Lunch Cruise to Cabbage Key
Believed to be the inspiration behind Jimmy Buffet’s song “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, Cabbage Key is rich in history and picturesque views. A rustic, “old Florida” hide-a-way, the island features an Inn and Restaurant built in 1938 by playwright Mary Roberts Rinehart, a mystery writer often called the American Agatha Christie.
The restaurant sits atop of an Indian shell mound and offers panoramic views of Pine Island Sound. The wallpaper inside Cabbage Key is very interesting – made up of autographed dollar bills that are taped to the walls and ceilings….. Visitors are encouraged to sign and hang their own!
There are no cars on Cabbage Key… just lots of relaxation, good food and fun. There is a short nature trail and water tower to climb to take incredible photos. Cabbage Key is an interior island, therefore there are no beaches for swimming or shelling. Still, guests enjoy the beautiful views, relaxed rustic setting, and Key West style atmosphere.
Lunch Cruise to Useppa Island
Useppa Island is an exclusive private island club with picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush tropical vegetation. The only way to visit Useppa is to be a member of the island club, the guest of a member of the club, or ride with us at Captiva Cruises. Useppa is a “must-see” island paradise.
In the 1920's Useppa was the sport fishing mecca for the rich and famous. Publishing magnate Barron Collier built a large home on the island now known as the Barron Collier Inn to accommodate his wealthy and influential friends for their tarpon fishing trips to the area. Names such as Rockefeller, Dupont, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were all visitors to the island. Today the Collier Inn serves as the main clubhouse for this private island and guests of Captiva Cruises have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the Collier Inn while visiting the island.
You will also want to visit the Barbara Sumwait History Museum on the island. This superbly done museum goes back in history to the Calusa Indians up to the present day on Useppa. The museum is open seven days a week and audio tours are available. They do ask for a $5.00 donation and it's worth every penny.
Offer Code: Island Hopper
Call for reservations. Must mention Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. Valid on adult fares only.