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“Wildlife Cruise Didn't Disappoint!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captiva Cruises

Captiva Cruises
11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924
(239) 472-5300
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Omaha, Nebraska
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wildlife Cruise Didn't Disappoint!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had reservations for The Thriller but it was cancelled due to small craft warnings on Gulf. We decided to go to Captiva for the Wildlife Cruise. We saw many dolphins and enjoyed our time. Last year we did Useppa Island Cruise so we were familar with company. They are a class act and would recommend that you check them out!

Visited January 2013
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Best dolphin watch ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

The 5 of us on 2/4/13 were treated to many dolphin sightings thanks to an ever attentive crew! Got incredible pics of dolphins jumping next to the boat less than 10 feet away. The volunteer on board Bob provided us with some great historical and wildlife backgtround while we cruised. Oh yes and not to forget being able to enjoy a snack and tropical cocktail while sitting on deck. Can't wait to do it again!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“Great Sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This was a great ninety minute cruise around Captiva Island (North) to the Gulf
for a great view of the sunset. Guide was very good and overall a most enjoyable experience. Well worth the money.

Visited February 2013
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Essex, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Surprised to see so many dolphins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

A comfortable and exciting trip with a knowledgable wildlife expert to narrate. There were dolphins playing and feeding alongside the boat and then the captain did a maneuver that allowed the dolphins to ride in the wake. You could actually see their smiling faces! Interesting narration about history, houses, geography too.

Visited January 2013
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Southampton, New York
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“Super Cruise - Not So Super Cabbage Key”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We really enjoyed the overall cruise as our guide was interesting and informative. We were so fortunate to see so many dolphins, and the weather was perfect for sitting on the top deck. We were on the same boat as the people who were going to Useppa Island, but we had chosen to visit Cabbage Key based upon the information we read on the internet. The people who went to Useppa Island returned with smiles - unfortunately we didn't. The advertised nature trail is very short and unkempt. The water tower climb took less than 5 minutes, and the view was obstructed. Worst of all was the restaurant. Yes, there were dollar bills adorning the walls, (as advertised) but the food was more than disappointing. We were eager to get back on the boat! The cruise was wonderful, but chose another destination!!

Visited February 2013
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