Your Island Girl water taxi awaits

Your Island Girl water taxi awaits

Captain Charlie will bring you practically to the door!

Captain Charlie will bring you practically to the door!

 

Getting Here


North Captiva Island is about five miles off the mainland from Pine Island. From 
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), it's a trip of about an hour. 
Reservations for ground and water taxi are necessary. 
Taxi service is available to pick up your group from RSW airport, allow you to 
shop for supplies and groceries, then deliver you to Pine Island Marina, where 
the water taxi will take you on a scenic journey through the waters of Pine 
Island Sound. You may have dolphins swimming beside you and leading the way to 
the island. 


Ground taxi fares are around $75.00 for two people each way with stops being an 
additional charge and scheduled water taxi fares average $35.00 per person round trip, 
depending on season and the number in your party. We can help arrange all of 
these reservations for you, but payment for transportation is the Guest's 
responsibility. 


For charter and water taxi details: If you want to have a relaxing trip to the island with a minimum amount of stress, the easiest way to do it is to take a private water taxi with our own Captain Charlie. He will meet your taxi and you will enjoy a quick non- stop ride to the island taking only 20 minutes. When you arrive at North Captiva, his wife Carolyn will be waiting for you at the dock to take you to the house, only a block away.  A doable luxury, very helpful when travelling with children. Also, your groceries will not spend any time sitting at a dock, so you won't have to worry about that. Call Capt. Charlie direct at 239-472-1234. Please mention that you are staying at Tequila Sunset for special discounted price. 


Island Girl Charters - Every 2 hours, depending on season, 239-633-8142. We highly recommend Island Girl for all your scheduled water taxi needs. . That's how we get to island and it is a very safe and reliable service. Normal service is 7AM to 5PM. If arriving after hours, I can advise you on options for water taxi transfers to the island.  
Driving Directions- Please note: do not use Mapquest or GPS as their directions 
will take you to Captiva which is not correct

Arrival from the South (Fort Myers Airport , Naples , East Coast) 

    • Travel North on I-75 to Exit 136 (Colonial) 
    • Go West on Colonial (which turns into Veteran’s after the Toll Booth.) 
Veterans eventually bends back to the North to Pine Island Road (State Road 78) 
    • Turn left (West) onto Pine Island Road to 4 way stop in Pine Island Center 

    • Turn right (North) onto Stringfellow Road (State Road 767). After 
approximately 3.3 miles turn left (West) onto Pineland Road and take Pineland 
Road approximately 1 mile to Pineland Marina. 
    • Stop at office for parking permit and directions to water taxi. 
    • Plan to arrive at least one-half hour prior to scheduled departure. 
    • Reservations are necessary for water taxi, call us for assistance. 


Arrival from the North (Sarasota , Tampa , Orlando) 

    • Travel South on I-75 to exit 161 ( N. Jones Loop Road ) 
    • Exit right and continue to U.S. 41. Continue across U.S. 41 onto Burnt 
Store Road (approximately 18 miles) to Pine Island Road (State Road 78). This is 
first red light after U.S. 41 light. 
    • Turn right (West) onto Pine Island Road to 4 way stop in Pine Island 
Center . 
    • Turn right (North) onto Stringfellow Road (State Road 767). After 
approximately 3.3 miles turn left (West) onto Pineland Road and take Pineland 
Road approximately 1 mile to Pineland Marina. 
    • Stop at office for parking permit and directions to water taxi. 
    • Plan to arrive at least one-half hour prior to scheduled departure. 
    • Reservations are necessary for water taxi, call us for assistance. 


  

Taken at sunset from Island Girl

Taken at sunset from Island Girl