8/4/2020 Cookekdjr
Great fun and customer service We took a wildlife and snorkeling tour with Captain Robin from the North Captiva location. Wonderful tour from a friendly and helpful guide. We also bought fresh fish and seafood from the store multiple days as well as gifts and supplies. Rachel, Matias and every other member of the staff were super friendly and helpful. This is one of the highest levels of customer service I’ve seen at any tour company. My family and I also really appreciated the care taken with COVID-19 precautions. Highest recommendation!


7/31/2020 Will Raymond
We took a private island tour with Boats and Fun and it was amazing! “Captain Bill” took us to a secluded sandbar where we found dozens of sand dollars, and then around to Cabbage Key where we had an amazing lunch and the kids got to play with tortoises! Bill was full of stories and information about the islands we passed... and we even got some aerial photos from his manager who did a “fly by” in their plane! ????


7/30/2020 SanibelBabs
Golf Cart Rental Rented Golf cart 3 times in the past month- Jake, Rachel and the entire staff are great! All were extremely friendly, efficient and professional! I would highly recommend them for anyone needing a cart, boat or any other rental on North Captiva! Keep up the great work!


7/29/2020 Mbauck
Great fishing Excursion with Captain Daltyn I highly recommend Boats and Fun on North Captiva Island. My family of six had a great fishing expedition with Captain Daltyn. He made sure we found fish and he made it fun for everyone. He spent the whole time baiting hooks and telling us fun facts about the area and the fish we were catching . And best of all he cleaned the fish when we got back! Highly recommend and definitely would do this again.


7/27/2020 Seun Ah C
Very good service, very nice people "We spend our family vacations every year in this island. People working at the Boats and Fun are very professional and nice."


7/27/2020 Carmen - Miami, Florida
Very proffessional "Of all the services we dealt with during our 14 day stay in North Captiva, Boats and Fun surpassed them all by far. They were excellent, with warm, attentive personel, and very well kept boats."


7/26/2020 Carl Grimmet
I rented a hurricane deck boat 23 foot and took it to North captiva for a week. The boat was great and the entire staff of boats and fun were very helpful , friendly and kind. We took our family of 10 people . We saw dolphins , manatees and the kids collected more shells than we could bring home. We visited cayo costa, and cabbage key. The trip would not have been the same without the boat . Carl


7/26/2020 Hoxer
Perfect spot for North Captiva boat rental! "The staff was amazing and we loved our Hurricane boat! Looked brand new and plenty of space for party of 8. Perfect day on the water!!"


7/25/2020 andywatts_10 - Los Angeles, California
Island Hopping in SW Florida "We absolutely LOVED being able to visit surrounding islands that were only accessible by boat..Cabbage Key and Ussepa fantastic!"


7/19/2020 Peaches0422 - Punta Gorda, Florida
When we moved to SWFL, we bought a boat. Just like everyone else. I never felt comfortable going out on it or docking or pretty much doing anything with it. I mostly had anxiety that something ominous would happen and I'm an old trauma flight nurse used to pressure. I wasn't happy when I discovered boats don't have brakes! Lol. Then COVID happened. We tried to practice but without a good base we just repeated the same mistakes. Finally I called Captain Matias at Boats and Fun to send us some assistance. In came Captain Bill. He was a perfect fit for us. Smart, nice, friendly and most of all, knowledgeable. I cannot tell you how patient he was with us. It was so nice to have someone to teach us on our own boat. I only wish we had done it a long time ago. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Captain Bill. He was just the best!


7/18/2020 ?Debbie Bachmann?
We stayed on the island for a week. It was great and the staff is amazing and friendly Their boat taxi is the best.


7/12/2020 Natalie D - Yelp
Yelp - Rentals for everything from golf cars to boats. Wonderful boat tours available with friendly captain. You can go dolphin and manatee watching, take a cruise to Cabbage Key and enjoy a Cheeseburger in Paradise, or go shelling on Cayo Costa State Park. You can also take a fishing boat tour and cook up your catch for dinner. Custom tours available upon request, starting at two hours with a maximum of six persons onboard. 10% discount for military veterans, active duty, and retirees. The store offers sunscreen, bug spray, souvenir shirts, and other vacation wants and needs. Prices are a tad high, as expected when one is trapped on an island. The staff here is professional, outgoing, and competent. I love their willingness to work with the customer to ensure their vacation is everything they want it to be.


7/12/2020 Natalie D - Yelp
Yelp - Rentals for everything from golf cars to boats. Wonderful boat tours available with friendly captain. You can go dolphin and manatee watching, take a cruise to Cabbage Key and enjoy a Cheeseburger in Paradise, or go shelling on Cayo Costa State Park. You can also take a fishing boat tour and cook up your catch for dinner. Custom tours available upon request, starting at two hours with a maximum of six persons onboard. 10% discount for military veterans, active duty, and retirees. The store offers sunscreen, bug spray, souvenir shirts, and other vacation wants and needs. Prices are a tad high, as expected when one is trapped on an island. The staff here is professional, outgoing, and competent. I love their willingness to work with the customer to ensure their vacation is everything they want it to be.


7/10/2020 Lauren Farrar
My family & I had a wonderful time boating with Boats and Fun. We found that the private charter was well worth the cost. The captain of the boat was helpful in loading our belongings onto and out of the boat and made our experience very enjoyable! The boats are kept clean, well run and the all the crew members are so kind.


7/8/2020 Anne L
Boat rental from North Captiva Had a great experience today renting a boat from Boats and Fun in North Captiva (our first time renting a boat from them although we’ve utilized them for many other things, including fishing (Dalton is great with teenage boys), taxi service and paddle boarding). Captain Mike provided a thorough training session the day before our rental and we felt very comfortable with our understanding of the boat operations and how to best utilize the GPS routes that were pre-loaded for us. They day went without a hitch—I can’t say enough positive things about this business. Very professional, always nice and willing to lend a hand and they are following CDC guidelines during COVID. Highly recommend.


7/5/2020  Diane Miller
Captain Mike is the Best - Mike was excellent and he was very engaged with us as he helped us call the dolphins to the boat.


7/1/2020 Angela Suscha
Rented a golf cart for 2 separate beach days and both times the process was easy, quick, and the staff were all equally friendly and helpful. Plan to use them again soon.


6/30/2020 Chandea Land
We rented a boat for our stay at North Captiva and had a great time! Being able to explore all of the other islands and coves were a great experience! All of the employees at Boats and Fun were absolutely fun, knowledgeable and very professional! I highly recommend this add-on if you are visiting the island!


6/29/2020 Jason Henderson
Rented a boat on Tuesday the 23rd of June as we had a previous rental fall through with someone else. Everything happens for a reason as we could not have been more pleased with our experience with Boats & Fun. Rented out of St. James on Pine Island and with Capt. Bill Flanagan. He provided us with great insight on the area and what to see where we were going. Also the times to skip Cabbage Key because of the lunch rush. It was a perfect day and the boat was great. Had GPS with pre programmed routes for anywhere we wanted to go. We will definitely be booking with Boats & Fun on our next Florida trip!


6/28/2020 Karen Weller
We really enjoyed renting our 2 perfect golf carts from Boats and Fun! They were clean and the store had steps in place to ensure health safety !! Can’t wait to go back !


6/28/2020 Andrew Crane
Great team! Made the boat rental process super easy and fun! Captain Mike at North Captiva was very helpful and awesome with our kids, helping them get even more excited about boating! Thank you!


6/27/2020  Bethann Pradny
Great service, clean and friendly atmosphere. We greatly appreciated the social distancing as well as the masks required for patrons and worn by employees. No other business on the island is taking those precautions. We will definitely be back.


6/27/2020 Jamie Hinks
Amazing Time! Amazing Day on the water We rented a boat from Boats and Fun a few weeks ago. It was an amazing day on the water. The process was seamless and unforgettable!


6/27/2020 Tom K
Boats and Fun best service! Great service at Boats and Fun, 1st time renting a boat and highly recommended them. Quick boating lesson online. Great experience!


6/2/2020 Chad0K
Great Service Have used Boats and fun several times on vacations to North Captiva and they have been nothing but helpful and had well maintained and clean boats. They are super flexible in trying to arrange for the most appropriate boats. Will continue to use there services!!


6/1/2020 Isi
Excellent Captain Robin was absolutely the best, he made sure the Tour was all about us, he took us to the nicest spots of Cayo costa and North Captiva. His boat was very clean and we felt very safe under his guidances. I loved that he played our favorite music during the whole trip. Definitely, your best choice!!!


4/30/2020 ChrissGr_19
Great Experience! We used Boats and Fun for a recent family trip for Spring Break in early March 2020, before things got crazy with Covid-19. Chartered private water taxi from Pine Island to North Captiva Island and everything went smoothly. The staff was accommodating, very nice and laid back. We had 6 adults and lots and lots of groceries for our week stay. They took care in handling the groceries and bags Having 6 adults, it made more sense cost-wise to do the private water taxi rather than normal ferry. Would Definitely do it again!


4/27/2020 Abigail V
Highlight of our girls trip! Captain Mike is simply the BEST! We spent an easygoing day on the water, seeing dolphins, manatees and visiting cabbage key. We didn't have a care in the world with Captain Mike at the helm, and his knowledge sharing and stories made our trip. A day filled with sun and laughter that will be a top memory forever for this girls trip! Thank you!!


4/26/2020 Marcus M
Beautiful place The staff at Boats And Fun were amazing!!!captain BillFlanagan was an awesome host! We will be back!!


4/24/2020 Sven C
Awesome team at Boats & Fun - they take great care of you! We took the water taxi and rented a boat and both were awesome! All of the captains and the guys in the North Cap office were super knowledgeable, super friendly, and made the experience just perfect!


4/22/2020 Bonnie Scribner
We had a top notch experience with Boats and Fun renting a boat on North Captiva Island. They were fantastic to work with, from renting the boat, giving suggestions on the weather, from the captain who provided the training, to those on the dock. I would suggest to anyone to rent from them as we will again on our next trip to North Captiva. 5 star rating


3/20/2020 erindC7974XE
Dolphins, manatees, and more We had the best time today with Captain Robin! He was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and took us to see some manatees and we were able to get two dolphin pods to jump our wake (?I think this is the right term) such a great time and fun memories! We will absolutely be back when we come back to North Cap!


3/19/2020 GoodWinds Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Professional I have been boating my entire life and we just sold our powerboat so we needed to rent a boat while we were on North Captiva Island. I rented boats on other trips and those companies basically just handed you the keys and let you go. Boats and Fun provided a very different experience. The level of professionalism and the attention to detail was extremely impressive. They meet with you before getting the boat and go through every detail. They had a prepared book that assisted with navigation and complimented the GPS. They had all the favorite locations preset on the GPS which made the ease of use very helpful. Their support is helpful to all levels of boaters. I definitely recommend them and would rent from them again.


3/17/2020 Julie Wright Steward
Super friendly staff & we had a fun time fishing with Captain Dalton. Knowledgeable, very helpful, friendly & laidback. The grilled Mackerel tasted great that evening!


3/17/2020 Julie Wright Stewart
Super friendly staff & we had a fun time fishing with Captain Dalton. Knowledgeable, very helpful, friendly & laidback. The grilled Mackerel tasted great that evening!


3/14/2020 The Kelly Family
Wonderful job Captain Mike and staff! We rented a boat today from Boats and Fun and could not have been more pleased. They were very helpful in every aspect of the day. From directions to complete availability if needed. Their boats are nice and new and set up very well. Great job to the whole crew! Thanks, The Kelly Family


2/26/2020 116junk New York City, New York
Boats and Fun on North Captiva - great boating experience! This is a review for boats and fun at North Captiva, not Cape Coral. We had a wonder experience doing a boat rental for the day. Andrew was amazing to work with - he did a great one hour teaching session with us (as we were newbies to driving our own boat). He then went out with us out of the narrow dock area and made us comfortable. A great outfit to work with - highly recommend if your on N. Captiva!


2/24/2020 emilymN6074FO Fort Wayne, Indiana
Thanks Capt. Mike & Mates Excellent staff, above and beyond for us newbies! Will call Boatsnfun each time we visit! We were last minute, first timers and treated like family. Thanks for the assistance getting back to town! Remind me what the recipe was we discussed soaking in horseradish?!!


2/17/2020 Vacationjmd
Boat Wildlife Tour We had a great time with Captain Matias and his fun dog Captain. We saw manatees and dolphins. Beautiful day on the water.


2/16/2020 Bringontheadventure1 Athol, Massachusetts
Choose Boats and Fun, North Captiva! Incredible marine life and great shopping right there. LOVED 'EM. It was very safe and fun and the highlight of our trip. None of the five of us in our party could think of one thing about our boat tour that we didn't like. We called 'Boats and Fun' last minute, suddenly realizing that our incredible vacation was coming to an end and spoke with Jake, who asked when we were leaving and asked Captain Mike to squeeze us in for a two-hour tour to see North Captiva Island and additional islands north of NCI, letting them know that we especially would like to see dolphins, sharks, stingrays, manatees and if possible an alligator. Our party was 2 grandparents, 2 late-twenties children, and a five YO granddaughter. Mike was very friendly and polite, and engaged all of us at our levels and taught us about marine life, boating, the history of the region and gave us the inside scoop about where to snorkel (down at Key West, unfortunately, as a recent Red Tide has wiped out some marine life around NCI). He said that although there are sharks there, one doesn't often see them unless one is fishing for them -- NCI and its surrounding islands are on pretty shallow shoals often 1/2 foot to 5 feet deep, I think from looking at a nautical map. He invited our shy 5YO grand-daughter to drive the boat and respected her shyness without forcing her to talk. The boat was clean, comfortable and luxurious and very reasonably priced for a private tour, I thought, and Captain Mike is safe, careful and funny without being glib. He used his "secret method" to pick up several dolphin pods and invited us to move freely around the boat so that we could get right up to the sides to take pictures and video. It was SO exciting to see those agile, playful wild animals up close! I could have touched them! With the last pod on our way in, he noticed that one of the dolphins was swimming on its side and he said that it was checking us out (hopefully that is true, we were so grateful to see them). He had seen alligators earlier at another island and took us over there and we got to see an alligator and manatees! Bring your camera, binoculars, sunscreen and water -- snorkeling gear, bathing suits, water shoes and flotation devices are not needed. We are very very glad to have had that experience.


2/11/2020 Derek Rodner
We have used Boats and Fun multiple times on our trips to North Captiva. This year, Andrew was our Captain and took us to and from the island. He is a great guy and took the time to tell us about Pine Island Sound and all the things we were seeing on the trip. He avoided the rough waters and helped with our luggage. He made the trip very enjoyable. I highly recommend Boats and Fun and Captain Andrew!!!


