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Adventures In Paradise

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Celebrating 32 years of the best fun-filled adventures! Explore and take a journey with us to discover dolphins, manatee, sea horses, osprey, and pristine beaches brimming with shells, shells, and more seashells! The waters of Sanibel and Captiva...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and myself had a great time on this tour. The island was amazing and the shells did not disappoint. We had the pleasure of Capt. Andrew and Capt Jim on our tour and the information about the surrounding area and ecosystem was very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pixie7269
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third trip with Adventures. All were fantastic. We have done the Shelling trip, Sealife Encounter and the Sunset Dolphin. The wonderful Capt. Justin and funny Mate David were with us on two of them. I can't even say one was my favorite....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take our son for a sunset sail for his 24th birthday. It was a wonderful adventure. The evening was perfect. The crew was most helpful. We plan to return and take some of their other tours.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lori K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a fun trip. Shelling, fabulous scallops at Barnacles then dolphin watching. Ean was a knowledgeable captain. This is 2nd time I've done this cruise & I will do again in December.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judy_Jackson1955
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing trip! Perfect trip for all! Captain Jim and Captain Evan are awesome, super friendly and double as marine biologists, offering an enjoyable educational piece to the tour. So absolutely great to visit North Captiva! We saw hundreds of shells, so many sand...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank A80WM
AdventuresInParadise, Manager at Adventures In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

Hello A80WM, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on our Shelling & Lunch Cruise! We are delighted to hear that you were able to see much of our beautiful wildlife here in SWFL. We will surely relay your kind...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Great! Val & Jim were the best boat guides ever! Very natural. We loved it. Loved to see the dolphins. Also saw a couple of bald eagles eating from up close. And we saw a raccoon walking on one of the islands. Great sunset boat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank InezV101
AdventuresInParadise, Manager at Adventures In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hi InezV101, Thank you so much for coming out with us on the Sunset Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise! We are so delighted to read that you saw dolphins, bald eagles, and even a raccoon on one of the protected islands. We will be sure to...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We happened to be walking by the dock and they asked us if we wanted to go, so glad we did. Captain Justin and his naturalist were through my engaging and very knowledgeable. Nice boat, free beverages and a beautiful Florida sunset.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jimmyslippers
AdventuresInParadise, Manager at Adventures In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hello jimmyslippers, We are so glad that you found us at the marina and decided to join us on a Sunset Dolphin & Wildlife cruise! We will certainly relay your kind words to Captain Justin and Toni. We appreciate your review and we look forward...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We went on this Dolphin Cruise while in Sanibel. It was really a nice cruise. Captain Harvey and first mate Valerie was very pleasant and informative on the cruise. Saw many dolphins, Bald Eagles and their nest. Know how all the white birds flock to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AdventuresInParadise, Manager at Adventures In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hi thepickynickel, Thank you so much for cruising with us! We are so glad you had a really nice time with Capt. Harvey and Valerie, and were able to see all of the wildlife of which makes this area so special. We appreciate your recommendation...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We took the cruise to N. Captiva with Captain Jim and Captain Evan. From the beginning, Captain Jim came around to each group on the boat and wanted to know where each was from- personal introductions. Captain Evan has a degree in marine biology and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steph V
AdventuresInParadise, Manager at Adventures In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Hi Steph V, We LOVE your feedback! :) Thank you so much for joining us on the Shelling & Lunch Cruise! We are so thrilled to read that you found this trip to be a "Shell lovers dream" and the highlight of your vacation! We...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

We took this 6 hour boat trip - “shelling beach & lunch cruise” and really loved it. Went to north captivate island which is only accessible by boat, landed at deserted beach and found great shells, the company supplied chairs and umbrellas and drinks (non-alcoholic)....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaypoodle
AdventuresInParadise, Manager at Adventures In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Hi jaypoodle, Thank you so much for coming out with us on the Shelling & Lunch Cruise! Operating since 1986 we strive to exceed our guest expectations and its reviews like yours that make it worthwhile. We are so glad you found great shells, enjoyed...More

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luvmyvacays
March 7, 2018|
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Response from AdventuresInParadise | Property representative |
Hi luvmyvacays, On the Shelling & Lunch Cruise we travel to Barnacles by boat. The first portion of the tour is when you get to do your shelling (around an hour and 45 minutes), and then we cruise over to the restaurant! For... More
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Laurel S
May 29, 2017|
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Response from AdventuresInParadise | Property representative |
Hi Laurel S, We have three Corinthian Power Catamarans which all have restrooms aboard them. The restrooms on the vessels are private and include a boat head. For more information feel free to visit our website, call us... More
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Mary W
April 7, 2017|
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Response from AdventuresInParadise | Property representative |
Hi Mary, We have three Corinthian Power Catamarans which can accommodate up to 49 passengers each. While we can take 49, on the Backwater Fishing Cruise, we only allow 20 passengers. For more information feel free to visit... More
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love_nsc
Charlotte, NC
Shelling boat trip (0 Replies)
Which one is the best and has the most/best shells. :) Captiva Cruises to Cayo Costa, Sight-Sea-R Cruises to Big Hickory or Adventures in Paradise to North Captiva? Thank you in advance.
June 22, 2016|
tcaudill
Ohio
Group fishing cruise (3 Replies)
Are there any other options for a group fishing cruise besides Captain Tony's and Adventures in Paradise?
May 21, 2014|
Response frombean3|
How many are in your group? Lots of local Captains, but group size is limited. Rob McKay, Joey Burnsed, Captiva Cruises are a few.
SomeGirl111
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Adventures in paradise Kayak trip vs Molokini+Turtle shore? (3 Replies)
Hi All If I can pick just 1 among the 2 - Kayak with Adventures in Paradise on Big Island vs Molokini+Turtle shore at Maui which one has the better snorkeling experience? I have a 6 year old with me.. Related ques - if we are doing Molokini snorkling at Maui, is there even a need to do snorkling at Big Island or should we skip snorkeling on Big Island and focus on some nice hikes instead? I am in Big Island from 21 dec to 25 dec evening so have just 4.5 days.. Could someone also pls...More
December 10, 2016|
Response fromJ0an123|
Ask about the hiking on the Island of Hawaii forum, and they will help you. Does your 6 year old have asthma, or anything else like that? The fumes at the Volcano National park can be quite harmful to the young and the old. Devastation Trail would be an easy one for your son. Not too long either. No lava though. You would want to go to Jaggar Museum at night for that. The glow is quite something to see! Snorkeling is often better on the Big Island, but because of the time of year you are...More