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Weather in November-December?

Canton, OH
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Weather in November-December?

We're considering a trip to Captiva around the end of November: What's the weather like then? Is the ocean water cold? We have two young sons who love to play in the water.

Also, what's the distance from the airport to Captiva? Would we need to rent a car? Thanks for any info!

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1. Re: Weather in November-December?

Yes, you really need a car. Transfers are VERY expensive and you'd be stuck there without one. Many things to do are on Sanibel as are the 2 grocery stores. Also, there are no bike paths on Captiva and with you children it wouldn't be a good idea to rely on them. Time wise - it takes about 45 minutes to reach Sanibel from RSW [depending on traffic] and about another 30-40 minutes to reach the Captiva village area. Speed limits are very low on both islands and they are enforced. Try www.MySensibleCarRental.com [or call toll free at 866 - 433 - 9830 for a quote over the phone] for a less expensive car rental. A number of reliable posters on the Sanibel forum use them and have been very happy with their service. The aren't brand new but so far I've seen nothing but good reports on the forums in the Ft Myers area.

As for temperatures - the area can be chilly in December and the Gulf is cooling off, but that varies year to year. Usually November is really nice, especially earlier in the month. My favorite is October to about Mid-Nov when the days are reliably warm, the nights a bit cooler and the humidity levels comfortable. December has been a bit of a mixed bag for me but usually very good shelling.

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