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Cabbage Key Cruises

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A Slice of Paradise

Cabbage Key, forever immortalized by Jimmy Buffett’s iconic song “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” offers more than just lyrical inspiration; it’s a culinary destination like no other. This quaint, old Florida island has captured the hearts of visitors for generations, offering delectable homemade creations for both lunch and dinner. Imagine savoring a mouthwatering meal while taking in the island’s rich history and charm. At the island’s historic Restaurant Inn, and cottages, every visit feels like a step back in time.

Cabbage Key’s allure extends beyond its culinary delights; it’s a 100-acre tropical paradise nestled just off the Intercostal Waterway. Captain Emmy herself counts Cabbage Key among her favorite dining destinations in the area. If you’re seeking an unforgettable dining experience and a taste of true Floridian charm, Cabbage Key awaits.

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Lunch & Dinner Cruises

Sunsets are why people visit the West Coast of Florida and particularly Cabbage Key! There is no better place to view the sunset than from the water. We recommend a boat tour or dinner prior to sunset. Dinner reservations can be made at Cabbage Key, Tarpon Lodge or the Useppa Collier Inn.


Cabbage Key’s coastal beauty provides a breathtaking backdrop for your special day. Captain Emily, in her role as a Florida notary, can help you craft an intimate maritime wedding ceremony that captures the essence of your love. Whether you envision a beachfront exchange of vows or a tranquil ceremony on the water, Emmy Girl Charters ensures your wedding day is a memory to treasure forever.

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Local Attractions

Cabbage Key Tortoise

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Cabbage Key Water Tower

Cabbage Key Water Tower

Standing tall since the 1930s, this historic water tower, a survivor of Hurricane Charley in 2004, offers breathtaking, picturesque views from its 60-foot perch.

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Wildlife and Bird Watching

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Nature Trails

Frequently Asked Questions

Cabbage Key is only accessible by boat, helicopter, or seaplane. Emmy Girl Charters provides charters to the island for lunch or dinner or private water taxi service if you are staying at the Inn.

Cabbage Key is an inn. The main Rheinhart house was built in the 1930's this consists as the restaurant and rooms are also for rent. Cottages are also available for rent. Captain Emmy's favorite is the Doll House Cottage which used to be the kids play house.

No, Cabbage Key is a bayside island with no gulf beaches.

Lunch is first come first serve with no reservations. Captain Emmy highly recommends getting to the restaurant as they open at 11am to avoid the wait and crowds. Dinner Reservations are required.

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