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Event Marine Naturalist Adventure
Date 03/01/14 - 12/31/14
Time 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location Captiva Cruises South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island THIS CRUISE MUST BE BOOKED BY CALLING CAPTIVA CRUISES AT 239-472-5300.
Details The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present a one-of-a-kind experience sure to excite marine enthusiasts of all ages. Join our Marine Naturalist for an unforgettable four hour cruise with a small group aboard the 40' sailing catamaran "Adventure". Cruise Pine Island Sound to North Captiva Island. Explore both the back bay and the gulf as you learn about shells, the mollusks that create them, and the environment they live in. Enjoy a gourmet lunch on board and sail home while enjoying the Florida wildlife around you. This unforgettable trip is perfect for active families and individuals. WATER SHOES REQUIRED, no flip flops. Prepare to get wet.
Contact Info Captiva Cruises
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Event Island Inn Beach Walks
Date 03/18/14 - 12/31/14
Time 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location Island Inn 3111 W Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957
Details Join our Marine Naturalist for a beach walk on the sand near Island Inn on Sanibel Island. Walks depart daily from the Island Inn lobby at 9 a.m. Learn about the shells, mollusks, and other marine life that has washed ashore. The cost is $10, and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited so book online now by clicking Calendar of Events (top right) or call (239) 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Shell Museum admission.
Contact Info (239) 395-2233

Event Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursion
Date 10/10/14 - 11/24/14
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Bunche Beach 18201 John Morris Rd Fort Myers, FL 33931
Details Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursions: Dr. Leal leads a low tide beach walk at Bunche Beach in Ft. Myers. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children, and participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. October 10 at 8:45 AM November 24 at 8:00 AM Book online or call (239) 395-2233 to make a reservation.
Contact Info (239) 395-2233

Event Pearls and Chocolate for a Cause
Date 11/14/14
Time 5:30pm
Location Museum
Details Create an elegant 78 inch freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace (or two smaller ones) while sipping wine, sampling hors d'oeuvres and chocolates. Artist Patty Lipka will unleash your inner artist and make creating fun and easy. You’ll have a great time and go home with a beautiful necklace to keep! Tickets: $100 per person. Very limited seating. Reserve your spot before they're gone!
Contact Info 239.395.2233
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Event Celebrity Island Dinner, September 29th
Date 02/01/14 - 09/29/14
Time 5:00pm
Location Traders Cafe' and Store 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL Phone:(239) 472-7242
Details SOLD OUT!! But you can still tip your favorite waiters here on our site. Go wild during this outrageous Island kickoff party! Celebrity Waiters, Krazy Karaoke, Outrageous Happy Hour and a 3-Course Gourmet Dinner are included in the $60 per person ticket price. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
Contact Info 239.395.2233
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