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Captiva Island, about 4-miles in length, sits just north of Sanibel Island. In fact, Captiva Island, connected by the Blind Pass Bridge, is considered a sister island to Sanibel. Although the two islands share a lot of similarities, they each have unique qualities that keep visitors returning to enjoy.
As part of the strand of beautiful barrier islands off the coast of Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida, Captiva Island is noted to have a more casual atmosphere than the laidback Sanibel Island. The Gulf of Mexico provides breathtaking views around the island.

Captiva Island

Captiva Island, about 4-miles in length, sits just north of Sanibel Island. In fact, Captiva Island, connected by the Blind Pass Bridge, is considered a sister island to Sanibel. Although the two islands share a lot of similarities, they each have unique qualities that keep visitors returning to enjoy.

As part of the strand of beautiful barrier islands off the coast of Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida, Captiva Island is noted to have a more casual atmosphere than the laidback Sanibel Island. The Gulf of Mexico provides breathtaking views around the island.

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Getting Married on Captiva Island

Captiva Island is known as a quaint and charming location to get married, especially at the historic Chapel-By-The Sea, circa 1903. The structure, listed on the National Registry of Historic places, was initially built as a school on the island. Weekly church services are held from November to April each year. Weddings are also performed during the same timeframe.

Couples looking to Captiva Island as a destination wedding will find great accommodations for their guests or consider the area as a honeymoon spot.

Properties to consider on Captiva Island include:

Find space for the family to relax, where the bridal party can gather or for the groomsmen to have easy access to the golf course during a stay on Captiva. Our professional team is ready to help visitors find the exact accommodations needed to fit their needs.

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Naturally Captiva Island

Captiva also allows visitors close proximity to enjoy any number of activities from strolling on the beach, a boating excursion to viewing a variety of birds and other species in their natural habitats. The island is the winter home to white pelicans known as the original snow birds who migrate for warmer temperatures. In addition, eagles, osprey and spoonbills can be spotted around Captiva.

Properties such as the South Seas Island Resort feature a number of vacation rentals managed by Royal Shell. The exquisite property, over a sprawling 330-acres, covers the northern tip of Captiva Island. Here visitors have access to explore private beaches and nature trails and take in the beauty of the area.

A quick trip south to Sanibel Island brings visitors to the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and learn more about the species of wildlife in the region including the American Bottlenose dolphin and manatees.

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About Royal Shell

Royal Shell has been in business for more than 20 years. The company’s original focus was to manage the growing real estate holdings for R+L Carriers, the family-owned freight transportation company started by Ralph L. Roberts, Sr. The company quickly grew and the firm’s footprint expanded to include real estate brokerage, vacation rental and relocation services. The firm has 19 office locations between Southwest Florida, Ocala, Florida and western North Carolina.

On average, Royal Shell has 300,000 vacation rental check-ins each year. Royal Shell is an award winning company and holds membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global designation awarded based on rigorous standards for service and performance. Royal Shell is synonymous with luxury accommodations. Whether it’s an intimate cottage nestled under a canopy of palm trees or a stately home with private beach access, each guest will find their own piece of paradise on Captiva Island.

Captiva Island vacation rental properties include:

  • HOUSEKEEPING
  • MAINTENANCE
  • EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES
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The type of exclusive amenities varies depending on the property to include a pool, boat dock, sauna, beachfront access, golf course access, gated-community to name a few. Give our Royal Shell team a list of desired amenities and we can begin the search of properties to suit your needs. Whether you need a stately estate with beach access or an intimate cottage or condo will be a perfect retreat, our goal is to find the perfect property.

The vacation rental division employs a full service staff including booking, concierge, housekeeping and maintenance. Our focus is to enhance the experience of each guest so they return home with wonderful vacation memories about Captiva Island. 

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Blog: Travel News & Articles

February 11, 2020
14 Can't Miss Captiva Island Restaurants

Captiva Island is home to many local restaurants that offer a wide range of tasty dishes and unique atmospheres. When visiting the island, set aside time to dine at some of Captiva Island's 14 best restaurants.

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January 16, 2020
Biking on Sanibel Island: An Adventurer’s Guide

Biking on Sanibel Island is popular thanks to there being over 20 miles of paved bike trails on the island. There are also breathtaking views to take in and many shops that offer bike rentals.

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February 11, 2020
Birds of Sanibel Island: A Comprehensive Guide

Birding enthusiasts love visiting Sanibel Island for many reasons including over 200 species of birds being on the island. Over half of the island is covered in wildlife refuge which provides many bird watching spots. The birds of Sanibel Island are a phenomenon that should be experienced by everyone. 

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