Guest Comments & Reviews

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Word on the water…

Had an absolutely fabulous time and I am recommending you to everyone that I work with. It was absolutely wonderful, the captain explained so much about the trees, wildlife and the dolphins and then there was the spectacular sunset tp top it off. We had a blast and am planning the next trip!” Willie & Theresa

“Thank you so much! Everyone had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the sealife encounter. Captain Bob and Andrew were so friendly and didn’t mind to answer everyone’s questions. When we stopped on the little island and were able to see the puffer fish, seahorse,etc. up close, the kids loved it! It was really nice to see Andrew being so polite and patient with all of the kids. Thanks again! We are so happy we made the choice to take a cruise!” Natalie

“Very professional employees. Great tour and the crew took the time to find the dolphins for us to enjoy. Would recommend the sunset dolphin cruise. The sunset was spectacular as well!!!!!” Bishop

“We had a lovely time on the Sealife Encounter! Glenn was a great captain and found a large pod of dolphins on our way back to the dock. Andrew was extremely knowledgable and interesting to listen to. Thanks for a great trip!” Melissa F.

“My husband and I had such a wonderful time. It was great to be picked up by the trolley also. Our guides were so friendly and made sure we were all comfortable and having a good time. It was so much fun to be out on the water trying to find the dolphins and watching the beautiful sunset over the water. Absolutely loved it and will book another cruise with your company next time we visit Sanibel Island.” Pelham

“I wanted to mention a big positive that you don’t find too often – Noah and Matt were very good about visiting each and every passenger, making them feel welcomed with conversation about the local scene (conservation efforts, etc). And our trolley driver was great too. I think Noah could give lessons here and abroad about how important positive interaction is with the tourists.If we are down in that area again, I will definitely seek your tour company out. All the best.” Arizona State University Professor

We did the Shelling and Lunch tour and it was absolutely amazing!!!!! Had a great time with Matt and Mark! Such great personalities and truly have a passion for what they do! Thanks for the great day!” Ashley


“Wonderful trip, fun crew, singing, lighthearted, stopped the boat for all to have a chance to see the dolphins. Wish we had more days to take another cruise!”Munsch

“The day was relaxing and enjoyable. The two hour stop at the shelling beach was excellent, lunch at Barnacle Phil’s was delicious, and the boat ride–complete with dolphin sightings–was comfortable and interesting. Our guides were pleasant and accommodating. I would recommend this activity to young and old, alike.” George

“The people at Adventures In Paradise couldn’t be nicer, the cruise was fantastic, weather PERFECT..(thanks for ordering 80 degree, no humid weather! BIG hit with the group!”) Recruiter U Group

“The cruise was absolutely beautiful and the entire staff was great and very friendly! We had many dolphin sightings and a beautiful sunset to wrap up our Sanibel vacation. Thank you again!” Soujanya

“We had a WONDERFUL time! Jack and Captain Bob were great hosts. They were congenial, kind, informative, humorous, well prepared, brilliant in their jobs, and knew just exactly where to take us and what to show us. Plus they really seemed to genuinely like what they do. With you as a member of their team, you have a proven winner. We could have chosen any one of several companies we phoned, but we are so pleased with our choice of ADVENTURES IN PARADISE! Thank you so much.” Kurt

“We recently enjoyed a fishing trip with you guys last Sunday and I wanted to share a few photos that we took. It was the boys first trip out on a boat and they really enjoyed themselves!! Owen got to hold a Puffer fish and he was so excited to hold this fish and play with the shrimp while on the boat! Blaine caught a trout and learned how to bait his own hook with the shrimp! We look forward to our next visit to Sanibel and our next trip with you guys!” Eric & Michele Waltimyer

“Absolutely perfect: captains wonderful, crowd perfect, and sunset perfect… we’ll be back.” Pam

“We had a wonderful time on your Fireworks Cruise with Captain Bob! It was the highlight of our vacation! We will plan on going again next year too.” Brent T.


