Explore nature’s bounty at South Seas
At South Seas Island Resort, wildlife exists everywhere you look. The resort village is a protected wildlife sanctuary – a place where natural beauty surrounds you at every turn.
The "true" residents of this resort include all wildlife residing on the island and in the waters. From the Bottle-nosed Dolphins and West Indian Manatees, to the Great Egrets, White Ibis and Cuban Anole Lizards, every inch of sea, land and air teems with beautiful indigenous creatures.
Whether you have a passion for nature, or simply enjoy the outdoors, there are a wide variety of educational and fun activities for you and your family to take part in.
- Ocean Discovery Center
Sanibel Sea School’s Ocean Discovery Center (ODC) is designed to provide resort guests a tantalizing taste of ocean exploration. There is something for the whole family in the ODC; those young at heart can challenge their senses in the tunnel of darkness or in the tactile tubes. Five aquaria let you see an array of marine habitats represented in southwest Florida and informative panels let you learn things about the ocean that you probably didn’t already know. Please come and join us in better understanding the ocean that supports us.
Captiva's beaches are world-famous for shelling. Both novice and serious collectors can find a treasure trove of shells on a visit. Warm Gulf waters and white sandy beaches bear an incredible 400 species of shells.
- Kayak Tours
Kayaking is an extraordinary way to explore native wildlife. A variety of kayak tours are offered for all skill levels. Expeditions to Bryant Bayou, Chadwick's Bayou and North Captiva are avaialable daily. Check Activities Calendar for times and fees.
- Teen Kayak Tours
For ages 13-19, special 'tween and teen kayak tours are offered to Bryant's Bayou. Enjoy the sights and sounds above, beside and below the kayak as you paddle through calm waters while learning about the natural wildlife of Captiva.
- Captiva Cruises Family Excursions
Make unforgettable family memories by taking a cruise. Available cruises include Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure, Island Beach & Shelling and Sunset. Private cruise expeditions or custom sailing tours are available.
- Guided Family Fishing Excursions
The peaceful waters of the Gulf of Mexico are alive with an abundance of aquatic life. Aboard a guided charter vessel, guests may experience the waters of Captiva in pursuit of Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Trout, Redfish and Snook. Charters leave both the Yacht Harbour Marina and Bayside Marina.
- GO! FISH (North Pointe)
The Go! FISH program encourages the teaching of "catch and release." Participants are nearly guaranteed to catch one of the many types of fish found around the resort village in the Gulf waters including Redfish, Spanish Mackarel, Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Participants will receive fishing rods & bait for the program.
A leisurely way for you and your family to exercise and explore South Seas while enjoying the natural scenery. Trek bicycle rentals are available from Best Boat Rentals beside Bayside Marina.
Use the buoy-inspired mile markers (tenth of a mile markers) to track your distance while walking or jogging along historic Plantation Road. The foliage-laden nature-scape is a feast for the eyes and senses. Look down to spot turtles, crabs, rabbits or ducks or gaze upwards to glimpse Osprey nests, or the occasional American Bald Eagle, in the trees.