There are several different ways to gather supplies for your trip to Upper Captiva. Although island dining options are delightful and you will really enjoy the local cuisines our four island restaurants have to offer, nothing is better than grilling at your seaside cottage, cooking up a storm at an island estate, or crafting culinary delights in a superb gourmet kitchen with views of the beach or sound.
Here is what you need to get supplied up for all of your culinary arts... okay maybe just breakfast, lunch, and dinner even.
Shopping For Yourself...
Our local Publix market offers a packing service that allows you to send them your order via fax and they shop and pack it up for you. The grocery order is ready and waiting for you to swing by with the taxi and pick it up.
Call them for their fax info and to set up your order. Always confirm any faxed in order to make sure the supplies you need are ready when you arrive at the shop.
The cost for this service is 10% of the grocery order plus the cost of ice, dry ice, and coolers. We always suggest that you choose the Publix cool bags for your cool items - it's cheaper than styrofoam coolers and the coolers can't be recycled off the island. The bags are a way greener option.
Shopping for your own supplies...
If you are on-island with a small group, by yourself, or for very few nights, you may want to make the stop at the local shops and just pick up what you need on your way to the marina without ordering ahead. Just leave travel time, time to shop, and plan to be at the marina or car parking areas at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled boat departure.
Winn Dixie Re-supply Trips
North Captiva Island Club Resort's ferry, the Just for Fun, runs a weekly shopping trip to Pine Island for groceries. Hop on board and take the ferry to the mainland, board their shuttle van to get right to the local Winn Dixie Supermarket.
Winn Dixie does allow for ordering groceries ahead, but the selection is more limited than Publix.
Call Winn Dixie for the latest fees and ordering info. 239-283-4404
Shopping when you are on the island...
Local shops on Upper Captiva Island present wonderful opportunities to explore local crafts and flair.
Barnacle's Curiosity Shoppe and Ice Cream Cafe - T-shirts, gifts, and Ice Cream
Boats and Fun Gift Shop - T-shirts, gifts, bait, fishing tackle, boat rentals, and jet ski tours. Scuba is also available.
Mango's Island Store - Small Grocery selection, take out food, ice cream, t- shirts.
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