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Fun Things to Do on Captiva Island

Jul 20, 2017 11:20AM ● By Kevin
The islands are great all year round, but specifically in the summer, Captiva is a great place to spend some time. From boating and shelling to fine dining and exploring, Captiva has plenty of things to do, both well known and off the beaten path. Here are just some of the activities you can explore this summer and beyond on Captiva Island.

Explore the Beach

Lighthouse Beach  Fishing Pier Sanibel Island Photo courtesy of sanibel-captivaorg

Sanibel & Captiva Islands' Best Beaches for Fishing, Watersports & Family Activities

A closer look at the best beaches for fishing, watersports and family activities. Read More » 

Captiva Beach Photo courtesy of Jed Record on Flickr

Captiva Beach - Captiva Island, FL

The white sand beaches on Captiva Island are great for shelling, collecting sand dollars and enjoying the beautiful scenery. According to "Shelling is so much fun and C... Read More » 

Navigate the Waters (Boating)

Photo courtesy of Stephen Plein

Captiva's New Wave Eco Charters Aims to Navigate Waters as 'Stewards of the Sea'

New Wave Eco Charters helps tourists and residents alike to unwind, unplug and unearth the yearning for the natural world for which they've been longing. Read More » 


Photo courtesy of captivachapelcom

Captiva Chapel by the Sea - Captiva, FL

Captiva Chapel By The Sea, where all are welcome regardless of their religious beliefs, is an interdenominational ministry serving South West Florida's winter season and recorded in the ... Read More » 


Photo courtesy of Captiva Civic Association on Facebook

Captiva Library and Civic Center - Captiva, FL - Featuring the Captiva Island Historical Society's History Gallery

The Captiva Civic Association's mission is the preservation of the quality of life, ambiance, and environmental integrity of this unique barrier island community. The CCA is a not-for-pro... Read More » 


2 Islands Gallery - Captiva FL

2 Islands Gallery - Captiva, FL

2 Islands Gallery is a whimsical fun place to shop for fabulous one of a kind items created by local artists. We feature a large selection of custom made jewelry, pottery, decorative b... Read More » 

Exquisite Dining Options

Courtesy of Sweet Melissas Cafe

2017 Dining Guide for Captiva & Sanibel Islands

Explore the local-area dining scene with our Dining Guide. From seafood to diners, we've got it covered. Read More » 


Family Fun

Crab Races at 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa - Captiva, FL

 It’s a legendary ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa tradition that spans almost 25 years — so on your marks, get set and make sure you absolutely go (Monday and Thursday evenings, October through August) to the hilarious, one-of-a-kind Captiva Crab Races at Crow’s Nest Beach Bar & Grille, hosted by the one and only Commissioner Tim. It’s a laugh riot you don’t want to miss — plus half of proceeds are donated to United Way. It’s just another reason why ‘Tween Waters Inn is Captiva Island’s best beach resort. Shows for families (6pm) and adults (9pm).

Stay a While

South Seas Island Resort - Captiva Island FL

South Seas Island Resort - Captiva Island, FL

For decades, generations of guests have made South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island the vacation destination of choice in which to share treasured moments and make lasting memories. O... Read More » 


Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts - Captiva FL

Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts - Captiva, FL

We're Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, a leader in Southwest Florida resort management of the best Sanibel beach resorts and Captiva beach resorts, rentals and restaurants. Our goal is to ... Read More » 


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