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Cayo Costa State Park

Address: P.O. Box 1150, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Phone Number: 941-964-0375
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Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Boca Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature reserve known for its...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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162 reviews 162 reviews
11 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Front Royal, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My family recently rented a house on the island for a holiday escape. I'm not much of a beach bum, preferring ski resorts to sandy beaches in the winter time but this was fantastic. We basically had the beaches to ourselves. "Busy" days were when we saw maybe 4 other people on the beach. Lots of walking, shelling, bird spotting,... More 

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Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Looking for an outdoor adventure, my husband and I kayaked to Cato Costa from Bokeelia.(not sure of the distance from up Jug creek to the state park but anywhere from 5-8 depending on your route.) It took us about 3.5 hours of fairly steady paddling. We did make one stop on Patricio Island about 1/2 way. We spent some time... More 

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