Membership

Captiva Island Yacht Club is an equity member-owned club with beach to bay amenities. Our exceptional location provides stunning views and access to both the Gulf of Mexico and Roosevelt Channel. Our members enjoy casual and fine dining, cruising, and many social activities throughout the year. We are a friendly, hospitable club, and both members and guests enjoy the casual, welcoming atmosphere.

Membership Privileges

CIYC belongs to the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs. We are only one of two clubs in the FCYC with beach frontage. Our reciprocity with 35 clubs throughout Florida and with over 700 clubs throughout the United States as part of the Yachting Club of America, means that our members can enjoy prestigious Yacht Clubs in many places where they travel.


Gourmet Wine Dinners, special events and seasonal changes keep our menus fresh and tempting. Casual dining is available in the Burgee bar, on the Commodores’ Porch with views of the bay, and the Flag and Sunset Decks overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

As a member, you can host or sponsor outside events at the Club. CIYC is known for lovely beach weddings and clubhouse receptions. 

Our active cruising schedule of both luncheon cruises and extended overnight cruises is for everyone. Members without boats are always welcome to participate by contacting the fleet captains. 

We are a beach club as well, providing parking, outdoor accessible restrooms, beach chairs, umbrellas and the advantage of being able to call in a food order to be enjoyed on our outdoor porches or at the beach. Our bay frontage is ideal for kayaking the intriguing mangrove canals of Buck Key or paddle boarding the scenic Roosevelt Channel. Members have the free use of club kayaks and paddleboards.

Membership Categories

There are three classes of membership in the Club: 
  • Family Equity Membership - defined as two adult persons residing in the same household, including children of the same under the age of twenty-one (21) years residing in that household.
  • Single Equity Membership - defined as one unmarried adult person, including children of the same under the age of twenty-one (21) years residing in that household.
  • Summer Membership (non-equity) - defined as membership offered for the period of May 1st to October 1st of any year under conditions as approved by the board of directors

Membership Application Process

To obtain an application or information about membership at the club, please contact Maggie Davis and Charlotte Nelson, our CIYC Membership Co-Chairs. If you are unable to reach them, please contact Lauren Davies, our Business Manager (239-472-4133 ext. 4).

A CIYC member must provide the applicant an application. This member becomes the proposer. The proposer writes a letter of recommendation and secures 3 sponsor letters from other CIYC members who know the applicant. The proposer collects all letters of recommendation (with signatures), the completed application and submits the packet to the clubhouse office. The review process should take no more than 2 – 3 weeks after receipt of the application packet.