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Boat and Island Hopping

Explore the islands of North Captiva, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, Useppa, and Boca Grande.

Island Hopping with Emmy Girl Charters

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North Captiva Island

A barrier island in Southwest Florida separated by a hurricane from Captiva Island in 1921. A unique island accessible only by boat or private plane. The southern two miles are pristine unspoiled state lands and the remainder of the island is developed with over 300 homes and a couple of restaurants. Enjoy great island flavorful foods, tropical drinks, and a fun island atmosphere at Mangoes Pool Bar. Lunch and dinner are also served at Safety Harbor Club’s very quaint Over the Waterfront Restaurant with Chef Peter.

Cayo Costa Island

This almost 10 mile nature preserve boat access only barrier island is Southwest Florida’s true untouched pristine natural gem. The beaches are filled with some of nature’s best shelling treasures. So many different species of birds, mammals, and reptiles call this island home. During the winter months, the manatees huddle in the manatee cove to stay warm. You might also find the rare sighting of a Cayo Costa alligator. With only 30 off-the-grid homes, you can immerse yourself in nature.

Cabbage Key Island

World famous for Jimmy Buffet’s song “Cheeseburger in Paradise”. Rumor has it that after visiting this quaint old Florida island, Buffet found inspirational lyrics for this popular song. Offering wonderful homemade creations for lunch and dinner. Sit and enjoy a Cabbage Creeper at the bar and post a dollar bill to carry on an old fisherman’s tradition.

Boca Grande Island

This Old Florida Industrialist town is now a hotspot where some of the wealthiest elite come to tarpon fish and play. The village has wonderful restaurants, shops and galleries. Rent a golf cart and explore the island’s history by checking out its active lighthouses. While combing the beaches for shells you might also discover a shark’s tooth. Lots to see and explore on this island. There is a wonderful selection of Restaurants to choose from. My personal favorites are The Temptation, Miller’s Dockside, and Pink Elephant.

Useppa Island

This exclusive private island paradise is filled with history and beauty. Stroll the pink path to admire the Old Florida homes and beautiful blooming orchids. Take a photo of the tropical Banyan tree. Enjoy lunch at the historical Collier Inn. Enrich your Florida history by taking a stroll through the Useppa Museum. This must-see island paradise is member-only so join me as my guest.

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Private Water Taxi

Private Water Taxi Service for people staying at vacation rentals on North Captiva, Cayo Costa, Useppa, and Cabbage Key.

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Custom Charters

Tailor your maritime journey with our custom charters, creating an adventure that reflects your unique interests.

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Island Hopping

Embark on a captivating island-hopping experience, exploring North Captiva, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, Boca Grande, and more.

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Captain Emily, a Florida notary, helps craft intimate maritime ceremonies amidst the allure of serene islands and coastal beauty.

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What Our Guests Say

We take immense pride in curating maritime adventures that resonate deeply with our guests. Don’t just take our word for it – read the heartfelt reviews shared by those who’ve embarked on journeys with Emmy Girl Charters.

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Cliff N Crystal King

“Captain Emily was awesome! She was on time for our charter to and from North Captiva. She offered great insight into things to do. On the trip back to the mainland, she even took time to show our kiddos some dolphins and was able to get them to jump and play behind the boat. What a great experience!!! We will definitely use her service again on our next trip! Thanks, Captain Emily!”

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Ashleigh Shuford

“So easy breezy to schedule and get to N. Captiva Island from the marina! Captain Emily is super knowledgeable about the area’s wildlife and history. Learned a lot in just a short ride to the island. Also took the time to stop so we could see the manatees and dolphins along the way! Highly recommend!”

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Peter Fuller

“Beautiful, amazing day sight-seeing, checking out manatees and dolphins, having lunch on Cabbage Cay. First rate, great, very clean and comfortable boat, it will accommodate a large family, very dry and stable, no worries. And, Emmy knows the area, she knows lots of history, fun and interesting. Last time we visited the area, we rented a boat, huge mistake, especially since we know about Emmy Girl Charters.”