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Address: Captiva Island, FL
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Redfish is known for its spring and summer snook fishing.

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We had plenty of water

Passed through 3/24/16 on way to south seas resort. Boat draft 4'. South seas website instructions for going through redfish pass helpful. Also called marina office for update... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
bbanksp1
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Passed through 3/24/16 on way to south seas resort. Boat draft 4'. South seas website instructions for going through redfish pass helpful. Also called marina office for update. Least amount of water I saw was 8 feet. We had no problem. Clearly it's shallow outside the channel. Pay attention and use the instructions.

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Falmouth,MA.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a fun area for all ages. Shelling, fishing, swimming, picnics, etc. local meters charge four dollars an hour to park and take credit cards, but well worth the cost

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Lewistown, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The water quality was horrible on our trip- Brownish-green on the estuary side from flushing Okeechobee and milk chocolate colored on the Gulf side from several recent storms. All successful fishing was being done 40 miles off shore. The channel is well marked on the east side, but not well marked at all on the west side. Take caution of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We discovered several playful dolphins and some manatee swimming in Red Fish Pass. It's a gorgeous view from the North Pointe area of the pool to North Captiva.

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Thank RJB1215
Westchester County, New York
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We were lucky to be staying by Red Fish Pass but you could easily walk to drive there to bird watch, fish, or stroll along the pathway. The Captiva side is limited to South Seas residents and guests but if you are staying there, you must go see the Dolphins and diving Pelicans.

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Thank Smartabano
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

this isn't even called fishing, its called catching. I have been coming here with my family for over 20 years and the fishing is like no place in the world. you can catch everything from a shark to a small red fish. this is a great place for an experianced fisherman and beginners

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

The public access is quite a ways from the Pass but it is a great walk! Plenty of shells to find along the way! One day when we walked down there we enjoyed watching several dolphins fishing. The next time we walked down there we saw a few people fishing and saw them catch some sheep heads. Next time I... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

my boys enjoyed getting out of the car to run dn frolic in the shallow water while watching the sun start to set...before arriving to the hotel and settle in for the beginning of our lovely weekend at south seas resort!

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

scenic, clean, and full of nature. It's the furthest point on captiva island. Be sure to grab a cocktail at the bar on the beach on your way back. You may have to be staying at the south seas resort though?

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Batavia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

At the very northern tip of Captiva Island, Redfish Pass is the waterway between The Gulf of Mexico to the West and Pine Island Sound to the East. During our stay at SSIR we take daily walks from our condo along the gulf side, with rest breaks on benches along Redfish Pass where we luxouriate in the lovely tropical breezes,... More 

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