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Getting To the Island


Distance from the airport to Safe Harbor Pineland Marina where you'll board your boat or ferry to the island:

FT MYERS (RSW) - 36 miles

Punta Gorda (PGD) – 40 miles

Sarasota (SRQ) – 90 miles

Tampa (TPA) – 139 miles

You can even fly your own small personal aircraft onto the island. Ask about details if that is an option you'd like to explore.

Best Ground Transportation?

That depends on the size of your party and when you are all arriving. You have several options including Lyft and Uber

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If you are driving to take the Island Girl Charter or meeting a private ferry arranged by Tortuga, here is the address you want to put in your GPS 


Safe Harbor Pineland Marina  13921 Waterfront Dr. Bokeelia, FL 33922

With our Sunday Arrival schedule this should help with any traffic congestion that can often make driving onto Pine Island a bit slow. 

Watch your speed through Matlacha, (pronounced Mat' la' shea) the cute small town you'll pass on your way onto Pine Island. For more information about Pineland Marina click the link below.


Parking is available at the Marina  if you are taking Island Girl Charters or using the boat ramp facilities. To purchase your parking permit just go into the Marina store and they'll charge you and give you a pass to place on your dash.


The car parking (without a trailer) is in a lot across the street from the Marina and a short walk back to the ferry. If you are requesting a private charter your directions and parking may differ so please coordinate with our staff. 

ONLY Island Girl Charter Ferry is an option for guests at Gypsy Wind. DO NOT BOOK on the NCIC Boat as we are affiliated with Safety Harbor Club, and they will not take you and your belongings. 


If your travel plans require you to stay a night off-island, the absolute best accommodations, both for convenience, and as an excuse to dine at the best restaurant in the area, is the historic Tarpon Lodge. Please let the lodge know you'll be staying at Gypsy Wind on North Captiva to waive the minimum night stay. 


Rule #1- don't overpack clothes. The Island is casual and relaxed. 

Rule #2- You're buying food for a week...not a month, but do plan meals, snacks, and beverages carefully. We can get more food during your stay but it takes a little time.

Rule #3- Embrace Island time. Things slow down, do not fight it. Let it wash over you like the warm Gulf waters and you'll have an amazing time. 

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