Live To Eat? Eat To Live?

Our Island requires a little pre-planning


You will need to get your groceries on the main land before crossing on the ferry.  It’s easy and economical to place your grocery order online and pick them up on your way to the ferry. If you are using Pine Island Taxi please be sure to tell them you will be making a stop to pick up your pre-ordered groceries. Use the Publix Coral Shores Store at 3015 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33991. Their phone number is 239-282-5515 if you have any questions or need assistance. To place your order go online at and follow the prompts for store pick up. Use the zip code 33991 to find the Coral Shores Store. Be sure to put in the notes you’d like your perishable items iced down in cooler bags. Publix stocks beer and wine. There is a liquor store next door.

While on Island if you have a need for more groceries, is an online shopping and delivery service. You can have your grocery order delivered to the Island using Island Girl (they charge a fee to bring it out to you). Please make sure you call Island Girl and schedule/pay for the delivery at 239-633-8142 - depending on how busy they are you may have to schedule out. Meet Island Girl at the Barnacles dock to pick up your groceries. Let your shopper know you plan on sending it to the ferry and would like perishables iced down. Coordinate your shoppers delivery time with the ferry time you worked out with Island Girl.

If you are interested in local seafood, stop by Island Seafood on the way to the dock. They will also deliver fresh fish out to the Island. Call in your order at 239-283-2525. 

For the occasional oops item, there is a small convenience store, Mangos, on the Island. In addition there are services available that will pick up and deliver items to be ferried across for a fee.

Prefer not to be in the kitchen?


The Boat House Restaurant features dining with views to the canal. Choose from a selection of seafood, beef, chicken and vegetarian entrees along with a full bar. Click here to see the full menu Reservations are a must and hours/days of operation vary by season. 

We love Over The Waterfront featuring Chef Dave’s solid culinary skills,very wide menu and the best water views over the bay. You may bring your own beverage for a small corking fee. Reservations essential. Call 239-472-4762 during hours open.  Lunch and dinner service. Closed on Mondays.  

Barnacles, an Island "lifer", features water views from every table, games for the family, and live music.  Be sure to try the red beans and rice which have been on the menu since inception and leave your mark with a dollar bill on the wall. Lunch and dinner service.  Hours/days vary by season. 

Casual dining options include the North Captiva Island Club Pool Bar and Mangos. Open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and pizza take out.  Hours vary by season.