“Captain Bob and Andrew delivered outstanding service. We have 2 kids and their attention to safety and fun made the difference for us.”Kendra Z.

We celebrated our 1st anniversary with Adventures In Paradise, on Thursday, Aug. 23rd. What a wonderful trip, and wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary! We had such a great time!!! The crew was fabulous. We met some really nice people from all over the country, and I just can’t say enough about what a great memory this was for us, that we will cherish for the rest of our days. It was the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary, and I want to thank you guys for that. And the unexpected dolphin experience on the way back, was so special. Thank you guys again, and I will tell everyone in my life, what a great experience it was, and that if they ever get to Sanibel/Captiva, to look you up, and take that shelling trip!!! Thank you!!!”
Mr. & Mrs. Seabolt

“…I felt compelled to let you know our thoughts. Firstly I couldn’t have been more pleased with the friendly lady who booked our cruise this evening. She was polite and extremely helpful- thank you. On our arrival for the trolley Jack was a star!! He was gracious, informative, approachable and engaging. A great asset to your business. The cruise was perfect, a beautiful evening enjoyed by all. On our return Jack’s kindness held no bounds. It certainly was a memorable experience that my children and I will cherish. A BIG thank you again.
The (Spotty!) British lady with two children

“We were on the Sealife Encounter cruise on July 10th. It was a wonderful experience; both the captain and the marine biologist staff were very knowledgeable and interesting. They made the trip really enjoyable and we both learned so much. The stop on Picnic Island was also a great experience. The guide was awesome, helping us net sealife and also was so good with the children. Before we returned to the marina, we cruised to waters where there were dolphins surfing. I mentioned how wonderful this cruise was to the office staff at the resort we were staying at; they appreciated knowing how much we enjoyed the experience and would share our info with others. Thank you for this wonderful trip!”
Marge H.

“I wanted to email you to let you know just how much fun our family had on the marine & fishing trips. Andrew was an excellent guide. He was informative & really interested in teaching us about the items we found. The boys said he was a “hoot” to fish with too!”
Hollie O

“We had a fabulous time yesterday. Capt. Noah and Max were so informative and entertaining! We saw dolphins and manatees, got some beautiful shells on the beach, and ate at Barnacle Phil’s. Thanks guys for a great trip!”
Linda S.


“Very family oriented, loved the beautiful tour, our guide was very funny and informative… thank you we will be going back soon.”Berry H.

"Went out today on the fishing cruise and sealife excursion wiht Capt. Bob and Max and had an awesome time! They were wonderful! So friendly and helpful! Had a great time and also learned a lot! Can't wait to come back again next time we vacation here again! You guys are great! Thanks!"
Abby W.

"Really enjoyed the casual feeling of the excursion! The Captain and First Mate were very friendly and totally open to questions and comments along the way. Thanks for a great time! Our dolphin experience was the best ever!!!"
Kayla L.

“"VERY much enjoyed this trip! Capt. JP was very informative and Emily was a wonderful hostess. Our weather wasn't fabulous and the dolphins were shy until the last moments of daylight, but we enjoyed ourselves immensely! Thank you for a nice anniversary ride!"Rob S.

"Lots of wonderful treasures to be found on the fantastic shelling tour! It was the best day of our vacation. Seriously! Both my daughter and I could spend days walking on the beach collecting shells and cathching the rays! Thanks and we'll see you again, next time we head south."
Erma C.

"One of the best days ever on the Shelling & Lunch. Not only chillin on the most beautiful beach I ever saw, the best part of it all, I got a photo of Flippers face. We sure enjoyed our trip with Captain Noah. Thanks to all the staff for such a fabulous trip."
Michelle & Phil P

"What a great time we had! Thank you for making our "family night out" such a memorable one. We will definitely be back and will recommend your business to others."Earl B.


"The boat trip was really great! We enjoyed it very much and we saw a lot of dolphins!"Monique B.

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