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Captain Bubby's Island Tours

Sanibel Island, FL
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Excellent shelling experience!

We booked a shelling experience for our family for a day trip to Sanibel Island. I cannot say... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lauren S
via mobile
Got our bucket list

This was a great tour by two personable ladies who helped us get our bucket list of things we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gguo
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Syracuse, New York
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Guided IsLAND Excursions with Captain Bubby's! We are a concierge tour service specializing in local tours on the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Captiva, and surrounding Lee County. Tours are customized with details and activities specifically tailored for each guest. Tours include history, nature, the beach, a family pirate hunt, or almost anything a guest or business may want to do.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Sanibel Island, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked a shelling experience for our family for a day trip to Sanibel Island. I cannot say enough wonderful things about booking Paula and Captain Bubby. Paula tailored our experience specifically for our girls, which was wonderful. We found so many shells and were...More

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Bubby H, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for writing this very kind review and I am so glad your family enjoyed your experience. So much so that you changed your plans and spent the afternoon in the area as well. You are an amazing family and it was encouraging to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great tour by two personable ladies who helped us get our bucket list of things we wanted to see on Sanibel -- and more. Comfortable transportation. Flexible. We came with ideas on what we wanted to see, and our guides worked with...More

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Bubby H, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We were honored to help you with your bucket list! You guys got to see a lot of things and we’re so happy the wildlife cooperated! 😁 Happy to say the manatees are ok. Thank you for being so...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

My wife and I, booked tour with Bubby and spent a relaxing informative tour. Made us want to come back and spend time on island to explore its offerings. Pet Friendly, tailored to what ever sparks an interest. Will look to future tours with her....More

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bubby h, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure meeting the 3 🐶 of you and showing you our beautiful islands! Gidget was just a sweetheart! She was such a good girl! Looking forward to seeing you again next year and hearing all about your...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

My husband and I took a 3 hour tour yesterday with Bubby. We found the tour of Sativa Island and the surrounding area to be very interesting and informative. Bubby was extremely accommodating. We had a great relaxing time. My husband found places to photograph...More

Thank JudyGP
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bubby h, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad we could show you some of those 'hidden' places both on Sanibel and Ft Myers. I hope G got some great pictures that he'll let us post. :) Thank you again. See you next year! Happy New...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

We had a wonderful trip with Bubby and Paula. We started out with shelling at Sanibel and found a lot of treasures. Along with Captain Bubby's knowledge of shells, we got a description and facts about the sea life. They personalized the tour and were...More

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bubby h, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2017

Thank you so much for touring with us! We're glad you picked, Welcome to the Islands tour that shows the the highlights, wildlife and history of our beautiful islands. It's one of our favorites and we're so glad you enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

We have just returned home after a dream vacation thanks to Captain Bubby and Paula. One objective was to experience shelling on Sanibel, but there were also other things that sounded interesting to us. Bubby and Paula thoughtfully planned a custom tour that surpassed anything...More

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bubby h, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. The 10 days you toured with us was absolutely our pleasure! We're more than delighted that you are pleased and look forward to the next time that we meet .... maybe with family too.? ;) We, too, are...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

After booking our tour in June, my friend and I were so looking forward to taking our shelling excursion with Captain Bubby in October. Then, from our landlocked living rooms in Nebraska, we watched with great sadness as Hurricane Irma took direct aim for Sanibel....More

Thank Mary Beth S
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Bubby H, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Thank you so much! It definitely was our pleasure! Thank you too for sticking with us even after the hurricane. You two were so much fun and we can't wait until you come back. (Still waiting to hear if the Shark Eye shell is a...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

My daughter and I only had a couple of days to spend on Sanibel, so we booked a tour with Captain Bubby. We were interested in finding the best shelling spots and seeing animals and Captain Bubby tailored our tour to do just that. Bubby...More

Thank Scott H
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Bubby H, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was my pleasure spending time with the two of you and I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. (I did too!) :) Getting to meet such a great family like the two of...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Captain Bubby and Paula not only cater to your every whim, they love their work and it shows! They go above and beyond to make sure their guests have the best experiences and adventures in Southwest Florida. I can't get past Sanibel Island so far,...More

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Paula S, Manager at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

It's always great to hear that our guests were happy with our services. Thank you for taking the time to share such great feedback.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

We booked a bunch of land tours with this company prior to our arrival in Sanibel. From the outset, we liked Paula simply from the way she communicated with us via e-mails. She was organized, promptly answered all the questions we had, and made it...More

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Bubby H, Owner at Captain Bubby's Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Thank you so much for your amazing review. It truly left us speechless. Nothing makes us happier than to know that we have fulfilled our guests expectations and desires! We had such a wonderful time with both of you and it was truly our pleasure...More

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Thank you for your inquiry. We tailor each tour from the wants of the guests, i.e. length, if lunch is desired, etc... therefore costs will vary. On our website, is pricing and our most popular tours. If you need further... More
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