Several people have asked how to get to North Captiva Island (also know as Upper Captiva Island).
North Captiva is one of the chain of barrier islands off the SW Florida coast near Fort Myers. It lies just north of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, separated from Captiva Island by Redfish Pass.
It is only accessible by boat or private aircraft.
Island property owners, some who live there year-round, have several choices for access. Some have their own boats, usually coming from one of the marinas on Pine Island. For example, the boat shown in the property listing at:
is dry-stored at Four Winds Marina, on the northern end of Pine Island, at Bokeelia. See their webcam and other details here:
It's about a 20 - 25 minute run through Pine Island Sound, one of the largest concentrations of Dolphins in the western hemisphere, as well as plenty of fishing grounds, from Four Winds Marina to Safety Harbor on North Captiva. Bear right at mile marker 52 on the Intercoastal Waterway and head for the sland. Stay close to the "fish house" at the harbor entrance, and follow the day beacons past the Barnacle Phil's restaurant docks to the Safety Harbor Club "T-dock."
Many full and part-time island residents who don't own boats use the regularly scheduled "Island Girl Ferry Service" coming from Pineland Marina, also on Pine Island.
Phone 239-633-8142 for reservations, runs every 2 hours, leaving Pineland Marina, Pine Island (239-283-3593 for directions to the marina).
The ferry makes regular stops at the Safety Harbor Club dock, the only full-service planned community on the island.
The grass airstrip is in regular use by residents, mostly Cessnas, but is private and only available to paid members. Do not attempt to use the strip without prior permission!
For any further details, please contact John Bickel at firstname.lastname@example.org.