Getting to Captiva by boat is easy. We docked at Jensen's Marina and explored Captive by foot. Driving the long way around could take an hour and a half, but by boat it's only a 20 minute ride. Golf cart and bike rental rentals are available to explore Captiva further. We had lunch at the the Mucky Duck, a short walk from Jensen's Marina, which has yummy food and a great public beach. We finished the day off by cruising to Sanibel Point for an afternoon swim in the emerald clear water, before returning the boat to Monroe Marina.
One of the best kept secrets of St. James city, FL is that Captiva and Sanibel are only a short boat ride away. We rented a deck boat from Monroe Marina and enjoyed a great day. The first leg of the trip was was blind pass and a nice slow ride through the mangroves and checked out the beautiful properties on Captiva. We continued to redfish pass and enjoyed the tranquility of a beach that is only accessible by boat. We fished the day on Sanibel with cocktails and a wonderful lunch at Grandma's Dot's.
Jen & Tim
When not visiting their home on Pine Island, Florida, Jen and Tim live on Long Island. This page is a journal of their explorations of Southwest Florida, including Pine Island, Sanibel and Captiva.