Many beach and water activities are close by to Captiva Island rentals in sunny Florida. Captiva Island, which sits in Lee County in southwest Florida, features neighbor Sanibel Islands to the southeast. They only way to get on this barrier island by car is via the Sanibel Causeway and Sanibel-Captiva Road. This makes for a more remote location, with relaxation at the core. Choosing a Captiva Island vacation home is easy when you consult Vamoose.com for detailed listings. Book accommodations near beaches to have easy access to fun water activities. There are plenty of activities for kids and adults alike, from collecting seashell treasures along the shore to boating and swimming.
Seashells by the Seashore
Shelling is a popular pastime here on Captiva Island. These treasures from the sea are just waiting to be picked up, collected and displayed when you're back at home. Make crafts with what you find for truly unique items, such as photo frames. Live shells are illegal to take home, however, so be sure to toss those back. Sand dollars are a frequent find here, as are conch shells and sea shells. There's even a shell museum on the island, called Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, which is open daily. So bring a bucket, put on your sunhat, and start searching!
Sometimes just hanging out on the beach catching a few rays is what folks want to do most while on vacation. If you don't have a Captiva Island vacation home right on the beach, you'll have to pay for parking, which costs $2 per hour at the public beaches. No dogs are allowed on public beaches, so keep that in mind. Captiva Beach has no restrooms and very little parking, while Turner Beach is more accessible by beach goers and fishermen. However, due to swift currents, swimming is not recommended.
If you prefer being active on vacation, there are plenty of watersports to keep you busy. Rent anything from jet skis to parasailing gear watersports rental shops, like Yolo Watersports on Andy Rosse Lane. The Offshore Sailing School at South Seas Resort offers fun sailing lessons, or you could rent a kayak for the day at Captiva Kayak Co. Take a daytime or sunset cruise to enjoy some dolphin watching through Captiva Cruises. Fishing is another option for you, with fish like bass, sea trout, flounder, grouper and snapper in abundance. Whether you choose deep-sea fishing or light tackle, you can hire a skilled fishing guide or captain for a day or half day at sea. Charters are available, or you can rent your own boat at the marina. There are also bridges and docks to cast a line from.
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