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Cruise with Adventures in Paradise!
Celebrating 30 years of the best fun filled adventures! Owned & operated by the Stewart family on Sanibel & Captiva Island since 1986. Adventures in Paradise Cruises & Tours hopes to show you just how amazing the islands of Sanibel and Captiva are and why we fell in love with the sea. Explore and take a journey with us to discover dolphins, manatee, sea horses, osprey, and pristine beaches brimming with shells, shells, and more seashells! The waters of Sanibel and Captiva provide for some of the worlds best boat cruises, and our family would like to guide you to the best fun-filled adventures.
We are sure that we can tailor fun activities that will meet your needs. Serving all of Southwest Florida: Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, and Naples. We look forward to seeing you here in paradise! Contact us directly by calling +1.239.472.8443 every day between 8am and 5pm.
Adventures in Paradise - Cruise Options
Shelling and Lunch Cruise
Looking for a boat tour with everything rolled into one day? Cruise with Adventures in Paradise to a remote barrier island only accessible by boat. Here you’ll find miles of uninhabited beaches and shelling as well as the clearest waters in all of Southwest Florida. Our Captain and Naturalist are passionate and fun and will narrate along the way, pointing out all kinds of wildlife; dolphins, manatees, birds, sea turtles and much more! You bring the swimsuits, towels, and shelling bag. Lunch not included. We provide: Limited Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Snorkel Masks, Snorkels, Floats, Beach Toys, Water, Restroom.
Sea Life Encounter Excursion
Get an up-close encounter with sea life! This boat tour is absolutely a fan favorite. We cruise out to an uninhabited island just off the shores of Sanibel Island and Fort Myers and go scoop netting in the sea grass with our Marine Biologist. Discover fascinating sea life including, seahorses, puffer-fish, starfish, shrimp, blowfish, and a whole lot more. Swimsuits and beach shoes recommended.
Morning Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise
This boat tour is perfect for getting out on the water early and meeting the day with dolphins. We cruise through the waters of Sanibel and Captiva Islands while enjoying complimentary pastries and listening to a blend of tropical music and narration from our naturalist.
Afternoon Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise
Easy. Comfortable. Dolphins. That is the Afternoon Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise. Good ol’ classic dolphins in paradise. We cruise out into one of the worlds largest dolphin populated waters and listen to our friendly and knowledgeable Naturalists talk about the areas natural beauty and diverse wildlife.
Sunset Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise
The sunsets around Sanibel and Captiva Island are breathtaking. The best way to see it is by boat out on the shimmering waters surrounding Fort Myers. The Sunset Dolphin Cruise travels through a naturally enchanting habitat. Come experience our wild dolphins in a magical setting and witness one of Florida’s largest populations of wading birds as they swoop in to roost for the evening. Manatees frequent these waters as well as seasonal birds such as the White Pelican and Bald Eagle. Narrated by or knowledgeable Captain and First Mate this is hands down our most popular boat tour. Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water.
Adventures in Paradise - Fishing in Sanibel and Captiva Florida
Backwater Fishing Cruise
The Backwater Fishing Cruise will take you, your family, AND your friends out into the healthy fishing paradise that is San Carlos Bay.We will be grass-flats fishing in an average depth of four feet, using open-faced spin reels, popping corks and live shrimp. The captain and mate will be there every step of the way to help cast, reel, and yes bait the hook. (we understand not everyone wants to handle jumping shrimp) there’s no shame in it! All of your bait, tackle, rods and license will be provided.
Captain Noah's Private Fishing Charters
"Catching that first big one is a permanent memory. I've seen families act like their shorts were on fire watching their little brother, sister, and son or daughter frantically reel the biggest fish they have ever caught. It is definitely one of the great aspects of charter fishing on Sanibel's local waters." - Capt. Noah
Sanibel and Captiva Florida Weddings
The answer to your destination wedding or meeting plans. At Adventures in Paradise we will guide you through your plans, bringing you and your family & friends all that make your event special. Weddings, Reunions, Corporate Outings, Meetings, and Birthdays! The best ideas are created to inspire memories that will outlast the moment. Make your Adventure in Paradise on board our fabulous island trolley or on one of our fleet of catamarans, “The Sun Princess”, “Dolphin Waters” and “Miss Paradise”. Our professional & fun staff and crew will take you Island Hopping, teach you about the sea, explore tropical, waterfront restaurants, or simply enjoy one of the best Sunset’s in the world. Inspire and motivate!
Adventures in Paradise - About Us
Well, I imagine if you are reading this, you have gone through the entire website and you still want know just a little bit more. Well here you go, we think it’s a pretty cool story. (No worries, we’ll keep it brief!)
Waaay back in early 1980 Craig and Evelyn took their honeymoon to the islands of Tahiti, specifically Moorea (pops wanted to make sure I added that it was Moorea). This was quite literally paradise coming from the busy mainland and landlocked Oklahoma. They fell deeply in love with the island lifestyle. Needless to say they had had enough of “living for the city.” Nearly five years later after traveling and researching, Craig discovered Sanibel Island on a business trip to Naples and Miami, and just like that it struck him like a coconut to the noggin. As legend has it, Craig was on Sanibel for a mere 45 minutes before he found the nearest pay phone at the 7-eleven and called up Evelyn and said “honey, I’ve found where we are going to live!” In 1986 they moved down to Sanibel Island. Boom! Adventures in Paradise was born along side three strikingly handsome sons (insert chuckle here) a parrot, and the coolest wiener dog we would ever meet!
Living the dream on Sanibel for the past 29 years, the newest addition to our family is a retail store, Adventures In Paradise “OUTFITTERS” located on Periwinkle Way in the Tahitian Gardens shopping center. Look the dream, feel the dream, be the dream!
Over the years we have listened to our guests, watched families grow, and are very thankful that we have had the opportunity to make our guests happy by sharing what we love. Our growing family’s goal is to bring our love for the nature & waters of this area to you in hopes that upon leaving you will be better educated to our nature, have had lots of fun, are relaxed and, “dreaming of the islands”! Now what are you waiting for? Go out, fall in love and find your adventure!
Warm regards from Paradise!
Craig, Evelyn, Noah & Josh Stewart