When you are headed to North Captiva Island, Pine Island is your gateway. All of the island ferries and most water taxi services depart from this tiny little fishing village.
The island itself is connected to the mainland by land bridges, smaller bridges, and a large scenic drawbridge in the center of a quaint artistic fishing village called Matlacha (pronounced Matt-la-shay).
One of the most prominent characteristics of the local area are the numerous mango farms and palm tree farms.
If you are planning to stop and shop when you get onto Pine Island, you could try one of the local farms to pick up fresh fruits seasonally, or plan a trip to Winn Dixie.
Most Island Residents can get all of their errands done either right on Pine Island or very close to it. The island is home to three towns, each with their own post office, several banks, and numerous restaurants to try for lunch and dinner.
Popular Pine Island Resources
Pineland Post Office (Postmaster 33945) is closest to Pineland Marina and Island Girl Charters.
Bokeelia Post Office (Postmaster 33922) is closest to Four Winds Marina with Lazy Flamingo Restaurant, wet and dry slip rentals, long term car parking, boat rentals and repairs.
Saint James City Post Office (Postmaster 33956) is closest to Pine Island Commercial Marina where the Just For Fun Ferry departs from.
SUNTRUST Bank offers a local branch on Pine Island.
CVS is located right next to Winn Dixie.
North Captiva Island Club Welcome Center is located right near the Winn Dixie, this is your hub for long term parking for NCIC members and vacation rental guests that are riding the Just for Fun Ferry.
Just a few minutes away from Pine Island are many more convenient shops to get all of your mainland errands done, just to name a few:
PUBLIX at Coral Shores
Walmart and SAM'S Club
Woody's Waterside Island Pub
Bert's Bar and Grille
With miles of canal coastlines, Pine Island can be an interesting location for avid boaters and fisherpeople. Without a true sugar sand beach, most of the island's coastline is mangrove lined, seawalled canals, or larger interior parcels intermixed with Florida palm tree and mango agriculture. If you would like more information or to work with one of our excellent referral partners on Pine Island, please let us know and we will help in any way we can.