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How to Enjoy the Jensen’s Marina Captiva Island Experience

Jensen's Marina Captiva Island Experience

Step back in time to Old Florida with a Jensen’s Marina Captiva Island experience. Enjoy a Florida boat rental, a boat tour and plan a fishing trip today!

By Kurt Schultheis | February 12, 2021

When you are in Florida, you have to experience what we call Old Florida. This involves leaving your troubles and stress behind. You have to visit a slice of Florida that involves a laid back atmosphere full of nothing but fresh salty air as the sun drops behind the Gulf of Mexico. 

Need a change of scenery? The Jensen’s Marina Captiva Island experience involves boat rentals, great fishing, boat and water taxi tours and a laidback Old Florida environment to decompress. 

Learn more about the Jensen’s Marina experience and everything the Captiva marina has to offer! 

Jensen’s Marina History

Did you know that Jensen’s Marina was initially formed back in the 1950s when the Jensen Family purchased the land sight unseen when they lived in Michigan? In 1973, they came to visit the land for the first time and fell in love with Captiva Island and their slice of island heaven. 

Within three years, the Jensens had a marina, a cottage and more. Soon, they purchased more land to also acquire what is now Jensen’s Twin Palms Resort and Marina. Before long, the Jensen brothers decided to move to Captiva Island permanently and run the marina. 

Today, the marina offers everything from boat rentals to fishing and Captiva island tours and more. 

Jensen’s Marina Old Florida Feel

So what exactly is Old Florida at Jensen’s Marina? It’s a postcard scene from a long time ago nestled on an island with historic wooden cottages and tiki huts for shade. The first cottage was built in 1928 and still stands today. 

It’s also a place where even stars want to come visit and unwind, including the likes of Danny Devito, Ted Turner, Rob Lowe, Kevin Costner and more!

Old Florida at Jensen’s Marina involves the following: 

  • A laid back atmosphere where even sandals are optional 
  • A quaint museum where the Jensens have enshrined famous guest visitors through pictures, antique fishing rods and reels and other mementos. 
  • Impromptu live music and dance parties in the evenings
  • Barbecue grills available for marina guests anytime
  • Watching manatees congregate by the marina
  • Fishing tournaments

Jensen’s Resort Captiva Amenities

Here at Jensen’s Marina on Captiva Island, we offer the following amenities you need to make you feel right at home while you are here on island time. This includes:

  • Boat rentals
  • Kayak rentals
  • Boat rides
  • 35 wet slips
  • 14 cottages
  • North Captiva water taxi trips
  • Bait
  • Tackle
  • Ice
  • Gas
  • Coolers
  • T-Shirts, hats, sunscreen, postcards and more at the Ship Store 
  • Free WiFi
  • Fishing off our private dock
  • Impromptu live music events in the evenings
  • A quaint museum that shows you the history of fishing on Captiva Island
  • Close to nearby restaurants, galleries and shops

Find Florida Boat Rentals that Work For You 

Now it’s time to rent a boat on Captiva Island. What kind of boat experience do you want? We recommend the following Jensen’s boat rental Captiva needs:

Pontoon Fishing Boats

Pontoon boats work for families and friends cruising the Gulf of Mexico or Intracoastal Waterway.  They are a great choice for family fun time and boat parties. A 24-foot pontoon boat with a 115-horsepower motor that can accommodate up to 12 people works well for these types of activities. 

Rent a Center Console Boats

Center console boats work well  for smaller groups for fishing and boating trips. Try an 18-foot center console boat that holds up to five people and holds a decent amount of fishing gear. 

Rent a Boston Whaler Boat

An 18” Boston Whaler with a 150-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke motor holds up to six people and has a 1,000-pound weight capacity for your fishing crew, a cooler and plenty of fishing bait and tackle.

Rent a Boat at Jensen’s Marina Today!

Now it’s time to get to the islands and enjoy the Jensen’s Captiva Island experience! Make your Florida boating experience exceptional by choosing Jensen’s Marina for all of your Captiva Island needs! We can discuss Jensen’s Captiva marina amenities and rates when you get here!

Jensen’s Marina is the perfect place to rent a boat on Captiva Island. Come enjoy Old Florida at its finest out on the water.  Rent a boat, enjoy a sunset cruise and plan a fishing trip with your friends at Jensen’s Marina on Captiva Island today!

Jensen's Marina and Cottages

15107 Captiva Drive
Captiva, FL 33924

(833) 668-7768
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