Captiva Island is the ultimate private getaway. Located just north of Sanibel Island, Captiva is a small island community with fabulous beaches, immaculate resorts, magnificent homes – and just the right amount of leisure activities. Cruises, boat rentals, jet-skis, SUPs, fishing charters – its all tucked away in Captiva. Further, Captiva Island boasts a quaint shopping district right in the heart of the island with variety ranging from unique to high end. 

Check out our list below of the top things to do on Captiva Island.


THINGS TO DO ON CAPTIVA ISLAND

Chapel by the Sea
Chapel by the Sea is a quaint, beautiful chapel located in Captiva. Chapel by the Sea offers interdenominational services and provides a fabulous location for weddings. If you happen to be on the island for Christmas Eve, Chapel by the Sea has a tradition where parishioners sing carols outside the chapel after the service, which is a truly special event to experience if you get the chance. 11580 Chapin Ln.   Captiva Island, FL

The Mucky Duck
The Mucky Duck is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant and pub and is thee place to go if you want to watch the sunset as you dine. Located right alongside the beach, The Mucky Duck offers a large, diverse lunch menu, including fresh appetizers, seafood, salads, burgers, grilled sandwiches, burritos and more, as well as an impressive dinner menu. The casual, laid-back atmosphere is nice for both families and those seeking the classic “island” experience. 11546 Andy Rosse Ln.   Captiva Island, FL   (239) 472-3434   Website


Fishing at Turner Beach (Blind Pass)

Turner Beach (Blind Pass) is the beach/bridge that connects Sanibel Island to Captiva Island. The beach is known for having some of the best shelling on the island and is also a very relaxing spot to do some fun fishing.

Follow Sanibel-Captiva Rd. north till you reach Captiva Island


New Moon Sailing

New Moon Sailing offers half day, full day and extended sailing trips all throughout Southwest Florida, including (but not limited to) Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, Pine Island Sound, North Captiva, Boca Grande and many other breathtaking spots. New Moon is very flexible with options, offering extended sailing, overnight sails, weekend sails and even sails to the Bahamas and other exotic spots if you like. Sails are conducted by USSA Certified Sailing Instructor Captain Mick who brings over 17 years of sailing experience to provide a safe, enjoyable trip. Additionally, private charters and lessons are available and they even offer the option to have your wedding on the sailboat.
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The Bubble Room

Eclectic restaurant specializing in a variety of desserts, cocktails and island famous Bubble Bread. Fun for kids as the restaurant is filled with fun and playful decor on all its levels. One of the more popular things to see on Captiva Island.
15001 Captiva Dr.   Captiva Island, FL   Website


Cantina Captiva

Pet-friendly restaurant serves magnificent Mexican and Southwestern cuisine and has a great outdoor patio! Adjacent to the restaurant is a small shopping complex with a souvenir shop and a few others to explore after you dine.

14970 Captiva Dr.   Captiva Island, FL


Catch Live Music @ Keylime Bistro

Chapel by From smooth jazz, adult contemporary, to Jimmy Buffet covers, Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane offers daily live music in a casual island setting. Grab a cocktail and relax. 11509 Andy Rosse Ln.   Captiva Island, FL   (239) 395-4000


YOLO Watersports & Jet Ski Rentals

YOLO Watersports is an adventure rental shop offering Jet-Skis, canoes, parasailing, motor scooters, skateboards, Banana Boat Rides, 2-Person mini cars and much more!
11534 Andy Rosse Ln.   Captiva Island, FL   (239) 472-9656  Website


Captiva Cruises

A highly popular excursion boat company offering an immense variety of
sightseeing cruises, educational cruises, sails, private charters and more, including the
Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruise, Sunset Serenade Cruise, Useppa Island Cruise and others. They also offer a cruise to the hideaway island Cabbage Key, where legend has it Jimmy Buffet coined his famous song 'Cheeseburger in Paradise.'  Website


NASCRAB Crab Races
Chapel by Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island hosts a fun evening featuring live crab

races! The event is widely popular as it d oubles a fundraiser for charity. Children's
Show is at 6 PM, Adults Only Show at 9 PM. Mondays and Thursdays only.
15951 Captiva Dr.   Captiva Island, FL   CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


Captiva Island Historical Society
Learn the history of Captiva Island (which was once part of Sanibel Island), including
how it came to be, it's storied ancient folklore, and more.

Ambu Yoga
Offering beach yoga, Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) yoga, in-studio yoga and much more, Ambu Yoga is quite unique. All classes are open to the public and the studio is right across the street from Starbucks.

Santiva Saltwater Fishing

Native, experienced guides will show you the "best back bay fishing in Florida...
snook, tarpon, red fish and so many more." The company also runs snorkeling, shelling,

and other excursions, including a trip to Cabbage Key (which was according to legend
the inspiration for Jimmy Buffett's "Cheeseburger in Paradise."


Beach Bums Boat Rentals

Spend the day out on the water. Multi-day rentals available.
15951 Captiva Dr. Captiva, FL

(239) 472-6336 
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