In 2024, South Seas continues its phased reopening with new food & beverage outlets, additional accommodations, and enhanced resort amenities.
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Have a Story as Big as Your Catch

Find what lies beneath in the shadows of our legendary fishing waters.

Excellent weather, pristine waters, shallow coast, no large reefs, and an impressive variety and abundance of fish—more than 50 types in its coastal waters. It’s no wonder Captiva Island and nearby Sanibel are world renowned fishing destinations, a mecca for anglers. Venture offshore in search of the plentiful “silver king”—the exciting-to-hook tarpon—try some of the best back bay fishing around or keep it simple: grab a bucket and a rod and toss a line on the beach at sunset or off the dock in the company of a watchful heron. Whether you’re looking for a trophy, a dinner, or a good old catch and release, you’re in for a memorable day on the water, any way you cast it.

Effective Immediately:

Trailer parking is no longer permitted on South Seas property.

Due to limited parking, we no longer have the ability to store trailers of any kind (boat, jet ski, golf cart, etc.) on the South Seas property; this includes trailers used to haul boats, golf carts, and jet skis onto the resort. If you trailer your boat or other recreational items to the resort, you must make your own arrangements for trailer storage.
For more information,  please contact Charles Martz at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I fish from?

A. Resort guests may fish anywhere along the beach and the Bayview Fishing Pier.  Please be advised the Bayview Fishing Pier is currently inaccessible due to current construction.

Q. Where can I not fish from?

A. We do not allow fishing from the Bayside Marina, the Yacht Harbour Basin or the Golf Course ponds.  Please be advised the Bayview Fishing Pier is currently inaccessible due to current construction.

Q. Can I fish from the Bayview Fishing Pier without a fishing license?

A. Yes, the Bayview Fishing Pier is a licensed fishing Pier at South Seas for South Seas resort guests. You must follow all fishing laws while fishing.

Q. Do I need a fishing license?

A. If you fish anywhere else from land, other than the Bayview Fishing Pier itself, you are required to have a Florida saltwater fishing license and any other specific stamps. For further clarification/ information and to purchase a fishing license, please visit

Q. What can I catch?

A. While fishing from land or on a charter you can expect to catch – Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Redfish, Ladyfish, Saltwater Catfish and more . . .

Q. Can I bring my own boat?

A. Yes, South Seas offers two Marinas.

1.) The Yacht Harbour ~ offers dockage for vessels up to 120’ in length and 6’ draft. The Marina offers 2200 linear feet of dockage and 13 slips for vessels 25’ and under. The Yacht Harbour offers non-ethanol gasoline, dyed off-road diesel, oils, charts, bait buckets, and live shrimp. Dockage rates can be found here.

2.) Bayside Marina – offers dockage for vessels 25’ and under with 50 slips available. The Bayside Marina offers the resort’s only boat ramp. Each slip has water for rinse down and 110 amp outlet to charge batteries.

Q. Can I bring my golf cart trailer or kayak trailer?

A. No, effective immediately, trailer parking is no longer allowed on South Seas property. This includes boats, golf carts and jet skis being trailered onto the resort. Boats must be docked in either the Yacht Harbour or Bayside Marinas, reservations for dock space are requested as space is limited, dockage fees will apply. If you trailer your boat to the resort, you must make your own arrangements for trailer storage.

Q. Can I park my trailer in front of my unit?

A. No, trailer parking is no longer allowed on South Seas property.

Q. Are Fishing Charters available?

A. Yes, South Seas resort offers private Captains to take you and your group out for a memorable time. Each charter is a private charter so we do not pair groups or individuals up to fill a vessel. Trips are 4 hours (1/2 day) or 8 hours (full day) and can accommodate up to 4 persons per vessel.

Half Day Reservation:
8:00am – 12:00pm
12:30pm – 4:30pm

Each Captain owns their own vessel (24’-26’) and will supply the following:

  • Fishing License for all on board the charter
  • Bait
  • Tackle
  • Cooler on board with ice for your use
  • Captain will fillet any fish that is legal size and in season, you’re responsible to have the fish cooked


We recommend bringing the following items:

  • Ball Cap
  • Sunglasses (polarized if possible)
  • Sunscreen
  • Proper clothing & rain gear if needed
  • Camera
  • Food & drink ~ bring plenty of water to hydrate

All charters have a 24-hour cancellation policy.  For cancellations within 24 hours of the trip’s scheduled departure time or failure to show up for the trip, you will be charged the charter’s full amount. If the weather is unfavorable and deemed unsafe to go and the Captain cancels, there is no fee and we will do our best to reschedule the charter.

Offshore Charters are available, per request.

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