Sanibel Custom Charters - Shelling, Lunch Cruises, Sightseeing and Eco-Tours
We offer private shelling trips to secluded beaches along the barrier islands, which are only accessible by boat. There are over 275 kinds of shells native to Sanibel and Captiva, waiting to be found. One option is to venture out to historic Cayo Costa State Park, a 2000+ acre barrier island, renowned for shelling on unspoiled, white sand beaches. Please note that it can take up to one hour each way cruising to and from the islands, so that must be taken into account when considering how long to book your custom charter. Also: it is illegal to remove live shells.
Add a stop for lunch at one of the many waterfront restaurants, some of which are only accessible by boat, such as the funky Cabbage Key, known for the dollar bills which dangle from the ceiling and walls. Some argue that iconic singer Jimmy Buffet wrote, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” after dining in this restaurant. The black beans and rice, with or without Mahi-Mahi, are famous as well!
Reserve an exclusive sightseeing charter along the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Consider relaxing as you cruise around Sanibel and Captiva, from the Sanibel Lighthouse, past Bowman’s Beach and Blind Pass, through Redfish Pass, and back along the outside of Tarpon Bay. Behold the stunning sunsets from San Carlos Bay aboard your private Sunset Cruise. Bring your own bottle. Choose your own destination.
Book a custom eco-tour. Dolphins are usually the star attraction as you tour the barrier islands. They can often be seen frolicking in and out of the boat's wake. Observe Manatees, and an occasional Sea Turtle in their natural habitats. The area is notorious for its' exotic bird life as well:
• Osprey • Anhinga • Egrets • Pelicans • Roseate Spoonbills • Frigates • Bald Eagles • Herons
Combine different options. Divide your time as you choose. Other custom options to consider:
• Birthday Parties • Photo Shoots • Business Retreats • View your Property
Marriage Proposals • Remote Island Picnics • Bereavement Cruises • Castnet Lessons