We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Captiva Cruises

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number:
+1 239-472-5300
08:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 709 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 490
  • 146
    Very good
  • 25
  • 13
  • 7
Dolphin tour and Cayo costa

Took the cayo costa tour and the dolphin tour . Loved both excursions Found beautiful shells st cayo costa. Saw many dolphins on the dolphin tour Do this you will love it

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jamie K
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

709 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 681: English reviews
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the cayo costa tour and the dolphin tour . Loved both excursions Found beautiful shells st cayo costa. Saw many dolphins on the dolphin tour Do this you will love it

Thank Jamie K
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently took a shelling cruise to Cayo Costa. When we were getting ready to depart it was a bit rainy and the water was a bit choppy. Guests were offered the opportunity to get off and get a refund or re-book. Many did and it turned out to be their loss. Once out in the bay the wind was... More 

Thank tinkerbell621
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Level Contributor
69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Following a beautiful morning drive through the length of Sanibel and onto Captiva, we boarded our Captiva Cruise boat in the South Seas Plantation Resort Marina. Accompanied by eager dolphins, we wound into the bay with an outstanding narrator regaling passengers with history and tales of surrounding islands and their famous visitors. First stop: Cabbage Key, where we dropped off... More 

Thank LizattheLake
Voorhees, New Jersey
Level Contributor
265 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family enjoyed the dolphin/wildlife excursion, leaving at 4pm from the South Seas dock. The narrator and crew were all very pleasant and helpful, and the boat provided a good deal of varied seating - inside on the bottom deck, and sunny or shaded on the top deck. We enjoyed several interactions with dolphins during the 1.5 hours, and saw... More 

Thank SJEK
Leland, North Carolina
Level Contributor
92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our shelling cruise To Cayo Costa. Very informative on the trip to the island, with information about Captiva and North Captiva. Crew were informative and helpful. We had a wonderful, beautiful morning. Only complaint was a crew member told us to go left when we arrived on the beach, and shelling going to our right was much better and... More 

Thank Linda S
Westfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
154 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our day trip felt too short as we hardly had time to do anything but go to the beach. I would have liked to have had more time to explore the island without staying overnight. The crew was informative on our way to Cato Costa and made a special effort to engage the dolphins we came across on our return... More 

Thank samsmomm
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an afternoon Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise and it was well organized and perfect for kids. Boat left from South Seas Resort marina. Non-guests need to pay $5 to park. Large boat with covered and some shaded seating areas. We saw dolphins multiple times as well as birds and manatees. The naturalist who narrates is very good... More 

Thank shell346
Concord, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where ever we visit, my wife and I like to take local cruises. This time, we decided to try the Captiva Cruise to Gasparilla island. We stay in Bonita Springs and had planned to arrive at the cruise boat 45 minutes early. We were meeting friends that live in SW Florida at the cruise boat. Well, as luck would have... More 

Thank Raymond T
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the 3 hour shelling cruise up to Cayo Costa from McCarthy's Marina. Staff on the cruise were friendly, knowledgable, and kept the trip interesting. Very efficient operation and hard working staff.

Thank Bill I
Clarkston, Michigan
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on two Captiva Cruises while visiting. The 1/2 day Shelling and the Full Day Cabbage Key. The captain and crew are so knowledgeable and friendly. We saw Manatee and Dolphins. Amazing Day!

1 Thank mygooza2016

Travellers who viewed Captiva Cruises also viewed

Captiva Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Captiva Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Captiva Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Captiva Island, Southwest Gulf Coast

Been to Captiva Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Captiva Cruises and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Captiva Cruises staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?