Vacation Guide to Southwest Florida

Captiva Cruises


Captiva Cruises offers a variety of cruises, including the Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise, the Sunset Serenade Cruise (live entertainment and full service cash bar), a Beach and Shelling Cruise at Cayo Costa, half-day and full-day cruises to one of four destinations — Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande or Cayo Costa, and private sailing cruises. Cruises depart from McCarthy’s Marina (corner of Captiva Drive and Andy Rosse Lane) or South Seas Island Resort (north end of Captiva Island). Be sure to check Captiva Cruises’ website for internet coupons. Southwest Florida Traveler highly recommends Captiva Cruises!!

Official Website

Captiva Cruises


11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924




Sightseeing Boat Tour


In Captiva Island North end of Captiva Island

Location Map & Directions

Our map of J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge is interactive, includes the streets and major attractions in the immediate area and can be easily zoomed, reformatted or repositioned to meet your needs.

NOTE: click/drag map to reposition it, use +/- to rescale or buttons change format


Use the controls in the upper left-hand corner to Move This Map in any direction or to Zoom-In for a closer look or zoom-out to get a wider perspective. You can also Drag the Map in any direction if you hold the left mouse button down. Click the upper-right hand Satellite or Hybrid buttons to change the view to include satellite images and overlay a street map

Area Information

Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Sanibel Island is a short ride from Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach, running east-west into the Gulf of Mexico. This unique position results in Sanibel being a top shelling destination. Where Sanibel Island ends, the land shifts north and Captiva Island begins. Upscale Sanibel and Captiva Islands have a lush, tropical ambiance. Here you’ll find pristine, quiet beaches and, along Periwinkle Way, intimate settings for boutique shopping and a variety of dining options. The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge takes up about 7,000 acres of Sanibel Island – a haven for Florida wildlife. You can also enjoy a variety of sightseeing boat cruises. For more information, please see our Sanibel-Captiva Visitor Guide.