2/5/2020 whilehavingfun
Charter Boat Captain Andrew did a great job. He made sure we knew what to expect on our trip to Captiva. He got us there on time & was waiting for us when we were ready to go back. We had a great time & during the entire trip, he shared info on the area we were traveling through. If you don't want the hassel of renting the boat & navigating the shallow waters of the inter coast waterway, this was definitely the way to go. Kids also loved their to pet their dog Captain! Thanks for a great experience.


2/5/2020 Laurianne L A Brickner
Great place! We've rented boats and have always found the staff to be incredibly helpful, patient, and friendly. Also great gift and clothing selections. One of the best places on North Captiva island.


2/4/2020 ParviRiley
Captain Mike and Crew North Captiva Captain Mike and all 1st mates, Thank you so much for such an awesome experience as a 1st time boater!!! Mike your 35 years of experience and knowledge was transferred onto to me in less than 1 1/2 hrs... like I cannot even describe!!! Never driven a boat never mind thru what I consider tough water depths and markers to navigate thru! You are a tried and true Professional in what you you do and you instilled confidence in me of driving the boat!!! My rental lasted from 1-11-20- thru 1-31-20 and let me tell you what an asset it was having the boat for our stay on North Captiva,!!! Captain Mike, Andrew,Jake, Matais, and all the other great folks at B&F you guys are my friends for ever! the memories,pictures and smiles will last for ever!!! Thank you so much Paul, Cherly and Riley You guys are the best!!!


2/2/2020 
We used Boats and Fun private water taxi to get to and from North Captiva Island and it was a great experience. Captain Andy picked us up both ways and was so helpful, telling us fun facts and info about the island as it was our first time visiting. Would definitely use them again!


2/1/2020 DALnext Denver, Colorado
6 adults on a boat! We enjoyed a beautiful day on the water in a very nice boat. Although we are experienced boaters, we found the instructions (and suggestions where to go) we received from Captain Mike very valuable. Without hesitation, we recommend Boats & Fun and Captain Mike to enhance your time on North Captiva Island.


1/30/2020 Lsdeb
Great trip, fun captain! We took a 4 hour boat tour around North Captiva/Pine Island area. Captain Mike was thoroughly professional but also lots of fun, had great stories and a wealth of information about the history of the area and all the sights. He made sure we saw alligators and manatees, and scouted pods of dolphins until we were able to get some great pix of them following the boat! Wonderful time, would recommend


1/28/2020 Alexia Arismendi
(Translated by Google) Amazing service! They give you everything you need to have fun on the island !!! Spectacular service, very efficient. (Original) Increible el servicio! Te dan todo lo que necesitas para divertirte en la isla!!! Espectacular el servicio, muy eficientes.


1/27/2020 johntQ5025JU
Excellent day trip for family Captain Mike and crew were very helpful when we rented our boat and gave us great suggestions for our day of cruising. Four adults and four young children had a fabulous time seeing Manatees and an alligator at a little cove and dolphins out in the open water. Thank you Captain Mike. Will definitely recommend Boats and Fun North Captiva


1/26/2020 trisha545
Girls Trip Captain Mike taught us how to call the dolphins on our boat ride. It worked!! They followed the boat & played with us for our two hour tour! Thanks Mike, the gals from MN


1/25/2020 Kathleen N. Aurora, OH
Yelp - Captain Mike took us out for an afternoon tour. We made a quick stop at cabbage Key which is a small island off of North Captiva only accessible by boat. The rest of the trip was a beautiful afternoon on the water with Dolphin so close we could've reached out to touch them. North Captiva is a beautiful place to visit, and this it was a great way to spend an afternoon


1/24/2020 Amziefly
Boat rental in North Captiva We had a group larger than 6 so we were unable to have a charter service. It worked out well. We rented the boat for the day and went to captiva kayaking and had additional time to enjoy the day before heading back. Captain Mike was excellent and very nice. They have a nice store as well. All the workers in the store were very helpful and pleasant. Highly recommend working with this boating outfit.


1/21/2020 Micaelarg
They made my weekend in PARADISE even better! Cant ask for a BETTER SERVICE! Robin and Matias were always super nice and very helpful and will guide u throughout your stay to have the best time at north captiva. They have EVERYTHING YOU NEED everything!, fishing rods, boat rental, paddleboard, golf cart, transportation, Thank you guys!!!


1/19/2020 378silb
Un Paraíso - Tremenda experiencia vivida en la Isla ..un paradisíaco lugar !!Quiero destacar la Atención...de lujo. Además, Muchísima predisposición en enseñarnos a descubrir la Isla y el trato maravilloso de los chicos ,que nos hicieron sentir en familia !! GRACIAS TOTALES...Más que Recomendable .. GOOGLE TRANSLATE - "A paradise" Jan 19, 2020 378silb Tremendous experience lived on the Island ... a paradisiacal place! I want to highlight the attention ... luxury. In addition, Very predisposition to teach us to discover the Island and the wonderful treatment of children, which made us feel in family! THANK YOU TOTAL ... More than Recommended.


1/16/2020 benlN5073CS
Boat Rental Made Easy Rented a 23-foot deckboat on North Captiva Island. Price was reasonable and the staff gave an excellent 45-minute training session on boat operation, navigation and hazards in the area. Each boat has easy-to-use GPS equipment with pre-programmed routes between islands. Highly recommend!


1/14/2020  Vicki
Had a great time out on the boat with Cpt. Bill would definitely do it again! Staff and crew were so nice helpful and very knowledgeable. Will keep North Captiva on my list to visit again.


1/10/2020 whilehavingfun
Charter Boat Captain Andrew did a great job. He made sure we knew what to expect on our trip to Captiva. He got us there on time & was waiting for us when we were ready to go back. We had a great time & during the entire trip, he shared info on the area we were traveling through. If you don't want the hassel of renting the boat & navigating the shallow waters of the inter coast waterway, this was definitely the way to go. Kids also loved their to pet their dog Captain! Thanks for a great experience.


1/8/2020 Hiag A
A+ All The Way! Could not have been more pleased with the Boats and Fun crew on North Captiva Island. Friendly, helpful people, beautiful shop with nice stuff. We rented a golf cart that was in tip top shape vs the many POS golf carts on the island. Rented a fishing pole for a day and got some fishing supplies as well. Thanks again for the great service fellas!


1/3/2020 VanDis27 Kalamazoo, Michigan
Excellent Boat Rental Experience Boats and Fun did everything they could to make our boat renting experience the best it could be. They were knowledgeable about boating, fishing, and sight seeing. The staff was always on the dock helping us tie up and asking if we needed any help.


1/2/2020 Jamie Mullin
5 Stars


12/31/2019 stefangamb, Fort Myers, Florida
Wir hatten mit Captain Robin eine super schöne private Boots Tour. Wir sahen sehr viele Delphine und Seekühe. Auf North Captiva konnten wir auch noch stand up paddeling ausprobieren. Er ging auf unsere Wünsche ein und passte die Tour an. GOOGLE TRANSLATE - We had a super nice private boat tour with Captain Robin. We saw a lot of dolphins and manatees. On North Captiva we could also try stand up paddling. He responded to our requests and adapted the tour.


12/28/2019 BethanyC465
Vacation boat tour We had so much fun on our tour. Robin was able to find dolphins and then got them to chase the wake of our boat. That was the one thing we were really looking forward to on our tour. He was also full of information about the island we were staying on and all of the surrounding islands. He also allowed us to get off the boat and hunt for sand dollars on one of the sandbars we came across. He was very pleasant as a captain. I would highly recommend him or his team for their boating services.


12/27/2019 MPTugs
Excellent 3 hour boat tour! We went out for a 3 hour boat tour with Captain Robin. It was a perfect boat tour! We started with a lunch on Cabbage Key of Cheeseburger in Paradise fame. Then a tour of the local islands. Captain Robin gave a great running dialog of marine life and the history of the area. He new exactly were to find an alligator and Manatee as well as dolphins. Bonus, he new how to lure the dolphins into playing in the wake of the boat. Excellent time! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting North Captiva!


12/27/2019 Andy Van Dis
Super friendly and knowledgeable


12/3/2019 patettravel
Perfect Thanksgiving Day on the water We rented a 22' boat on Thanksgiving Day while staying on North Captiva Island. The friendly staff at Boats and Fun made the rental process easy and gave us everything we needed to explore nearby islands. We had a wonderful day on the water with the kids. If you are staying on North Captiva, I highly recommend Boats and Fun.


11/30/2019 Yelp - Amanda T. Tampa, FL
Nothing but great things to say! Robin is honestly the nicest guy and went completely out of his way to help us on THANKSGIVING DAY! If you're on North Captiva we highly recommend coming here. All of their boats that are available for rent and plenty of golf carts. Thank you again Robin, you seriously saved our weekend and we appreciate you so much!


11/30/2019 SarasotaMom22
Amazing Boat Ride We reserved a boat from North Captiva to Cabbage Key for lunch. Captain Robin made everything easy and fun! A very professional captain, he clearly knew the area well. We had so much fun talking to him! The highlight was when a dolphin surfed our wake on the way back!!!


11/28/2019  Jennifer V. Miami, FL - Yelp
Yelp - Have rented boats the last three years from them and have had nothing but great service. The boats are always in great shape and they are super nice. The last two years the boat was brand new. Best day on the water when staying on north Captiva.


11/26/2019 amandakY6836GJ
Thank you Robin! Nothing but great things to say! Robin is honestly the nicest guy and went completely out of his way to help us on THANKSGIVING DAY! If you’re on North Captiva we highly recommend coming here. All of their boats that are available for rent and plenty of golf carts. Thank you again Robin, you seriously saved our weekend and we appreciate you so much!


11/15/2019 Ariel Biernacki
Always great experience. Thank you


11/5/2019 Luke Akerlind
Captain Mike was great! The kids had a great time watching the dolphins!


10/23/2019 SusandV7326CP Fort Worth, Texas
Private Boat tour! Amazing time with Captain Matias and his dog Captain!!! We could not have had a better day on the water watching dolphins frolic, cruising the waterways, and learning charming stories about the islands. A++ day all around!!


10/23/2019 Charlotte S Fort Worth, Texas
Dolphins and Manatees Holy Crackers! We had the BEST time with Captain Matias and all the dolphins he stirred up for us! They were everywhere and showing off for us! Very kind, knowledgeable, and fun captain!!!!


8/11/2019 Cecilia B
A+ service, friendly and Profesional! Captain Andrew Greene made this experience espectacular!!!! He really knows the area! We learned so much from him!!!! He recommended stuff to do and places to visit!


8/10/2019 Dennis Dumas
Spent a long weekend at Sanibel island from 5/9 - 5/13. Rented a 24’ bow rider at Boats and Fun on Saturday for a day on the water. My 31 year old son and his wife, one of my employees and his girlfriend, joined my girlfriend I for the day. The boat we rented was clean and appeared to be in good mechanical order. The captain was at the dock awaiting our arrival on time, he was also prompt upon or return at 5:00. I commend the captain for taking the time to explained the boat, functions of the GPS/navigation system on board, as well as the navigation charts provided us. We all had a great time, went to Captiva for lunch, crushed pine island sound, dropped anchor in a shallow area, so we could a have a dip in the beautiful emerald green water, also found a small uninhabited little island where we dropped anchor and swam to, and explored the island. We happened to find a small tidal pool where the water was about 100 degrees, which we took advantage of for a couple hours before heading to port! All in all we had great fun for the day and created memories for a lifetime. So if you are considering a visit to Cape Coral, Ft.Mayers, or one of the coastal islands nearby, add some boating adventure to your stay!!! We had a blast... be sure to contact Boats and Fun for a boat rental at a reasonable cost, I can assure you it will be the high point of your vacation as it was with ours. Thank you Boats and Fun for helping make a memorable vacation more memorable! I will be sure to arrange a boat from “BOATS AND FUN” the next time we vacation in the area!


8/6/2019 Christian K
Great day on the Intercoastal Captain Mike and Andrew were great and made this a super fun day for the family. I grew up as an experienced boater, but on lakes, so getting on the intercoastal was a bit intimidating. However, the day before we went through an explanation of markets and channels, where to go ... etc., and it was awesome. We hit Cabbage Key, Caya Costa and Captiva. Boat was really nice, well maintained and perfect for our group of 12. If you are staying on North Captiva, highly recommend that you get out at least one day on the water and go exploring. Guaranteed to see a lot of dolphins along the way. Thanks Boats and Fun for the highlight of our trip!


8/4/2019 Margaret70918 Rochester, Minnesota
Captain Mike and Marvelousness What an awesome experience. Captain Mike took us out for a couple of hours. He was low key and entertaining, with a great armamentarium of jokes for my younger boys and great tales of adventure for the whole group. The boat was spotless and comfortable, and he worked hard to find us some dolphins! The shop is also well stocked and has the best souvenirs on the island. Thanks, B&F!


7/31/2019 Michaelryan18 1
Money well spent!!!! Captain Keel took us out while on vacation and it was the best day of our stay by far!!! We saw dolphins and had a blast on the water. He made us feel right at home the second we got on the boat. He was also very accomadating to our daughter who is scared of being on the water. We’ll be back next year!!! Thanks again!!


7/29/2019 Silasthecat Iowa
An awesome day on the water thanks to Boats and Fun!!! Just returned from a week on North Captiva. One of the highlights of the trip was renting a boat for a day from the folks at Boats and Fun. They provide excellent training on how to navigate the waterways, how to use the equipment on the boat and where to go based on our interest. We had a sand bar at Caya Costa to ourselves and we had a dolphin playing in our wake!!! Captain Micheal not only made sure we knew how to operate the boat and the equipment on it, he was also on the dock to see us off and help us when we returned. I highly recommend them to any skill level. We also used them as a water taxi service to/from North Cativa. That was also a great experience and we will use them in the future.


7/24/2019 Jeff_Sloan North Captiva Island, Florida
Boat Rental With the help of Boats and Fun, my family and I (there were 9 of us) had a 5 star experience renting a boat and visiting the nearby islands. The B and F team went out of their way to educate me about safely operating the boat, a 24 footer, and navigating the area. They even went out of their protocol to move my reservation to a different day....very much appreciated! Excellent, positive experience!


