Daily, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adults: $40 Children (twelve and under) $25
Useppa Island is an exclusive private island club with picturesque white cottages, pink pathways and lush tropical vegetation. The only way to visit Useppa is to be a member of the island club, the guest of a member of the club, or ride with us at Captiva Cruises. Useppa is a “must-see” island paradise.
In the 1920's Useppa was the sport fishing mecca for the rich and famous. Publishing magnate Barron Collier built a large home on the island now known as the Barron Collier Inn to accommodate his wealthy and influential friends for their tarpon fishing trips to the area. Names such as Rockefeller, Dupont, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were all visitors to the island. Today the Collier Inn serves as the main clubhouse for this private island and guests of Captiva Cruises have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the Collier Inn while visiting the island.
You will also want to visit the Barbara Sumwait History Museum on the island. This superbly done museum goes back in history to the Calusa Indians up to the present day on Useppa. The museum is open seven days a week and audio tours are available. They do ask for a $5.00 donation and it's worth every penny.
Useppa Island is an interior island, therefore there are no beaches for swimming or shelling. Guests will enjoy the beautiful island architecture and lush landscape of this special island.
Reservations are required. Group pricing may be available for groups of 25 or more adults depending on the time of year.