Sanibel Island Things to Do

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THE BAIT & TACKLE STORY – FISHING ON SANIBEL

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a wonderland of pleasure to those who are serious about fishing. They are also a really good time to those who are not as committed to fishing but like a good outing. The islands are surrounded by the warm, welcoming waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the quiet waters of San Carlos Bay. There ... Read More »


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The Bubble Room

  When you’re on vacation in the lovely rental property David found, you need to know about The Bubble Room Restaurant. It’s more than just an excellent restaurant – known and admired worldwide – it is a memorable dining experience. It’s different —  as if someone had taken a little bit of Hollywood, a toy store, and Christmas and mixed ... Read More »


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The Mucky Duck Restaurant

This world-famous restaurant has been a favorite of residents and visitors alike since 1975 with great food and drink creations. It has a relaxing salty, friendly pub atmosphere with darts and a big bar. The dress is casual. No bathing suit and bare feet casual but neat shorts, a golf-shirt, and sandals are fine. It is conveniently located for those ... Read More »


Top 5 Things to Do on Sanibel

Sanibel is a packed with fun things to do for the vacationer in one of David’s rental units. The lush white sand beaches are loaded with seashells. The surrounding waters are invitingly warm for swimming, exploring or fishing. The arts community has offerings that cover a wide range of interests with a number of galleries, theatres, and museums. And the ... Read More »


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Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge The “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1945 as the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge and renamed for “Ding” Darling in 1967. It occupies about half of the island and is one of the great things to do on Sanibel. It is described by some as one of the finest wildlife refuges in the country. It is ... Read More »


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Fun Things To Do on Sanibel Island

Sanibel is heaven to the many people who have had a Sanibel vacation and enjoyed all its charms and pleasures. After all, Sanibel is a sub-tropical island with white sandy beaches, zephyr-like breezes, lots of sunshine and friendly people and many interesting and fun things to do. According to travel experts such as Fodor, USA Today, Frommers and others, it ... Read More »


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Christmas Shopping On Your Beach Vacation

Shopping for Christmas on Sanibel is the same as it would be up north – except with shorts rather than ski pants and sandals instead of boots. Aside from that, there is lots of Christmas cheer – plenty of music, beautiful lights, store sales, decorations that dazzle and Santa and company to thrill you with bargains. If you’re going to ... Read More »


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Christmas on Sanibel and Capitva

This joyous time offers all the pleasures and fun of a sub-tropical paradise and all the solemnity of the Christmas celebration. The islands are an explosion of color from Thanksgiving to Christmas with Christmas lights everywhere you look – from the palm trees lining the roads to all the windows in the buildings. You will definitely know that Christmas has ... Read More »


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Halloween on Sanibel

Halloween is celebrated throughout the world and Sanibel shares in that culture. It is typical for Halloween activities to include trick-or-treating, costume parties and contests and more candy than you can eat. Sanibel has all these activities and offers all the fun you want and still be safe. The city suggests that trick-or-treating be between 5 PM and 8:30 PM. ... Read More »


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The Sanibel Island Nature Center

The Nature Center is an educational experience that introduces you to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) – a not-for-profit organization that does important work that protects the natural functioning of the island lands and waters. SCCF considers environmental education as the core of its mission and has been providing it in various forms for visitors since it’s founding in ... Read More »