Captiva Island is the sister Island to the larger Sanibel Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Captiva Island is located about twenty miles west of Fort Myers and thirty miles north of Naples and stretches for four miles and has sunshine all year round. The beaches of Captiva Island are famous for their sugary white sand beaches that are dotted with colorful pastel seashells and clear blue waters. You will find superb accommodations, restaurants, shopping, golfing, tennis, fishing, boating and children’s activities on Captiva Island.Turner Beach is a great places for fishing and finding colorful shells that the island is famous for. The beach stretches five miles to the northern tip of Captiva Island at Redfish Pass. From the bridge at Turner beach, Captiva Drive is a scenic drive past giant cactus and other tropical flora along a stretch of sea and sand ending at “downtown” Captiva, which is more of a village than a town.
Spend a few hours or an entire day away from the beach with the many exciting and beautiful excursions that Captiva Cruises has to offer. Captiva Cruises has a great program of tours and cruises from the South Seas Island Resort and McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva Island, Florida. Captiva Cruises offers a variety of trips including cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, as well as Dolphin and Wildlife Cruises, Sunset Cruises and Shelling Cruises on remote barrier islands.
In nearby Fort Myers you can visit The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, a world class cultural and educational resource honoring the innovation and creativity of two of America’s most influential individuals – Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The winter home of Thomas Edison is beautifully located along the Caloosahatchee River. At the Edison and Ford Winter Estates you will have the opportunity to visit Edison’s winter home and see furnishings and architecture of a bygone era, yet you will see many innovations which we do not have in the most modern of homes. You can visit the Ford porch, adjacent to the Ford vintage automobile garage and see spectacular riverfront views of the Caloosahatchee River. The Estates also feature a Botanical Gardens, Edison’s research laboratory, and an Estates Museum. View all Fort Myers Area Attractions »
Captiva Island has a wide selection of great restaurants in which to dine. The Mucky Duck has become a staple in Captiva Island for both locals and visitors. Inspired by the pubs of London, they provide beer that is always cold, menus that specialize in the best delicacies and fresh seafood, and sunsets that are truly breathtaking. The Keylime Bistro is Captiva Island’s newest restaurant and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll enjoy the top-ranked cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. View all Captiva Island Restaurants »
Captiva Island has some of the best accommodations in the Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida. The South Seas Island Resort is a full service resort on Captiva Island and offers many styles and sizes of accommodations from guestrooms, to three bedroom villas, and spacious private homes. This resort is great whether you are looking for complete relaxation or a variety of activities. Tennis, golfing, kayak tours, boating and parasailing are all available at the resort. In addition, you will have access to miles of private beaches. Or, if you prefer you can spend the day at the resort with two lagoon style pools, complete with private cabanas overlooking Pine Island Sound. For relaxation, the Zen Spa is located at the south end of the resort, providing special pampering with a complete spa treatment. The Harbourside Bar and Grill is located at the north end of the resort and offers a menu with great choices and tempting desserts. At the Pointe, lighter dining options and great cocktails are available. There is also an ice cream & pizza shoppe, Starbucks, and a gourmet deli. View all Captiva Island Hotels »
Captiva Island is a great vacation spot and is perfect for a fun vacation, holiday, memorable wedding, honeymoon, or just a great getaway for all ages.