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Cayo Costa State Park

4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, 4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
+1 941-964-0375
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Beautiful "Real Florida"

Camped here for 3 days, facilities were kept well and clean. I recommend visiting and staying in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nole627
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Weston, Florida
Use the Lady Charlotte, Tropic Star Boat is Horrible

Cayo Costa is a gem - 5 stars for the park. Tropic Star cruises (the official boat that takes you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
celes247
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Lake Worth, Florida
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Located just off Cape Coral, a ferry will take you to this island nature reserve known for its beautiful beaches and great collection of shells.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tropic star” (49 reviews)
“ranger station” (36 reviews)
“bug spray” (25 reviews)
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4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, 4 Nautical Miles West of Pine Island, Boca Grande, FL 33922
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+1 941-964-0375
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Camped here for 3 days, facilities were kept well and clean. I recommend visiting and staying in the winter as the summer may be too hot and full of bugs. They also have cabins that can be rented out as well as bikes and kayaks...More

Thank Nole627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cayo Costa is a gem - 5 stars for the park. Tropic Star cruises (the official boat that takes you there) was a terrible experience. Lady Charlotte boat: -Amenities on the boat such as drinks, snacks, alcoholic beverages, seating in the front to see dolphins,...More

Thank celes247
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from a 3 night stay, tent camping on site #9. We used Tropic Star ferry service out of Jug Creek Marina on Pine Island. The night prior to departure we stayed in one of the cottages they offer, which made for a...More

1  Thank gotravelpair
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I visited Cayo Costa state park with friends for a few days of fishing and fun. The park service rangers are very helpful and friendly. The tram ran on time, but I wish it would run from 8 to 5 pm. It's not a bad...More

1  Thank srockey
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

The shells on the beach were unbelievable. I have never seen so many at once. The island is only accessible by boat, we went with Captiva Cruises. It was a 30-min boat ride from Captiva and we had 2 hours on the beach. There are...More

1  Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

You can only get here by boat. There's a few places that charter you over to the island. We took our boat over when there was a storm coming so alot of people cancelled there reservations. We had a great time whole iland to our...More

3  Thank Teerry W
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is my kinda beach in my own back yard. We go during the week ( retired ) and drop anchor on a private beach. Sometimes we even run into other lucky souls. This is paradise!! At its finest

Thank dmcgowa
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We set out from the marina on Captiva Island, and enjoyed a short boat ride (30 minutes or so) to Cayo Costa. As an extra treat dolphins played in our wake for a few minutes, leaping and twirling for us. According to the boat's captain,...More

2  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I've wanted to visit Cayo Costa State Park for 10 years now but never made it until now. It was on my bucket list and is now checked off! The staff at the marina were wonderful! The boat captain and his crew of one were...More

2  Thank Kim G
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Another hot spot to bring guest to enjoy secluded beaches and search for sea shells, swim or just pain relax.

Thank captjeffnelson
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Melissa S
10 January 2018|
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Response from Steven C | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you're coming from. My recollection is that the ride from Captiva Island was about $40 per person, but that was kind of a touristy deal aimed more at day trippers. Might be cheaper from Pine Island or Boca... More
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Audra N
31 December 2017|
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Response from KevinSChina | Reviewed this property |
You can ask at the Pine Island resort, and depending on the boat carrier, they may let you take the kayaks. Hope this helps.
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Liliana E
13 December 2017|
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Response from captjeffnelson | Reviewed this property |
Very short walking distance....
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