The City of Sanibel Island and Captiva Island lies across Estero Bay from Ft. Myers Beach. There was a time when you could only reach these islands by boat or the ferry that traveled every day between Punta Rassa and Sanibel. Today the islands are connected to the mainland by a 3 mile long causeway. The causeway was originally constructed in the 1960's and was just recently rebuilt. There are no stop lights on the island and buildings on Sanibel are no taller than the tallest palm tree. There are miles of unspoiled, natural beaches and the best shelling in the world is found on Sanibel. The island is also home to some of the area's finest restaurants, shopping, theater, and small museums. Sanibel/Captiva is also famous for its world class fishing. Bring your own boat or charter one of the many boats and captains available to experience the best in saltwater fishing in the area. Redfish, snook, grouper, snapper, and tarpon are plentiful in these waters. At the end of Sanibel Island lies Captiva Island. Visitors come from all over the world to visit Captiva. It is a small little village of homes, condos and home to the famous South Seas Plantation Resort. One of the most popular events on Captiva takes place every evening at sunset. If you have never seen the sunset here it is worth the trip.Sanibel and Captiva Island Chamber of Commerce
North Captiva Island or "Upper Cap" as it is known by locals is located just north of Captiva Island and only accessible by boat, ferry, or small private plane. Located 3 miles offshore this barrier island is part of the Lee Island Coast barrier island chain. It is remote and private and known for its pristine white sugar sand beaches and world class shelling. There are 5 miles of beautiful beaches to walk and you will most likely not see any signs of civilization. Today nearly half of the island is preserved. There are currently 370 dwellings with a total build out of about 450 homes. Triad is experienced in the logistical challenges of building on North Captiva and can insure that your remodel or new home project is completed on time with the highest quality standards.North Captiva Island Club Resort
Pine Island is on the lower Gulf Coast of Florida, 125 miles south of Tampa is about 17 miles long and 4 miles wide. It is sheltered from the gulf by the Sanibel-Captiva Islands and sits in the back bay waters.
Pine Island consists of Matlacha (Mat-la-shay), Pine Island Center, Bokeelia (Bo-keel-ya), Pineland and St. James City. Each community treasures its own distinctive character. Matlacha is an "old Florida" fishing village. It also has a growing collection of art galleries, gift shops, boutiques and seafood restaurants. The drawbridge over Matlacha Pass is known as the "Fishingest Bridge in the World," with anglers customarily fishing the bridge, night and day, in all kinds of weather (mostly sunny). Pineland, one of the main sites of Calusa Indian mounds, boasts one of the country's smallest Post Office buildings. It is also site of Pineland Marina, a full-service marina with several water taxis, fishing charter and boat rentals services based at the marina. St. James City is the most populated area with about two thirds of the island's population. Most homes are located on canals with direct access to Pine Island Sound, San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Bokeelia is homeport for many of the island's commercial fishermen and the site of several historic buildings. Bokeelia is also the primary location of many of Pine Island's thriving subtropical agribusinesses featuring mangoes, pineapples, citrus, row crops and a wide variety of exotic tropical fruits including the carambola, longan, papaya, lychee and loquat. Pine Island is the perfect place to charter a boat for a world class fishing experience. The sport of Tarpon fishing originated in Pine Island and World Famous Tarpon Capital of the world "Boca Grande Pass" is just 20 minutes across the sound from Bokeelia. If you are looking for a good old fashioned Fishin Trip catching fish is guaranteed in Pine Island.
The State of Florida
Florida Gulf Coast University
Edison State College
Barry University - Ft. Myers Branch
Barrier Islands Parks and Recreation
Sanibel Island Shelling Center
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Sanibel Historical Museum and Village
JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge