Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one half-day excursion to Don Pedro Island State Park for two people ($40 value)
- $35 for one sunset cruise for two people ($50 value)
Half-day excursions to Don Pedro island—known as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches—is flush with shells and fossilized shark teeth. Trips depart from Cape Haze Marina, and run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., or from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Saturdays. Guests should bring their own snacks or picnics.
Sunset cruises, which also depart from Cape Haze Marina, not only provide stunning views of the gulf as the sun dips below the horizon, but may offer up-close looks at dolphins, eagles, manatees, and other marine life hiding out in Lemon Bay. Call ahead to see departure times.
Captiva Cruises transports passengers to the white sandy beaches of Cayo Costa, Gasparilla and Don Pedro Island State Parks. As the official concessionaire to these and other parks, the cruise line grants passengers access to miles of beaches and hiking trails. Once docked, guests can do anything from swim and picnic to bird watch and bike. The boats also host stunning sunset rides, during which they'll spy out dolphins and manatees playing in the surf.