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Sanibel Island Cruise Line

Boat tours, Dolphin & whale watching, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours
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Address: 1160 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-472-5799
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Description: 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, Bladefish DPV's sea jets 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 outboard engines, a T-top for shade and restroom for your comfort.
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Great Day Out...

My Mom is an avid shell collector so I booked a cruise on the Sanibel Island Cruise Line so we could go shell collecting and just enjoy being on the water. This was a blast. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
angusmurphy
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Illinois
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Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My Mom is an avid shell collector so I booked a cruise on the Sanibel Island Cruise Line so we could go shell collecting and just enjoy being on the water. This was a blast. The boat picked us up at the causeway and we went over to Coya Costa. It was a little chilly the day we went and... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Visited this salon for a haircut and pedicure. Jill, was the stylist that cut my hair, I had the pleasure of seeing her for a second year haircut. She was accommodating, knowledgable, and pleasant. Did a great haircut. Would definitely come back again next time I'm on Sanibel. My pedicure was done by Lois. The lady knows what she is... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have been coming to Sanibel for nearly 35 years. This year we had all the family there, grandparent in their mid 70's down to a 3 year old, and just about every age in between. We all LOVED the speed boat out to Coya Costa, the state park very quiet island just past Captiva. We put the kids and... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Captain Mike was very friendly and interested in pleasing our family. He gave us options and advice on where to go on our trip. He took us to a secluded part of cayo costa. It was like having our own beach! The kids kayaked & paddle boarded while we picked up shells, urchins, sand dollars and even a seahorse from... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We got quite a few pictures while watching the Dolphins play in our wake. The beach area we went to was very secluded and private so we were not crowded while trying the kayak and paddle boards. The water was too cloudy for snorkeling but we had a great time regardless. We found lots of shells and it wasn't as... More 

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

There are many great things for you to experiance durring your Cayo Costa watersports cruise one of them being snorkeling. We try our best to predict by our most recent Cayo Costa cruises, current wind direction and weather for our potential guests making an inquiry about joining us for one of our Cayo Costa cruises what to expect when snorkeling... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a great time with Captain Jack out on the water. It was a beautiful day, we got to see a ton of Dolphins swimming and jumping right near the boat. The beach we stopped at on Cayo Costa was gorgeous and the water was warm and the sand really nice. Lots of shells to pick up along the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a great experience with Captain Mike. We chose the 4 hour cruise and had a great day. We saw TONS of dolphin and he was able to entice them to follow in our wake for quite a long time--we could see them jumping and playing. My kids loved it! The beach portion of the trip was perfect--he chose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Loved the snorkeling and the sea jets. Captain Jack was very informative and a very kind host. On the way back we got to see the best dolphin show ever! I would highly recommend this trip. You won't regret it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lovely time last Thurs with Cpt Mike. Provided sea kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling eqpt, beach set up, towels and more. We absolutely loved the sea scooters, they were a blast. Not a lot to see but very cool to use while snorkeling. Dropped us at a private beach but stayed around to make sure we were taken care of. Biggest... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went out to Cayo Costa with Captain Mike. He was very kind and knowledgeable of the area and the area's wildlife. We loved how Mike spent time slowing the boat down so we could view dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat. It was amazing how many dolphins there were, how close they got to the boat, and... More 

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