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captiva island

captiva island is located just north of sanibel island near the city of fort myers florida. captiva was once part of sanibel island but a hurricane created blind pass which separates the two islands. the name captiva comes from a legend that the pirate jose gaspar (gasparillia) held female prisoners here for ransom or for personal pleasure. today captiva is a upscale resort island with a couple of high end resort hotels and several good restaurants. a very nice place to visit when in southwest florida.

  • Last visit to Captiva Island: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2009
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  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    We are planning a day trip to Sanibel and Captiva Island while we're in the Fort Myers area. Enjoyed reading your comments. Thanks.


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