7/23/2019  Bettina D. Mableton, GA
Spent the week at this island paradise. We rented a boat for one day to go to some of the other islands and enjoy the sound. The staff at Boats and Fun were great, specially Captains Mike and Captain Matias. They made the process so easy, boats were top notch, hooked us up with the perfect size boat for our group of 4. Their GPS route set up is so easy to understand and made it great for us to go everywhere we wanted to go plus their recommendations were right on the money. If you are planning on going to NCI and are looking to rent a boat. We highly recommend them!


7/22/2019 Mattr219 Indianapolis, Indiana
Great time with Family The boat was in excellent condition and the staff is extremely helpful. We used Boats and Fun for our private water taxi and for 2 days of rental. The taxi's were on time every time and much more convenient than a group charter. Andy and team were awesome at helping us know where to go to have fun with the family on rental days. We will definitely be back and will use Boats and Fun!


7/19/2019 taylormetcalfriley
Boat Rental We rented a boat from Boats and Fun on North Captiva Island, FL. What a great experience! It was our first time taking a boat out in the ocean. Captain Mike showed us not only how to operate the boat safely but how to call the dolphins! Thanks to his tips we saw plenty of dolphins and the kids just loved it. We also came upon a pod of manatees. This is our second year vacationing on North Captiva, but our first time renting a boat and I can say we will do it again next year! We highly recommend renting a boat from Boats and Fun and enjoying the islands!


7/15/2019 DaniDeRo21 Secaucus, New Jersey
Private boat tour with Captain Michael Captain Michael was great! He showed us manatees and some awesome dolphins! We had lunch at Cabbage Key and the food was great! Very nice and relaxing boat ride with great sights to see. He taught us so much and played great music! Great times!


7/13/2019 Amanda Garrelts
We took a boat over to Captiva from Noth Captiva. It was an enjoyable boat ride there and back. Friendly & Knowledgeable people!


7/12/2019 Shelley F
Jet Ski Adventure Michael was awesome!! We had a group of 7 and he got us out to Cabbage Key and a beautiful sandbar despite the changing and challenging weather today!! We had a great time... he was knowledgeable about the area and we all had a great time! Highly recommend this place.. this tour came recommended. So glad Michael made this happen for all of us.


7/10/2019 Kelly G
Awesome Birthday boat trip with Capt. Mike! The staff at Boats and Fun are extremely friendly and helpful, and not nearly enough can be said for how great Capt. Mike is! My Mom, sisters, niece, daughter and I took a boat trip to a neighboring island for my birthday and he was intent to find us some dolphins, which he did! We had an amazing trip and learned so much from Capt. Mike. Thank you!


7/9/2019 Tripp S
Great Experience!!! Captain Mathis and team were great!!! Set us up with a great day on the water. When in North Captiva check them out!!!


7/9/2019 Louis
North Captiva island Great staff!!!!! Great experience with assistance with getting a fishing charter, and bike rental. They stayed late to help us out. They went above and beyond. Thanks


7/9/2019 SMCPJC
Boats and Fun North Captiva Such an amazing knowledgeable crew of captains. Rented a boat for the day. These gentlemen could not have been friendlier or more helpful! Captain Robin, Captain Mike were the best! I would definitely encourage you to rent from Boats Are Fun! Thank you guys!


7/8/2019 Duane W Roanoke, United States
Great Place to due business with! Very knowledgeable and friendly people. So easy to work with and accommodate your needs and wants. Couldn't give them enough stars!! Two years in a row dealing with them and will definitely continue


7/8/2019 Duane Wolfe
Boats and Fun is absolutely a pleasure to do business with


7/7/2019 Louis B. Creve Coeur, MO
Yelp - We had a great time on North Captiva island. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They stayed over an hour past closing time to help us set up a charter fishing trip and rent 4 bikes for the week. The rental bikes were very helpful to have when getting around the island and giving our children some independence as she could explore the island and we felt safe without cars on the roads. We brought down a bike attachment we found on amazon that allowed us to ride with our 2 year old sitting in front of my seat and behind the handle bars. He absolutely loved going for a cruise and we could ride around the entire island like a family. The bike attachment was called UrRider child bike seat, portable, foldable, front mount baby kids bicycle with handrail. We accidentally left the attachment on the bike when we were leaving and they shipped it back to us!!!!!! Thanks boats and fun, you made our vacation that much better.


7/7/2019 capecoralvac
Boats and Fun lived up to their name!! My family of 4 went out with captain Mike and had a great experience. He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to find us a few dolphin pods. We had a group of three dolphins follow next to our boat for a very long distance. it was absolutely amazing. We also were able to locate a couple of manatees. overall everything we hoped for on this trip came true. Thanks Captain Mike.


7/5/2019 Gene McGuire
We rented a boat for the day and it was so much fun, the staff at this location (Cpt. Matias and Cpt Michael) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They made us feel at ease and gave us great advice. Rent a boat from these guys you won't regret it! Thanks Boats and Fun for a great experience!


7/5/2019 Amanda Garrelts
We had very enjoyable and relaxing boat ride from Captiva to North Captiva Island on our vacation. Friendly, knowledgable and easy to work with people!!


7/3/2019 Ivy S Albuquerque, New Mexico
Great Day on the Water! We rented a boat for one day during our stay on North Captiva Island. It was reasonably priced and gave us the opportunity to escape the island for the day and have lunch on South Captiva. The GPS made navagation a breeze and we loved being on the water seeing the dolphins and manatees. We would highly recommend


7/3/2019 Mikael M
First time boater The captains were very patient with us since this was our first time driving a boat. We had a ton of fun on our day trip around the islands.


7/3/2019 leabethf Morristown, Tennessee
Awesome Excursion!!! Our tour guide/boat driver was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable, told us lots of stories and facts about all the islands, and he was positive and energetic. Definitely ask for Matis when you book your excursion. We saw so many dolphins! They were everywhere. We even got to see dolphins off the back of our boat and they were jumping through the waves our boat created. We also got to stop on the island Cabbage Key- which was beautiful. We ate lunch at the restaurant there. Definitely would recommend Boats and Fun excursions!! They are so nice, helpful, and they really do make sure there is lots of fun during the excursion!!


7/2/2019 Ivy S Albuquerque, New Mexico
Great Day on the Water! We rented a boat for one day during our stay on North Captiva Island. It was reasonably priced and gave us the opportunity to escape the island for the day and have lunch on South Captiva. The GPS made navagation a breeze and we loved being on the water seeing the dolphins and manatees. We would highly recommend!


7/1/2019 lissette macias
Every Summer I make sure that Boats and Fun is part of it, from taking a taxi to and from North captiva, to going out on the water to enjoy a ride and explore. Staff and Crew are a Delight and amazing always Smiling and on Island TIme. Love it


6/30/2019 Mjessee Cincinnati
Good times! Captain Mike E. and the staff (especially the furry Captain) were awesome help with our boat rental. Being new to the island, and a family of 7, was quite challenging for everything we did. They were able to accommodate us, and put us at ease. Captain Mike took his time to make sure we knew what were doing before sending us out. He even gave us some pointers on the good places to go. The kids loved it. Would definitely rent again!


6/28/2019 Kathy B
Excellent! Amazing! We went on vacation with 11 people (7 kids and 4 adults) and we chartered two boats to go see dolphins, manatees, tour the island from the water, swim at a sandbar and have lunch at Cabbage Key. We were SOOOO lucky to get get Captain Mike and Captain Mike to charter our two boats. Both gentleman were kind, friendly, engaging and full of knowledge to share about North Captiva and the wildlife we encountered. It was the quickest four hours of the day and we are so glad we went! This was one of the best excursions because of the personal touch from the booking of the trip to returning back to the dock. Also need to mention that both captions were excellent with all 7 kids and made sure to make it a memorable experience for each one. We rented four fishing poles from Boats and Fun later in the week and customer service was perfect! On our last day we needed to leave North Captiva earlier than expected due to weather conditions. We booked Boats and Fun at the very last minute to charter us back to Pine Island with our luggage. Again - very accommodating and personable. Captain Mike and Captain Andrew did the charter and we are so lucky we had both of them to take care of both of our families. Thank you again for a GREAT experience and we all give you 5+ stars at Boats and Fun!


6/25/2019 jskulski Mentor, Ohio
Great experience! Captain Mike Keel was awesome! We had a blast on our four hour excursion. One of the best boating excursions that we have done while on a vacation.


6/20/2019 JohnCNCap
Captain Mike was great! We used Boats and Fun for our transportation to and from NCap...as well as their gift shop. Their service outranks the competition by a landslide. Their staff, specifically Captain Mike K, made our vacation memorable. He went above and beyond to make sure our daughters had fun! We will be back!


6/14/2019 Mike P
Superb Service!! Highly Reccommend I was on vacation with my family on North Captiva island. After 4 days on the island, I was running out of fun activities for the kids. I decided to visit Boats and Fun for ideas. I saw a huge inner tube for riding behind the boat. THis would be perfect for the kids! I asked if we could rent the inner tube. Unfortunately this was not an option due to the insurance. Then manager Matias had a Eureka moment. He had recently purchased a new one and offered to sell me the used one at a great price. I jumped on it. Because of Matias kindness, my family had hours of fun. You have a stellar team ! By the way... THis is where you can find the best wine on the island.


6/2/2019 Tom Chaplin
We rented a 24' Hurricane from St. James city. The boat and equipment was top was in excellent condition. The staff was very knowledgeable and polite. Between the user friendly GPS and guidance of the staff my family and I felt safe on the water. We had a great day on the beautiful south west Florida waters. We highly recommend Boats and Fun.


6/1/2019 LovetheSnow31 Richmond, Virginia
We were very impressed with the quality of the boats and staff working there! We rented a boat one day to drive from N. Captiva to some islands. The boat was almost brand new and beautiful. Mike gave us great detailed info on safety and boating in the area. We enjoyed going to Captiva and had a great day there. Fun to get off N. Captiva and explore. Another day they took us (private taxi) to Captiva and we biked form there to Sanibel and loved exploring the islands. The staff are courteous and professional and their store is well-stocked. I highly recommend this place.


6/1/2019 Nicole D Dusseldorf, Germany
Eine wundervolle Bootstour Google Translation Vielen Dank für diesen wunderschönen, unvergesslichen Tag. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Diese Tour ist einfach zu empfehlen!! Wenn man die Fotos sieht sagen sie mehr als 100 Worte, herrlich das erleben zu dürfen. Thank you for this wonderful, unforgettable day. We will be back. This tour is easy to recommend !! If you look at the photos, they say more than 100 words, that's wonderful to experience.


6/1/2019 Rafail E
Boat tour Google Translation Es hat sich sowas von gelohnt und war eine super tolle Erfahrung. Zum ersten Mal habe ich Delphine gesehen die hinter uns her geschwommen sind, das war der Hammer! Super Bootsführer, wusste vieles über die naheliegenden Inseln! Gerne nochmal! It was worth something and was a great experience. For the first time I saw dolphins swam behind us, that was awesome! Super skipper, knew a lot about the nearby islands! Happy again!


5/30/2019 Sward2018 Chicago, Illinois
North Captiva - boating If you are on the remote island of North Captiva don't miss the opportunity to get off island with a boat from Boats and Fun. As one of the only businesses on the island it is amazing the quality of equipment they rent and the level of service. The experience is superior to anything I would expect to find on the mainland.


5/29/2019 tomskustoms
Boats and Fun is the best! We rented a 24' Hurricane from St. James city. The boat and equipment was top was in excellent condition. The staff was very knowledgeable and polite. Between the user friendly GPS and guidance of the staff my family and I felt safe on the water. We had a great day on the beautiful south west Florida waters. We highly recommend Boats and Fun.


5/29/2019 Justin S
Boat tour out of North Captiva Island My husband and I took the 2-hour boat tour out of North Captiva Island and it was money well spent! It was us two and our amazing Captain, Mike. Captain Mike was friendly and knew a lot about the surrounding islands, waterways and wildlife. He could tell we really want to see some dolphins and committed to searching for a pod of dolphins we could interact with. His dedication to our satisfaction was top notch and made for an unforgettable experience.


5/29/2019 106janee Castle Rock, Colorado
Wonderful trip all that we wanted and more We booked a private charter with Boats and fun during our trip to North Captiva. Captain Michael was wonderful. He gave us some history on various islands during our trip and knew just were to go to check all of our boxes~ we had the best shelling ever, saw manatees and so many dolphins. One of the dolphins ran with our boat for maybe a mile and did flips, tail slaps and even swam upside down alongside his boat. The boat was clean, very comfortable he played some fun tunes and was very accommodating. I highly recommend this company as an option for fun on a boat.


5/27/2019 Mike S
Boats make everything better! We have rented a boat from B&F no less that 10 times when visiting N. Captiva over the years......this time a 21' Hurricane. The entire staff, from the booking experience, training, docking, and quality of equipment was incredible as always! Young Mike did a great job with the training and Captain Mike always greets us like family. The entire staff makes sure we are well taken care of and are always there willing to lend a helping hand for shove off and docking! Having a boat is a great add on to the N.C. experience and Boats and Fun make it happen!


5/27/2019 angler65 Edgartown, MA
Top Notch Equipment and User Friendly Rented a 21' Century Center Console from Boat's and Fun at North Captiva Island. From the reservation process with Matias thru the training with Captian Mike and a well serviced, clean boat and almost new 150 Yamaha motor, the experience at Boat's and Fun was seamlessand and about as uncomplicated as possible. After a 15 minute relaxed training session both off and on the boat with Mike you'll be handed a professionally done laminated spiral bound handbook with GPS instruction and numbers to the most popular destinations as well as charts for the entire user area, As for service over and and above, Captain Mike and first mate Jessica provided a complaint free tow at the very end of their day when a problem arose due to operator error. Note to the rentor/captain-pay close attention to the charts and GPS numbers.


5/26/2019 Marion Hoffman
The tour was a dream ??!! Absolutely reliable organization: the captain was already waiting for us with the boat, had everything prepared and received us warmly and friendly. During the ride, he told and explained everything to us and didn't get tired of answering all our questions. He knew the right places and we came into the unforgettable experience of seeing dolphins in the wild. They were surfing next to the boat on the waves, that was so indescribable nice to watch!! We felt absolutely safe during the whole ride and enjoyed the day a lot, an absolute highlite!!! On this way again thank you very much for that ????!!


5/26/2019 Justin Higman
Amazing Experience with Boats and Fun, they picked us up in a charter for a reasonable price and took us on an amazing trip to North Captiva, I was able to rent fishing equipment from them for the week which came in handy. Everyone who worked there was friendly and accommodating. I will 100% use them again on my next trip to North Captiva.


5/25/2019 Jonathan D
Enjoyed all the great fishing as well as a beautiful area of the world. The captain was great with my 4 boys and we had a blast.


