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Sanibel Island Cruise Line

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Address: 1160 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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+1 239-472-5799
05:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 23:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Great time with Captain Mike!

This is an outing that totally lives up to the great trip advisor reviews and was the highlight of our family's week in Sanibel. 2 adults plus a 9 year old and a 12 year old... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outing that totally lives up to the great trip advisor reviews and was the highlight of our family's week in Sanibel. 2 adults plus a 9 year old and a 12 year old. We did the 4 hour trip which was just about right given that it takes about an hour to get it to Cayo Costa.... More 

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sanibelcruise, Owner at Sanibel Island Cruise Line, responded to this review

We really appreciate when our guests take the time to let others know of their experience with us. The timing of the tour is based on a half hour to 45 min out and back however the Dolphins as on this day did such a great job can extend the timing of the trips to and from Cayo Costa state... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Our family (2 adults/7 yo) had an amazing 4 hour cruise with Capt. Jack. The directions for pick-up couldn't be clearer and Capt. Jack was great! He showed us our course on a marine chart prior to departure and slowed frequently to point out interesting sites and provide plenty of local flavour. Once we arrived at Cayo Costa he made... More 

Thank Murray K
Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We booked a 4 hour cruise for Thanksgiving morning. Captain Mike picked us up and we were off. We had such an amazing day. We saw dolphins on the way out to Cayo Costa and the Captain pointed out all of the various islands and interesting things heading out. While at the island, we paddle boarded, snorkeled, swam, shelled, kayaked... More 

3 Thank JASeb53
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

2 Thank BoxStar1
Minneapolis, MN
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1,667 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 676 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 

2 Thank lucycan
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 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 

2 Thank Stephanie P
Midwest U.S.
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 

1 Thank BadgerGirl095
Coral Springs, Florida
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2,666 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 778 helpful votes
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.

Thank 387indy
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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!

3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Northern Kentucky
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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