A Day on a Private Island: Useppa by Boat
Tour Runs Every Friday. October - June
Boarding: A stop 8:15am B stop 8:30am C stop 8:45am
*see stop locations at bottom of page
$ 109.00 plus tax. Includes breakfast, admissions, drinks & snacks on bus.
This tour is approximately 8 hours in duration.
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Breakfast and fun on the bus as we travel over the Sanibel triple span bridge with the Gulf of Mexico on our left and the inter-coastal waterway on our right. Our tour encompasses both Sanibel and Captiva Islands before we reach our first destination where we will board our climate controlled USCG approved riverboat for a scenic ninety-minute boat ride past Cayo Casta, Cabbage Key to gorgeous Useppa Island. Watch for manatees at the dock before we depart!
Useppa Island is an exclusive private island club with picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush tropical vegetation. One of the very few ways to visit Useppa is to be a member, a guest of a member or ride with us! 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 and dining.
One of our recent passengers said, "We're only 30 miles from home but I feel like I'm in another country!"
Barron Collier Inn
Dine on chef made fare in the beautiful Courtyard Dining Room. You are own your own for lunch. A Useppa representative will meet us at dock and lead us to the private club.
Insider Tip- The fried green tomato BLT- gotta try it!