Manatees, Dolphins, Shelling, Fishing, Bird Watching
There is amazing marine life around Southwest Florida gulf waters. Sanibel and Captiva offer several tour options.
Sighting a West Indian manatee is exciting. Manatees love the warm shallow water around Southwest Florida. These sea cows are harmless and grow up to 10 feet long and weigh as much as 1,200 pounds! You may see these gentle giants on a cruise or kayak trip.
From the beach, Bottlenose dolphins are often seen swimming at sunset when they cruise close to shore to fish. Guests often spot dolphins from our lanai. Also, they can be seen swimming alongside the area’s many sightseeing tours.
A manatee or dolphin encounter will definitely be one of the highlights of your vacation.
There are several area tours offered including guided trips to secluded beaches where you can hunt for shells, swampy areas to see alligators, sunset cruises, educational birding tours, and private or group fishing guides who provide excursions to backwater and bay areas.