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About Pelican Brief


The Pelican Brief is a 3 Bedroom/3 Bath 2400 sq ft Beach House in paradise with a crow's nest, that offers beautiful panoramic views!

Located on site and available for guest, upon signing waivers for insurance purposes...

  • Golf cart
  • Private Lighted Dock and GREAT Fishing
  • Kayaks and Paddle Boards

Along five miles of white sandy beaches, relax and enjoy great food while sipping on tropical drinks at the pool bar at North Captiva Island Club’s two pools. Or unwind in the cool breeze under tiki huts and enjoy fresh fish dishes at the Mainstay Restaurant and Barnacles. Until 1921 the two formed a continuous stretch of beautiful beach when a hurricane created the Red Fish Pass separating the beautiful island into two, Captiva and North Captiva. Legend has it that Pirate Gaspar hid his treasure in the coasts of the Charlotte Harbour chain of barrier island giving the islands to our north his name, Gasparilla and Little Gasparilla Islands. Here women of great beauty and nobility were held captive by the famous pirate in this beautiful island now known as Captiva.


North Captiva's Lifestyle offers living with nature in a real beach community. On the island is a thriving seasonal community with busy times, travelers coming and going... mixed with quiet island landscapes off-season.


Boats-And-Fun offers docking at North Captiva Island, Pine Island, Cape Coral and Burnt Store Marina for free plus the entire fleet uses new four stroke outboard engines with high fuel efficiency and ultra-low emissions. Convenient pickup locations as well as different delivery options to your house are available. Full training at no additional fee.


At Mainstay North Captiva Dining, enjoy fresh catches from the sea while dining on the waterfront for lunch or dinner. Boaters and guests alike can enjoy surf, crab cakes, conch fritters and the famous Nautical Mile and turf, burgers, hot dogs and chicken. There is something for everyone as you also enjoy the view of dolphins, manatees, pelicans and other sea life along the sea.

Grocery Services

Staying in for the night? Get groceries delivered right to the house. Ordering available daily. See more info about this service below. offers membership for around $100 annually plus 15% of your order.

Fishing Charters

Enjoy fishing at the world’s number one inshore saltwater fishery on trips with the famous Fishing Lady, Joanne Damico, and her vast skills and intimate knowledge of the beautiful barrier island off Fort Myers. Damico rekindled her love of fishing she shared with her father 10 years ago when she moved back with her family to the world’s best back bay fishery, Pine Island Sound.


Boat times may change seasonally. Please contact the ferry company for reservations and off-season scheduled times. Additional boat times are available in peak season at scheduled boat rates. Private and later evening boats are available at an extra cost. ALL Ferry Boat times Require a Reservation and Parking Fee (if parking is needed).

Our COVID 19 Response

The safety of our guests is our top priority. Please see the links below with helpful guidelines and safety information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing how to identify COVID-19 symptoms Read more

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Vacationing on the island is a true one-of-a-kind vacation experience. The sandy streets, the golf carts, the miles of amazing beaches... check out our vacation home and when it's available for you to rent. Stay and Play!

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Gorgeous and pristine from top to bottom! This stunning "limited edition" (annually only five weeks peak season are available) vacation home is the epitome of Paradise on the island. We are also Pet Friendly!

Term of Services

Rental Agreement, The Pelican Brief Rules

Minimum Stay

A minimum of one(1) week is required during standard rental periods. Pet Friendly!

149 Kingfisher Dr.
Upper Captiva, Florida. 33924

+1 330-502-5450

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