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Full Moon Cruise
Location: McCarthy's Marina, Captiva

Flute music will fill the air while the moon and stars paint the night sky during a Captiva Cruises voyage on Tuesday, December 21, 2010: the winter solstice!


Interpretive narratives about the solstice, planets, and stars will be interspersed with a performance by Kat Epple, Emmy Award winning and Grammy nominated flutist and composer.

Kat has amassed a unique collection of flutes from cultures around the world, which she features in her performances. Her music has been described as celestial, yet earthly, primeval, and innovative. Kat created the music for the Calusa documentary “The Domain of the Calusa,” and for the dance performance “Calusa” with the David Parsons Dance Company.

Complementing Kat’s performance will be information about the solstice, celestial facts, and identification of night sky features, provided by Richard Finkle, Environmental Educator for Captiva Cruises.

Guests will depart aboard the Lady Chadwick from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva at 7:30 p.m., cruise the waters of Pine Island Sound, and return to the dock at 9:30 p.m. The cost of $65/ person includes light hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine, and a full-service cash bar.

Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 239-472-5300. Please join us for what will surely be a magical evening.

Directions by car: Take Interstate 75 to Exit 131. Travel west on Daniels Parkway to State Road 869 (Summerlin Road) and turn left, continuing south to the Sanibel Causeway ($6.00 toll). Cross the Sanibel Causeway and turn right at the 4-way stop at Periwinkle Way. Follow Periwinkle Way until it ends at Tarpon Bay Road. Turn right onto Tarpon Bay Road, and then take a left at the next stop sign (Sanibel-Captiva Road). Follow San-Cap Road all the way to the end of Sanibel Island. Cross the small bridge onto Captiva Island, and travel north to the first stop sign (Andy Rosse Lane). Turn right onto Andy Rosse and travel approximately one block. McCarthy’s Marina will be the second building on your right. Please plan to arrive by 7:00 PM to ensure a prompt departure.


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