The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is one of the most popular attractions on the island according to those who measure such things – U.S. News, TripAdvisor, Fodor’s Travel Group and others. It is the only museum in the country that is devoted solely to shells and the mollusks that make them. It has more shells than the Smithsonian Institute. The goal ... Read More »

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Where To Go For A Run on Sanibel Island

Does that run you take every day sometimes seem like a chore? Well, it won’t be on Sanibel. You’ll even think it’s fun! There are so many different trails available. You could take a different route every day and each will be a new experience. You can have a city or country run, a long or short run – or ... Read More »

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Sanibel Island Bike Trails

WANT TO BIKE ON SANIBEL? Well, you can’t find a better, easier or safer place to bike than on Sanibel Island. It is a very bike-friendly island – and acknowledged as such by an independent group. The League of American Bicyclists has presented Sanibel with their Silver Award – the bicycle-friendly community award. Sanibel is one of only four communities ... Read More »

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Sanibel Golf Clubs

A Golfer’s Vacation on Sanibel Island Welcome to the golf capital of the country. Southwest Florida is a dream-come-true for the golf lover. It has more golf-holes per capita than anywhere else in the country – and Sanibel shares in that luxury. Some of the courses are private and require membership or residency to play but many are open to ... Read More »

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Sanibel Island Fine Dining

When vacationing on Sanibel or Captiva you expect things to be special. And so do the people who live and work on these lovely islands. They do their best to see that the things you experience on Sanibel are better than just good — they must be great. That is certainly true for your dining experiences. There is a wide ... Read More »

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Historic Fort Myers

A Little Bit of Fort Myers History Fort Myers is the gateway to Southwest Florida and the Everglades. It has a long history that goes back to the Indians and the cowboys and evolved into a winter vacation get-away that became the thriving community it is today. Much of the history is found in the early real estate that has ... Read More »

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What To Do on Sanibel Island During a Rainy Day

What you can do is have some fun. After all, you’re on vacation! Some say that the best thing to do is to hold hands with that special person and take a walk on the beach – let the gentle rain make you laugh and feel good about doing something nutty together. It’s wet but very nice. On the dry ... Read More »

Sanibel Is The 7th Safest City in All Florida

Sanibel Is The 7th Safest City in All Florida

In a report by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Sanibel is the 7th safest city in the state. With a 6% fall in crime in 2016, the city experienced the lowest crime record in the past 13 years! There were no violent crimes reported last year, with “property” crimes, such as burglary and thefts, making up the ... Read More »


Sanibel Cruises And Boat Tours

Vacationing on Sanibel can be a boatful of fun. The waters surrounding the islands provide easy boat access to many interesting and fun things. There are cruises that focus on dolphins and wildlife, beaches and shelling, local islands of historical interest, sunsets and other natural phenomenon. All cruises are led by a naturalist who helps you understand the workings of ... Read More »


Everglades Eco Safari

The Everglades is the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the United States – 1.5 million acres of wetlands with hundreds of species of birds and fish, many species of mammals and reptiles and a number of endangered species such as the Leatherback Turtle, Florida Panther and the West Indian Manatee. This is the primitive world of your ancestors that you can ... Read More »