Details for 'Tween Waters Inn and Marina
Name

'Tween Waters Inn and Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.0 stars from 48 reviews

Address 15951 Captiva Road, PO Box 249
Captiva Island, FL 33924

Phone239-472-5161/800-223-5865

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Restaurant, Fuel, Bait, Pump-out, Overnight Dockage, Boat ramp, and Supplies.

Notes



VHF channel

16

Web sitewww.tween-waters.com/marina.php

Email contact

marina@tween-waters.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

MC/VISA/AMEX

Payment discounts

None

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

From the ICW marker R38 head 225 magnetic toward a temporary buoy R2 that marks the start of the Roosevelt Channel. The channel carries 6-8 feet of depth at least as far as Tween Waters, and will be slightly deeper with a northerly wind.

Tide

2.5

Current

Weak

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info: Vessels drawing more than 4' 6'' should be wary of tide swings. You may sit on the bottom alongside the main dock, and definitely inside the main dock.

Deep draft vessels should not try to get in (or out) at low tide. A boat drawing 5 feet reported hitting bottom at the start of the marked channel coming off the ICW.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: None

Slips

Transient: 44
Total: 44
Transient price: $2.60/ft (2015-11-20)

Other price info: Winter rate non-guest: $2.60, resort guest: $2.25.
Summer rate non-guest: $2.60, resort guest: $2.25.
Holiday rate non-guest: $3.00, resort guest: $2.50.
You will be paying for the amount of dock space you take up, so dinghy davits, swim platforms, etc. will increase your cost.

Moorings

Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: $0.00 (0000-00-00)

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 110/220 volts.

Pricing info: Free with paid dockage.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Available at no additional charge.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Hose bibb at each slip.

Dinghy access

No - Dinghys are not allowed access to the resort.

Liveaboard info

Yes - The marina can accomodate boats for up to 6 months.

FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: No ethanol.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Includes any taxes.

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Very pet friendly. Please pick up after your pet. Dogs are allowd on the beach.

Disability access



Launch service

No

Pump out

Yes

Ice

Yes - $4.50 for a 5 gallon bucket

Trash

Yes - On the fuel dock and throughout the grounds.

Showers

Yes - There are private marina showers and bathrooms.

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes - Four washers ($1.50) and four dryers ($1).

Grocery

Yes

Hardware

Yes

Restaurants

Yes - Two on-site - one dressy (serves breakfast) and one casual with bar.

Bars

Yes - Oasis Pool bar for lunch. Crow's Nest Lounge has live bands every Friday, Sat night. Hilarioous Nascrab comedy show Mondays, (Thursdays seasonal).

Hotels or motels

Yes - 137 rooms on site, including historic cottages and multi-room suites.

Repair capabilities

No

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities

No

Fishing supplies

Yes - Frozen and artificial baits.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Sailing trips, guided kayak tours, private fishing and shelling trips.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi free to hotel/marina guests. Aways connects, but has poor signal and is extremly slow. Cellular service is not the best. Verizon seems to be the best of the services, but is limited at times. 2015

Boat ramp availability

Yes

Transportation

Yes - Bikes available for rent. Shuttle to Captiva Village $2 person.

Other services

Tennis, fitness center, Day Spa, bicycle rental.

Attractions

Yes - Miles of beaches, Olympic pool (with bar), 2 hot tubs, and spa.
Lots of wildlife including; manatees, dolphins, ospreys, sportfish, herons. Guided kayak tours, fishing or shelling trips. Captiva sunsets are different every night.

Reviews for 'Tween Waters Inn and Marina
Pretty Location, 2016-11-20
Captain: , Wilmington,NC (290)

Marina small and part of larger complex with many hotel rooms. Temperature-controlled pool great. Short walk across street to beautiful pivate beach on the Gulf. A few dining options within the complex. Dockage for a few boats (? 5 or 6) along a face dock or inside which requires backing in and getting off the boat from the stern (a problem if like us you have a dinghy there - they do not have finger slips). Also dockage for three boats at another dock about 300 yards past the marina. Marina is exposed to north winds which we experienced whille there. Rolly and made getting away from the dock a little stressful. Everyone friendly and pleasant.



In our regular marina rotation, 2016-08-11
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (118)

We've docked here probably 6-8 times. It's a small dock complex for maybe a dozen boats at most. Being a catamaran we always have a side tie on the face wall. Pump out is easy, power works fine, and the resort itself has a great pool. It's geothermally controlled so they can keep it cool enough in summere to be refeshing and warm enough in thye winter to be like heaven. The bar is a hoot, and the beach is like 100 yards from your boat, which is great too.



