North Captiva Island
Upper Captiva is the original name of our Island Paradise.
Most newer residents refer to the island as North Captiva.
Over the years the island has been home to fierce Calusa Indians,
a pirate hideaway, a tomato plantation, and a fish packing
community. The great hurricane of 1921 separated North Captiva
Island from its southern neighbor, Captiva.
Unlike Captiva and Sanibel, North Captiva remains natural,
without paved roads or streetlights, and without the throngs
of tourists. This secluded island is not for everyone - only
for those who desire a natural getaway with plenty of activities
and time to relax.
Upper Captiva Island is four miles long and 1/2 mile wide
at its widest point, which is a private airstrip. Accessibility
to this lush tropical island is only by boat or small plane.
Two-thirds of our 700 acres are a protected State of Florida
wilderness park and wildlife sanctuary for manatees, loggerhead
turtles and over one hundred species of migratory birds. The
remaining land is made up of a small
Panoramic views of the island and surrounding waters of the
Gulf of Mexico, Pine Island Sound and Captiva Pass are available
from most island properties. Golf carts, bicycles, and on
foot are the ways to explore our island. This is truly one
of the few places where the delicate balance between man and
nature has withstood the passage of time.
Everything is casual, Island Style:
Sunsets that will make you remember why you came... to RELAX!
Sport Fishing and Charters are available.
Shelling, Snorkeling, Swimming and Boating, Island hopping...
Sanibel, Pine Island, Cayo Costa, and Useppa - all within
minutes by boat.
Beaches... over 3 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches
and warm Gulf water.
Wildlife and Bird Watching, Star Gazing
Come for a visit and we know you'll want to stay!