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About North Captiva Island

Serene, natural, and scenic... North Captiva Island offers world class fishing, pristine sandy beaches, ultimate privacy, and an oasis from a busy world. Located 5 miles off the coast of Southwest Florida, the island is a perfect location to enjoy the best that the natural barrier islands provide.

5 miles of sandy beaches await you to explore the shores.

Our 500+ acre island is quiet and comfortable while balancing natural beach habitat with residential homes.

The North Captiva Island Club offers beautiful resort amenities and services for a real island-style vacation experience.

The Beaches

North Captiva is home to still undiscovered sugar sand beaches. Miles of shoreline await you with excellent shelling. The beautiful and serene beaches are a great place to walk, run, fish, or just hang out at the beach. Two-thirds of the island is state preserve and provides the ultimate tropical island feeling where you are surrounded by nature with no houses in sight.

Several accesses to the island’s Beaches are located at various points on the island.

Getting Around

The island’s most popular mode of transportation is the golf cart provided with your house rental. Additional golf carts may be available at additional costs for larger groups through your rental management companies.

A great way to see the island is by bicycle. Some homes provide bikes for their guests. NCIC provides bikes on a first come first serve basis as a courtesy.

Walking along the island’s roads and beaches to explore, exercise, and just unwind will grant you restoration and offer an experience like no other place can.

Kayaks are a scenic way to get around in the back waters of the island that are lined with natural mangrove forests. This is a great way to discover hidden coves and sandbars.

 

History

With archeological histories dating back thousands of years, the Barrier Islands in Lee County have a varied and colorful history. The Calusa Indian tribes thrived and co-existed in this natural habitat paradise. Untouched until the arrival of the Spaniards and then dwindling to only a few remaining of that heritage.

Tall sailing ships frequented these islands as a refuge from rough & stormy seas. The islands may have been a haven for such infamous pirates as Jose Gaspar.

As time passed, North Captiva was reborn into a plantation and then into a base of operations for the Punta Gorda Fish Company. And now, North Captiva Island is a one of a kind vacation destination. Residents and visitors alike are mesmerized by the pristine beauty and island-style charm of the island.

Wildlife

North Captiva Island, regarded as a pristine habitat for many types of wildlife, is one of the few shorelines that offer lower impact residential living in combination with numerous plants and animals.

Abundant species of sea birds populate the island’s beaches and surrounding waters. Osprey are found in many places along the island as well as taking perch on platforms designed for their nests. The State Preserve is even home to a bald eagle family with their beachfront nest facing the sea. Egrets and herons are often found taking a walk down any given sandy lane of the island. North Captiva is also home to our favorite travelers… the gopher tortoises. They are a protected species and a true treasure of the island. Wild bunnies can also often be seen hopping into the bushes.

Activities

Pool – the North Captiva Island Club offers 2 heated pools.

Tennis – 2 Har tru Tennis courts are located at the NCIC

Bikes - Offered first come first served and available to NCIC rental guests only.

Kayaks - Offered first come first served and available to NCIC rental guests only.

Fitness Center - Cardio workout facility poolside.

Beach Chairs & Umbrellas - Offered first come first served and available to NCIC rental guests only.

Jet-ski & Powerboat rentals – Available from Boats n Fun rental company conveniently located on the island.

Dockage – Slip available with Ocean Paradise Rentals and additional dockage is available for rental through NCIC.

Excursions – Day trips, Island Hopping, Dinner Cruises & Fishing Charters.

Wildlife Appreciation

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