There’s something to be said about embracing the change of the tides. As with the ebb
and flow of our sparkling Gulf waters, one of Captiva Islands’ iconic properties has
flowed into new ownership. Jensen’s “On the Gulf”, Captiva’s only small resort directly
on the beach, has officially changed hands. The new owners of Captiva’s beloved resort
are aiming to keep alive the legacy that the Jensen Family has so carefully cultivated
since the 1970s. “We’ve been traveling to Captiva for several years with our families and
we are truly under Captiva’s spell. We are passionate to provide the same experiences and
services that our repeat guests have enjoyed for years. Why mess with perfection?”-Brad
The hope is that residents and travelers alike find it encouraging to know that Jensen’s
“On the Gulf” isn’t going to be dismantled or replaced with private residences.
“JOTG has done an amazing job of creating lifelong memories for thousands of guests.
There’s no better feeling in knowing that we get to continue that legacy. “ Steve Rice
Jensen’s “On the Gulf” is still welcoming families and friends old and new to experience
the pristine white shell beach and breathtaking sunsets that make Captiva Island the
sanctuary that we know and love.
Jeff Burns, sales associate on the Burns family Realty Team with Premier Sotheby’s
International Realty on Sanibel Island: “The Jensen Family has been a part of the
charming Captiva community for generations. As they slow down to take a deep breath
and chart their own course, they recently sold their last resort on Captiva Island called
Jensen’s on the Gulf. The Jensen Family is extremely happy that these buyers will take the
torch that has been in their hands for over 40 years. They are thrilled that the resort will
keep its name and that the new owners are committed to keeping the feel and charm of
the resort the same as vacationers and loyal guests have enjoyed for decades. The
Jensen Family hopes that another generation of vacationers will find peace and tranquility
while watching the sunset sink into the Gulf of Mexico from the charming, cozy
accommodations and sugar sand beaches of Jensen’s on the Gulf.”
Jensen’s “On the Gulf” is currently operating and accepting reservations. To reserve your
laid-back ‘on-your-own’ casual Island style suite, please call 239-472-4684 or visit to book online. Learn the secret as to why generations of guests have
returned year after year to continue a tradition of garden and Gulf views.