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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Share your photos with us!

We would love to hear from you.

To help us better serve you and our other guests, we appreciate any comments and feedback. Photos are great too! If you would like to share your experience with us please email us at 

Check out a few photos that were recently submitted to us. 

"Sunset Dolphin Cruise. Thanks so much, again!" 
Norbert & Carla Froese

"I took this picture today from the boat during the trip to North Captiva Island.  We had a wonderful time.  Thank you!" 
- Lilia Lopez (Shelling & Lunch Cruise)

"Here are a few pictures from my sunset dolphin cruise. Thank you for such an amazing experience." - Ms. Maya 

We thank you for choosing Adventures In!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

July 4th Must Do's Around Sanibel!

What will you be doing? Here is our "Top 5 Things To Do"! 

  • Sanibel's Independence Day parade is a great family-fun event! I remember visiting Sanibel & Captiva as a child and always starting our July 4th waking up early to drop by Baileys Grocery to pick up some watermelon, and then head out to Periwinkle Way, setting up camp near what is now the Island Cow. We watched the local businesses show their 4th of July spirit as they threw out candy and other goodies. (Keep in mind you may get wet, they sure love their water guns.) The parade begins at Bailey's General Store and ends at Jerry's Foods along Periwinkle Way. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. but the road will close about 8:45 a.m.
  • Bailey's General Store & Jerry's Foods offer food, drinks, live music, prizes, water slides and activities for children and adults! (Donations are accepted and fund various non-profits around the island. ) Stop by and join in on the fun! 

On this holiday getting out on the water is a blast!

  • The Sealife Encounter Excursion is a trip for all ages and offers a unique, hands-on learning adventure! Cruise out to Picnic Island and wade into the water with scoop nets and our Marine Biologist as we get an up-close encounter with seahorses, starfish, and pufferfish! Departs at 12:30 p.m. 
  • The Afternoon Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise is a laid back 1 1/2hr boat cruise through the waters of Sanibel and Pine Island. See dolphins, birds and possibly even a manatee or two; good simple fun! Departs at 3:30 p.m. 
  • Watch the Sanibel Island Fireworks from the water on our Fireworks Cruise! Each year, Sanibel Island puts on an awe-inspiring fireworks performance. The dazzling explosions shine on the Sanibel waters as hundreds of hypnotized Islanders stare upward at the red white and blue. A great way to see the sunset, dolphins, AND the Sanibel fireworks! Departs at 7:30 p.m. 
For cruise reservations call 239-472-8443.

No matter what you decide to do on 4th of July we are sure you'll have a wonderful time! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Give the Gift of Adventure!

With just a few weeks away from Christmas give the gift of an unforgettable experience!

Purchase a gift certificate for any of our cruises, whether it’s to watch the dolphins play on the Sunset Dolphin Cruise, or having the kids explore Picnic Island and net for seahorses, starfish and pufferfish on the Sealife Encounter Cruise. A gift certificate can also allow your friends or family to board the “Dolphin Waters” and embark on an all day Shelling and Lunch Cruise. If fishing is more their speed, then have them join our professional fishing crew and catch something spectacular on the all inclusive Backwater Fishing Trip!

Not sure about a specific trip? Thats okay too! You can purchase a gift certificate in the amount of your choosing. It's the perfect gift! 

Call 239-472-8443 or email us at to order your gift certificate today.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Family Fun Fishing!

Family owned and operated we try our best to make our excursions a great experience for everyone! We've recently received an email from a family that went out on the Backwater Fishing trip last week and we thought we'd share it with you! :)

"Hi--We recently enjoyed a fishing trip with you guys last Sunday and I wanted to share a few photos that we took. It was the boys first trip out on a boat and they really enjoyed themselves!!

Owen got to hold a Puffer fish and he was so excited to hold this fish and play with the shrimp while on the boat!

Blaine caught a trout and learned how to bait his own hook with the shrimp. 

We look forward to our next visit to Sanibel and our next trip with you guys!"


Eric and Michele Waltimyer

To help us better serve you, we appreciate any comments and feedback. Photos are great too! If you would like to share your experience with us please email us at 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

What about them dolphins?

When do you see them the most? Is there a specific time of day more than another that you see dolphins?

In answer to one of the questions I hear most often, no. I see plenty of dolphins in the morning, afternoon, and in the evening! :)

 This photo was taken by Naturalist Matt on the Morning Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise.

Fun Fact: The dolphins seen on our excursions are called Bottlenose Dolphins. They can weigh up to 1,100 pounds. The average length though is 6 ½ feet to 12 feet and the average weight is from 330 pounds to 440 pounds.

This photo was taken by Naturalist Maxx on the  Afternoon Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise.

Fun Fact: You may hear dolphins referred to by various names. The young are called calves and the female adults are cows. The male adults are bulls and a group of them is often called a pod or a school.

This photo was taken by Illesore, a guest on the Sunset Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise.

Until next time. Naturalist Joshman here. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sunny+Dolphins=Perfect trip!

Among the sea life found on yesterday's Sealife Encounter: dozens of Pigmy Seahorses, Pipefish, and Spider Crabs.
We saw quite a few dolphins on the way to Picnic Island where we were able to catch several different kinds of sea creatures in the shallow grass beds.  While at the island we also saw a few more dolphins and collected many other types of sea life in our nets. Back at the boat, we dragged the miniature otter trawl through slightly deeper grass beds and found a few Striped Burr Fish, a Southern Puffer, and about a dozen Filefish as well as several Pinfish and Grass Grunts. There was one fish that we scooped up which I was unable to identify, but after some research I determined the mystery fish to be a Srawled Broom Filefish.
Just a quick glimpse into our paradise. Until next time. Naturalist Andrew here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Sealife Excursion rocks!

On today’s trip we started off with a very impressive dolphin show. We got to see a pod (group of dolphins) up close and from about a hundred yards out we were able to catch another group of dolphins performing a long series of acrobatics. 10 feet out of the air! Half a dozen times! Not kidding. 

Before the trip the weather was looking a little intimidating, but as soon as we took off, the wind died down some and the clouds parted, making for a beautiful afternoon.  Good thing the AIP Outfitters store made the order for sunshine this afternoon. ;-)  When we made it to picnic island, we waded into the water and were able to find a large assortment a little sea critters. We all found shrimps, pin fish, pipe fish, hermit crabs and fish egg sacks (they look like gobs of slim with specs inside them). One gentleman caught not one but two baby seahorses! 

We had a great time with Capatin Bob2 and to the rest of the folks on the trip we hope you all had a great time and good job on finding such a diverse group of sea life!

-Naturalist & First Mate Josh