The Islands of Captiva and Sanibel offer property owners and visitors two of the most beautiful, unique barrier islands in the world with unspoiled sandy beaches. Captiva and Sanibel Island are famous worldwide for their shelling beaches. Captiva and Sanibel have several marinas and many excellent captains and fishing guides that offer fishing charters for the amateur or experienced fisherman or woman. The Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound are home to Manatee, Dolphin, Tarpon, Grouper, Snook, and many other varieties of fish.
Sanibel Island is only 3 miles wide at its widest point and is 13 miles long. Sanibel is a vacation paradise with only 6,500 year-round residents. In season the population swells to approximately 25,000. More than half of the Island is conservation and refuge land that was set aside to help preserve the large variety of Florida wildlife which share the Island with residents and visitors. Birds, Alligators, Turtles, Armadillos, and Gopher Tortoises are just a sample of the diverse wildlife population.
Captiva Island is much smaller than Sanibel. Captiva is only 6 miles long and one-quarter mile wide and is located on the North side of the Blind Pass Bridge. Captiva has become the preferred vacation destination and permanent residence for discerning Floridians and well-informed travelers. Captiva Island is truly subtropical and enjoys fine weather all year. This private, quiet, and peaceful barrier island has miles of white sandy beaches and is unique and unspoiled. Captiva is famous for its spectacular sunsets and romantic beach weddings.