5/25/2019 Tom C
We rented a 24' Hurricane from St. James city. The boat and equipment was top was in excellent condition. The staff was very knowledgeable and polite. Between the user friendly GPS and guidance of the staff my family and I felt safe on the water. We had a great day on the beautiful south west Florida waters. We highly recommend Boats and Fun. Like


5/22/2019 Mjtoledo90
B&F made sure we had the best family outing We were a big group of 17 so we rented 2 boats. Matias and Robin gave us a very detailed training to make sure we had no problems while on the water, they really know their stuff! You could tell that Our well being was their #1 concern. They gave us excellent recommendations of stops we could make that were preprogrammed in their GPS- which made everything so easy for us. The boats are in Excellent condition and are super clean and well maintained. We will definitely be coming back and would recommend them to anyone (big or small groups).


5/19/2019 Troy F
My family vacationed on North Captiva and rented a boat from Boats and Fun. The staff is absolutely outstanding. They were very friendly and knowledgable and their boats are very well kept. We will definitely be renting from them again!


5/17/2019 Mylie M
Very efficient with teaching how to navigate boat. Captain Bill was extremely helpful and super nice. We went out to North Captiva and really enjoyed that, it was so beautiful.


5/16/2019 Justin H
Amazing Experience with Boats and Fun, they picked us up in a charter for a reasonable price and took us on an amazing trip to North Captiva, I was able to rent fishing equipment from them for the week which came in handy. Everyone who worked there was friendly and accommodating. I will 100% use them again on my next trip to North Captiva.


5/12/2019 Brenda T
Family day We had a great experience renting a boat from boats and fun, it was my husband’s first time driving a boat, Robin and and Matias made it very easy, from the time of booking the online classes and the training. They suggested us to go to Cayo Costa and Manatee hall. We did it, we took the tram went to a paradise beach and after it we went to Manatee hall we could see several manatees. It was a great experience and we will tray again, we had a wonderfully time easy smooth and every body from grandchildren to grandparents had a blast. Thank you Matias and Robin!!


5/12/2019 Brenda T. Pompano Beach, FL
Yelp - We had a great experience renting a boat from boats and fun, it was my husband's first time driving a boat, Robin and and Matias made it very easy, from the time of booking the online classes and the training. They suggested us to go to Cayo Costa and Manatee hall. We did it, we took the tram went to a paradise beach and after it we went to Manatee hall we could see several manatees. It was a great experience and we will tray again, we had a wonderfully time easy smooth and every body from grandchildren to grandparents had a blast. Thank you Matias and Robin!!


5/12/2019  Oana Honey
Excellent! Great customer service, communication. Very reliable! And of course, fun!! Highly recommend! We would definitely use their services again


5/2/2019 Alex1267 Plantation, Florida
What a blast!! We rented two boats for a group of us from this company today. Wow. We had a blast. This place has this down pact and made it easy. The class and instructions made it great for any body with any level of experience with boats. They were professional and friendly. Overall the experience was fantastic and we had a day that we will not soon forget. Thank you guys!!


4/29/2019 kmccTravel
Ask for Capatin Michael Keen !!! This was the best day of our trip! We had Captain Michael Keen and he was amazing, lots of fun, very knowledgeable, highly suggest requesting for him! Boat Tour was amazing, checked out the different islands, went to cabbage key for lunch and cruised around after. Michael had the dolphins playing with the waves of the boat. Great Captain, and great tour!


4/25/2019 1235874asdlkf
Great Time!!!! Great time, great people, excellent service!!! Boats were fun. The training was great. Really friendly.


4/25/2019 Oana H
Excellent! Great customer service, communication. Very reliable! And of course, fun!! Highly recommend! We would definitely use their services again


4/21/2019 Jared M Toronto, Canada
A+ Captain Keel! Great day of sight seeing, including seeing dolphins 3 times! Captain Keel slowed the boat down so the dolphins would swim with us. Highly recommend.


4/18/2019  ?Frank Niekamp
Their customer service and overall experience is the best I've ever experienced with a rental company. Their staff is amazing and their boat quality was five stars.


4/12/2019 fritzy4life
Friendly staff We recently had a family vacation to North Captiva Island and contacted Boats and Fun to rent a boat for a few days to island hope. Captain Steve and the entire staff were some of the most friendly, helpful professionals I have had the opportunity to interact with while on vacation. I highly recommend contacting Boats and Fun if you are visiting North Captiva and hoping to Island hop.


4/12/2019 bbkcookieshu Island Heights, New Jersey
Captain Mike was Awesome We had Captain Mike take a party of 6 from North Captiva Island to Cabbage Key for lunch, then to cruise around some of the islands. He was great teaching us about all the islands on the way, giving us some of the local scuttlebutt, and really made a great effort so show us some wildlife. He got a pod of dolphins to ride our wake and they were jumping out of the water right next to the boat, it was amazing. We were debating renting a boat ourselves vs. the charter, and we were so glad we did the charter! Thanks Captain Mike !!!


4/12/2019 Marvin H
Perfect day for a getaway Took the tour of the area with Cabbage Key as a stop. The rest was seeing and enjoying the wildlife and finding the dolphins that loved to follow the wake. Capt Mike was great as a guide and we enjoyed the history of the area as well.


4/4/2019 Chris K Cleveland, Ohio
Boat Rental Pro's! The people at Boats and Fun hooked me up on North Captiva with a day long boat rental. While the one I reserved couldn't be there, they were able to find another of equal size. The team oriented me on safe navigation and operation. My family enjoyed going out on the water, and choosing cool destinations. We managed to go to Cayo Costa (state park), Cabbage Key, and Captiva - all within a day. The staff were also helpful in finding our family a few pounds of fresh fish and shrimp! Our vacation was a blast, in part thanks to Boats and Fun.


4/2/2019 891heidih Columbus, Ohio
Boats and Fun-AWESOME!!!! We traveled to North Captiva for spring break and used Boats and Fun for both jet skis and for a 3 hour boat tour. My husband and daughters had a great time on the jet skis!!!! Well worth the $. The boat tour was awesome and so was our captain, Robin! He really made the trip! We say dolphins & manatee. He took us out on the water where it was pretty shallow...Robin had masks for us & the whole family got out and looked for sand dollars! We found so many and even saw a crab! It was an awesome tour and worth every penny! Thank you Captain Robin & Boats and Fun!!!


4/1/2019 Joe B Chicago, Illinois
It Really is Fun! My family used Boats and Fun for a private water taxi to/from North Captiva in March. Once on the island, we rented numerous water toys from them (kayaks, waverunners, boat tour) and in every case, the guys were friendly, efficient and totally service oriented. I was literally at their shop every day during my week stay and got nothing but great support and a willingness to adapt to my needs. For example, I couldn't carry the kayak I had rented for the week to/from my house to the beach so I asked the guys to just keep it for me on their harbor racks. When I wanted to use it, I just came down to their shop and they helped me drop it in the water. That's not on the service menu but they were willing to help me out. Highlight of the trip was probably the 2 hour tour from Captain Michael. He was informative, fun and really worked to find manatees and dolphins for us. Sure enough, we had a dolphin spinning in and out of the water in our boat's wake on the tour. Bottom line - there's a reason these guys have stellar reviews - they are stellar!


4/1/2019 David R
Water Taxi Service to and from N. Captiva Island Boats and Fun is incredible. They are very professional. Matias and all of their staff are great to work with. All my kids talk about is Captain, Captain Matias' dog. They wanted to bring him home. Thank you for making the trip easy and memorable. We would only use Boats and Fun and highly recommend them.


3/27/2019 Discover731814 Rosemount, Minnesota
Spring Break 2019 Boats and fun was amazing! The customer service was outstanding! They went above and beyond to accommodate our group. The staff was terrific and got us off and running quickly. We would definitely book with boats and fun on our next trip. Thanks for a great day on the water, Boats and Fun!!


3/24/2019 Mark S Saint Paul, Minnesota
They saved the day! We had a bit of an issue at the airport and missed our ferry.. 13 of us on the busiest saturday of the year stuck at the dock. My wife called over to Boats and Fun and Andrew did everything in his power to get us over to the island,.. could not have been a better outcome.. they got us taken care of and even had nice rides over! Next time we go, we won't mess with the island ferry, just call over to Boats and Fun! Thanks for the save!!!


3/21/2019 steelbeav Saint Louis, Missouri
Great learning experience from Captain Michael On March 18, we rented a 200 hp open bow boat from Boats and Fun. Although I took the helm with a high degree of confidence, it quickly waned when I discovered it was larger than typical boats I had operated. Couple that with some wind and relatively tight areas going out of the Marina, and I was a Hazard waiting to happen! After seeing a couple of questionable maneuvers Captain Michael Keel came flying (jogging down the dock) to the rescue! He boarded ship and volunteered to help pilot us out of the harbor and make me comfortable with the boat (yes I had gone through a safety and operating training brief the day before as well). When he was comfortable that we were as well, he off-boarded in shallow water and sent us on or way! Kudos for the mile + walk he was faced with to get back to base. All in in all it was a great day! Thanks to the great staff at Boats and Fun. Thanks again


3/8/2019 MeghanB1214
Great Staff We rented on North Captiva and the staff was great! We had a little trouble maneuvering through the tricky shallow waters and the captain and staff were very helpful. They did a great job at not making us feel dumb about it! :)


3/6/2019 Gary L
Chartered fishing trip Captain Dalton This was the highlight of our stay on Captiva island. He put us on fish and nonstop action for the whole afternoon trip. I would recommend this for anyone who lives fishing! We kept a few for a family diner enjoyed a me a l of fresh fish. Thanks for a memorible Experience. Gary Liubakka Hibbing, MN.


3/6/2019 Sawadeevafie Fort Myers, Florida
Wir haben uns zu fünft ein Boot gemietet. Von uns ist vorher noch nie jemand Boot gefahren,aber nach einer sehr ausführlichen Einweisung in deutsch durften wir in See stechen. Captain Robin hat uns vorher alles wirklich gut erklärt und uns tolle Tipps für die Tour gegeben. Es ist herrlich die Inseln abzuklappern,die Tierwelt zu beobachten und einfach auch mal an einer Insel anzulegen. Einfach ein tolles Erlebnis! We rented a boat for five. No one of us has ever driven a boat before, but after a very detailed instruction in German we were allowed to set sail. Captain Robin explained everything really well and gave us some great tips for the tour. It is wonderful to rattle off the islands, to watch the wildlife and simply to put on an island. Just a great experience!


3/4/2019 MalibuAndPineapple Kentwood, Michigan
Thanks for the ride! The captains are extremely nice, very informative, and very accommodating. Our ride to North Captiva Island was easy and fast. They took care of everything and got us there and back safe and sound. With no cars allowed on the island we were happy to have them lead the way! Special shout out to Captain Matais and Captains Andrew for all your help


3/3/2019 whilehavingfun
Boat Rental We rented a boat for the day from Boats and Fun & it was a great experience. The staff at Boats of Fun did a great job showing us how to use the boat & answering all of our questions about boating to Boca Grande. We had a great day boating to Boca. While on Boca we shopped & had a nice lunch at the Pink Elephant. We ended our day heading down to Cabbage Key for their famous Key-lime pie before heading back to North Captivia. Thanks for a great day!


3/3/2019 John StClair Jr?
We rented a boat for the day from Boats and Fun & it was a great experience. They were very thorough in their explanations of how to use the boat & where to go. We boated to Boca Grande. In Boca we went shopping & had lunch at the Pink Elephant. We ended our day heading down to Cabbage Key for their famous Key-lime Pie. It was a great day!


2/16/2019 Amy Young-Leith
We rented a lovely boat on North Captiva from Michael. We have some boating experience, but not a lot (mostly sailboat). The training they provided and the tools on the boat gave us everything we needed to have a GREAT day on the water! It was the highlight of our four days on North Captiva. Great staff, great boats. We hope to come back and when we do, we'll do a multi day rental! Thanks, Mike!


2/16/2019 Janet Beaver Ditslear
We love Boats and Fun! They make our vacation to North Captiva easy, enjoyable and fun!


2/13/2019 claireredmer
North Captiva location was great We rented a golf cart for our vacation from the North Captiva location and they were fantastic. Very friendly and personable staff, helped us learn about the island and things to do and see. The golf cart was clean and in good condition. I’d recommend them for any rentals needs. They also had a great store with cute toys and swim gear.


1/31/2019 mikes788
Good people good boats equals good fun My family and I visited North Captiva for the first time and the people at boats and fun made our trip fun and hassle free. We use them for taxi service to bring us to and from the island we rented a boat and a golf cart they were very helpful with all of our luggage very helpful with getting us the perfect boat for our stay and made the whole process fun and easy so that we could get right to our vacation I would highly recommend using them


1/29/2019 Janey P
Brilliant! Having been badly let down by another company, boats & fun rescued us! They were extremely helpful, the boat was fabulous and we would highly recommend them.


1/26/2019 gebrunner123
Great people, products and service On N. Captiva, Amy and Mike went above and beyond the call of duty. I was in a big bind and they were willing to provide a golf cart to transport my friends who couldn't walk - on the spur of the moment. We couldn't have seen anything had it not been for their goodwill and kind generosity. When I'm back next, I'll be first in line to rent a boat from them. Great people with brains and big hearts. Thank you so, so much, see you again in a few months. G. Brunner


1/24/2019 Ncleb
Captain Michael Keel!!!!! Went to the island for the day (never been here before), checked out Boats N Fun. Captain Michael -He was wonderful!! Provided great customer service and info about the island/ beach. Showed us around and rented jet ski's, and he went through the proper safety tips, and water rules prior to getting on them. Such a fun place and makes it a better experience when staff is so helpful! Definitely would come back! :)


1/24/2019 nuge11
Amazing day on the water with Captain Michael. Spent my birthday on North Captiva Island with my girlfriend and had an AMAZING time. We rented the Jet Ski's with captain Michael, he was friendly and helpful. He went over everything we needed to know about how to operate them and how to navigate the island safely. Weather, water and service was perfect! Highly recommend Boats n Fun and captain Michael!


1/17/2019 conner36 North Muskegon, Michigan
Fishing Boat Rental Well maintained boat and friendly service. I rented the boat for five straight days. My only complaint was that I had to dock the boat each night at Boats and Fun instead of our own boat lift. But we made it work.


1/16/2019 jennystrip Florida
Great place lots of fun! We have a lot of fun visiting the island And stop at the store where we had great service with Isabella she help us with a map and directions on how to get to the beach also Gave us a map and told us about the restaurant and sold us sunscreen and gave us great information for our upcoming trip On chartering a boat. Great service and information. Will definitely rent a boat From boats and fun!


