Directions to Cabbage Key

Approximately 20 miles northwest of Ft. Myers and 5 miles south of Boca Grande, Cabbage Key is directly across from marker 60 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Sanibel and Captiva islands are 8 miles to the south.

Most major airlines fly into Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport. A taxi from the airport will take you to our dock at Pineland Marina on Pine Island where you will catch a watertaxi to Cabbage Key. We recommend the following water taxi service to Cabbage Key:

From Pineland Marina on Pine Island:

  • Island Girl Charters
    239-633-8142

  • Shuttle service from Pineland Marina to Cabbage Key and private charters for special events
    Holds approximately 25 passengers or less per boat - have 2 boats
  • Pine Island Charters
    239-246-9577

  • Specializes in private charters to Cabbage Key for breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Holds 6 passengers or less
    (Day and Night Trips)
  • Tropic Star Cruises
    239-283-0015

  • Specializes in lunch cruises and private charters for special events
    Holds approximately 59 passengers or less

From Captiva Island:

  • Captiva Cruises
    239-472-5300

  • Specializes in lunch cruises and private charters for special events
    Holds approximately 50 passengers or 150 passengers depending on the selected boat

From Punta Gorda - Fisherman's Village:

  • Kingfisher
    941-639-0969

  • Specializes in lunch cruises and private charters for special events
    Holds approximately 80 passengers or less

From Boca Grande:

  • Capt. Fred Scott
    941-628-8839

  • Specializes in private charters to Cabbage Key for breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Holds 6 passengers or less

Please contact the Watertaxi's for launch schedules, fees and reservations.

ICW Channel Marker 60 Lattitude 26 39 24.162 Longitude 82 13 20.635"

Flying In Directions:

Southwest Florida International Airport- RSW- is the closest Major Airport to Cabbage Key. Contact Pine Island Taxi at 239-283-7777 to arrange transportation to the catch the watertaxi at Pineland Marina.


Driving In Directions:

From the north on I-75, north of Punta Gorda, take exit #161 [Jones Loop Rd] and go right {west}. Drive about 1 mile to the intersection at US 41, cross 41 and continue straight on CR 765 [Burnt Store Rd]. Follow for 20 miles, then turn right {west} on SR 78 [Pine Island Rd] and go to Pine Island's 4-way stop, then proceed as below**.

From south on I-75, take exit #136 [Colonial/884], which is one exit north of the airport exit [#131/Daniels Rd], and head west {exit ramp goes off to the right, then take a left at the light}. Stay on Colonial and follow signs for Veterans Pkwy, a bridge, which has a $2.00 toll. This will take you to SR 78 [Pine Island Rd], then take a left onto SR 78, and go to Pine Island's 4-way stop and proceed as below**.

From I-75 at exit #143 [SR 78] or US 41, go west on SR 78 {also called Bayshore Rd or Pine Island Rd}, and follow to Pine Island's 4-way stop {approximately 30 minutes from US 41 or 45 minutes from I-75}.

**At the 4-way stop, turn right onto Stringfellow Rd. Drive roughly 3 miles and turn left onto Pineland Rd. Follow Pineland Rd. around until it turns into Waterfront Dr. Look for Pineland Marina on your left.

Please Note:

For the safety and convenience of all out guests and visitors, we regret that we cannot allow any pets or barbeques on the island.

The water taxi services operate on a schedule.  However, reservations are required.