The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum connects people to the natural world through their love of shells and the animals that create them. The Museum offers fun and educational activities for the whole family. Enjoy touching live mollusks in our touch pools, winning scavenger hunt prizes and watching our Giant Pacific Octopus. Come visit the only museum in the US devoted to shells and mollusks!
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!