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Cayo Costa

By Staff | Oct 6, 2021

Discover miles of pristine beaches where campsites and cabins are also available for overnight stays and a ferry service runs to the island from several mainland locations, including Pine Island and Captiva.

This former fishing ground and once-upon-a-time home to the Calusa Indians features undeveloped shoreline for swimming, snorkeling, shelling, fishing, bird watching and exploration along with several walking and bicycling trails throughout the island.

You are likely to spot wild boar, and, offshore, manatees, porpoises, dolphin, and sea turtles. The park’s Citizen Support Organization (Barrier Island Park Society) has kayaks and stand up paddleboards available to rent at the camp store to get you started on your adventure. Be sure to visit Manatee Hole, a small lagoon just south of the park’s dock where manatees can be found nearly every day of the year.

The world-famous Cabbage Key restaurant is also within paddling distance of the park.

Tropic Star Ferry Service

239-283-0015

13851 Waterfront Dr, Bokeelia