Sanibel Island Things to Do

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Public and Free Parking on Sanibel Island

If you are navigating around a new area, one of the more frustrating concerns may be parking. Is it free? If you have to pay, how? Where can you park? Where can’t you park? It may be hard to find quick answers to these questions when you are trying to hit all the attractions, compete with traffic, and get to ... Read More »


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Best Books to Read on the Beach (Spring Best Sellers)

We have some wonderful vacation rentals near Sanibel & Captiva Islands just for you. When staying with us, you can live the dream. Wander down to the beach with a book in hand, and soak in the sun as you get lost in a story. A beach vacation on Sanibel or Captiva Island rarely gets better than that. Below we ... Read More »


Family-friendly surfing Sanibel and Captiva Island

Surfing, Bodyboarding, and Paddleboarding… What’s Best?

In one corner, surfers, in a deep spiritual connection to the boards they use to scale and soar through the waves with peaceful focus. In another corner, bodyboarders; who love the thrill of the big waves and the pursuit of the perfect flow. Finally, in the center of the ring, the paddle boarders, confused as to why there is a ... Read More »


There are so many fun things in Sanibel and Captiva Islands to do when it comes to water sports and fishing. One of the great ways for everyone on your trip to enjoy the area from the waves is by taking a fishing charter.

Fishing Charters Off Sanibel

There are so many fun things in Sanibel and Captiva Islands to do when it comes to water sports and fishing. One of the great ways for everyone on your trip to enjoy the area from the waves is by taking a fishing charter. All ages are welcome and everyone can find what they love most, from fishing to lounging ... Read More »


One of the best ways to explore Sanibel Island in an exciting way is to hop in a kayak and paddle your way through the mangrove forests around the area.

Kayak Tours off Sanibel

One of the best ways to explore Sanibel Island in an exciting way is to hop in a kayak and paddle your way through the mangrove forests around the area. Kayak tours can be one of the most fun things in Sanibel and Captiva Islands to do, and you won’t want to miss the chance to try it out during ... Read More »


Things to Do in the Winter at the Beach

Things to Do at the Beach During Winter

When the sun is glowing and the air is warm, there are few better places to be than the beach. It’s the ideal environment and the definitive locale for the summer. You can find a dizzying number of fun things in Sanibel and Captiva Islands to do without ever leaving their sandy shores. But what about the winter? What do ... Read More »


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Best Restaurants on Sanibel

There’s a lot to appreciate within the few miles of Sanibel and Captiva islands. But we often find guests raving about one thing over any other- it’s the dining. Below are five exceptional restaurants on Sanibel Island, all worthy of your attention. Sweet Melissa’s Café Sweet Melissa’s Café elegantly balances out fine dining with a casual demeanor. The restaurant sits ... Read More »


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Sanibel Island Area Utopia

A few innovators have crafted a Koreshan crazy utopia idea just off the island in Fort Myers. It’s bold. It’s fun. And it’s just the kind of thing the adventurous traveler needs to check out when they make their way over to Sanibel Island. What is the Idea? In 1984, Dr. Cyrus Reed relocated from Chicago to Fort Myers to ... Read More »


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Sanibel Island Shell Mound trail in Ding Darling

The Ding Darling refuge is an inspiring 6,300 acres of purely protected reserve land. With no development allowed and decades of preservation, the region is abundant in wonderful wildlife and some pristine sights and sounds. From December to March, the area alights in migratory bird life. Manatee, dolphin, bald eagles, and more are common preserve sights. Entrance is $5 per ... Read More »


Sanibel Island Wildlife

Buck Key Kayak Trail Off Captiva Island

Captiva Island is a natural blend of bold beach sides and complex interior wetlands. You are never far away from the water, whether it’s a clear beach suited for open swimming or a tight passageway perfect for a canoe. It’s the best of both worlds. Bird watchers seeking a very adventurous canoe or kayak romp will find lots of fine ... Read More »