Since 1986, Captiva Cruises has been transporting passengers to wonderful out-island
destinations where they explore history and nature. Guides aboard Captiva Cruises’ vessels
share their in-depth knowledge and passion for the area, and passengers marvel at the wildlife
watching opportunities. All cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island.
Captiva Cruises offers four different island cruise destinations: Cabbage Key, Useppa Island,
Cayo Costa State Park and Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. Cabbage Key, a 100-acre island, is
a favorite stop in search of Jimmy Buffet’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Don’t forget to leave
your $1 bill on the wall! Useppa Island is an exclusive and legendary private island club.
Passengers enjoy lunch at the Collier Inn, and a visit to the island’s award winning private
history museum is a “must do” for history lovers. Cayo Costa State Park is a Florida State Park
treasure. The island is a nine-mile long wilderness preserve and offers pristine beaches for
shelling and enjoying nature. Boca Grande is a charming seaside village with cozy restaurants,
island boutiques, classic cottages and historic churches.
Every afternoon, Captiva Cruises offers a Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure cruise narrated by
docents from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. And no SWFL vacation is complete
without a Gulf of Mexico Sunset Cruise. Captiva Cruises offers sunset serenades, wildlife
sunsets as well as sailing catamaran sunsets. Can’t decide which cruise is right for you? Captiva Cruises offers private expeditions.