Sanibel Island Things to Do

National Park Sanibel Island

Animal Refuge On Sanibel Island

The people of Sanibel Island love their wildlife, and for good reason. The island is renowned for its extensive bird population and is a popular birdwatching destination as a result. The massive J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge sees about 250 different bird species annually, along with many other native Florida critters. Sanibel Island and the surrounding areas are an essential ... Read More »

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Tennis on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Sanibel Island is a sports enthusiast’s dream destination. From epic waterfront golfing, to kayaking intricate mangrove tunnels, to sunny days on the beach, Sanibel Island is a go-to spot for outdoor activities. One of the most popular things to do on Sanibel is to play tennis, and, fortunately, there are many places to play. There are public courts, golf and ... Read More »

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Sanibel and Captiva Islands History

Today, Sanibel and Captive Islands are known for their pristine beaches, wildlife viewing, and “Old Florida” atmosphere, but there’s a unique and intriguing history behind it all. The history of Captiva Island and Sanibel Island is a flash in the grand scheme of the Earth’s geology. The two islands were once joined as one, formed about 6,000 years ago from ... Read More »

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Seafood On Sanibel

The waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva are teeming with big game fish – making it one of the prime fishing spots in the country. But along with the big game fish there is also the little fish – the small fish that serve as food for the bigger fish and as bait for the fishermen. There are lots of them ... Read More »

Sanibel Island Beach


We are approaching our wonderful Fall weather. Sometime in early October the summer heat and humidity will surrender and make way for the clear, balmy weather of Fall. This is a special time on Sanibel. While the change in weather is welcome it also brings about new merchandise in stores, new books in the library and maybe even new menus ... Read More »

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A Tour of The Gardens of Sanibel

Sanibel Island is a community that is committed to the principle of conservation – living in harmony with the wildlife and plants that are native to the island. The result is an island of floral beauty, some of it natural and some of it landscaped, but all of it enhancing its location. The island has many gardens available to the ... Read More »

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The Heritage Trail On Sanibel

This is a project that was started on Sanibel a number of years ago. The idea was to have an educational resource that was easy to access and would address the topics that were usually not part of the formal island history but were significant to the growth and character of the island. It consists of 23 panels placed along ... Read More »

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A Sanibel Wedding is A Romantic Treasure

Sanibel is an island paradise that offers all the wonders and treasured memories that a romantic wedding should provide. Just imagine an exchange of vows under a lovely arch facing the Gulf of Mexico – or an inside ceremony in a beautiful room with a subtle blend of elegance and style. It will be a flawless day that will give ... Read More »

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The Bait & Tackle – 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 Sanibel Island

  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 »