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Great Calusa Blueway

Address: Sanibel Island, FL
Phone Number: 239-433-3855
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Type: Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking
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Type: Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Paddling around the backwaters of Sanibel and Captiva, going into Pine Island Sound, San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico is truly awesome. These areas are only part of the Calusa Blueway but they're the ones I know best. There's amazing marine life all around you, fantastic birds, gorgeous beaches and it's always warm! You can venture way beyond... More 

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CINCINNATI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I hate all the tolls in Florida. I'm from Ohio and I'm never prepared to pay for them while on vacation. I was thinking $6 was kinda steep! But in the end, it was probably worth it. I was wondering where does all the money go? Because it was really busy? The views crossing are awesome and plenty of parking... More 

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Alligator Point, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

this was the first placed we stopped to fish on our trip. we pd the TOLL to get across 6$, drove to captivia(65 MORE MIN) could NOT find a place to park( If u r not a resident or dont have a parking pass dont think u will find a place to park after11 am) so we went back to... More 

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Walkerton, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

On your way to Sanibel Island there are several small islands on the causeway that you may stop and enjoy the beach, or picnic or swim. They are free. We stopped and had the beach mainly to ourselves and my daughter swam, built sand castles, we ate and just enjoyed the weather. Don't overlook these places as a destination. Some... More 

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Tamarac, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Enjoyed our first trip kayaking in this area, but found the maps I received thru the mail to be misleading, Was not able to find Mound Key with these maps, it was further southeast than indicated on the map. Ended up circling an un- named key near by. Should have gone to google earth before heading out.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

One of the most wonderful experiences that Southwest Florida has to offer is its unique flora and fauna, birds, dolphin, manatee and more. There is no better way to eco-experience the water, and Lee County Parks & Rec has done a tremendous job of creating and maintaining these canoe and kayak routes, which can be tricky in the powerboat-dominant waterways.... More 

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Alva, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Serene and quite, this boat ramp looks out onto the Caloosahatchee River and the famous old Alva draw bridge. Take a sack lunch and a book and kick back!

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Spaxton, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The view is to say the least spectacular. Add to that a few dolphins a lot of pelicans plus many other birds and it is worth the $6 to get over there

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Estero, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

well planned great experience for beginning paddlers lots of wildlife

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New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

A trip to Sanibel isn't complete without one visit to th Causeway.We like to go in evening around 6-7,we walk around,do a little wading and enjoy the sunset from here.

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