Ever since I was a little girl, I've been traveling. My parents would take us on spontaneous road trips. In college, I hopped around Europe during study abroad. Now, it's fun to enjoy new experiences with my own family. But, I'm usually a 'one and done' type of girl. I don't envision myself revisiting the same place over and over when there's a new adventure waiting somewhere else. Even in America alone, there are so many places I want to go. But, my recent trip to Ft. Meyers, Sanibel & Captiva Island was different. Even before we left, I knew I wanted to go back. Take a look at these photos to see why.
My husband was looking through some flyers and found an afternoon Beach and Shelling Cruise leaving from McCarthy's Marina. We made a reservation, and then, the next day, drove through Sanibel and and arrived at this little dock on Captiva Island. Even before we got to the dock, I knew we were in paradise. Seriously... I am not exaggerating. This place is absolutely beautiful!
We were slathering on our sunscreen, when all of sudden, there was a dolphin sighting. We had chance to quickly watch a couple of dolphins jump through the waves near the boat. The adults were just as excited as the kids to catch a glimpse of the dolphins.
After a short cruise, we arrived at a secluded beach which is actually Florida State Park. Look at this water! I know I don't have the words to do this justice. It was beyond beautiful.
I've never seen anything like this. Now, do you see why I want to go back?
The kids had a wonderful time here. They liked playing on the old wood, swimming in the crystal clear water and exploring.
Our time on the island went by way too fast. Before we knew it, it was time to get back on the boat. My little guy was soothed by the sound of the crashing waves and fell asleep on the trip back to the dock. The rest of us enjoyed the breeze and the amazing views.
One day, I want to do this cruise again, but next time, we'll choose the full day vs. the half day. Out of everything we did on our vacation, this was the best!
For more info about this cruise, vistit: http://www.captivacruises.com/
This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.