Check out my Captiva Island video at the bottom of the page!
I now have an office on Captiva Island and I am looking forward to working with you as you experience this fabulous island! From the wonderful beaches to everything "Downtown Captiva" has to offer, Captiva is always fun! I also have a separate webpage with more photos here.
Captiva Island is truly a special area. Miles of beach, tropical landscaping, marinas, and fantastic homes fill this small island with charm and promise. To get to Captiva you cross the causeway onto Sanibel Island and follow
Sanibel-Captiva Road north to Captiva Island.
Captiva is approximately six miles north to south and one-third of a mile wide. There are about 600 full time residents. The governing process of Captiva Island is not an independent city (such as Sanibel) and is governed by Lee County Board of Commissioners.
The short bridge to Captiva is called Blind Pass and is a popular place to fish. This pass was recently dredged to allow for continued salt water flow to help support our local ecosystem. As a side benifit, the fishing and boating experience around Blind Pass gives you plenty to do! And the shelling! For some reason the beach at Blind Pass usually looks like trucks come and night and drop piles of shells along the beach!
As you continue into Captiva you pass majestic homes along the Gulf side and the Bay side of the Island. Both offer their own possibilities and charm. Gulf front homes enjoy miles and miles of secluded beach as well as incredible sunsets over the water. Homes on the bay are fabulous for boaters. Located on Roosevelt Channel, you have easy access to Pine Island Sound for some fun back bay fishing and sightseeing, as well as being able to head out either of the two passes (Blind Pass has a boat height restriction) or out Redfish Pass (at the northern end of Captiva with no restrictions) to get to the Gulf of Mexico.
The outer islands of Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Upper Captiva (separate island from Captiva) are easy to visit by boat for lunch or just to relax on the secluded beaches of North Captiva. If boating isn't your thing, tour boats and private captained charters are available from any of the four marinas: 'Tween Waters Marina, Jenson's Twin Palm Marina, McCarthey's Marina and South Seas Plantation Marina. "Tween Waters Marina also rents canoes and paddle boats where you can tour the many canoe trails of Buck Key (located just to the east of Captiva as seen on the map at the left).
Even though Captiva is only 6 miles long, the island can be explained in three different areas. As you enter Captiva Island from Sanibel, the first two miles are homes on either side of the road - Gulf Front and Bay Front. Further on there is what is confusingly called "Downtown Captiva." When you think of your typical downtown you might think of a busy and crowded area, but Downtown Captiva consists of a couple short streets filled with homes, restaurants, shops and, well, I think that's mostly it. Many famous restaurants are worth the trip to Captiva. The Mucky Duck and the Bubble Room to name just a couple.
The Captiva Island Real Estate market is vastly different than the Sanibel market and there are many things you must know when looking are various properties. I am ready to help you with your Captiva Island experience! Whether you are looking to Buy, Sell or even Rent, I will answer your questions and help you find the best property for your needs. Please give me a call or email me whenever you like! There isn't much I'd rather do than talk about my special Islands!
I hope you enjoy this short "Welcome to Captiva Island" video!