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Video tour of Upper Captiva Island
Upper Captiva Island is what the "old timers" call the island but it's also known as North Captiva Island on many charts & maps. It is a beautiful tropical island bordered by Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico, and is situated west of Fort Myers Florida, north of Naples and south of Tampa.
This peaceful and private island with long stretches of secluded beaches is accessed only by boat or small plane into a private airstrip. The island is approximately 4 miles long and ½ mile wide at its widest. A little more than half of the island is owned by the state of Florida and is managed as a preserve. This geo-park looks much the way it was 400 years ago... untouched by man. It is visited by hundreds of birds, some nesting on the shoreline. Protected birds like Plovers have been spotted nesting in this area. Other birds to be seen are American Bald Eagles, Osprey, Terns of many varieties, Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Kingfishers, Black Oystercatchers, Skimmers, Brown Pelican, White Pelican, Great Blue Herons, and many many more.
There are about 350 homes on the island and of those approximately 115 are available for rent. Three restaurants which serve everything from hot dogs to wonderful gourmet cuisine (www.OverTheWaterfront.com), the Island Market and a Deli, plus two small beach boutiques comprise the only stores on the island. There are two beautiful private clubs that offer swimming pools, tennis courts, kayaks, bicycles, steam room, hot tub and more! Transportation on the island is by electric golf car, bicycle and foot which helps to keep the island a peaceful and relaxing get-a-way.
This unique island is not for everyone. It is for those who are lured by serenity and privacy amidst extraordinary natural beauty. Come watch the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. On our secluded beaches you can shell, swim, fish, or just watch the manatees and dolphins at play or the antics of the fabulous water birds. The lush vegetation invites you to bicycle, walk or golf car ride along the trails. One can rent kayaks, power boats and other water toys.
There may be a home for you on "Upper Captiva Island" whether you take advantage of the interior privacy or the waterfront homes for sale. If you're not ready to purchase yet, you can still come and join us in Paradise for a relaxing vacation you won't soon forget.
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