Take New Exit 131 or Old Exit 21 (Daniels Parkway) west to Summerlin Rd. approx. 7 miles. Turn left on Summerlin Rd. drive approx 15 miles to the Sanibel Causeway (a $6 toll). Drive across and onto Sanibel Island. At the 4 way stop sign at Periwinkle Way, either a right or a left turn will lead you to beaches, shops and accommodations. To reach Captiva, turn right on Periwinkle Way, drive 2 miles, turn right onto Tarpon Bay Rd. at the next left turn onto Sanibel-Captiva Rd. Drive for approx. 8 miles, cross Blind Pass Bridge and you have arrived on Captiva. The drive time from Sanibel to Captiva is 20-30 minutes.
If you are driving into Florida from the north via Jacksonville, take I-95 south to I-4 to I-75, and then follow the directions above. If you are on Florida's East Coast and choose to bypass the Orlando and Tampa areas (both off I-75), take I-95 south to Fort Lauderdale and follow the signs directing you to I-75 west (towards Naples).
Southwest Florida International Airport:
(239) 768-1000; located in Lee County, off New Exit 131 or Old Exit 21 (same exit) on I-75, providing direct access to Sanibel-Captiva Islands via an easy 45-minute drive. The airport is served by nearly all major airlines.
(407) 825-2001; located 7 miles south of Orlando; take I-4 east to I-75 to New Exit 131 or Old Exit 21 (same exit).
Miami International Airport:
(305) 876-7077; located 5 miles northwest of Miami; take I-75 north to New Exit 131 or Old Exit 21 (same exit).
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport:
(954) 357-6100; located 4 miles south of Fort Lauderdale; take I-75 north to New Exit 131 or Old Exit 21 (same exit).
Tampa International Airport:
(813 ) 870-8700; located SW of Tampa; take 275 North to I-4 east. Then I-75 south to New Exit 131 or Old Exit 21 (same exit).