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Welcome to Barnacle's Island Resort!

North Captiva House Rentals

Barnacle’s Island Resort on North Captiva Island is a Vacation Home Rental program. On the resort you will find our iconic Barnacle’s waterfront restaurant — with locally made “Queenies” ice cream — and Barnacle's Bazaar - a gift and clothing shop featuring locally crafted jewelry, artwork and photography. View our full inventory of North Captiva Island Vacation Homes here.

Things to do on North Captiva Island:

A very popular option for our guests is the private fishing and shelling charters and eco-kayaking with a certified Florida naturalist. The restaurant, Barnacle Phil’s, has been a local legend for thirty years. Locals and visitors boat over for lunch or dinner under the chiki hut! We have extensive docks for overnight visitors and resort guests.

North Captiva Island is a bridgeless barrier island that calls up the halcyon days of Old Florida. Cabbage Palms rustle in the breezes and miles of sugar sand beach look out over the blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Our gorgeous sunsets inspire romance and photo opportunities. By night you can watch shooting stars and listen to the gentle ocean waves roll in.

Barnacle’s Island Resort rents all of the following:

Our Property Rentals

There are about 300 homes on the island. Cars are prohibited and folks either walk, ride golf carts or bicycles to get around the island. Owners hail from all over the United States, Canada and Europe and share a great love of our private community. Most owners, not here year round, graciously offer their tropical homes to visitors by the week.

Island residences are typically built on pilings and offer water or tropical views. Porches and decks provide seating in the lovely breeze overlooking the tree canopy while osprey and pelicans soar past at eye level. All homes are a short walk or golf cart ride to the beach down our sandy lanes.

Island Wildlife and Plant Life 

North Captiva hosts a three mile Florida State Park with walking paths and endless beaches with very few people:  it is home to undisturbed native Florida flora and fauna that represent native Florida.  The island hosts nesting sites every year for sea turtles, desert tortoises, bobcats roam and the almost extinct Indigo Snake. Shelling on the state park beach is a favorite pastime, particularly at low tide. 

Birding on North Captiva is unrivaled.  Flocks of brown and white pelicans, osprey soaring and nest building (link) or great blue herons ibis with their bright red beaks, black skimmers, various sandpipers and plovers are abundant here. Then look to the water.  Dolphins leap out of Pine Island Sound in the wake of your ferry ride and manatees are in residence during the warmer weather.  Our waters are teaming with sea life.  For more than 300 years fishermen have been actively pursuing the many varieties of fish in our seas, especially the challenging tarpon!