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Address: 6460 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
Phone Number: (239) 472-1112
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We rented kayaks from Castaways Marina. The staff was friendly, but not very professional. The older gentleman working seemed confused on what all was needed to perform his... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
Silverchairchick
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Paderborn, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very run down accommodation.... overpriced . bungalows have not been renovated for years .. clean but not value for money

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Castaways Marina us such a hidden secret that even locals do not know it is there. Except one visit and you are hooked. Small and quaint and beautiful. Ask for Captain Joey for a fishing or outer island charter. Maybe he will bring his dog too. Great fun and he really know where the fish are biting.

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Thank Sanibeleatsout
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We stayed at the Castaways Cottages for 3 nights (closest to the marina) and went into the marina many times. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We rented kayaks and they are very clean and in good condition. There is your typical assortment of items to buy - not too much, but what you would expect at a marina.

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Thank 2013Wren
Illinois
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We rented kayaks from Castaways Marina. The staff was friendly, but not very professional. The older gentleman working seemed confused on what all was needed to perform his duties, but he was very nice. The parking here was a wreck, with no clear signage or anything showing where you were or were not supposed to park. We had a tiny... More 

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Thank Silverchairchick
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a fun place to keep your boat and stay at one of the cottages right on the beach. Here you can put your boat in the water, fuel it, or even rent a canoe or a kayak.

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Duluth, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I like stopping here and get a kayak for me and the kid. We go at low tide and see all the brown pelicans sitting on the shallow flats. We see osprey hunting for fish and flying their catch to the nests. the older guy working the marina was even helpful, he pulls the kayaks out and gets life vests... More 

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1 Thank Allan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We drove by here to check out the cottages for rent. We have 2 toy poodles and they have dog friendly one directly on the beach. They are old Fla. but really cute.

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Thank Kathy C
Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

If you like to fish, go with captain Joey. We has SO MUCH FUN! Can't wait 'till our next vacation so we can do it again!!!

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very competitive prices, $15/hr for a 2-person kayak. Water in the bay relatively calm - as compared to the Gulf. Nice mangroves to explore. Large variety of birds to see and plenty of fish jumping. When you leave the dock, paddle directly to your left and you will see a very small cove with a small patch of sand/shells at... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Location was right on the beach. Cottage was small but adequate. Needed some repair on the screened in porch but overall it provided us with what we needed. It was also quiet. Parking is very tight. Pets are allowed in some of the cottages and we took our two dogs who are small and medium. You want to be sure... More 

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