We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captiva Pass

Other
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: North Captiva Island, Captiva Island, FL
Activities: Fishing
Description: Porpoises will eat the fish you release at Captiva Pass.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Best viewed by boat or bike

On previous visits we have taken this pass by small boat and used it to visit all around the island; although the leeward side is less volatile than the ocean side. There is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
James H
,
Titusville
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Titusville
Top Contributor
1,287 reviews 1,287 reviews
877 attraction reviews
1,016 helpful votes 1,016 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On previous visits we have taken this pass by small boat and used it to visit all around the island; although the leeward side is less volatile than the ocean side. There is a strong current and parents need to be mindful of their children as they venture into the water. Fishing with the tide flow is best. This time... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warren, Ohio
Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
72 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful place North Captiva is. Perfect for those sunset's. Parking is another thing though better rent a golf cart or scooter. Beaches are great for shelling ok for swimming but this is a shelling resort island.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ravenna, Michigan
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Always a great spot. Throw a line in, enjoy the sun, peace and quiet. We like to visit in the fall when the munchkins are back in school.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Haddock, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped here when we saw people doing the Sanibel Stoop :) The water was VERY dangerous to get in, but there were men fishing on the shore lines. Seashells were abundant!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
64 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

All of North Captiva Island is very peaceful and quiet but being near water makes it even better. Awesome place for shelling. The current through the pass is very strong so don't go swimming in there and anchor your boat or you'll keep drifting. Get yourself over to the Cayo Costa side of the pass, because that's where the shells... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
burnsville
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

make sure you stay for the sunsets they are world class. they hauled in sand so the beaches are very wide yet steep this year. a favorite place

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very nice beaches. The sand is not as powdery as Fort Myers Beach but it is still nice, and very peaceful. Good spot for shelling too!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rochester, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Went out with Jim Burnsed- had a great time. Unfortunately a storm the week before was making the fish a little shy. But we did manage to hook up a couple of small sharks. Thanks Jim for a great day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Titusville
Top Contributor
1,287 reviews 1,287 reviews
877 attraction reviews
1,016 helpful votes 1,016 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We took our boat from Sanibel and went to Cabbage Key and on the way back we stopped at North Captiva. We found a secluded place to beach, but it is very shallow and you have to pay attention. It is a great place for people who like to shell, but don't like crowds. The Captiva side of the pass... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Coral, Florida
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Once you are there it is one of the most pristine, quiet and relaxing beaches I have ever been to. The more remote and quieter one I have been to is Little Cayman BWI.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Captiva Pass also viewed

Captiva Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Captiva Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Captiva Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Captiva Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Captiva Pass? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Captiva Pass and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Norcross
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Captiva Pass staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?