About North Captiva Island
With year-round tropical temperatures, small town charm, and sugar-sand beaches, our North Captiva Island vacation rentals are an excellent choice for sun-worshiping and scuba diving vacationers of all ages looking for a remote tropical destination.
Where Is North Captiva Island?
Located off the coast of Fort Myers Beach
, this island paradise is accessible only by ferry, private boat, or plane. Guests can book a flight to the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers
and catch a ferry to the island!
North Captiva Island is an unspoiled paradise of warm sun and surf. A stay in one of these Florida vacation rentals
is a great way to experience this hidden gem, giving you front door access to pristine beaches, natural beauty, and some of the world's best sport-fishing.
Things to Do in North Captiva, FL
North Captiva Island's remote location is one of its greatest assets. Bordered by Cayo Costa to the north and Captiva to the south, the island is mostly comprised of state protected preservation land.
Head out in the morning to explore the island's lush mangrove wilderness by kayak, or take a family-friendly eco-tour of the area's abundant coastal wildlife with Barnacle's Island Resort
. On these tours, guests may spot manatees, dolphins, bald eagles, and stingrays.
If you're a sportsman seeking great fishing, rest assured you've found one of the best places for reeling in monster-size fish - and a stay at our North Captiva Island vacation rentals makes it all possible! Tarpon, grouper, snapper, snook, spot sea trout, and redfish are abundant in the Pine Island Sound. Head over to North Captiva Island Club Resort and go out on the sound with a guide from Selah Sea Adventures
for a day of fishing revelry in the Gulf.
After a long day of reeling in trophy fish, unwind with a beer and locally-sourced Peel n' Eat Gulf shrimp while playing corn hole with your group at Barnacle Phil's restaurant.
Other popular island activities include shell collecting - called "shelling" - on the beaches that rim the island, walking or biking on nature trails through the island's preserve, and sun-tanning on any of the island's four miles of beaches.
Day Trips from North Captiva, FL
North Captiva Island's remote location makes for many adventures via ferry. Take a water taxi for a half-hour ride to Pine Island where you can explore the island's natural heritage including historical artifacts at the Pine Island Museum
A bit further of a ferry ride lies mainland Florida. Take a full day to truly explore the great shopping, dining, and entertainment in Fort Myers, then hop back aboard to return back to North Captiva Island, and maybe catch a gorgeous coastal sunset.
Whether you've come for rest and relaxation or water-themed adventure, you'll find exactly what you're looking for when you stay in one of our North Captiva vacation rentals!
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