steaks, cheeseburgers and desserts. The walls are lined with signed dollar bills… Ask your captain how the tradition got started! There is also a short nature trail and water tower to climb. Lunch is an additional purchase at the island restaurant.

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Useppa Island Cruise

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adults & Seniors $45
Children (12 and under) $30

Useppa Island is an exclusive private island club community with picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush tropical vegetation. The only way to visit this exclusive destination is to be a member of the island club, the guest of a member of the club, or a passenger of Captiva Cruises. This “must-see” island paradise is filled with history and beauty! Enjoy lunch at the Collier Inn, visit the Barbara Sumwalt History Museum and take a leisurely stroll through the island’s lush garden paths. Lunch is an additional purchase at the island restaurant.

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Useppa Island Cruise

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adults & Seniors $45
Children (12 and under) $30

Useppa Island is an exclusive private island club community with picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush tropical vegetation. The only way to visit this exclusive destination is to be a member of the island club, the guest of a member of the club, or a passenger of Captiva Cruises. This “must-see” island paradise is filled with history and beauty! Enjoy lunch at the Collier Inn, visit the Barbara Sumwalt History Museum and take a leisurely stroll through the island’s lush garden paths. Lunch is an additional purchase at the island restaurant.

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Cayo Costa State Park

Cayo Costa State Park is an island accessible only by boat and considered to be one of the best shelling beaches in the world. With nine miles of beach, acres of pine forests and more than six miles of trails (trails located at the north end), visitors may enjoy shelling, fishing, birdwatching and snorkeling on this beautiful barrier island.

Preparing for your trip:
Passengers are encouraged to bring along anything they would like to be comfortable at the beach for the amount of time you are there, keeping in mind there is nothing provided on the boat or on the island itself. Food, drinks, coolers, chairs, umbrellas, towels, sunscreen, snorkels, fishing rods (and a license too if applicable) are a few recommendations.

Choose from half-day and full-day cruise options to Southern and Northern Cayo Costa State Park.

Cayo Costa State Park

Cayo Costa State Park is an island accessible only by boat and considered to be one of the best shelling beaches in the world. With nine miles of beach, acres of pine forests and more than six miles of trails (trails located at the north end), visitors may enjoy shelling, fishing, birdwatching and snorkeling on this beautiful barrier island.

Preparing for your trip:
Passengers are encouraged to bring along anything they would like to be comfortable at the beach for the amount of time you are there, keeping in mind there is nothing provided on the boat or on the island itself. Food, drinks, coolers, chairs, umbrellas, towels, sunscreen, snorkels, fishing rods (and a license too if applicable) are a few recommendations.

Choose from half-day and full-day cruise options to Southern and Northern Cayo Costa State Park.

Cayo Costa State Park

Prices & Options

Half Day to Southern Cayo Costa

$45Adults & Seniors
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Children (12 and under) $30
  • (Plus $2 Per Person Park Admission Fee)
  • The half-day trip to the southern end includes about a 30-minute boat ride each way with approximately two hours on the beach. The boat pulls into a dock on the bay side of this narrow section of the island and it is a short walk to the gulf side. Here the boat will stay with you as there are no amenities on this section of the island

Full Day to Northern Cayo Costa

$55Adults & Seniors
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Children (12 and under) $40
  • (Plus $2 Per Person Park Admission Fee)
  • The full day trip to the northern end includes about one hour of travel each way with approximately four hours on the island. The boat pulls into the State Park Dock where the Ranger Station is located on the bayside of the island. Here the boat will drop you off and there are bathrooms on the island. Bikes and kayaks are available for rent in this location only and this is where the island trails are located. Guest can walk to the beach (about 1-mile across to the Gulf side) or climb aboard the free tram service.

Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (seasonal)
Adults & Seniors $55
Children (12 and under) $40

Boca Grande known as the tarpon fishing capital of the world. Located on Gasparilla Island, it’s a quaint seaside village with a variety of restaurants serving fresh seafood caught by local fisherman, art galleries and unique shops. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time as you stroll down5th Street or Palm Avenue, where the famous 100-year-old Gasparilla Inn is located. Rent a golf cart or bikes to visit the southern tip of the island. There, you can explore Gasparilla Island State Park and the Boca Grande Lighthouse that was built in 1890. There is much to see and explore on this beautiful island.

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Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (seasonal)
Adults & Seniors $55
Children (12 and under) $40

Boca Grande known as the tarpon fishing capital of the world. Located on Gasparilla Island, it’s a quaint seaside village with a variety of restaurants serving fresh seafood caught by local fisherman, art galleries and unique shops. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time as you stroll down5th Street or Palm Avenue, where the famous 100-year-old Gasparilla Inn is located. Rent a golf cart or bikes to visit the southern tip of the island. There, you can explore Gasparilla Island State Park and the Boca Grande Lighthouse that was built in 1890. There is much to see and explore on this beautiful island.

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Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (seasonal)
Adults & Seniors $45
Children (12 and under) $35

Pine Island Sound is rich in fishing culture and history. As you cruise Pine Island Sound you will get an up-close look at the historic fish houses and learn about the Calusa and Spanish-Cuban Ranchos of the past, as well as Tarpon sport fishing, which has been popular for generations.

Once on Pine Island, enjoy lunch at the charming and historic Tarpon Lodge. Afterwards, passengers will enjoy a tour of the Randell Research Center, an archeological and historical site that is a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History. A guide will lead you through the Calusa Heritage Trail with its pre- Columbian Mounds of the ancient Calusa Indians.