Terrific Destination, 2016-07-25
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1777)

Only 29 miles from Legacy Marina in Ft. Myers, we used this as our first destination on the way up north. We're moving up to Tarpon Springs for long term docking and are taking everyday in short hops to avoid the oppresive heat. We also want to do a bit more touristing. (new verb) We saw Tween Waters by car first and decided it was a good stop, even with the shallow bottleneck on the channel in. We never saw less than three feet under our keel, meaning the water level was 6 feet-ish. We came in at close to low tide. They are expensive, though. Tranisent price was $2.50 per foot, but we got all the amenities the resort offered. The whole pool area is fun, and the beer isn't too terribly expensive at $5.00 per large can of Landshark. The boater's bathrooms / showers are nothing great. The wifi is very good. We are very happy withour decision to stop here. I'm quite sure we'll come back again.



4th of July Stay, 2016-07-07
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach, FL (105)

We had a great time. While our express cruiser is smaller than most of the boats that visit Tween Waters, we were given a prime sliip. Harry and his crew insured we had an easy docking and were helpful for our entire stay. We had access to all the amenities and received their coupon book. No differentiation between a marina customer or a suite customer. Old Captiva House wae superb with a beautiful sunset view. Old Florida at its finest.



A great facility if you can get access, 2016-03-03
Captain: , Erie, PA (587)

The Inn's website says they prohibit dinghy access from anchored boats. The dockmaster confirmed this, saying you could not pay a $35 fee to dock a dinghy. However, in our case we wanted to visit with a friend who had paid for a weeks dockage and was on their face wall. He was told that we could dinghy in (we had anchored out), tie to his boat and use the facilities as his guest, which we did with out incident. The grill room has good food and is reasonably priced, the main dining room food is excellent and is priced accordingly.



Second visit and we will be back!, 2016-02-10
Captain: , Oxford, MD (610)

This place grows on you! The Waterway Guide describes 'Tween perfectly: "The resort is complete but unpretentious." The staff is great in every department - pleasant and helpful. While the beach is certainly the big draw, the pool, restaurants, gift shops and spa are also great. The welcome includes discount coupons and a card for pool towels. The heads are clean and roomy. The laundry has four washers and four dryers all in new condition. We experienced multiple days of high winds and the north wind does pin the boats at the face dock to the dock. The large sailboat across from us had their teak rub rail gouged by the bolt on the piling (after it punctured their fender). It would be great if the marina could do something to prevent this from happening to others.



Navigation and Docking, 2016-01-20
Captain: , Sarasota FL (10)

Dock pilings have exposed bolts which will gouge your boat. Exposure to North/NE/E winds will pin you hard to pilings. Navigating to dock was without problems once you get through the skinny water between ICW marker 38 to channel mark 4/5.




Great Marina and location, 2015-11-18
Captain: , Kemah, TX (150)

Beach is terrific, restaurants and the bars are fun. Make sure to catch crab races on Monday or Thursday night. Slips for sailboat are most always side tied and with east breeze you will be on the dock hard. Good fenders with fender boards are a must. Entrance off ICW at marker 38 is more like 220 but you can make out the first day mark with binocs. Good water all the way in (we draw 4'-6"). Our second time here in a year and a lot to do if you want to get off the boat. Bike into "town" plenty of other restaurants. Had no trouble with reservations and when we didn't show by 4pm they actually called us. We'll be back.



Nice little marina, 2015-04-02
Captain: , Cape Coral, Fl (10)

Visited here last weekend. A bit of miscommunication regarding slip reservations but was worked out. Rode out an all day storm. Beach is great, wide and not too many people. Able to ride a bike up to store to get some groceries. Marina deck staff nice, showers good. Didnt use pool but it looked nice. Grounds are nicely done. Ate at Crow's Nest - OK. Crab races - a hoot. Would probably go again. Reservatjion process for marina could use some help but all in all a nice time.



Nothing fancy but nice!, 2014-12-12
Captain: , Destin, FL (160)

Nothing fancy but nice staff and beautiful location. Beautiful beach just across the street. Bike ride into town is great too. Also be careful if wind is coming from the north. Marina has no protection from the north.



Exasperating, 2014-10-15
Captain: , St. Petersburg, Fl (70)

On a recent Friday evening I called for reservations on Saturday. The dockmaster indicated that he was too busy at the moment to take down all our information. He asked me to call back in the morning. I asked if we could count on having a slip, and he said yes, they had plenty of room. When I called back the following morning I was informed that all the slips were sold out!
No apology from the dockmaster.
I called the manager and she apologized. Big deal, we had to go another 10 miles for a slip.
I won't be going there ever again.



