You can’t beat getting out on the water and enjoying the sights of Southwest Florida with the sea breeze to keep you cool. Hop aboard the spacious Sight Sea-R catamaran and enjoy one of their six different cruises with something for everyone.
Located at Salty Sam’s Marina on San Carlos Island, Fort Myers Beach, the 51-foot boat has plenty of seats for up to 50 passengers. There’s an onboard bar, restroom facilities and room to stand up and move around during the trip. If you are celebrating a special occasion or can make up a group of friends and co-workers, you can charter the boat for your own “booze cruise” party with music. On a charter you can choose your own itinerary to include what you specifically want to see, whether it’s local landmarks, wildlife or shelling on the barrier islands.
Wildlife, Sunset or Shelling Cruises around Fort Myers Beach
Cruises start from $25 for adults and $15 for children for the Island Sunset Celebration. Just before sunset is a beautiful time to cruise around the Gulf of Mexico as shadows lengthen and the setting sun is reflected on the calm sea. Enjoy relaxing with a drink and watch the sun slowly slip below the horizon. On a clear day you may even see that sudden green flash. The trip includes some incredible views and if you’re lucky you will see dolphins, fish, birds and other wildlife.
Twice a week Sight Sea-R Cruises offer Happy Hour Cruises that include unlimited beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages from the bar.
If you really want to see dolphins, the Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure Cruise is a two-hour cruise through the Matanzas Pass to places where the captain knows that pods of wild dolphins hang out. It’s an amazing thrill to see them approach the boat and jump in the wake or swim ahead of the bow, seemingly smiling as they push their noses out of the water. Of course, this area is also prime for spotting other wildlife, pelicans and nesting birds.
Locals wanting to know more about the offshore islands will enjoy the Ultimate Island Exploration Tour. This two-hour narrated cruise sails around Sanibel, Pine Island, Estero Island and Picnic Island along with other uninhabited barrier islands. See historic landmarks and plenty of wildlife among the mangroves.
Best Shelling Beaches with Sight Sea-R Cruises
Southwest Florida is famous for its shells and you can reach some pristine shelling beaches with the Sight Sea-R Shelling and Wildlife Experience. There’s time to swim from the beach, go shelling, walk around the island, and if you’re lucky you’ll see dolphins too.
The I Love Shelling Cruise is a longer and more specialized cruise as the trip heads to Big Hickory Island in the company of a shelling expert. Many of the beaches are only accessible by boat and this cruise includes time ashore for you to wade ankle-deep through shells and collect some prize specimens to take home, so bring a bucket or a bag for your collection. This trip includes plenty of time for swimming, exploring and prime shelling before getting back on board and heading for home.
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