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North Captiva Water Taxi Tips and Tricks

North Captiva Water Taxi Tips and Tricks

You need a North Captiva water taxi service to explore all that island Florida has to offer. Make a water taxi and sightseeing tour today at Jensen’s Marina.

By Kurt Schultheis | February 11, 2021

Seeing Old Time Florida in a tranquil setting is a must have experience when you travel to Southwest Florida. A Florida trip that involves a private water taxi service so you can spend time on the water is the best way to soak in the Florida experience. 

The best way to see Old Time Florida in all its glory is by taking a North Captiva water taxi service to get to the most relaxing part of Captiva Island. FInding a marina that offers water taxi, fishing and sightseeing tours is the best way to chart your vacation path. 

We have all the answers to your questions below to make you a North Captiva Island expert. 

How Do You Get to Captiva Island?

This is the first question people ask before heading to one of the best islands Florida has to offer. The short answer is that Captiva Island is accessible by car via way of Fort Myers by crossing Blind Pass Bridge. Captiva Island is approximately 16 miles from Fort Myers. 

You will want a car on Captiva Island because you can access Sanibel Island via car as well, which gives you access to more shopping and eatery options. 

Next learn how to get water taxi service to North Captiva Island.

How Do I Get from Captiva to North Captiva Island?

So how do you get from Captiva to North Captiva Island and what’s the difference? These are great questions. 

For starters, while Captiva Island is accessible via bridge, North Captiva Island is only accessible via a North Captiva Water Taxi or other method of boating. The following options are available to you to get to North Captiva: 

  • Boat rentals
  • Water taxi to North Captiva
  • Island tours
  • Ferries
  • Private sightseeing tours

How Much is the Ferry to North Captiva Island?

There is a ferry that departs from the North Captiva Island Club that takes you to North Captiva Island. It costs $22 per adult for a one-way ferry ticket and $19.50 each way for kids ages 2-12. Toddlers under 2 years old are free. 

Each passenger can take one full size bag of luggage and one 30-gallon bin for beverages on their North Captiva Island ferry ride. Groups of four can take four bags of luggage and four 30-gallon bins for beverages. 

How Long is the Ferry to North Captiva Island? 

The ferry ride is approximately 20 minutes. Make sure you look for dolphins on your leisurely cruise!

Is There a Ferry to Cabbage Key?

A lot of people ask the following questions: “How do I get to Cabbage Key?” and “Is there a ferry to Cabbage Key?

The answer to the first question is Cabbage Key is so secluded that it is only accessible by boat. Cabbage Key is one of many coastal keys in Southwest Florida in Pine Island Sound. 

You can reach Cabbage Key via a water taxi from Pine Island to North Captiva Island. by renting a boat or booking a private charter. From Fort Myers, you can take a ferry from Pine Island Sound to Cayo Costa State Park.

How Far is Cabbage Key from Captiva?

Cabbage Key is not far at all via boat from Captiva Island. It’s approximately 8 miles or the equivalent of a peaceful 1-hour boat ride to Cabbage Key from North Captiva Island. 

What is There to Do on Cabbage Key? 

Think peaceful, relaxing activities that include:

  • Lunch on the beach
  • Natural beaches for sunbathing and shelling
  • Lunch at the Cabbage Key Inn & Restaurant
  • Fishing charters
  • Water taxi service and private sightseeing tours
  • Dolphin watching

Get a Rental Boat at Jensen’s Marina Today

Jensen’s Marina on North Captiva Island has been in operation for more than 50 years. We also offer boat rentals to see the coastline for yourself. You can rent a boat on North Captiva Island and we offer the following rental boat options: 

  • Pontoon fishing boats. Pontoon boats can hold larger parties of up to 12 people and can be fun for slow cruises through the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Center console boats. Use a center console boat for small fishing groups of up to 5 people and head into the beautiful Gulf of Mexico for some serious saltwater fishing. 
  • Boston whalers. Need some more room for a fishing trip? Try an 18” Boston Whaler with a 150-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke motor that holds up to six people and has a 1,000-pound weight capacity for your fishing crew and your gear. 

Schedule a Water Taxi from Captiva to North Captiva Today

A boat ride and North Captiva water taxi service is all within your reach at Jensen’s Marina. 

You can contact us today to set up a boat ride and a private sightseeing tour or a private water taxi today that can involve a beach lunch, a shelling excursion and dolphin watching. 

North Captiva Private Water Taxi Information

Our North Captiva private water taxi service and sightseeing adventure includes scheduled trips to the following: 

  • North Captiva Island
  • Cabbage Key
  • Pine Island
  • Boca Grande

Come enjoy the Jensen's Marina Captiva Island experience. We offer boat rides and private outer island tours by the hour or as long as you like. We offer the following rates. All you have to do is pick the time and invite your family and friends for parties up to six people.

  • $129 per hour for 1-2 hours
  • $100 per hour for 3 hours or more

Our marina also offers a museum, barbecue food options, a store, wireless internet and fishing access off our private dock! Come enjoy live music events too in the evenings along the water,

Come schedule a charter, North Captiva Island water taxi and sightseeing boat tour and plan that fishing trip at Jensen’s North Captiva Island today! Contact us to schedule your perfect North Captiva water taxi, boat ride and private sightseeing tour!

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Captiva, FL 33924

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