Great Place, 2014-09-17
Captain: , Ft. Myers (376)

Best refrigerated swimming pool that I have every seen. Helpful staff and clean unisex shower rooms.

Great food at the two restaurants and at the pool.

Dog friendly but unless you can get a side tie up it will be very hard to get any size dog off the boat. There are no finger piers. Instead you back up to a ladder hanging off the main dock.



Depth OK and Place Great!, 2014-07-18
Captain: , Louisville (291)

We visited Tween Waters in late June, 2014. We saw no less than 7' while coming in the marked approach on a normal moon tide at mid tide. I would be extra cautious trying this approach during a winter low tide. We draw 5'.

The staff, amenities, and facilties here are some of the best of the great, laid back marinas on the gulf coast. Visit the pool, walk across the street to the beach, or just hang out on the docks. It's all good!



Old Florida Feel, 2014-02-04
Captain: , Longboat Key, FL (445)

We enjoy staying at Tween. Harry and Chris do an awesome job as dock masters. Old Captiva House is one of my wife's favorite restaurants. Try to visit the crab races on Monday or Thursday nights. Long fetch to NE. stay in Channel carefully for 5.5 to 6 at MLW. Rollers referenced in earlier post have been removed. Good power, internet and cable tV.



Tween Waters Marina, 2014-01-31
Captain: , Sandwich (692)

Very rustic resort/marina facing directly Northeast with a very long entry from GICW. Old fixed wood docks. Clean unisex shower/bath facilities in parking garage area. Olympic size pool with complimentary towels and beverage/snack bar. Gulf beach across street. 2 restaurants onsite and walking distance to Green Flash, Bubble Room, KeyLime Bistro, RCOtters, Mucky Duck and SouthSeas shops. A pleasant stay.



Friendly Place, 2013-11-03
Captain: , Ft. Myers Fl (230)

Friendly dock hands, good fuel and old-fashioned fishing resort feel. Manatees, dolphin, and good fishing advice from the staff here.



sharp broken dock pilings, surly dock master, expensive but beautiful place, 2013-08-28
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (20)

Marina has hard plastic rollers for piling fenders. Plastic was broken on most pilings, leaving sharp edges to gouge our fiberglass when wind from long fetch kicked up. Thankfully we had dock boards. Harry, the dock master kept complaining he wished he had rented to a 55 footer. I told him we were 40 when I confirmed our reservation. At check out, he overcharged us. Once he got our credit card, it was "impossible" to correct charges at check out "because of the computer finalizes everything at midnight". The rest of the staff was good. I wish they would fix the pilings. At this time, I don't plan to ever stay there again.



Plenty of amenities, 2013-08-24
Captain: , Boyd, Texas (390)

A really nice pool area, helpful dockhands. Set up a last minute fishing trip, no problem. Picked us up at the dock. A bit pricey, but worth it.



Best Place in Pine Island Sound, 2013-08-14
Captain: , Palmetto, Fl (145)

Getting in here can be a little bit unnerving for the average boater that has not been through the channel before, but once you are in, you will love it. The Docks are old, but the Mudslides at the Pool Bar are #1. This is a great place to get away from it all. Visit the Bubble Room down the street for a great meal & desert. Its a must see!



Good facility with dining available, 2013-07-31
Captain: , Connelly N.Y. (343)

While the approach was a bit unnerving at markers 4 and 5, we were able to arrive and depart at mid tide without issue. The food at the "Old Captiva House" was very good and was a welcome departure from the other restaurant that was in the middle of crab races for the kids and quite noisey.
The beach is within very short walking distance and clean.



Great destination, 2013-07-24
Captain: , Indian Rocks Beach (296)

Very helpful staff for docking. Great place to stay for a few days. Large pool with a pool bar and family friendly restaurant on site, close walk to other restaurants. Laundry, nice shower rooms and the beach is just across the street. This is our second visit here.



Great Stop Over, 2013-05-13
Captain: , East Greenwich RI (504)

Spent three days here on our cruise south. It has everything you could want in a small resport. Food, pool, beach across the street. Simple face docking -measured by the foot of space you use. However if things are not tight I think they let you quote your own boat lenght overall?



Great resort, 2013-05-04
Captain: , Punta Gorda, Fl (880)

We have cruised here many times alone and with our yacht club. Docks are wood. If you don't get a side tie. be prepared to use a ladder to get off the boat during major tides. It is very tight to dock if not on the front side. Resort is great--huge pool with poolside food/bar/towels. Gorgeous sand beach across the street. Great kite flying! Good biking to Sanibel. TW van will take you anywhere to shop or dine. Two nice restaurants on property. Showers ok. Guest rooms at resort for extra company. Can anchor here but dinghy not permitted on the shore.



