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Sanibel Island Cruise Line

#4 of 26 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Sanibel Island Features Animals
1160 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-5799
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Awesome time of family fun!!

Our family had an amazing trip to Cayo Costa today with Captain Jack. I did my research before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen O
via mobile
Amazing Family Adventure!

Captain Jack took our family of four (children are 9 year old and 17 year old) out for what was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer B
Melbourne, 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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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cayo costa” (51 reviews)
“captain mike” (47 reviews)
“paddle boards” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 05:30 - 23:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1160 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-5799
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Jack took our family of four (children are 9 year old and 17 year old) out for what was truly an adventure for our family. I chose this charter because of the amazing assortment of gear that was included. We wanted to be able...More

2  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 5 with 3 children aged 14, 8 and 6. We took the afternoon trip with Captain Jack to Cayo Costa and had so much fun! It took us about 45 minutes to get there from Sanibel Causeway and had to...More

Thank shanenchar
sanibelcruise, Owner at Sanibel Island Cruise Line, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's always a good day when one of our guests chooses to take the time to inform others of their time with us by submitting a review to help us improve our future guest's experience . On days we make our guests aware we will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This island get away was such a cool day! Captian Mike picked us up at the beach park between Fort Meyers and Sanibel. We headed out to find dolphins and then we got to spend several hours at the almost deserted Cayo Costa! The boat...More

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The captain was great, with lots of good info about the area. It was a perfect 30 minute ride and then 2 hours of free time to roam the beach and swim as we pleased.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is an outing that totally lives up to the great trip advisor reviews and was the highlight of our family's week in Sanibel. 2 adults plus a 9 year old and a 12 year old. We did the 4 hour trip which was just...More

2  Thank Travlrny
sanibelcruise, Owner at Sanibel Island Cruise Line, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

We really appreciate when our guests take the time to let others know of their experience with us. The timing of the tour is based on a half hour to 45 min out and back however the Dolphins as on this day did such a...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Our family (2 adults/7 yo) had an amazing 4 hour cruise with Capt. Jack. The directions for pick-up couldn't be clearer and Capt. Jack was great! He showed us our course on a marine chart prior to departure and slowed frequently to point out interesting...More

1  Thank Murray K
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We booked a 4 hour cruise for Thanksgiving morning. Captain Mike picked us up and we were off. We had such an amazing day. We saw dolphins on the way out to Cayo Costa and the Captain pointed out all of the various islands and...More

4  Thank JASeb53
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Captain Jack was waiting for us at the causeway beach with a boat full of fun! We had two couples in our group and we all had a blast. Dolphins all the way to the island and we slowed down to see every one. Great...More

2  Thank BoxStar1
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We did a 4 hour tour with Captain Jack. Two adults and 3 boys aged 7, 9, and 12. Jack was early when we arrived at the pickup point. It was clear he was going to be great with the boys as soon as we...More

3  Thank lucycan
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17 February 2017|
Response from sanibelcruise | Property representative |
Our boats are 30ft century boats with twin Honda 250s and are very stable while running. Been in business for 22 years and seasickness has never been part of any of our trips.
7 January 2017|
Response from sanibelcruise | Property representative |
We had many warm days in February in the last few years allowing our guests to enjoy everything we have to offer on our Cayo Costa 3 and 4hr tours however it depends on the approach and passing of cold fronts. When a cold... More
12 November 2016|
Response from sanibelcruise | Property representative |
All of our trips are Private trips with just you family or party up to six guests with our Captain on board one of our 30ft boats with twin 250s. We provide stand up paddle boards, kayaks, boogie boards, full face and... More