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Packing Ideas

In addition to your groceries and clothing, here are a few other items you may want to bring along for your North Captiva Island stay:


  • Cell phone, camera and charger

  • Mask/ snorkel/ goggles

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses and hats

  • Insect repellant (may or may not be needed in the summer months)

  • Charcoal and lighter fluid (if you want to use the charcoal grill) …a gas grill is also available (we provide LP gas)

  • Refillable Water Bottle/Thermos (we have a reverse osmosis system by the kitchen faucet)

  • Bottled Water (you may want some bottles for convenience)

  • Fishing poles, lures and bait (we have some, but if you are serious, bring your own equipment)

  • Laptop/Tablet (wireless internet connection is available throughout the house)

  • Reusable insulated grocery bags or coolers (If possible, please use these instead of Styrofoam coolers when you stock up at the grocery store.)

  • Ice cream ingredients (if you plan to use the ice cream maker...let us know if you want some ice cream recipes sent to you)

  • Your Eno-style travel hammocks (lots of pilings underneath house where you can hang)




Sea Urchins will provide you with a voucher that can be redeemed for the use of a 4-person golf cart from Sunshine Cart Rental during your stay. (If you have more than 4 guests, a second cart will need to be rented in order for the voucher to be redeemed.)


SEA URCHINS provides the following…

  • linens

  • beach towels

  • beach chairs

  • beach umbrellas

  • plastic beach toys (pails, shovels, etc.),

  • wireless internet connection,

  • 55” flat panel TV with DirecTV in the living room

  • 32” flat panel TV with DirectTV in the bunk room  

  • DVD players and some DVDs (mostly kids’)

  • board games (in Captain’s chest in the living room)

  • high capacity washer & dryer

  • iron/ironing board,

  • hair dryers

  • microwave

  • standard coffee maker with filters

  • Keurig coffee maker

  • Cuisinart ice cream maker

  • blender 

  • large crock pot

  • large electric griddle (for pancakes or grilled cheese)

  • airpop popcorn maker

  • 2 pack-n-plays

  • 2 high chairs

  • small and large cooler,

  • Weber charcoal grill,

  • gas grill with LP gas

  • commercial ice maker (to fill your coolers)

  • ping pong table

  • bicycles

  • two sea kayaks and paddles

  • 2 paddle boards with paddles

  • life jackets

  • private swimming pool

  • private boat dock with 2 slips


Sea Urchins will provide paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, and laundry soap.


Registered Sea Urchins’ guests may also use North Captiva Island Club (NCIC) amenities including: 2 swimming pools (Olympic and Lap size), har-tru surface tennis courts, kids’ playground with swings and slide, basketball ½ court, and private waterfront restaurant.  Additional sea kayaks can also be checked out from NCIC.        

Sea Urchins’ guests can try out 4 island restaurants: Mainstay (formerly Barnacle’s), Mango’s, and The Boat House Restaurant at NCIC.  Also, NCIC also has a poolside bar and grill.  There is a small store (at Mango’s) that carries essentials.  Store prices are considerably higher than the mainland, and stock is limited, so do your best to plan ahead.

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