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Sanibel Island Cruise Line

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1160 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Great Trip!!!

If I could give this trip 10 stars I would. We had an awesome time. From the beginning CPT Mike... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
klukan
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iowa
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Great Play Day on the Water

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys being on the water. We had so much fun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tonymackay
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Saint James City, Florida
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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, sea doo sea scooters (for snorkeling) 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 and 250hp outboard engines, a T-top for shade and restroom for your comfort.
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“cayo costa” (56 reviews)
“captain mike” (50 reviews)
“paddle boards” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 5:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1160 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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"cayo costa"
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"captain mike"
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"paddle boards"
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"boat ride"
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"sea scooters"
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"chairs and umbrellas"
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"snorkel gear"
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"equipment provided"
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"hour trip"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"floating mat"
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"sand dollars"
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"great trip"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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"saw dolphins"
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"amazing adventure"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If I could give this trip 10 stars I would. We had an awesome time. From the beginning CPT Mike picked us up at an easy location and did a great job driving the boat. It was a fun boat ride that even my shy...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys being on the water. We had so much fun with an array of fun toys including full face mask snorkeling gear, motorized hand held scooters to pull you through the water, kayaks, paddle boards, a...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Our excursion to Cayo Costa with Captain Jack was the highlight of our trip to Sanibel Island! We had a party of three, with me, my husband and our 12 year old son. The pickup spot was convenient and easy to find, and Jack started...More

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sanibelcruise, Owner at Sanibel Island Cruise Line, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Its its a good day when we see a guest take the time to let others know of their experience with us. 239-472-5799 sanibelcruise@yahoo.com

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

"I know I keep saying it, but - this is the BEST day! This is just the GREATEST day!" When a teenager gushes you know you've struck gold, and that's exactly what our afternoon with Sanibel Cruises was: Golden. Thrilling 40-ish minute ride in a...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

This is my third winter in SW Florida, but my first time taking this cruise. It was such a great trip! Captain Jack was great. He was very patient and answered all of my questions. He also made a point of getting the dolphins to...More

1  Thank DTP1952
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We were thrilled there was availability on such short notice! Captain Jack was an absolute pleasure! He was informative and kind. Since the holiday week is a popular time here, we thoroughly enjoyed the secluded adventure to Cayo Costa & finding so many full sand...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

This was an awesome day! We were a little worried because of the price, but it was no more than a day at a FL amusement park. All of the equipment was available as described and in good working order. Captain Mike did a great...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

From start to finish this cruise was amazing! Captain Mike was awesome - he knew exactly the spot to be in for great shelling, paddle boarding and snorkeling! He was even prepared to rescue our 10 year old who drifted too far out in the...More

2  Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

We booked a 2 hour dolphin viewing trip. Captain Mike picked us up off the beach at Island Causeway park, a little awkward but OK. The boat was in poor condition, damage to the hull (above the water) was literally patched with duct tape. The...More

6  Thank ableslave
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sanibelcruise, Owner at Sanibel Island Cruise Line, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Scheduled as a 2hr Dolphin Watch cruise to start at noon time the Captain arrived at the pick up location a half hour early to accommodate the party and they had no issues with the boat or Captain. Only after underway did the father inform...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Our family had an amazing trip to Cayo Costa today with Captain Jack. I did my research before selecting this charter and chose it because it had so much to offer beyond that of just a trip to Cayo Costa. Captain Jack brought along paddle...More

1  Thank Karen O
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sanibelcruise
April 7, 2018|
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Response from sanibelcruise | Property representative |
239-472-5799........sanibelislandcruiseline..............sanibelcruise@yahoo
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Islgir
February 20, 2018|
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All of our tours are appropriate for all ages and we have paddleboards kayaks snorkeling gear (full face and traditional masks for all ages) boogie boards and the green floating mat along with the most popular sea... More
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Joyce M
July 26, 2017|
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Unfortunately no we depart from the Sanibel Side of the Sanibel causeway the bridge that takes you to and from Sanibel Island to the Mainland Fort Myers.
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