Reservations are required. Donation to Randell Research Center is included in ticket price. Lunch at the island restaurant is additional.

Our Tarpon Lodge Cruise is typically offered one day a week, from mid-November through April. The Tarpon Lodge is open year-round, so if you have a group you would like to book, please call our office at 239-472-5300.

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Children explore the Randell Research Center
Children explore the Randell Research Center

Children explore the Randell Research Center

Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (seasonal)
Adults & Seniors $45
Children (12 and under) $35

Pine Island Sound is rich in fishing culture and history. As you cruise Pine Island Sound you will get an up-close look at the historic fish houses and learn about the Calusa and Spanish-Cuban Ranchos of the past, as well as Tarpon sport fishing, which has been popular for generations.

Once on Pine Island, enjoy lunch at the charming and historic Tarpon Lodge. Afterwards, passengers will enjoy a tour of the Randell Research Center, an archeological and historical site that is a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History. A guide will lead you through the Calusa Heritage Trail with its pre- Columbian Mounds of the ancient Calusa Indians.

Reservations are required. Donation to Randall Research Center is included in ticket price. Lunch at the island restaurant is additional.

Our Tarpon Lodge Cruise is typically offered one day a week, from mid-November through April. The Tarpon Lodge is open year-round, so if you have a group you would like to book, please call our office at 239-472-5300.

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Children explore the Randell Research Center
Children explore the Randell Research Center

Children explore the Randell Research Center

Dolphin and Wildlife Cruises

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Adults & Seniors $30 plus sales tax
Children (12 and under) $20 plus sales tax

There is nothing more exciting than to see these beautiful, playful, wild and free Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Southwest Florida is known for exceptional wildlife viewing. In addition to dolphins, one might see white pelicans (in season), ospreys, bald eagles, and a variety of migratory birds. This cruise is fun for all ages.

The Dolphin Cruise is typically narrated by volunteers from the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic research.

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Dolphin and Wildlife Cruises

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Adults & Seniors $30 plus sales tax
Children (12 and under) $20 plus sales tax

There is nothing more exciting than to see these beautiful, playful, wild and free Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Southwest Florida is known for exceptional wildlife viewing. In addition to dolphins, one might see white pelicans (in season), ospreys, bald eagles, and a variety of migratory birds. This cruise is fun for all ages.

The Dolphin Cruise is typically narrated by volunteers from the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic research.

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Sunset Cruises

Our sunsets are second to none, and we have three options for enjoying them on the sparkling waters of Southwest Florida! Keep your eye out for the green flash…

Choose from three sunset cruises: Sunset Serenade, Sunset Sailing and Wildlife Sunset. Our Sunset Serenade is offered from March through August. Call 239-472-5300 for group pricing, reservations and private charters.

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Sunset Cruises

Our sunsets are second to none, and we have three options for enjoying them on the sparkling waters of Southwest Florida! Keep your eye out for the green flash…

Choose from three sunset cruises: Sunset Serenade, Sunset Sailing and Wildlife Sunset. Our Sunset Serenade is offered from March through August. Call 239-472-5300 for group pricing, reservations and private charters.

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Sunset Cruises

Prices & Options

Wildlife Sunset

$35plus sales taxAdults & SeniorsSunset times vary
  • Children (12 and under) $25plus sales tax
  • Relax and enjoy the view of Southwest Florida’s dolphins, birds and other wildlife in the Pine Island Sound as the sun sets into the Gulf of Mexico for this 90-minute cruise.

Sunset Serenade(Seasonal March - August)

$35plus sales taxAdults & SeniorsSunset times vary
  • Children (12 and under) $25plus sales tax
  • Enjoy a beautiful sunset, live music and cocktails aboard the Lady Chadwick for this 1-hour cruise, complete with a full-service bar, open air top deck and air-conditioned lower deck.
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Sunset Sailing

$50plus sales taxAdults & SeniorsSunset times vary
  • Children (12 and under) $40plus sales tax
  • A tranquil sunset sail on our 40’ sailing catamaran named, “Adventure” is a perfect way for couples, families, friends and groups to end the day in Southwest Florida.
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    Available for Private Charter Only

Sailing Cruises

Days and times vary
Adults & Seniors $50
Children (12 and under) $40

Our 40’ sailing catamaran is named “Adventure” for good reason! It offers visitors a perfect way to end the day in Southwest Florida. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic evening, a family looking for a sailing experience, or want to take any group on a fun outing, Captiva Cruises Sunset Sail is a great way to enjoy a boating experience.
*Please note at this time due to social distancing, the Adventure Sailboat is only available for private charters. Please give our office a call for rates at 239-472-5300!

Men Sailing on Boat

Sailing Cruises

Days and times vary
Adults $45
Children (12 and under) $35 + tax

Our 40’ sailing catamaran is named “Adventure” for good reason! It offers visitors a perfect way to end the day in Southwest Florida. Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic evening, a family looking for a sailing experience, or want to take any group on a fun outing, Captiva Cruises Sunset Sail is a great way to enjoy a boating experience.

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Reservations & Cancellation Policy

Reservations are required for all cruises. Group pricing may be available for groups of 25 or more adults depending on the time of year. All cancellations or changes must be received at least 24 hours prior to the cruise departure time and are subject to a $5 cancellation/change fee. If the reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of departure it is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERRABLE.