Things to Enjoy on Vacation in Captiva Island

Things to Enjoy on Vacation in Captiva Island

Florida’s Captiva Island can be relaxing and captivate tourists. From afar, you feel that the Island is uninhabited. It is certainly not like a Miami Beach. There are laws that prevent buildings being built larger than tallest trees, so raw, natural beauty prolongs in this picturesque Floridian Island.

Captiva Island rentals are luxurious resorts that seem like dream home. Some resorts have their bay in the backyard or a private beach. There are myriads of water activities that can be enjoyed with family and kids.


Captiva has calm bayside and is best for kayaking. Experiencing sea turtles, dolphins or manatees swimming next to you is thrilling. Birdwatchers will enjoy kayaking in the mangrove maze at Buck Key Preserve to get a view of heron, egrets, pelicans and osprey feasting around the preserve.


You can charter a boat to enjoy a fishing trip around the island. The knowledgeable Captain will take you to the fishing area, where you can catch sea trout.

Dolphin watching

Dolphins are everywhere in the ocean! However, to get closer, you need to be in the water. Dolphins enjoy playing near the boats, so a sunset cruise can be an ideal opportunity to capture pictures of these incredible creatures.


Captiva and its sister island Sanible are popular for beautiful shells. For vacationers, shelling is a leisure activity. Even the local islanders scour beaches early morning before sunrise to find finest shells that may have washed onto the sands overnight from the Gulf.

White shell with brown spots and distinctive spiral called Junonia Shell is found here. You can visit the shell museum that exhibits shells collected from across the world.


Adventurous people can enjoy flying high over the island and capturing the most memorable views.

Rent a bicycle, scooter or golf cart

Captiva Island is flat, so can be ideal for exploring around on wheels. Rent a two-wheeler or a golf cart and explore the island. You will experience gorgeous beaches, exotic wildlife and lush greenery. Moreover, you can see the historical buildings and enjoy dining at best restaurants.

Get pampered in the spa services and enjoy massage from licensed masseurs for ultimate relaxation.