The “Marine Naturalist Adventure”, a new joint offering from Captiva Cruises and The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, promises to educate and excite marine enthusiasts with a unique island ecological expedition for guests of all ages!
Join a Marine Naturalist from The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for an unforgettable day with a small group aboard the 40′ sailing catamaran “Adventure.” Cruise Pine Island Sound to North Captiva Island. Hop onboard a zodiac boat to reach the shallow shore. Explore both the bay and gulf as you learn about shells, the mollusks that create them, and the fascinating environment in which they live.
Enjoy a gourmet lunch on board and sail home while enjoying the Florida wildlife around you. This cruise is currently being offered 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for a cost of $100 per adult and $75 per child. (Price includes cruise, lunch and admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Each group also receives a laminated shell I.D. card and museum shell bag.) While all ages are welcomed, this trip is recommended for those who are able to walk without assistance and are comfortable getting in and out of a small boat.
Perfect for active families and individuals who want to learn more about our natural marine environment up close and personal! For reservations and more information, call 239-472-5300.