Upper Captiva Island is what the “old-timers” call the island but it’s also known as North Captiva island on many charts and maps. It is a beautiful tropical island bordered by Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico and is situated west of Fort Myers Florida, north of Naples, and south of Tampa.
This peaceful and private island with long stretches of secluded beaches is accessed only by boat or small plane into a private airstrip. The island is approximately 4-miles long and a half-mile at its widest. A little more than half of the island is owned by the state of Florida and is managed as a preserve. This geo-park looks much the way it was 400 years ago–untouched by man. It is visited by hundreds of birds, some nesting on the shoreline. Protected birds like Plovers have been spotted nesting in this area. Other birds to be seen are American Bald Eagles, Osprey, Terns, of many varieties, Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Kingfishers, Black Oystercatchers, Skimmers, Brown Pelican, White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, and many more.
This unique island isn’t for everyone. It is for those who are lured by serenity and privacy amidst extraordinary natural beauty. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Secluded beaches you can shell, swim, fish, or just watch the manatees and dolphins play. Lush vegetation invites you to bicycle, walk, or golf car ride along the trails.