There is a historic restaurant on the key, as well as accommodation – perfect if you want to get away from it all. Like in old times, Cayo Costa can only be reached by boat. I’m back in Cincinnati after an incredible family vacation on Captiva Island in Florida! Today, the island is owned (since 1976) by the Wells family. Private Island visited by 100,000 plus per year, the only way to see this island is by boat. Maybe, but this pretty much sums up my perfect day out. Enjoy a 4 hour tour to Cabbage Key. If you want to stay longer in this paradise, you can leave your boat at the Bayside Park Dock complete with sanitation facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed the quirky and historic atmosphere, as well as the food there. We climbed the water tower to get a good view of the island, and that was definitely worth it, also for the hint of a breeze on top. Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant: Boating to Cabbage Key - See 1,131 traveler reviews, 567 candid photos, and great deals for Pineland, FL, at Tripadvisor. Captiva and Sanibel are the perfect starting points for such a boat trip. Not only was the water turquoise and clear with a nice sandy bottom, it was also absolutely teeming with life here. Florida’s manatees swim directly off the coast, as do playful dolphins. Your email address will not be published. "Welcome to the real Florida" – this sign greeting visitors perfectly sums up Cayo Costa. Unspoiled nature far away from big hotels, architectural gems from Florida’s Golden Age, and a wide range of restaurants by the water – if you are looking for these three things and more, the Sunshine State has you covered. We saw a few boats already there, so it was easy to spot the best place to anchor. This article by Tamara Scharf originally appeared on tamarascharf.com, Our staff is standing by to help you book your stay and answer any questions you may have about your relaxing island getaway. 81 Reviews #10 of 31 Tours in Boca Grande. Instead, visitors find an untouched wilderness and a 9 miles long stretch of beach – one of the most beautiful in the whole of Florida. First, a little bit of Cabbage Key history: Located 1 mile from the docks is the camping ground with toilets, showers, drinking water, picnic areas and enough space for 30 tents. However, I do suggest paying very close attention to the markers in the intracoastal, as the area is full of treacherous shallows, especially at low tide. Cabbage Key Marina, Pineland, FL, United States Marina. We saw starfish, hermit crabs, other crabs, and all sorts of small and large fish such as mullet and snook. Fishing Charters & Tours, Boat Tours. Boca Boat Cruises. Yes, you can actually stay on this little paradise and enjoy Old Florida not just for a day. This tour runs from Matlacha, Burnt Store Marina, and Boca Grande. Fly into Fort Myers and book a private charter or take the water taxi Island Girl Charters from Pineland Marina. The best mooring spot is Pejuan Point at the island’s southern end. The menu satisfies guests with good old American comfort food like burgers and sandwiches, as well as fresh seafood and the grilled catch of the day. Cayo Costa remains a refuge for all who want to lodge in perfect harmony with nature. - YouTube United States ; Florida (FL) Southwest Gulf Coast ; Captiva Island ; Captiva Island - Things to Do ; Captiva Cruises; Search. No problem. Travel on our newly added covered 6 passenger boat. At Cayo Costa beach you can not only swim and enjoy the sun to your heart’s content, but also collect colorful shells and observe dolphins and porpoises off the coast. We had hardly pulled out of the marina when we spotted the first dolphins, and we saw more of them virtually all day long.