Island Guide

By Air

From SW Florida International Airport it is about an hour’s drive from the airport in Fort Myers to Pineland Marina on Pine Island.  You can rent a car or book passage on Pine Island Taxi.   Ferry service runs several times daily from Pineland Marina.  The crossing takes about 30 minutes.

From the South or North of I-75
From I-75 (exit 143)  drive west on Pine Island Rd. (78West). Stay straight through Burnt Store Rd. then through Matlacha to a 4 way stop,  then take a right on Stringfellow Rd. (Route767) in Pine Island Center. Three miles down, take a left on Pineland Road. This turns into Waterfront Drive and after the Tarpon Lodge you will see Pineland Marina on the left.
Airport Shuttle-Pine Island Taxi 239-283-7777  or

By Boat
Island Girl Charters

Island Girl operates a daily ferry service from Pineland Marina to Barnacles’ Island Resort Dock.
If you intend to trailer a boat, contact Pineland Marina at 239-283-3593.

Private Water Taxi
Captains (please call (239) 472-1200 for Captain on Duty) will take you whenever and wherever you’d like to go: dinner on Cabbage Key, shopping in Boca Grande, sightseeing around the islands or over to the mainland at Pine Island to catch a plane.

By Private Plane
North Captiva has a private airstrip only permitted to members of the Salty Approach LLC.  Renting or purchasing a home with a Salty Approach membership provides landing access.

You will find that our temperatures in wintertime are some of the warmest to be found in the continental United States. Skies are sunny and bright blue. Migratory birds take refuge here by the thousands!

Average Temperatures

January             February            March           April                   May                 June
Hi         75                      77                      80                 85                      89                      92
Low      54                      56                      59                 63                      69                      74

July                 August            September     October            November      December
Hi         92                        92                   91                87                         81                     77
Low      75                       75                   74                74                        69                      56

In summertime, although humid, you will enjoy lovely Gulf breezes and incredibly warm soothing ocean temperatures. Swimming is fantastic and the manatees are in residence! The evenings cool off nicely after a late afternoon thunder shower.