Exploring the islands of Southwest Florida: Cayo Costa

CAYO COSTA, Fla. – Throughout the month of July, WINK News This Morning and Captiva Cruises have teamed up to showcase some of Southwest Florida’s hidden treasures.

Cayo Costa, is a Florida State Park island featuring nine miles of undeveloped beach and home to some of the worlds best shelling. Located on the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa is among some of the most pristine and desolate barrier islands.

The more than 2,400 acre park has a large species of birds and animals inhabiting the island along with dolphins, sea turtles and manatees. Visitors to the island can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the Gulf waters as well as kayaking, hiking and bicycling throughout the island.

Cayo Costa is only assessable via boat, however Captiva Cruises serves as the exclusive ferry service to the island and runs multiple daily trips to the island, including half and full day trips. For pricing and trip information, click here.

Cayo Costa is located in Lee County Florida, North of Captiva Island and west of Pine Island.


Cayo Costa

Sunrise over Pine Island Sound from Cayo Costa

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