1/15/2019 rodstar14
Private Charter to/from North Captiva We used Boats and Fun for a private charter to and from North Captiva for our vacation (January 2019). Michael was awesome. We went over during rough seas and he was able to guide the boat to avoid the chop and spray. On the way back he told us about different locations to check out on the mainland. He was a fantastic captain and I can't recommend them enough!


1/12/2019 tabtaylor2007
Round trip North Captiva Best staff EVER!!!! We come every year to the island and have always just used the group ferry, never will do that again. Our family was so happy with all the staff and service. Super friendly and courteous. I can not say enough about positive things about our trip.


1/10/2019 annemlnorthcaptiva
Taxi and leisure boat ride The Boats and Fun crew is extremely professional, friendly and willing to help. My family has used them for taxi service (timely and flexible), a leisure boat ride (extremely fun for my teenage sons) and for just about anything else we need while on island. I highly recommend them on North Captiva Island.


1/10/2019 Jason S
Boats & Fun made our trip worth it! Terrific time! Golf carting around (provided by Boats&Fun) North Captiva was SO MUCH FUN! Great staff & wonderful time!


1/10/2019  ?Ed N Patti Williams?
Great Company to deal with. We had a fantastic day with Matias. Great trip to Cabbage Key and lots of fun with the dolphins


1/9/2019 Kathleen V
Wonderful experience We rented a boat for multiple days while visiting North Captiva. The ability to complete an online preview course before arriving was really helpful, and saved much time. Captain Matias and Captain Robin were wonderful to work with once we arrived, flexible and patient and provided additional practice docking when we expressed confidence issues. Michael was very friendly and (VERY) quick to help us each day as well when we brought the boat into dock. We had a wonderful time and appreciate everyone at Boats and Fun very much. Highly recommend!!


1/9/2019 edw802 Mineral, Virginia
Trip to Cabbage Key We booked a trip to Cabbage Key for lunch including some sight seeing for about 3.5 hours. We had captain Matias and he was outstanding. The trip was amazing. We had 5 people and they all loved it. We seen more dolphins than we have ever seen in our many previous charters. Parking and getting to the marine were very smooth and easy also. Don't hesitate to call these guys. We will certainly use them again.


12/30/2018 Nathan L
Great service! The whole team at North Captiva Island were helpful, insightful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Captain Mike, Robin, Michael, and Matias were a pleasure to interact with and took great care of our whole family. Highly recommended!


12/30/2018 rperks282
Great Boats, Great Staff Who could ask for more. Super friendly and helpful... they know everything going on down there. Boat was neat, clean, and powerful. Highly recommended


12/23/2018 Kristy M
Brandon & Kristy Musser Can’t say enough good things! Special thanks to Captain Mike K for taking extra care to get all 8 of us and our gear back and forth to the island! Thanks to all who went the extra mile to get our daughter over due to the storm canceling everything! First class every time we go!!


12/2/2018 Jad D
Excellent Time! The people at Boats and Fun are really excellent. They are patient and work hard to make sure you are ready for your day on the water - we were definitely well trained. The boats themselves are awesome. Almost brand new, in great shape. Everything about our trip was awesome.


12/1/2018 Vbhusky Indianapolis, Indiana
Half day rental PLUS awesome training Had the best experience renting a very nice new speed boat with a great awning that gave fantastic shade. 9 women with a picnic basket. The training also talked about options of place to go and how to get there. We went to an awesome manatee hang out spot that was secluded. We saw a mom and a baby and at least one other manatee that hung around for a few hours while we relaxed on the boat. Next we hit cabbage cat to check it out. Had a cool lunch spot we hope to visit later on our trip. Mike was a great instructor, and so helpful with the most difficult parts of leaving and entering the boat slip. We all had a blast and felt well prepared with the training coupled to the GPS. Thank you Mike!


11/26/2018 Julie S Wood Ridge, New Jersey
Amazing day with Captain Mike! We chartered a private boating tour on Friday November 23rd and went with Captain Mike. We had such an amazing experience, had dolphins in our boats wake (twice!), saw Manatee, ate lunch on a sand bar, jumped off the boat and snorkeled off of Cayo Costa and in general had a fantastic experience. Captain Mike was super flexible, took us to do what we wanted, gave us a ton of historical information about the various islands and homes and even helped us extract a burr from my daughters foot. I cannot say enough good things about Boats and Fun and Captain Mike. We had originally booked 3 hours and they even let us extend an extra hour to get in everything we wanted.


11/13/2018 Departure46808021145
Boat Rental North Captiva Island Rented a boat and had a great time. Boat was awesome- navigation was extremely helpful. Staff was wonderful- great overview of boat and area.


11/8/2018 jhgrove81 Georgetown, Delaware
Inexperienced Boaters This is our second trip to North Captiva. We decided to rent a boat for the day. My husband and I have very little boating experience which caused us a certaint level of angst. The day before our rental we were able to meet with Captain Mike for an hour to review boat procedures like starting the boat and docking, as well as navigation and places to visit during our day. Captain Mike did a great job in providing us with explanation in laymen terms and helped reassure us that the trip would go well, we would have fun, but if we needed him during our journey we could simply call his cell phone. His level of instruction was essential in helping us understand the complexity of the waters, tides, the shallows, etc. Our journey took us to Cayo Costa to see manatees and alligators, to Cabbage Key for drinks and stone claw crabs (with successful docking at a very busy time), to Boca Grand for a quick ride-by before heading south to Captiva where we anchored off shore for a quick bite on the boat. Then on to Sanibel for another ride-by before gasing up at Jensens on Captiva island. Docking was so-so but since we were going slow as instructed we were able to get the boat docked. Lots of helpful people at the docks removed our anxiety. That was our final stop before returning to our port. Captain Mike and his 1st Mate were there to great us. Truly an exceptional day of fun in the sun. Worth every Penney. Definitely will plan to do this again. If you pay careful attention to Captain Mike’s instruction you will have an amazing day.


10/25/2018 ScottM_FLA Gainesville, Florida
A consistently good rental experience Our family has been coming to North Captiva for many years. Early on, boat rentals were either hard to find or sketchy, depending on what company offered the service. Since their establishment on North Cap, Boats and Fun has been an ideal company to work with – consistent personnel, availability and pricing. My last rental was as smooth as always – they let me go through the paperwork and boat overview the afternoon before so we could get on the water the next morning without delay. Boats are clean, easy to use, and guidance systems are a big help (pay attention in Safety Harbor). Hopping over to the other islands for shelling or lunch is simple – I recommend a full day rental since a decent amount of time will be spent running down to regular Captiva to get fuel before your return. Would I like to bring my own boat? Sure! But that also means I’d be renting an expensive boat slip on the island, washing the boat down when I tie up in the afternoon, checking, cleaning, etc. With Boats and Fun, I just step off the rental and hop in the swimming pool to cool off with a drink in my hand – it should be that easy because I am on vacation! Can you tell I’ll be back? :)


9/13/2018 RLTHinHouston Houston, Texas
North Captiva On the first day Captain Mike took us to a great spot for shelling, then to Cabbage Key. Bad weather forced our quick return back to North Captiva so the next day, Captain Robin took us to finish our adventure at Cabbage Key and then to lower Captiva. Both captains were phenomenal and helped make the voyage as fun as possible while remaining nothing but professional.


9/2/2018 joerugs North Captiva Island, Florida
Boat rental awesome time We had a great day on the water from our boat rental at boats and fun in North Captiva captain Michael keel was amazing and so helpful!


8/15/2018 DrREPWright London, United Kingdom
A great day out for novices We rented a 22" boat (and were upgraded to a 24") for a day out having had limited nautical experience. The hour spent with Mike the evening before we went out really put us at ease - two families with seven of us in total. We had a really good day with trips to the manatee hole on Cayo Costa, an excellent lunch at the Cabbage Key restaurant followed by a trip down to Captiva to refuel accompanied by a pod of dolphins. We managed to pick up supplies in a store on Captiva whilst refuelling which was a bonus. Having travelled to North Captiva from the UK we were really pleased to have this experience, and would highly recommend the friendly and highly knowledgeable team to all visitors.


8/14/2018 Dave B
Very friendly staff - easy process We rented a boat for five days and had a great experience. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is a training period that isn't too long yet informative. There was always someone there at the end of our trip to help us dock the boat which is really the hardest part for beginners. I recommend!


8/14/2018 Support-JP Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
Superior customer service Boats and Fun make having fun easy. From the initial inquiry to booking to day of, Mike was amazing. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. If you're looking for an easy family fun outing, Boats & Fun is the way to go!


8/1/2018 Donna Trumble
Great customer service, helpful and friendly staff. Enjoyed our experience with Boats and Fun. Thank you!!


7/5/2018 Nicki Fridley Wolfe?
We had so much fun with Captain today. Thank you Boats and Fun!


7/2/2018 Rob Sackerson
We rented a boat for a couple days and should have rented it for a few more! Captain Mike did a great job going over everything about the boat was very helpful with suggestions for fishing and places to go. We ended up anchoring by a beach on Cayo Casta and had a blast. The Captains and staff were awesome, very helpful, fun and down to earth people. We also purchased a few extra's like T-shirts, b-ball hats, bug spray, lotions bait ect. Thank You Boats and Fun for helping make our trip more memorable!


6/25/2018 Rob S
We rented a boat for a couple days and should have rented it for a few more! Captain Mike did a great job going over everything about the boat was very helpful with suggestions for fishing and places to go. We ended up anchoring by a beach on Cayo Casta and had a blast. The Captains and staff were awesome, very helpful, fun and down to earth people. We also purchased a few extra's like T-shirts, b-ball hats, bug spray, lotions bait ect. Thank You Boats and Fun for helping make our trip more memorable! Rob Sackerson and family Eagle River Alaska


6/25/2018 ctank1of5 Greenville, South Carolina
These guys were great! I reserved our boat with consulting from the young man who answered the phone. They were great and the boat was well equipped and maintained. My husband and son took a class to learn how to use the boat and refresh on intercostal mariner rules. We had a GREAT time and visited many places we would have not been able to see had we not had a boat. We saw TONS of dolphins and manatees! We also rented fishing poles from them. They were in good condition. Too bad we didn't catch anything other than catfish, tho!


6/21/2018 Shane Andrew
Couldn't ask for a better store or group of employees. Cleanest and coolest store on the island and best service. Capt Michael went above and beyond for us. Great guy


6/15/2018  Terry K. Clermont, FL
Yelp - We had an awesome experience with the staff and this business. Friendly, outgoing staff, ready to help at every need. We rented a boat on June 14, 2018. As novice boaters we were a little nervous. After taking the information boating class with Captain Mike it put us at ease. Captain Mike instructed us in any situation that could accure. He also gave us a few good fishing spots and where to go and what time to be there. I will definitely keep coming back to Boats and a Fun!!! Terry Kovar


5/25/2018 Affordable Auto Performance
THE BEST OF THE BEST!!!!! ROBIN IS A GREAT GUIDE AND HAS A GREAT TEAM.


5/25/2018 ODLANIER E
Nice place, amazing costumer service... Good prices.


5/25/2018 Sheila J
Clean and helpful


5/24/2018 Irene G
(Translated by Google) The best of the best. Good attention. excellent gifts .... geniuses !!! Do not ask them to stop (Original) Lo mejor de lo mejor. Buen a atención. excelentes regalos.... unos genios!!! No pides dejar de verlos


5/22/2018 ODLANIER ESOJ VILLAVICENCIO ARCAY
Nice place, amazing costumer service... Good prices.


5/14/2018 ellywGlasgow Glasgow
Fantastic deal! We booked a boat for 4 days in advance from the UK but on arrival Matias managed to get us a deal for 5 days! From the start the service was first class and we were given a full overview of the boat and Robin gave detailed instructions on how to use the boat. We had sailed before but it was good to get a refresher. One trip you must do is take a sail to Matlacha and visit Bert's bar, The delivery and pick up of the boat was prompt and the guys were so helpful and friendly. We would not hesitate to use this company again. They are excellent! Thanks again guys as it added great fishing experiences to our holiday and nice sails around Sanibel!


3/1/2018 Melissa F
Boat Rental, Day O’ fun with the family! Highly recommend renting a boat from Boats and Fun! We spent the day exploring Cayo Costa State Park and visiting the Manatee Hole. Truly appreciated the customer service from Boats and Fun, provided great boat training and assistance. Special thanks to Senior Captain Mike and Captain Matias! You guys are the greatest! We had a blast and made memories that will last a lifetime!


2/24/2018 jackson9567 Charlevoix
These guys are good! We did a one day rental of a 22' boat on Pine Island Sound this past week. I manage a marina, I own a 26' Sea Ray, I handle all kinds of boats in Northern Michigan and my buddy is as good a sailor as Northern Michigan has to offer, but we were both a little nervous about the Pine Island Sound after our Ferry trip to North Captiva. Geez, this place is crazy shallow! Well, we were asked to come for our 45 minute boat training and got Captain Robin to go through their program. A. I'd hire this guy in an instant if he would leave FLA B. This was the most thorough, friendly, and informative session I've ever spent with someone. He caught that we had a lot of experience and were really just nervous about not knowing the water. He spent the time that was necessary to hit what he had to hit and then spent more time really helping us understand what would make this a special day and really made us feel comfortable knowing what steps they had taken to make this easy for anyone! Let me tell you, this water is really crazy but these guys have it dialed in and they have the Garmin GPS units programmed for about any trip you might take. Combine that with their fantastic charts that they have laminated and put together and you have a great combination. We had a freaking ball, saw everything Robin told us to do including a great Manatee hole on Cayo Costa, awesome lunch at Cabbage Key at 1:45 after the Ferry had left just like he told us it would, and then great time on S.Captiva before heading home to N. Captiva. Capt. Mike helped us as we were going out and again checking us in and he did a great job making us laugh and again to feel comfortable. Capt. Mattias occasionally dropped in a thought or two as we were going through the process. All in all, these guys can take the scary out of the shallow water and make you comfortable and allow you to have one of the best days you can have on the water! I know we did!!!


2/16/2018 kpetey3 Chicago, Illinois
Easy and on time transport to North Captiva We organized a private round trip transfer to North Captiva with our 2 toddlers and ALLLLLLLL the junk that comes with traveling with little ones. Boats n Fun made it easy and enjoyable to get over to the island. They were on-time both directions and had kid sized life vests. Captain was even patient while we "negotiated" with the toddlers to put them on. Very easy and will use them again on our next visit.


