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Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™

Jensen's Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™ is a staple of Captiva Island, Florida. In fact, Jensen’s Marina™ has been much more than a place to relax with your toes in the sand and a drink in your for nearly a century. This quaint fishing spot offers a marina, museum, resort, shop, island tours, vacation cabins, and more -- all steeped in history and always on island time.

Generations of families have enjoyed the Old Florida feel at Jensen’s Marina™. In fact, the first cottage was built on Pine Island Sound back in 1928 and the rest has been history. Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™ is an island institution with a future dedicated to honoring its past and preserving the natural beauty and charm of Captiva Island.

History of Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages

What is now Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™ got its start in the Roaring 1920s, back when the Southwest Florida hospitality industry was emerging. Rail travel was rapidly expanding south and all sorts of people became enchanted with the charm of Captiva Island. Over the years the property that is now Jensen’s Marina™ and Cottages has had different owners and different names, but a few things have remained consistent: breathtaking sunsets, good fishing, and good times.
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Our First Vacation Cottage

The property’s first vacation cottage, which still stands today, was built on Pine Island Sound in 1928. Cottage construction boomed in the 1940s and ’50s when the property was known as Doanes Twin Palm. The Doanes family ran the marina for more than several decades. The 14 cottages they built still host guests and maintain their retro beachy charm.

Island Tours and Water Taxi Rides

Along with the vintage cabins, visitors to the Twin Palm will also be able to enjoy the same island tours and water taxi rides enjoyed for generations. They can take in a sweet treat at Queenie’s Ice Cream. Visitors can cast off into the same crystal clear waters that they fished with family years ago. Visitors to Jensen’s Marina™ can even make new memories for future generations.

Our History Begins in 1977

The marina’s most recent history begins in 1977 when Red and Betty Jensen purchased the property and turned it into what is now Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™. Since then, guests from all walks have life have enjoyed the marina and its amenities. John F. Kennedy Jr., Danny Devito, Ted Turner, Kevin Costner, Rob Lowe, and other famous folks have enjoyed spending their days on island time at Jensen’s Marina™.

Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™ Today

Today Jensen’s Marina™ and Cottages is known for its Old Florida feel. The marina is one of the last remaining destinations in Southwest Florida that holds on to its authentic fishing community roots and provides a place for visitors to make memories to last a lifetime.

At Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™, you can take advantage of amenities and services including:

  • Cottage Rentals
  • Island Tours and Water Taxis
  • Fishing and Fishing Guides
  • Boat Rentals
  • Kayak Rentals
  • And More

Enjoy beach access, relax, and kick back with authentic Old Florida charm you’ll only find at the Twin Palms on Captiva Island. Tour the museum, see manatees gather in the sound, pick up a souvenir or two at the shop, take in a sunrise or sunset, and bask in what makes the Sunshine State special.

Additionally, Jensen’s Marina™ and Cottages is a great place to cruise to when you’re boating on Pine Island Sound. The marina is home to 35-boat slips, providing ample docking for boats of all sizes and makes.

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Enjoy a Slice of Old Florida at Jensen’s Marina™ Are you ready to see what makes Captiva Island special? Embrace the ambiance and enjoy the sunshine and water at Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™. Reach out today and see what makes Jensen’s Marina™ and Cottages an important part of Captiva Island’s past, present, and future.

Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™

15107 Captiva Drive
Captiva, FL 33924

(833) 668-7768
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