Skip to main content

Fun Things to Do on Captiva Island

Jul 20, 2017 11:20AM, Published by Kevin, Categories: Times of the Islands



The islands are great all year round, but specifically in the summer, Captiva is a great place to spend some time. From boating and shelling to fine dining and exploring, Captiva has plenty of things to do, both well known and off the beaten path. Here are just some of the activities you can explore this summer and beyond on Captiva Island.

Explore the Beach

Lighthouse Beach  Fishing Pier Sanibel Island Photo courtesy of sanibel-captivaorg

Sanibel & Captiva Islands' Best Beaches for Fishing, Watersports & Family Activities

A closer look at the best beaches for fishing, watersports and family activities. Read More » 

Captiva Beach Photo courtesy of Jed Record on Flickr

Captiva Beach - Captiva Island, FL

The white sand beaches on Captiva Island are great for shelling, collecting sand dollars and enjoying the beautiful scenery. According to CaptivaIsland.com: "Shelling is so much fun and C... Read More » 

Navigate the Waters (Boating)

Photo courtesy of Stephen Plein

Captiva's New Wave Eco Charters Aims to Navigate Waters as 'Stewards of the Sea'

New Wave Eco Charters helps tourists and residents alike to unwind, unplug and unearth the yearning for the natural world for which they've been longing. Read More » 

Sights

Photo courtesy of captivachapelcom

Captiva Chapel by the Sea - Captiva, FL

Captiva Chapel By The Sea, where all are welcome regardless of their religious beliefs, is an interdenominational ministry serving South West Florida's winter season and recorded in the ... Read More » 

 

Photo courtesy of Captiva Civic Association on Facebook

Captiva Library and Civic Center - Captiva, FL - Featuring the Captiva Island Historical Society's History Gallery

The Captiva Civic Association's mission is the preservation of the quality of life, ambiance, and environmental integrity of this unique barrier island community. The CCA is a not-for-pro... Read More » 

 

2 Islands Gallery - Captiva FL

2 Islands Gallery - Captiva, FL

2 Islands Gallery is a whimsical fun place to shop for fabulous one of a kind items created by local artists. We feature a large selection of custom made jewelry, pottery, decorative b... Read More » 

Exquisite Dining Options

Courtesy of Sweet Melissas Cafe

2017 Dining Guide for Captiva & Sanibel Islands

Explore the local-area dining scene with our Dining Guide. From seafood to diners, we've got it covered. Read More » 

 

Family Fun

Crab Races at 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa - Captiva, FL

 It’s a legendary ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa tradition that spans almost 25 years — so on your marks, get set and make sure you absolutely go (Monday and Thursday evenings, October through August) to the hilarious, one-of-a-kind Captiva Crab Races at Crow’s Nest Beach Bar & Grille, hosted by the one and only Commissioner Tim. It’s a laugh riot you don’t want to miss — plus half of proceeds are donated to United Way. It’s just another reason why ‘Tween Waters Inn is Captiva Island’s best beach resort. Shows for families (6pm) and adults (9pm).

Stay a While

South Seas Island Resort - Captiva Island FL

South Seas Island Resort - Captiva Island, FL

For decades, generations of guests have made South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island the vacation destination of choice in which to share treasured moments and make lasting memories. O... Read More » 

 

Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts - Captiva FL

Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts - Captiva, FL

We're Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, a leader in Southwest Florida resort management of the best Sanibel beach resorts and Captiva beach resorts, rentals and restaurants. Our goal is to ... Read More » 

 

Got a fun place or activity to add to our guide? Contact us and we will add it!



Local Guides things to do captiva island boating shelling dining


  • Woody Brubaker

    08/25/2017
    12:00AM

    Woody Brubaker has spent an astounding and productive fifty-seven years in the music business. An...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    08/25/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Stress Less Friday with Heather and Anna

    08/25/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Give yourself one whole day to focus on slowing down and being mindful, grateful, and full of opt...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    08/25/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Mangrove Maze Eco-Tour

    08/25/2017
    10:00AM

    Guided exploration of the mangrove wilderness on part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail....


  • Surrealist Summer Exhibit

    08/25/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    August 4 - 25, 2017 What is real? What is imaginary? This exhibition aims to merge the two. Su...


  • Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour

    08/25/2017
    03:30PM

    Paddle Matlacha Pass meandering through mangrove shrouded trails. Guides are ACA Certified Kayak ...


  • Sunset Celebration at Times Square

    08/25/2017
    05:00PM — 10:00PM

    Live Music, Food and Fun at Time Square on Fort Myers Beach


  • Jah Movement Reggae Band

    08/25/2017
    05:00PM

    Jah Movement Reggae Band return our FREE outdoor concert series Friday Fest bringing their infect...


  • Ladies' Night at The Paint Escape

    08/25/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    08/25/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Summer Singer Songwriter Competition

    08/25/2017
    07:30PM — 10:30PM

    The Singer Songwriter Competition is the last date in the Sounds of Summer Concert Series by Isla...


  • Three Crooked Steps

    08/25/2017
    08:30PM — 11:30PM

    Three Crooked Steps is a SWF three piece versatile band playing music you simply cannot mistake f...


  • Triathlon Swim Program

    08/28/2017
    07:00AM — 08:30AM

    Calling all Sanibel Triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to imp...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    08/28/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    08/28/2017
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Visit The Sanibel Shell Crafters every Monday all year long from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to watch this d...


  • Mangrove Maze Eco-Tour

    08/28/2017
    10:00AM

    Guided exploration of the mangrove wilderness on part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail....


  • Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour

    08/28/2017
    03:30PM

    Paddle Matlacha Pass meandering through mangrove shrouded trails. Guides are ACA Certified Kayak ...


  • Raku & You

    08/28/2017
    05:30PM

    Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, of...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    08/28/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    08/28/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    08/28/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    09/04/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    09/11/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...