2/2/2018 
These guys are good! We did a one day rental of a 22' boat on Pine Island Sound this past week. I manage a marina, I own a 26' Sea Ray, I handle all kinds of boats in Northern Michigan and my buddy is as good a sailor as Northern Michigan has to offer, but we were both a little nervous about the Pine Island Sound after our Ferry trip to North Captiva. Geez, this place is crazy shallow! Well, we were asked to come for our 45 minute boat training and got Captain Robin to go through their program. A. I'd hire this guy in an instant if he would leave FLA B. This was the most thorough, friendly, and informative session I've ever spent with someone. He caught that we had a lot of experience and were really just nervous about not knowing the water. He spent the time that was necessary to hit what he had to hit and then spent more time really helping us understand what would make this a special day and really made us feel comfortable knowing what steps they had taken to make this easy for anyone! Let me tell you, this water is really crazy but these guys have it dialed in and they have the Garmin GPS units programmed for about any trip you might take. Combine that with their fantastic charts that they have laminated and put together and you have a great combination. We had a freaking ball, saw everything Robin told us to do including a great Manatee hole on Cayo Costa, awesome lunch at Cabbage Key at 1:45 after the Ferry had left just like he told us it would, and then great time on S.Captiva before heading home to N. Captiva. Capt. Mike helped us as we were going out and again checking us in and he did a great job making us laugh and again to feel comfortable. Capt. Mattias occasionally dropped in a thought or two as we were going through the process. All in all, these guys can take the scary out of the shallow water and make you comfortable and allow you to have one of the best days you can have on the water! I know we did!!!


1/8/2018 Angela H London
Amazing Dolphins Adventure with Captain Mike After staying on North Captiva for a week in August, we didn't think our trip could get any better and then on the second to last day we went out with Captain Mike on a Dolphin watching trip! We were blown away by the wild dolphins playing in wake. Mike was so knowledgeable and brilliant with our kids. Thank you for a brilliant experience.


1/5/2018 Beth H Kansas City, Kansas
Great captain and cruise We took the Dolphin and Manatee cruise last week with Captain Robin. He made it interesting and fun for the adults and kids.


1/2/2018 Charlottesville, Indiana
We loved these giys We are driving home now from a wonderful week on the island. Both of our water taxi rides were fun and informative. On the way to the island, our captain gave us several great insights and also stopped to assist a family whose boat had become stuck on a sandbar. On our way back from the island, our caption took the time to interact with some dolphins, even enticing one to follow behind us for a bit and leap out of the water. I did not expect our taxi rides to enhance our trip, but they truly did.


12/30/2017 Bart S
Boat Rental (Captain Mike and Captain Robin) We rented a boat for the day from Boats and Fun. What a great experience - if I could give them 6 stars, I would. Before we left, Captain Mike sat down with me to review the boating area around N. Captivia and give us some good things to do. He also showed me around the boat a bit. I'm a very experienced boater and he was very helpful as the waters in the area tend to be quite shallow. His suggestions were spot on. We wanted to see if we could find some manatee and he sent us to a hidden cove. We were the only boat there with a dozen or so manatee. After visiting with the manatee, we headed south and ran into Captain Robin who was out with a group on jet skis looking at a pod of dolphins. He had me adjust the trim on the boat a bit and when I started back up the dolphins started swimming and playing in out wake and the folks on the jet skis were tagging along for the show. We ended our day heading down to Captivia where we walked around and had lunch before heading back to North Captivia. Six stars for these guys.


12/29/2017 Lisa M
Christmas vacation After a long day of travel from California we had the pleasure of taking a water taxi over to North Captiva Island. Oh my gosh!!!! What an incredible ride it was!!! I’m not sure who was more excited, us or our driver!! He offered to stop & take pictures of our family with the perfect sunset in the background! Saw some dolphins & made sure we got to see them in action! He also was full of helpful information! BOATS & FUN you guys are awesome!!!!! Perfect start to what I’m sure will be a perfect week! Thank you!


12/28/2017 Tommy S
Perfect Boat Rental Our family rented a 23' Hurricane Deck Boat on Xmas Eve.. Starting with the reservation process, everything was perfect. All was coordinated by Capt. Matias, who was very efficient, obviously experienced, & very personable. The boat provided was a 23' Hurricane Deck Boat with a 200HP outboard. The boat was in excellent condition, especially for a rental, & equipped with a user friendly Garmin GPS. The GPS was loaded with several area wayward tracks, so no input was necessary. You are provided with the most complete chart and information book I've ever seen. So good that I think they should make the book's available for sale. We met Capt. Matias with the boat at the Cape Coral Yacht Club dock area. Plenty of nearby parking and Bar/Restaurant called The Boathouse on site. No need to travel for food & cocktails after a day of boating, & great place to catch the sunset. All this made for one of the best boat rentals ever, & best Xmas Eve Day's ever. Can't wait to do it again.


12/17/2017  Cindy Kaspereit John
We had a wonderful time! Robin and Matias were the best captains ever!


12/10/2017 Ed G Santa Fe, New Mexico
Great People and Service My wife and I had the pleasure of staying on North Captiva Island for roughly a week from the end of October through the first week of November. Other than one really rainy day, the trip was fantastic! The team at Boats and Fun made the trip much more enjoyable. We arrived late on a Thursday night and booked a Boats and Fun water taxi from Pine Island to NCI. Captain Robin was extremely helpful getting us settled on the island after we arrived - especially because it was dark and getting to our vacation rental required knowing the paths. We had reserved a boat for 2 days but the weather didn't completely cooperate. Boats and Fun completely helped us out and moved the reservations without any issues. When we finally got out on the water, Captain Mike gave us very helpful tips on where to go, what to see, and how to best plan our time on the water. We had the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, shelling on Costa Cayo, lunch on Cabbage Key - and just had a wonderful time overall. A special call out to Captain Mathias who was the key to the entire adventure. We made all our reservations with him via email and phone, rented fishing gear and bait, borrowed bikes for a trip into the State Park on NCI, and he captained our water taxi back to Pine Island for the trip home.


12/2/2017 Sward2018 Chicago, Illinois
Boats AND Fun! We rent a open bow boat every year in the spring from Boats and Fun on North Captiva. If you are familiar with North Captiva it is surprise to find such a well run and well stocked business on the island. Boats and Fun always provides and excellent well maintained boat and everything needed for a day on the water. We will be back next year for another rental. In fact, writing this review is reminding me to make my reservation! Eric S.


8/2/2017 Mima P
Amazing experience!! We spent a week in North Captiva in July 2017 and we rented a boat, jet ski, kayak and fishing rods from Boats and Fun. We can't say anything but great things. The guys are great and helpful. The boat and jet ski training is very informative and thorough. We had so much fun on our day on the boat but we wish we rented for 2 days instead of one. 7 hours were not enough too see everything we planned. We were lucky and did not have any storm that day but they prepared us for every situation. Overall, we had great experience and we will definitely rent from them again.


7/28/2017 Winston H
Boat full of little people that had a blast! I recently rented a 24' Hurricane deck boat from Boats and Fun in N. Captiva and had a wonderful time! Boat was in great shape and Captain Mike did a great job with a quick training to make us aware of the specific waters and sand bars. We go there every year and will be renting a boat with them again. I highly recommend you paying attention to your class because the waters are quite shallow at low and even high tide if you don't pay attention to what you are doing.


7/27/2017 Stacey Horner-Schwarz
Captain Mike took our family out on a three hour excursion and we had a blast! He was very friendly & knowledgeable about the area. Our kids loved watching the dolphins trail our boat! We highly recommend Boats of Fun!


7/26/2017 Kathy T
North Captiva Fun We used Boats and Fun for a water taxi ride from North Captiva to Sanibel Island. It was a fun boat ride there and back with Captain Matias. He was great talking with the kids and telling them about the boat and waterways. We were lucky enough to be tailed by three dolphins on the return trip, almost like we signed up for the dolphin watch tour! Next time we go, we would definitely use them for additional services. Great, friendly staff!


7/21/2017 Bill D
North Captiva Boats and Fun at North Captiva were prepared for just about any question. They suggested that our group of seven rent a larger boat than the minimum size necessary, which turned out to be the best recommendation ever. Matias' boating instruction for complete novices was thorough and allowed us to have a fantastic time out on the sound on our first trip. Only caveat: pay close attention to the instructions given and follow them to a tee, because the rapid changes in depth near the shore could easily trip you up fast.


7/9/2017 mitchliebowitz North Captiva Island, Florida
Captain Robin was amazing. We could not be more pleased. We scheduled a sunset tour with Boats and Fun for 3 hours. Captain Robin, our guide, was most knowledgeable on local history and marine life. This was both an educational and relaxing tour. I would not hesitate to recommend Captain Robin or Boats and Fun. Professional, safe, and thoughtful. We had a wonderful evening. Thank you!!!


7/2/2017 Kevin L Allentown, NJ
Fantastic week This was the best well of boating in a new area tan I thought was possible. Captains Mike and Adam couldn't have been more knowledgeable and informative. Because of their excellent training and local knowledge we had fun, enjoyable, and safe. The equipment was second to none and the service exceeded expectations. Thanks again to Captains Mike and Adam. The reservation process was simple and made customer friendly by Robin. Prices were quite reasonable as well.


6/23/2017 agsamuelson Plymouth, Indiana
Absolutely Awesome! Our family has been to Captiva several times, but this was our first time at North Captiva. We (six of us) decided to try something new and called them one morning and went out on a boat that afternoon. Captain Matias was great! He was so fun and knowledgeable. He even downloaded Spotify and let us choose the music! We had an unbelievable experience on a sandbar in the gulf; we found 16 sand dollars and Matias even helped my sister (kind of) learn how to dive. It was a day we will never forget! Will definitely be calling them when we come back to North Captiva.


6/12/2017 _alexandralee_jones Houston, Texas
Captain Mike ROCKS!! My family of 5 and I booked our private boat tour the day of, only an hour ahead to be exact and we showed up with everything ready to go, just had to sign a wavier for everyone and then it was off to the water! Captain Mike took me and my 2 younger brothers tubing for about an hour and a half before taking us to Cabbage Key for lunch. He was so knowledgeable and laid-back, making the entire trip perfect. When you book a private boat tour it's pretty much whatever you want to do, unless you need recommendations which they more than happily provide.


6/3/2017 1EaglesFan1 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Dolphins and Cheeseburgers in Paradise Captains Mike and Matias took our family out on a 3 hour tour. We fared much better than Gilligan. We visited Cabbage Key followed by close up interaction with Dolphins. It was a blast. True care to ensure we enjoyed our excursion. And we thoroughly did. The Dolphins were practically in our boats. Thank you guys for a great day the kids will forever remember


6/2/2017 Katheryne A
A Treasured Experience My husband and I came to visit North Captiva for his 30th birthday. Thanks to Boats and Fun, it was a beyond wonderful experience!. We rented dune bikes as well as a golf cart to cycle around the island and to the all of the different beaches. We used their water taxi to get to the island initially as well as back to the mainland when our stay was completed. Adam and Captain Matias took us on an incredible jet ski tour of the island to look for shells, wildlife, and just to generally have fun!! My highlight was seeing all the manatees but my husband's was racing across the ocean with the guys. Matias is very knowledgeable about his business as well as the local areas both on and off the island. Boats and Fun has many activities to choose from and you can definitely find the best fit for your own adventure just like we did!.


5/23/2017 kssmith84 Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fantastic people! Great equipment! Matias and the whole Boats and Fun crew are fantastic! They went out of their way to be helpful and flexible. They are knowledgeable, courteous and fun. We rented a boat and they helped plan a day for us. Of particular fun was a visit to the Manatee hole on Cayo Costa where the manatees were plentiful and very interested in visiting with us. You won't regret renting a boat or doing a jet ski/wave runner trip with Boats and Fun!


5/21/2017 Candihighsmith Arlington, Texas
North Captiva Boats and Fun My husband and I only had a few days on the island for this spur of the moment trip. We booked last minute and Matias was good enough to come in on his day off to take us on this wonderful trip. You can tell he absolutely loves his job and loves his home in his enthusiasm during our tour. We left from North Captiva Island Club marina in their clean and comfortable boat and enjoyed watching the dolphins play in our wake while Matias told us about North Captiva and the surrounding islands. Our first stop was Cabbage Key for a "cheeseburger in paradise". Matias waited for us while we enjoyed lunch at this iconic stop. After lunch we toured around Cayo Costa island and learned all about the ever changing coastline and history. Matias found a beautiful sand bar where the two of us snorkeled and collected a few shells before heading back to the marina. We learned so much about the local history and wildlife from Matias which helped make our decision to purchase a home on North Captiva an easy one.


5/2/2017 Margaret F Concord, New Hampshire
Peg's Big Jet Ski and Boat Adventure 4 of us rented jet skis and we had a wicked good time! We buzzed around playing in the waves and then our guide Matias brought us to a cove where we were able to get close to Manatees, without disturbing them of course. We really enjoyed learning all about the pirate history of the islands, arrrrr. The next day we rented a boat and went to Cabbage Key to have lunch at the famous "cheeseburger in paradise" restaurant. Captain Mike patiently went over everything to make sure we had all the knowledge about the boat and navigating the waterways so we would be totally safe. The staff is genuinely nice and they made us feel truly welcome on the island, not like a bunch of tourists. Boats and Fun is the prefect name for this place, check it out, you won't regret it!


4/21/2017 dannysherman2017 Franklin, Tennessee
North Captiva - Boats and Fun Rented a boat for 9 of us at the North Captiva office. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly! Highly recommend renting a boat while you are there...tons places to visit and fantastic wildlife viewing. We will be back again!


4/19/2017 Tochdown Atlanta, Georgia
Rented a boat for 3 days. 22' hurricane for 8 guys. We only used it one day due to small craft advisories on water and was refunded money. They are very concerned with safety. I liked that and enjoyed their vibe at Boats and Fun.


4/2/2017 patchoolee new york
Wonderful boat trip to cabbage key We did a private boat trip to Cabbage Key. Our Caption Andy was friendly and informative. He took us on a scenic route to try and spot some dolphin, which we did ! Personalized service, comfortable boat and a Caption that worked hard to ensure our experience met our expectations ... it did!


4/2/2017 flammlitwin Brooklyn, New York
This place is so well run with the nicest crew around! We have traveled to North Captiva Island in Florida for three years running. We have used Boats and Fun each trip, once for a 3 hour tour with the totally awesome Captain Mike, we have used their private boat taxi (extremely reliable) and have booked fishing tours as well (so fun and the captain was knowledgable about where to find fish). They are always accommodating (but they do get booked at Spring Break - plan ahead!!), so pleasant to work with, deal with and the shop always has a good amount of bait, rods, gear as well. Easy to rate them 5 stars.


