The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum offers fun educational programming for all ages! During live Tank Talks, learn about the local mollusks that make the beautiful shells you can find on the beach. Discover insights into shells' vital role in history, culture, art, and medicine. Create souvenir treasures during Shell Crafts. Or enjoy a Beach Walk led by its shell experts!
Experience islands like a local with Award Winning Guide - Capt Brian Holaway on a private boat trip departing McCarthy's Marina. Look for dolphin, shells, birds, learn about the history or enjoy lunch on an island. Explore Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa, Pine Island or N Captiva.
For over 30 years Captiva Cruises has been providing shelling cruises, island hopping, dolphin watches & dazzling sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico. Come explore the beautiful islands of Cabbage Key, Useppa & Boca Grande for lunch or Cayo Costa State Park for shelling, Dolphin Adventures, Sunset Serenades, Sailing Cruises & Private Charters. Captiva Cruises is sure to be the highlight of your trip!