One of best!!, 2013-02-10
Captain: , Naples, Florida (165)

Great marina with freindly and helpful staff. Fisjhing and beach
are the best.!
Harry the manger is one of the best in the industry
Donn Schulte



Great stay at Tween Waters., 2013-01-15
Captain: , Brandon, MS (65)

Stayed at Tween Waters Marina for a week mid December 2012. The marina staff was great. The bathroom / shower facilities where nice. Electric (30 amp), water, and cable are included. The on site boat ramp was in good condition. The beach is beautiful. Great pool, spa, and restaurants. Had a great time at Tween Waters, and will stay again.



Friendly staff, good amenities, and a reasonable dinghy charge, 2012-12-18
Captain: , Block Island, RI (954)

We were anchored off and dinghyed in for the day. $35 gave us full access to the facilities, which included showers, pool, bar, coffee shop, etc. We rented bikes there for $10 for 2 hours, brought them back over an hour late, and were told not to worry about it. The pool was nice with a poolside coffee shop and bar. Could have stayed longer if we had the time. Will definitely be back.



4 stars for location and amenities, 2012-10-09
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2709)

The pool, beach, and restaurants make this a great stop. We took advantage of the pay for two nights, get third free deal. Otherwise, we would consider it too pricey.

The docks are wood, fixed, and getting pretty old. The private marina baths/showers are actually pretty good when they keep them clean (don't even think about using the public baths next to the ships store - worst we have ever seen!)



Dockage special this summer, 2012-08-11
Captain: , St. Petersburg FL (187)

Check out Tween Waters marina page on their website for specials on dockage. $2.60/foot is pricy, but considering their amenities and the third night "free" if you pay for two, it's well worth the price.

Ships store does NOT stock oil, so bring your own if you need it.

Showers could have been cleaner.



Absolutely loved it, 2012-07-27
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (195)

Spent 2 nights here July 2010; small marina; great restaurants; short walk to beautiful Gulf beach; nice pool area; picturesque, protected



Fun place to cool down..., 2012-07-06
Captain: , MA and Southwest FL (538)

We just spent a week here and enjoyed it very much. To us, having our dog welcome at the beach is worth the price of admission. Dock staff was helpful and friendly. Bathrooms were OK, could be cleaned more often.
Pool and poolside bar are a great treat. Food at the two restaurants was EXCELLENT! Marina store was handy, but could use a few more commodities for boaters on the shelves.
The kids love being able to fish from the docks. Note to others, be leary of fishing lines when approaching fuel docks.
Will return for another visit one day.



Pump Out Broken, 2012-03-15
Captain: , Punta Gorda FL (1709)

Told be dockmaster pump out broken 3/14/12



Great location, but pricey, 2012-03-09
Captain: , Marietta, GA (260)

Loved the location and biked all over captiva and sanibel islands from here. The dockmaster was very friendly and helpful, but slip was tight and a challenge to get into. Nice ship's store, and nice hotel grounds. Manager's reception at pool the day we arrived with complimentary drinks. Laundry available, but did not use. Beautiful beaches across the street. Seemed a bit overpriced for what was available, but no complaints as to accommodations.



Nice Place, Friendly People, 2012-02-26
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (778)

We pulled in overnight since the Admiral and I both came down with colds during the day. Dockmaster was very professional. The Cheeseburger at the pool bar was incredible!



Perfect Service, 2012-02-07
Captain: , Cape Coral, Fl (82)

Took a day trip to Tween Waters on 2/5/12. Had engine problems that required an overnight stay. Everyone, starting from the Dockmaster all the way to the waitress at the poolside bar went out of their way to help us. We will be back soon for a longer visit!



Olde Captiva at its best, 2011-12-08
Captain: , Naples, FL (145)

We love this place. Casual as can be. Fixed docks. Very protected. Nice little marina store. Kayak rentals to explore the mangroves. The restaurants on site are good, or visit the ones in 'downtown' Captiva - our favorites are the Mucky Duck (dinner) and the Green Flash (lunch). We usually visit early in the season to avoid the crowds.



Great stop, 2011-11-29
Captain: , Manasquan, NJ (40)

nice helpful staff, quick to take lines, give you info on dining, etc..
We stayed here last year same time, and will return.