3/16/2017 PeterColonia
Reliable decent boat rental We rented a boat during our stay on North Captiva. Most important: The introduction by Captain Mike was very conscientious. All staff were friendly and helpful.


3/15/2017 Road524784
Boats and Fun is great!!! My family booked Boats and Fun for water taxi to and from North Captiva. The reservation process was so easy plus, on our arrival, Captain Andy coordinated our water taxi with our airport taxi so we were not stuck waiting at the dock. Capt Andy also coordinated with Duncan and Laurie at Tortuganci Properties so we were met at the dock when we arrived on the island. While we were on North Captiva we booked a tour to Cabbage Key and Captain Matias tailored it to what we wanted to see. It was a wonderful trip. We saw dolphins, manatees, a beautiful sunset and had a delicious dinner at Cabbage Key and Captain Matias made it very relaxed and fun! Our return water taxi to Pine Island was just as smooth. Captain Matias coordinated with our airport taxi and our return was seamless. We were on vacation every step of the way because Boats and Fun took such good care of us! Thank you!!!


3/13/2017 BeamerMN Minnesota
Boat Tour- including shelling Our family ranged from a 13 year old, two 20 year olds, and a 82 year old grandma and we all had a great time! The trip was entirely tailored to what we wanted to do. We got up close to wild bottlenose dolphins and went into a secluded lagoon to find the protected manatees. The afternoon also included a stop at a sandbar where found about 15 sand dollars and other cool shells. Our tour guide Matias was very knowledgeable of the area which made the tour exciting. Definitely recommend!


3/2/2017 Scott D
Awesome Time Captain Robin was AWESOME, the knowledge Robin had and his personal social skills were amazing, We seen dolphins and other things and It was the best experience I have ever had. The tour is worth it and ask for Robin and you will have the experience of alife time.


3/2/2017 Road524784
Boats and Fun is great!!! My family booked Boats and Fun for water taxi to and from North Captiva. The reservation process was so easy plus, on our arrival, Captain Andy coordinated our water taxi with our airport taxi so we were not stuck waiting at the dock. Capt Andy also coordinated with Duncan and Laurie at Tortuganci Properties so we were met at the dock when we arrived on the island. While we were on North Captiva we booked a tour to Cabbage Key and Captain Matias tailored it to what we wanted to see. It was a wonderful trip. We saw dolphins, manatees, a beautiful sunset and had a delicious dinner at Cabbage Key and Captain Matias made it very relaxed and fun! Our return water taxi to Pine Island was just as smooth. Captain Matias coordinated with our airport taxi and our return was seamless. We were on vacation every step of the way because Boats and Fun took such good care of us! Thank you!!!


2/22/2017 abbeyagpaoa
Boats and Fun North Captiva Island Location On the first day of my vacation on North Captiva Island, Florida, I stopped at Boats and Fun to inquire about boat rentals and tours. They were very helpful and assisted me in planning my activities for my stay. On several occasions, I stopped back with questions and requests. They always willingly accommodated me, including helping me order delivery of groceries from the mainland. If you travel includes a trip to North Captiva Island, give Boats and Fun a try!


2/21/2017 Bill W
This is how all boat rentals should go!! This place Rocks! The entire crew was happy, helpful, enthusiastic and above all, knowledgeable. They worked together like a well-oiled machine. From booking, through safety videos and briefings, to actual boat orientation and checkout, no stone was left unturned. The equipment was also top notch and the inclusion of a GPS chart plotter really left a great impression. For anyone not familiar with these waters, especially the home harbor on North Captiva, routes are shallow and convoluted...do NOT rent a boat without a chart plotter!! This is truly as good as it gets. They will make even the novice comfortable in no time. The local waters have lots to see and plenty to do. Make time for the Cabbage Key Restaurant & Inn for some excellent seafood and an incredible staff. Don't even think of the half-day rental...not nearly enough time to see and do everything, and the full-day rate is just pennies more. Thanks again, guys!


2/21/2017 phelpsi Middle River, Maryland
The Best Day of the Vacation Met Captain Andy and he was immediately welcoming and friendly. He asked us what we wanted to see and where we chose to go. He found a small cove where we saw many manatees and they were so active. We were able to take some amazing photos. There were also able to watch 2 manatees mating. Certainly don't get to see his everyday. Then off the Cabbage Key restaurant for lunch. Super lovely and Captain Andy got us there right before the huge lunch crowd arrived. His history of the island and the find of a sweet dolphin swimming in our wake was lovely. He was having a great time swimming in our wake and leaping out of the water 5 different times. Such a great morning with Captain Andy. A super guy with great knowledge of the area and water. Us Baltimore girls thank him for providing us with a spectacular day on the water


2/14/2017 Madonna W
Water Taxi We used Captain Matais to taxi us back to the Mainland at 5am to catch an early morning flight. He arrived right on time, he was pleasant and knowledgeable about the area and even went above and beyond to get us to our vehicle once we hit dry land. The trip was a peaceful, star-filled end to an amazing trip on North Captiva!


2/4/2017 jwhitley7407 Lubbock, Texas
Captain Mike took us on a fantastic dolphin viewing tour Captain Mike was awesome! We saw tons of dolphins and got them to chase our boat. It was so much fun! He was friendly and knew how to engage the dolphins. I would highly recommend him!


1/17/2017 rodstar14
Captain Mike took us on a private island tour We had a blast. Went looking for sand dollars and manatees and alligators. He went out of his way to find the sand dollars and managed to get a dolphin to swim with our boat. Great guy and great service. Highly recommend them!!!


1/5/2017 Dalzurudom Miami, Florida
Great ferry ride to and from North Captiva! There's nothing like have a great travel experience to start (and end!) your vacation on great terms! This is exactly what we got with Boats and Fun. We were given perfect directions to arrive at the marina, our captain helped us load everything and was very timely and welcoming. The boat was in perfect condition and comfortable, and the trip was very reasonably priced when comparing it to standard cost for round-trip ferry costs. They accommodated all our items and pet friendly! We had an immaculate experience both to and from the island. I would definitely recommend them and look forward to visiting again!


1/4/2017 jonij123 Hays, Kansas
Amazing Captain Mike took his time to make sure we saw as many dolphins as possible. He was very pleasant and has a great personality. Enjoyed the entire trip and saw lots of dolphins had got great pictures.


1/3/2017 219sebastiand Miami, Florida
Awesome staff/service Captain Matias and Mike were both amazing from the moment we step aboard on our way to and from Captiva. The staff at the office in Captiva were also very helpful with recommendations, stuff to do or rent directly from them ( boats, bikes, rods etc)


1/2/2017 jeffakin9 Mahwah, New Jersey
Boat Rental Boats and Fun I rented a center console fishing boat from Boats and Fun for a week. Every aspect of this experience was excellent. I easily made a reservation by phone. I received E-Mail communications and reservation confirmations. We arrived on Christmas Day on Captiva Island. Although the original reservation had the boat arriving at my dock the next day, Captain Andy called me on Christmas and offered to bring the boat a day early so we could get out on it early the next morning. Santiago delivered the boat to my dock on Christmas Day and took me through extensive instruction on the basics of the boat, docking procedures, and how to navigate the waters of Pine Island Sound. Captain Robin arrived a short time later and they tied the boat up to the dock and showed me how to secure the boat to pilings. I had no experience with docking a boat with pilings. They were patient and eager to answer any question I had. The boat was great, and we had a awesome time with it all week. At the end of the week, I received text messages and phone calls about the pick up procedure. Once again, they made it easy and manageable. The manager of my condominium complex met Santiago and Robin during the pick up. He told me that he liked the guys so much he was going to recommend them to future guests. This was an all around excellent experience!


12/30/2016 Harrison S
Fantastic! We came to North Captiva for a week between Christmas and New Years...2 families including 5 kids. I am not an experienced boater but they were AMAZING at Boats and Fun. They gave me a quick tutorial and all the material I needed to boat around the islands and have a great time. We went exploring to other islands, fishing, picnics and swimming. They had great restaurant recommendations at Captiva, Boca Grande, Cabage Key and more. Having the boat from Boats and Fun changed the whole trip and made it incredible. They were always available and amazingly helpful! I couldn't recommend them highly enough. If you are coming to North Captiva, renting from them is an absolute must! Thank you Boats and Fun!!


12/14/2016  Matthew D. Centerville, MA
Yelp - I rented a center console boat from this company in December 2016. First of all, I made the reservation a month before my trip and about a week before the day I was going to rent the boat I received a phone call from an employee of the company advising me that the weather was going to be bad on that day and he gave me the option of moving my rental to another day. This was awesome. I took him up on the offer and moved the rental and it was an amazing day to be on the water. The boat was in great condition and had a lot of power. The briefing was concise and took place within a reasonable amount of time. I cannot wait to rent a boat from this company again. Thanks Mateus and Capt. Andy.


8/12/2016 BasilB49 Orlando, Florida
Great boat rental experience We recently rented a Glacier Bay 23' boat for 7 days from Boats and Fun. From start to finish everything was handled very professionally. Captain Matias delivered our boat to the Yacht Club in Cape Coral and took us through an easy to follow but detailed induction. It was clear to us that it was more important to him that we were comfortable with the boat than it was to get away as quickly as possible even though it was a Sunday morning. We thoroughly enjoyed having the boat and would absolutely recommend Capt'n Matias and Boats and Fun to anyone thinking about hiring a boat in the area.


7/10/2016 kathy J
private water taxi worth the $ to rent private water taxi! made it fun for the kids and taught us a little about the island as well as pointed out sea life. we also rented boats for our own use and thought it was a lot of fun to explore on our own as well! we had fun with Captain Matias, Andy and Santiago


6/7/2016 Rleffingwell4327 Huntington, New York
Professional & awesome service with Boats & Fun! My family of 6 used Boats & Fun for private water taxi to and from North Captiva island last week & The service was excellent! Captain Andy picked us up at Pine island and took us to North Captiva, he was professional & was excellent in every aspect! Captain Matias took us back to Pine Island 7 days later! At 5 am he was prompt & was also great! My family was in great hands... We also used their rental services while on the island & once again nothing less than excellent!! We will use them every time we have the opportunity & highly recommend their business!


5/27/2016 joenater Greenville, South Carolina
Boats and Fun , North Captiva, Fl We had a great experience boating the Gulf Inter-coastal waterway when we rented a boat from Boats and Fun, North Captiva, Fl. during our vacation! Capt. Mike was very thorough in explaining the operation and procedures to get around the Gulf Islands safely. The GSP was simple to operate with pre-planned destinations. I highly recommend Boats and Fun. Pricing very reasonable!


5/14/2016 goodfellaruss Marysville, Ohio
Fun, relaxation, and dolphins!!! We really enjoyed ourselves!!! Captain Mike was a great guide and showed us around the islands. Loved getting close to the dolphins and seeing them play in the boat's wake. We look forward to going again.


5/6/2016 derb1966 Bangor, Maine
Ahoy Matey! About 3 weeks ago, we vacationed on North Captiva with 2 other families. One of our friends rented a boat from Boats and Fun (North Captiva office) for a few days. The island was a perfect place to relax, but having access to a boat enhanced the experience tremendously. We showed up for the informational meeting and training with Captain Andy, who explained all of the details clearly and completely. He went over all aspects of the boat, mariner guidelines, and places to see. (Having some fairly experienced boaters helped, but I am confident those with little boating knowledge would feel comfortable getting out onto the waters with the crew at Boats and Fun.) The next few days were spent taking short and long trips to Captiva, Cabbage Key, and Cayo Costa. It was such a blast "driving" down the Intercoastal Highway!! Each time we returned, Captain Mike was waiting to help guide us in. He was a such a personable and informative captain, and we can't say enough about his professionalism and passion for the job. Thanks so much to both Captains for their help and expertise. I would definitely recommend you check out Boats and Fun on North Captiva.


4/12/2016 Julie C Saint Charles, Illinois
Outstanding customer service and Rentals My family has been renting boats and wave runners from Boats and Fun in Upper Captiva (North Captiva) for years. Their business has consistently delivered the best in rentals and service. The equipment is new, well-maintained, and clean upon delivery. The staff is also friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I highly recommend them should you be looking to rent a watercraft.


3/27/2016 Q8861OBjohnd Virginia
Boat tour & tubing with Captain Robin Wow! Great family experience. Boat tour with Captain Robin and Boats and Fun out of North Captiva Island was fabulous. Wildlife-he found it all. Birds diving and feeding on fish, pelicans, alligators, manatees galore. Dolphin swimming and playing in the wake was so cool-the kids and adults loved it. Some of us even saw a wild pig! He also took the kids tubing - level 3 for all! They really tailored the experience and timing to meet our needs. Highly recommend.


3/21/2016 Greg L New York City, New York
North Captiva Island Adventure You can only get to and from North Captiva Island via Ferry, it's quite remote and we wanted to visit some other islands. Enter Boats & Fun...Rented a 20 FT boat for the day, the service was friendly and well instructed, got the GPS and keys, picked up the boat the next day and we were off. Boat and GPS worked great, was very thankful for the verbal driving lesson and watch outs, they all came in handy. Had a great day on the water with my friends. Would definitely do it again...Greg


3/15/2016 Jamie W Westfield, New Jersey
Wow they did it again! Excelent Service! We just returned to North Captiva and rented a 12 person boat for the day and got the same great service from Boats and Fun that we did last time we were here. I would highly recommend this place any time, their equipment is top notch, the employees are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. We liked it so much we are going back to rent jet skis later on this week.


3/11/2016 Chris T Tampa, Florida
Exceeded our expectations Very attentive and professional service. Helpful ALWAYS! They accommodated our requests and the ease of renting was appreciated.


3/6/2016 KjKuske Grand Rapids, Michigan
Boats and Fun best way to and from North Captiva! Great boat rentals too. Our family has travelled to North Captiva for over 10 years. Since they started, we have rented a boat from them on North Captiva and the experience has always been great! They are super helpful, flexible and the boats are in great shape! This year we took advantage of their new private ferry service to the island. It was awesome. The trip was fast and from booking to ferrying - Matias rocks!


3/2/2016 Jamie W Westfield, New Jersey
North Captiva Boat Rental These guys do it right, they give you the training and make it fun. All of the equipment is in top shape and well maintained. We had a fantastic day out on the water and would recommend it to anyone. See you this March JSW


3/2/2016 ipilotflorida Punta Gorda, Florida
Best Company on the Water I met with crew for two days on Pine Island and experienced the cleanest, well maintained boats in SouthWest Florida! The members were amazing with knowledge and professionalism compared to none - top notch all the way! Thanks to Matias, Robin, Andrew and Captain Mike to show me the ropes! Recommendation- call well ahead because boats go fast!


