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Address: P.O. Box 1150, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
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Description: Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature...
Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature reserve known for its beautiful beaches and great collection of shells.
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BEAUTIFUL and private!

We boated over to Cayo Costa from pine island on our boat while visiting family. After arriving & paying a $2 per person fee (bargain!) a pickup pulling a seated shuttle drove... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Lauralanglois
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We boated over to Cayo Costa from pine island on our boat while visiting family. After arriving & paying a $2 per person fee (bargain!) a pickup pulling a seated shuttle drove right up & shuttled us across the island to the outer beach. It was quiet and almost nobody was there! There is a small campground on the island... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I took this trip with my parents and my partner. My parents visit Cape Coral in the winter and all of us had been to ft. Myers beach, Sanibel, and Bunche Beach. We wanted another beach day, but also wanted something a little different. We took the tropic star leaving from Pine Island. We packed a cooler full of sandwiches... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We took the ferry from Punta Gorda (through King Fisher Fleet Cruises) to Cayo Costa. The captain and the "mates" on board were all friendly and informative, giving us prior notice when dolphins started following the boat. Watching wild dolphins swimming alongside us on Charlotte Harbour has to be one of my personal highlights of an amazing 11 days in... More 

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Naples, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It takes an hour by ferry from Bokellia to Cayo Costa Island but it is a pleasant trip. This is not a developed attraction and be prepared for a bit of walking to get to the beach. That walk is darn well worth it - some great shells, few people and if you fish, some great beach fishing - Whitey's,... More 

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North Branch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It's a long boat ride, but totally worth it. It would be even more worth it to have time to stay on the island in one of their cabins or tent-camping. There definitely isn't enough time to enjoy the island on the King Fisher's time schedule. Great shelling beach. A trolly takes you from the dock to the other side... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Had a wonderful day on ferry and on the beach. We took the ferry out of North Pine Island at the Jug Creek Marina. We arrived with all our "stuff". Three chairs, small cooler, fishing equipment for shore fishing and of course sun tan lotion. We arrived at the marina 1/2 hour before (9:00 AM) for departure to Cayo Costa.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Pam Rambo from ILOVESHELLING ran a shelling trip to Cayo Costa. Fantastic Time, educational, gift certificate to conger's jewerly. Great day!

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We booked a 3 hour trip to Cayo Costa with Captiva Cruises on Captiva Island. We did this 2 years ago and decided to do it again. We took the 9am to 12 pm cruise. Cayo Costa is a state park on North Captiva Island and is only accessible by boat. The cost is 40 dollars per person and they... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Rented one of the rustic cabins for 5 days. Well run park - lots of volunteers and rangers who work hard to make things nice. Rented bikes and rode all over the island and took long walks to the north and south points. Was warm (70's) in January which was great but was very overcast almost all week. So much... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are looking for the "Real Florida" like it was before all the attractions got built - this is the place. Great low keyed camping. Sites and cabins are primitive and you do need to take a ferry boat to get there but it is well worth it. We drove 4 hours out of our way to get there... More 

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