Captiva Gem, 2011-09-05
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (639)

This is an "old Florida" type of place. It is a bit dated, but the pool and Tiki Bar are outstanding. The beautiful deep white sandy gulf beach is right across the street. A short walk gets you into the Town of Captiva with lots of excellent funky restaurants. Our favorites are The Bubble Room (try the chips) and the Mucky Duck (ask for a waterfront view).



Has great location, everything else is dismal, 2011-04-25
Captain: , Fort Myers Beach (276)

This place has one of the best locations around, we are currently staying in one of the units but sail here as well from Fort Myers Beach. The staff really kill the island feeling, there is genuine pain in their expressions when you ask for something. Without a doubt some of the most unhospitable service I have ever been around. If you overlook the service, the pool and location are fantastic however.



Fun stop in Captiva, 2010-11-16
Captain: , Stuart, Fl (435)

Small marina at a cute, funky resort. Mon and Thursday nights the on site restaurant, Crow's Nest has crab races! Too much fun. Beautiful beach just across the street. Not a fancy marina, but it has everything you need. No groceryy store nearby, but plenty of restaurants.



Overpriced for what the marina offers. Old and in need of upgrading., 2010-07-28
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale, Fl (70)

Don't even think about going barefoot on these old docks. Nice facilaty and easy access to the beach BUT marina is step child of resort and not that great given the price. Had it been 40% less I would rave about it and feel it was worth the money.



cept for the beach....., 2010-06-28
Captain: , Key Largo (5330)

for this price, I expect nicer docks, and amenities.




April 2010 Stay, 2010-05-19
Captain: , ft myers beach (790)

Always a great place to spend a couple of days. Great beach, pool bar and more. Docks need some repair and paint. We needed 50Amp and we had to try a couple of pedestals to get one that worked. Friendly staff. We will be back.



Tween Water, 2010-02-07
Captain: , tarpon springs (80)

Nice place a little pricey very clean nice staff nice beach across the street



Lower cost alternative to South Seas - fun place, 2009-06-30
Captain: , Knoxville, TN (1788)

The staff is very courteous and helpful. The resort is nice. An excellent value based on neighboring resort marinas. Marina store has basic boating supplies, clothing, snacks, and toiletry necessities you might have run out of. There is a large Olympic-size pool & 2 hot tubs with The Oasis Bar serving you poolside. A 2-minute walk puts you directly on the beach, which does allow dogs. A 15-minute walk north up the beach will take you to Mucky Duck (delicious restaurant well known in the area). Other amenities on the resort include tennis, fitness center, and a Day Spa. The laundry facilities are large and very clean. Trash bins are located directly on transient dock. There are plenty of grassy areas to walk your dog. Docks are a little dated, so do not be surprised if your cable tv doesn’t work. It was a fun place to stay for a couple days (especially if you have kids).
** If you are heading south from here, you should be sure to top off your fuel tanks in the Captiva/Sanibel/Ft Myers area, as fuel prices really go up as you head south. ***



Pets allowed on beach, 2009-06-03
Captain: , Captiva (173)

Be sure to check their website for specials. We got 50% off our dockage fee for the third day. They also offer special prices for boat clubs. Make reservations as they seem to be filled up much of the time especially for larger yachts. (239-472-5161) The beach on Captiva is one of the very few in Florida which allows pets. The island is also mostly residential so south of 'Tween Waters the beach is almost deserted. Laundry has four washers and four dryers. Other transportation such as bikes and kayaks can be rented. Short walk on the beach to area with stores and restaurants or take the trolley which costs $2.



Good Stop, 2007-09-06
Captain: , Naples, FL (57)

Dock staff friendly and capable, outside slips (face dock) can have wave slap in noirtherly winds, inside slips are stern-to and big step up to dock at low tide- adequate depth either side. Best food at pool, which closes at 6pm. Two on-site restaurants, and courtesy shuttle to nearby eateries. Gulft beach across road from resort. This place at capacity all holidays, lots of charterers as well. Hard to think of a negative comment.




One of our favorites in SW Florida, 2007-03-06
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (5)

We visit Tween Waters with our boat club several times a year. The marina is part of Tween Waters Resort with a pool, tennis courts and a beach available. The pool is large with plenty of chairs and lounges and a poolside bar. There are also a couple of hot tubs near the pool. The beach on the Gulf is less that a 100 yard walk from the docks. There are 2 restaurants on site and several more in the Captiva Island business district about a mile away. The bar at Tween Waters has entertainment several nights a week. The rest rooms and showers are located near the docks with individual rooms for each shower and they have been clean when we were there.



A resort marina., 2007-02-15
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL Cape Cod, MA (513)

Biggest pool on Captiva. Great poolside bar and grill.

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