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Captiva Cruises Captivates!

In April, my Mom and I joined a Captiva Cruise to Cabbage Key. The ride out takes slightly over an hour. You disembark and eat lunch at The Cabbage Key Restaurant which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

In April, my Mom and I joined a Captiva Cruise to Cabbage Key. The ride out takes slightly over an hour. You disembark and eat lunch at The Cabbage Key Restaurant which is rumored to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffett's tune "Cheeseburger in Paradise." My mom had the cheeseburger sans cheese due to lactose intolerance (but you really don't... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

As a family we decided any wildlife we wanted to see whilst on our holiday would be in it's natural habitat rather than in a theme park, so we drove from Orlando to Captiva Island and then onwards down to the Everglades and The Keys. We were overjoyed to see Manatees in the harbour before we even boarded the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous day..great boat ride,excellent narration of the history,saw dolphins,manatee. Went to Useppa island...beautiful...great food...totally enjoyed our trip with Captiva Cruise.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have taken about every cruise Captiva Cruses has to offer at least twice and have enjoyed each and every trip. Took the cruise to Cabbage Key last week with some newbies. They enjoyed it as much as we did. The dolphin performed for us - they love the Lady Chadwick as well. Captain Bob was informative and has a... More 

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Three of us took the sunset cruise and it was delightful. The entertainment turned out to be a solo guitar player. We were expecting a band. Didn't make much difference, he knew the island and parrothead songs. Drinks were available for purchase. Everybody from north of Savannah was thrilled to see all the dolphins. Worth the money.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I took a short vacation to Captiva Florida a few weeks ago and took a couple of Boat excursions with Captiva Cruises. One was an evening sunset cruise and the other was a trip to Useppa Island. From the ticket buying at McCarthy's Marina to the check in at South Seas the staff was exceedingly accommodating, friendly,and helpful. On the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We took trip to Useppa Island. We saw several manatees at marina before and after boarding boat, and saw lots of Dolphins. The narrator of boat was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. This is the best boat trip we have taken in the area!

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Endwell, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We took the Marine Naturalist Adventure Cruise - sailing on a catamaran to North Captiva Island with a naturalist on board. We spent a half day learning about all the sea life including shells, manatees and dolphins. Lunch was included and was very good - a large sandwich from a local sandwich shoppe on the Island

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Glendale, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had such a great time last year on the dolphin tour last February that we decided to do it again this year. Not as many dolphins playing in the wake, but still lots of fun. To get the best action photos of the dolphins do NOT sit up top where they tell you, though. For good action shots you... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We wanted to spend a couple of hours on the water under sail. So we paid about $95 for two tickets on the Captiva Cruises Sunset Cruise. We ordered tickets by phone, announced ourselves at the South Sea Resort entry kiosk, and were told to drive two miles (!) to the departure marina. So this is how the rich folks... More 

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