Get Outdoors: Go dolphin watching in South Florida with Captiva Cruises

Dolphin sighting from a Captiva Cruise (credit:

Dolphin sighting from a Captiva Cruise (credit:

Florida Vacation Guide: See dolphins playing off the coast of Florida

There’s nothing quite like the sight of dolphins playing in the wake of a boat, especially if you’ve never seen dolphins before.

Sail away with Captiva Cruises

If you and your family are vacationing near the southwestern coast of Florida and you’re looking for an exciting outdoor adventure the whole family can enjoy, consider reserving some tickets for Captiva Cruise’s Dolphin Watch and Wildlife Adventure. While there are never any guarantees when it comes to nature, Sanibel Island’s Captiva Cruises claims that on 95% of their Dolphin Watch and Wildlife Adventure Cruises, dolphins are spotted.

Cruise in comfort

Once aboard The Lady Chadwick, wet your whistle at the bar or grab a soft drink and a snack for yourself and the kids. You can choose to enjoy the cruise in the air conditioned indoor main cabin, from the shaded upper deck or in the open air on the upper deck in the full Florida sun.

Learn about wildlife

On The Dolphin Watch and Wildlife Adventure Cruise, you can see more than just dolphins. There are osprey and pelicans and other feathered friends that might be spotted. You may also see manatees playing in the marina where you board the vessel! The Dolphin cruise is narrated by volunteers from the Sanibel and Captiva Conservation Foundation and you and your family will learn all about the animals and birds that you see along the way.


This 90-minute cruise costs $25/adult, $15/child 2-12 and is free for children under 2.

Tell us…

Have you ever seen dolphins play?