The islands of Captiva & Sanibel provide one of the best fishing vacation destinations in the country. This area may be a little pricey, but you have everything you can possibly want in a beach vacation destination of Florida.
This area has great weather year-round, numerous fishing charters, outstanding inshore fishing, very good offshore fishing, good surf fishing, plenty of places to fish in windy weather and the list goes on and on. Snook, redfish, sea trout, spanish mackerel, grouper and snapper are available here year-round and some of the other fish that migrate through this area are tarpon, pompano, cobia and permit. Take a look at our fishing tips page for more fishing information.
See How It Ranks
|Captiva & Sanibel Islands||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||2||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||-0.5||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|