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Address: 1160 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: +1 239-472-5799
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 23:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sanibel Island Cruise Line offers exciting cruises on the waters of San...

Sanibel Island Cruise Line offers exciting cruises on the waters of San Carlos Bay, Pine Island Sound and along the gulfside beaches of Sanibel, Captiva, upper Captiva and Cayo Costa. Cruise itineraries range from On The Boat trips of about 20 miles for Dolphin watch and sightseeing, to Boat, Beach and In The Water cruises including use of Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddleboards, sea doo sea scooters (for snorkeling) and snorkel gear. Each of our 30ft Century boats can easily accommodate your party of up to 6 guests and are powered by twin 225hp and 250hp outboard engines, a T-top for shade and restroom for your comfort.

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We did a 4 hour tour with Captain Jack. Two adults and 3 boys aged 7, 9, and 12. Jack was early when we arrived at the pickup point. It was clear he was going to be great with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, MN
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Jack was waiting for us at the causeway beach with a boat full of fun! We had two couples in our group and we all had a blast. Dolphins all the way to the island and we slowed down to see every one. Great beach, finding sea shells, even one with an octopus in it! So many toys and... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 4 hour tour with Captain Jack. Two adults and 3 boys aged 7, 9, and 12. Jack was early when we arrived at the pickup point. It was clear he was going to be great with the boys as soon as we got onboard. He had incredible patience and answered every question the boys answered, and thats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4 yr old and 1.5 yr old on this tour. From the very beginning it was amazing as we saw dolphins along the way. Mike was very informative and once we arrived to Costa Cayo he had every water sport available to play with. We walked along the beach collecting shells, we snorkeled, paddle boarded, and picnicked... More 

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Midwest U.S.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best experience we had during our Sanibel trip. Having our own private beach at Cayo Costa with everything provided - great snorkel equipment, paddleboards, kayak, towels, beach chairs, even ice for the cooler - was fantastic. Mike was a super host and very helpful. On the way out he made a point of spotting dolphins and they... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Sanibel Island Cruise Line is private with great trips custom to your group. The boats are well maintained and the Captain's are knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Went on the 4 hour private cruise to Cayo Costa with Mike. He was great and very attentive to our family of 5 including a 3 yr old. The location he took us to on Cayo Costa was perfect for snorkeling and shelling. We really could not have asked for anything more on this trip!! Well worth the money!

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Northern Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Taking a private boat cruise near Sanibel was high on our list of to-do's, and we were not disappointed. Captain Mike took us on a very memorable trip to Cayo Costa where we enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking and a ton of GREAT shells. My wife found the largest shell of her life just off the beach. If you want to go... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We went on this fantastic 3 hour trip with Captain Jack. Our kids are 5 1/2 and 8 years old. If they were a little older we would of definitely stayed longer. 3 hours seemed like enough time for their ages. They had the best time seeing dolphins, kayaking, SUP, and shelling. Captain Jack's sea doos were a HUGE hit!... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

These guys are great tour guides. Our captain was Captain Jack and he answered all of our questions and really provides lots of information during the tour. The equipment provided was great and Captain Jack took us to the rock ledges where we saw lots of ocean creatures. The beach was private but there were several fishing boats off the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Took this trip back in April while we were on vacation on Sanibel Island. This is by far one of the best excursion that my wife and I have ever taken. We saw lotsome of dolphins and the captain did a fantastic job finding them. I would recommend this to everyone, do it again.

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