New Wave Eco Charters

Captiva Drive
Captiva FL, United States

New Wave Eco Charters offers exclusive sightseeing, shelling, and kayaking charters and tours in the Captiva area, in Florida. Daily eco-based charters to the most beautiful areas of Captiva Island will introduce you to exquisite wildlife and birdlife that can only be seen in books and movies.

The charters are led by marine naturalist Stephen Plein and local award winning marine biologist and shell expert Stefanie Wolf. Together, they provide a fresh spin on traditional shelling and sightseeing. You will be treated to a day of thrills and education both environmentally and historically.

New Wave Eco Charters can take you on a sightseeing or kayaking charter to the upper island chain of Pine Island Sound where you can see birds like the Great Eagle, Osprey, White Pelicans, Anhingas, Roseate Spoonbill, Reddish Egret, and more. There are also Dolphins, Manatees, Alligators, Gopher Tortoises, and more.

The kayaks are normally rented to smaller groups as Captain Stephen likes to provide a personalized service and be able to attend to each guest.

Alternatively, you can book a weekend shelling trip exploring the beaches of Captiva and collecting shells. Please note, New Wave Eco Tours fight to conserve the nature, the ocean, and its inhabitants, and never allow live shells to be collected. Rather, they are released back into the ocean so they can continue living.

Stefanie will teach you all about the shells and point out exactly which ones you have found. They can be Angel Wings, Sunray Venus, Jewelboxes, Conchs, Sharks Eyes, Sand Dollars, and many more.

Cruises and shelling adventures will take place aboard a 24-foot Mako center console originally built in 1991 and restored in 2017. It is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. This vessel has a wide T-top that will provide plenty of shade in the hot Floridian sun, snorkeling equipment, a GPS, safety equipment and a capacity for 6 guests.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Guided Shelling AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is guided by a local award winning marine biologist Stefanie West who will take you to the best spots for shell collecting activities. You can collect dead shells, and the live ones that wash u on the beach are immediately released back into the ocean. You will receive a bucket that you can fill with shells you find and wish to keep. Stefanie will point out the shell names and other useful info.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Guided Shelling PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is in the afternoon and is guided by a local award winning marine biologist Stefanie West who will take you to the best spots for shell collecting activities. You can collect dead shells, and the live ones that wash u on the beach are immediately released back into the ocean. You will receive a bucket that you can fill with shells you find and wish to keep. Stefanie will point out the shell names and other useful info.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Sightseeing AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 4-hour marine naturalist-led sightseeing charter. It will allow you to enjoy the wonders of the Captiva estuary and nearshore Gulf waters with all its inhabiting wildlife.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Sightseeing PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 4-hour afternoon tour led by a marine naturalist who will take you on a sightseeing charter. It will allow you to enjoy the wonders of the Captiva estuary and nearshore Gulf waters with all its inhabiting wildlife.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip: Lunch Cruise
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you to either Cabbage Key, which is an old-Florida style restaurant that is hard to reach, or you can choose to go to one of the restaurants of North Captiva. It's your choice where you want to eat, so just let Captain Stephen know and he will take you there.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip: Private Kayak Tour AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 75
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    You will get your own kayak from Captain Stephen along with instructions on how to use it. He will take you in a private guided excursion through the backwaters of the Captiva bay which you will find very exciting. Your chance to get up close to nature and its inhabitants such as birds, Manatees, and Dolphins is waiting for you.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip: Private Kayak Tour PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 75
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    You will get your own kayak from Captain Stephen along with instructions on how to use it. He will take you in a private guided excursion through the backwaters of the Captiva bay which you will find very exciting. Your chance to get up close to nature and its inhabitants such as birds, Manatees, and Dolphins is waiting for you. This is an afternoon tour.
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Charter Operator

New Wave Eco Charters
Captiva, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
New Wave specializes in sustainable charters and eco-tourism practices of sightseeing and shelling. They are dedicated to preserving the nature, the ocean, and all of their inhabitants. The charter is operated by marine naturalist Stephen Plein and a local award winning marine biologist and shell expert Stefanie Wolf. They want to help you unwind, teach you about the exquisite nature of Captiva Island, its estuary and the surrounding areas.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%