1/11/2016 Lee R
Afternoon Boat Rental I plan on recommending Boats and Fun to others who use the vacation home we stayed at. We had a great experience. The friendly staff made the rental easy and provided training and service in making sure we had everything we needed. They even provided some great advice on where to travel!


1/7/2016 Keri G
Boating with Babies We rented a boat for the day during the week between Christmas and New Years. The boat was clean and had everything we needed for a day's trip with 2 families and 2 19 month olds. They were great at providing training on how to use the equipment which helped the Dad's feel at ease as the captains with such precious cargo on board. They also recommended places for us to go that were age appropriate for the family which helped us have a wonderful time. It was one of the best days we had on vacation! I recommend going to get the training and paperwork done before your boat day to save you time on the day of.


1/6/2016 Amy B
Great Captiva Vacation Rented a boat from the North Captiva location for 11 days for our family vacation on Captiva. Captain Mike noticed a problem with the steering hydraulics when bringing the boat to us. He headed back to the shop to make sure it was repaired, and the boat was delivered to us later in the day. While we were disappointed with the delay in getting the boat, I appreciated the fact that they made sure it was fixed. Matias adjusted our contract accordingly, and the boat performed great throughout our trip with no problems. The boat was a big part of our family vacation cruising the islands, and fishing every day. Very enjoyable trip, and the North Captiva Crew was great. Thanks guys! Can't wait to go back!


1/5/2016 849mathewd Carmel, Indiana
North Cap Boat Rental Great training and amazing customer service. The North Cap guys are awesome and told us all the fun places to go in Pine Island sound. It was a great part of our vacation. They were always helpful and would come down to the docks to help as we left and returned.


1/2/2016 daviddP8420MJ Elburn, United States
We (11) spent two weeks on North Captiva Island. We rented "fatty" bikes and kayaks from Boats and Fun on the island. The folks that work there are easy going, extremely friendly and very helpful. They helped make an already awesome action even better.


12/27/2015 julescleo Cape Coral, Florida
Perfect Day We went out with Captains Robin and Andrew for a perfect day from PIne Island to North Captiva. They gave us great advice - we spent the day on the beach and had a blast boating with them. The trips were every bit as great as they promised us and more. It truly was the perfect day. We will use their services again and again! Thanks very much!!


12/16/2015 Bill B
Boats and Fun - North Captiva Highlight! Each time we go to North Captiva we have rented from Boats and Fun and gone to different places. This continues to be the highlight of our family's trip. Even in light rain, everyone still loved it! Definitely will continue to go!


12/5/2015 MDRapp Granville, Ohio
Superb, Safe, Reliable, and Fun boat transportation We hired Boats and Fun to transport our family to Cabbage Key, Boca Grande, and back and forth to Pine Island. Matias, Captain Mike, and Robin are awesome and make every trip fun. Thanks for the over the top service!!!


11/10/2015 Tim S Gainesville, Florida, Usa
Made an alreay fantastic getaway even better! My wife and I stayed on Captiva Island for a week. We explored the island for the first few days and then rented a boat to get out & around to the surrounding islands. Captain Mike was professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. Had us out on the water in short order and sent us out feeling confident even though it was our first time in the area. The boat was clean, comfortable and the simple to use GPS they provided was essential in getting us where we wanted to go. The trip would not have been the same without stopping into Boats and Fun.


7/8/2015 tripled6610 Georgetown, Kentucky
Two day boat rental The only other company that I can compare to boats and fun when it comes to friendly customer service and attention to detail is Disney. Boats and fun on North Captiva went well beyond my expectations. Everyone I encountered was so nice and made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend boats and fun!


7/2/2015 Elizabeth L Mountain Brook, Alabama
Family Boat Trip We rented a boat for the day to go to Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key and Captiva. We had a blast!! The boat was great. We had two families with a total of 10 people on the boat. It was a little tight but everyone still had a seat. I would totally recommend doing this! The water is absolutely beautiful. We saw dolphins and manatees. Lunch at Cabbage Key was awesome! Next time we will get Captain Mike to go with us! He is great and a lot of fun!


6/28/2015 vleuck Richmond, Virginia
Look No Further - You have found the best. Can't say enough about our experience with Boats and Fun. This was our second trip to North Captiva Island. The first trip we rented a boat from a less known company and it was a disaster in comparison. The price was right however the experience and service was lacking. This time we booked Boats & Fun based on prior reviews and BAM !!!! we hit a home run. I can't not say enough about our experience. The first day they spent and hour (yes an hour!!) walking us through the boat operation, using the GPS, understanding the area and how to navigate around to the best locations. Gave us recommendations for sites to see Manatees, good locations to catch fish, and fun places to go for sights and restaurants, the best gas prices and on and on. The whole process felt like 20 minutes. Can't say enough about the on-boarding process. No other company out there does the same. Next was the crew at North Captiva. It was like they had GPS on us. Every time we pulled in to dock or were leaving, they were right there. Helping us in an out of the narrow passages, making sure we docked well and gave many instructions on how to improve docking. WOW - no other company does this. They were always friendly, helpful, patient and willing to answer questions, provide direction and always with a smile. The staff helped us load the boat and then unload the boat (even in the rain). I can go on and on. --- bottom line -- stop looking and book a boat now as this team provides a Ritz Carlton Experience!


6/25/2015 Laura C Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ALWAYS A BLAST... Boats and Fun for new drivers are very thorough, patient in answering questions, and even willing to dock the boat if you're in a real pinch. This was our second year renting one of their boats and it is always a great time. Boats and fun made sure we knew the hot spots of fun to try while out boating such as the Manatee Cove and Cayo Casta Island. Do at least a DAY RENTAL!!! You will want it!!! Boats and Fun care about your safety as well. Our first chosen day to rent, we cancelled due to a forecast of bad weather. They were very kind in rescheduling at no extra charge. This is a plus!!! I hope they continue to do this. Our day of fun on the water ended with a thunderstorm looming overhead with wind gusts of 35 mph. Boats and Fun had already called ahead to where we would gas up and told them to tell us to dock at Jensen's and wait the storm out even if it went past or return time. When we did make it back, the captain docked our boat with a smile and said he was thankful we made it in safe. Safety first! Don't forget to bring your receipt to show how much gas though. Very important! We will book with them again when we make another trip to North Captiva Island. I should say that the boats are very clean and ready to go. They looked used which is good to know that many vacationers trust the quality of service! Thank you for being a part of our vacation once again!


6/21/2015 Bosslady70
Very patient and friendly Our family hired a boat captain (Matius) to take us in the gulf for tubing fun and snorkeling. Matius was very patient and kind to the kids as they explored the sandbar to find sand dollars and while riding the tube. He always made sure we operated safely in regards to the weather and water. We enjoyed it so much we went out twice during our island visit! We also rented a boat during our vacation and Andrew explained everything patiently. Overall our experience with Boats and Fun was wonderful!


6/20/2015 harveys250 Saint Louis, Missouri
Best place to rent a Boat/Jet ski We rented a 24' deck boat for a day, and two jet skis another day while on North Captiva Island in early June. One of the best places from which we have ever rented. Andrew went above and beyond, both during training and set up, as well as helping us with some other "Island issues" that weren't even his problem. He even stopped at a Walgreens on PIne Island and obtained some items my wife needed but couldn't get, and which we had no means of getting on N. Captiva due to lack of local transportation. Re the boat process - Captain Mike and Andrew were extremely safety conscious, without diminishing the "fun aspect," and that was exactly what we were looking for, and it made the experience a great one. This was the second year we've rented from Captain Mike and Boats & Fun, and they far exceeded the service we've had at any other location.


6/4/2015 Traci S Maine
Seeing Fort Myers and surrounding area with Captian Mike This was a great boat trip with friends. Captain Mike picked us up at our condo and took us around many places. Our favorite with anchoring off Sanibel for swimming and walking on the beach. Boats and Fun have great rentals us well. Would recommend to everyone.....had a blast


6/4/2015 Luisgina Miami, Florida
Great for the whole family! We have rented boats from them several times. Their boats are well maintained and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Great for large family outings.


6/1/2015 Pireality Granbury, Texas, United States
These guys are not just for beginners---price is right. We had an excellent time (in between boats and had family in town) the boat was clean and just as described and the reservation process was painless. I will definitely rent from these guys again. Also, Capt Matias is a GEM.


5/4/2015 findingextraordinary Burlington, Canada
Manatees, dolphins and Captain Mike on North Captiva! We discovered Boats and Fun on North Captiva when we stayed on the island in March. We had heard that there were manatees in the area and we wanted to head out on a boat for the day to explore where we were and what was around us. We met Matias who was in the shop and he was an absolute treasure! He got us all set up and we met Captain Mike who navigated us through all the local sights to see. The highlight of the day was a wee little cove that Mike found…still as glass and there were 8-10 manatees who were there just enjoying their day. It was surreal to be just floating along with them, watching their movements and listening to them as they came up for air. Mike had great stories to tell and he was so respectful of the manatees and their habitat…unlike a couple of other tour boats that did arrive and were not respectful to us or the animals which was very disturbing. If you want an incredible experience look them up, they do custom boat tours like we did, you can rent boats and other equipment and they will help to make your trip! They certainly did for our family and we will be back next March for another adventure!


4/24/2015 capetnm Cape Coral, Florida
Great Time We live local to this company and sometimes rent boats from them on the weekend. They are very thorough and professional and the boats are great. I particularly appreciate the fact they include a WORKING radio and a GPS. I have had nothing but great experiences and highly recommend them.


4/15/2015 Bill B
Entire family's favorite day We rented a boat midway though our visit to North Captiva. We went over to Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key and Captiva. The boat had great maps, Garmin GPS and was well equipped. Perfect day and tons of fun. Will definitely do it again when we visit North Captiva!!!


4/4/2015 Abcsg5
Private ferry from Pine Island to North Captiva All the ferry boats were booked to get over to the island. So in advance, we rented a private boat through Boats and Fun to get us to North Captiva Island. They were prompt with pick up. The captain was friendly and happy to tell us about the land we were seeing and about the island. The crew from North Captiva Island Resort were to take our luggage to our house, but they were very backed up. The guys at Boats and Fun did not miss a beat. They got another large golf cart, loaded all of our luggage and groceries and took us to our house. They helped up find the house and get unloaded. They were so friendly and kind. We were most gracious!


3/23/2015 D Whitejr Vernon Hills, Illinois
Fantastic Jet Ski Adventure My sons and I were taken out on a jet ski tour with Matias and had a wonderful time. Good orientation and safety guidelines before we went out. While we were out we saw dolphins swimming besides us, stopped at a sandbar where we got to go snorkeling and saw manatees in a quiet cove.


3/17/2015 Charles S Baltimore, Maryland
Friendly staff and excellent trip We wanted to go out to Cabbage Key for lunch, so we chartered a craft from Boats and Fun. For $210, a small open speedboat piloted by Robin Pokorny appeared right as agreed. We were using Boats and Fun essentially as a water taxi, not a charter, which meant we could leave the driving to Robin. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It was a very clean craft which carried 6 passengers and the pilot, in excellent repair, with a sun shade—an altogether lovely experience.


2/15/2015 JS
Great Boats I rented the center console fishing boat for one day when I was on North Captiva during the week of Thanksgiving. The process was very smooth and easy. They went over everything I needed to know about the boat, from the GPS to navigating the areas around the island, and even had good fishing spots pin pointed on the GPS. The boat was very clean, like I was the first person to use it, although I had seen it rented the day before. If you're staying on North Captiva and want a boat, this is the easiest way to do it. I plan on coming back soon, but getting a boat for the week. A few pieces of advice - make sure you plan enough time to get to the marina on Captiva island for gas. If there's a line, you'll be waiting for a bit. Also, pay attention to the depth on the sonar - there are A LOT of shallow areas that you have the potential of running aground on.


2/13/2015 wartribe
Boating from North Captiva Island We rented a deck boat with a 10 person occupancy for a day of cruising and fishing. The boat was immaculate and well equipped. A GPS is a must due to the many shallow areas in Pine Island Sound and the one on the boat was very user freindly. Capt. Mike was very helpful and great with the kids. A great day on the water.


2/12/2015 Charlotte F Greeley, Colorado
Safety Is Number 1 Here We rented a deck boat for a day. It was easy to reserve, conveniently located around the corner and they are big on safety. I like that. Their training video wasn't just about not wrecking their boat, but also about keeping you safe. Outstanding.


1/19/2015 Weltkugel78 Troisdorf, Germany
Tolle Ausflüge per Boot und Jetski! Boats and Fun bietet toll organisierte Ausflüge per Boot und Jetski an. Man kann aber nach einer kurzen Einweisung auch einfach so ein Boot ausleihen. Captain Robin spricht zusätzlich deutsch und kennt alle guten Spots rund um Cape Coral, Fort Meyers und die Insel North Captiva. Auf North Captiva verleiht Boats and Fun Golf Carts mit denen man prima die Insel erkunden kann. Wir hatten sehr viel Spaß auf unseren Ausflügen und haben sehr viel gesehen: Seekühe, Delfine, wunderschöne Strände und nette Restaurants. Die Mitarbeiter sind freundlich und qualifiziert, die Boote, Jetskies und Golf Carts in einwandfreiem Zustand! Sehr empfehlenswert!


1/12/2015 Joshjbrewer
Great offer from great friendly people. Boats and fun was an amazing experience for the whole family. I was most impressed by how friendly they were and how they genuinely cared to make sure you have a great time.


10/22/2014 Keligeee Bowie, Maryland
They taught my husband everything he needed to know to operate the boats safely and effectively. We rented a boat when we when on vacation to North Captiva Island. I was very scared since my hubby is not the boating type but the eased my worries and we took a boat out. We took the TD boat to Cabbage Key for Lunch and to another island. The GPS told us exactly where to navigate out boat. It was a perfect day out on the water. We didn't get enough time to fish but we did get to see dolphins in our wake. I They put on a show just for us! The kids loved it.


9/3/2014 dfm59 Omaha, Nebraska
We rented a boat for a day to go to some of the other islands around North Captiva and Matias was a great help in picking out the boat we should have along with showing us everything on the boat including the GPS. My son also rented some fishing poles for the week and we used them for a taxi ride over to Captiva one day. All of the employees we met were very helpful and knew a lot about the area. They helped make our vacation to North Captiva a great trip and left us wanting to come back for more.

 
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