Q. How long is the water taxi ride?
A. The boat ride is generally a half hour, however it may take up
to an hour. When departing the island to be safe allow the full
Q. How much does your service cost?
A.The round trip rate is $35.00 per person. Please call us for
Q. How can we pay?
A. We accept Visa, Master, Discover Cards, American Express,
Traveler's Checks or Cash.
Q. What if we need to cancel?
A. You have up to 24 hours prior to your arrival date to make any
changes or cancellations. Without proper notification of
cancellation you will be charged for your water taxi ride.
Q. Is the trip safe?
A. You will be traveling on U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel's,
captained by licensed Master Captains. We have life jackets for all
adults on board and some smaller life jackets for our younger
Q. Where are we leaving the mainland from?
A. You will be departing from Pineland Marina, 13921 Waterfront
Drive, Bokeelia, Fl. 33922
Q. How long does it take to get checked in at the
A. We prefer that you arrive at the marina 30 minutes before
departure. If arriving by a cab usually 15 minutes prior to
departure is fine. Ask us how you can save time checking in with
prearranged parking when you book with us.
Q. Do you recommend a taxi company if we don't
A. Please call Pine Island Taxi at (239) 283-7777 or (888)
Q. What if we drive our car, where do we park
A. Pineland Marina has convenient on site parking at $8 a calendar
day. If arriving after 6pm please call Pineland Marina 239-283-3593
to prearrange your parking.
Q. What if we are late for our scheduled
A. We will try to get you on the next available boat. However, our
boats may be fully booked so you will have to be patient and be
prepared to take an off-scheduled or after-hours boat, which will
be for an additional charge. We are aware that these problems are
often out of your control so please stay in contact with us if you
anticipate any problems. 239-633-8142.
Q. What if we are late for a privately chartered
A.Please keep in contact with us if you encounter a delay. Our
office number is 239-633-8142. If we are not contacted and a
Captain is waiting there will be a $25 charge per every half
Q. How many suitcases are we permitted to
A. We recommend two pieces of luggage per person, however if more
is needed we will accommodate you.
Q. How should we pack our groceries?
A.We prefer groceries to be "Boat Packed." Boat packing is putting
groceries in brown paper bags with a plastic grocery bag around the
outside preventing soggy bottoms and making it easier to store your
groceries. Or go the Green Way and use reusable grocery bags which
work great as well. Bottles of wine and liquor can be packed in
boxes. Please avoid using Rubbermaid containers if possible. As
always, we will never restrict you or charge you for your
Q. What about our perishable items?
A. You are allowed multiple coolers. Please keep them to 48 quarts
Q. What if we don't want to, or don't have time to do
grocery shopping prior to our departure?
A. We recommend that you pre-order your boat packed groceries with
Coral Shores Publix at 239-282-5515 or Winn Dixie 239-283-4404
(unfortunately Winn Dixie is no longer delivering).
Q. What if we have packages we want to ship prior to our
A. If you wish to ship packages via UPS, DSL or Fed Ex prior to
your arrival, please call Island Girl Charters (239) 633-8142 to
set up an account with us and get the proper delivery
Q. What is there to do on North Captiva
A. You can rest and relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in
the world. There is dining, some shopping and even ice cream on the
island. You can book private charters with us to island hop, sight
see, or go shelling. We are happy to help you plan a beautiful day
on the water!
If you have any other questions or concerns that are not listed
on this page, please feel free to contact us at anytime at (239)