Category Archives: Articles of Interest

Santa Cruise – Bring the kids!!

Adventures in Paradise is offering “Santa’s Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise” on the “Dolphin Waters”, a 45′ Corinthian Power Catamaran.  The ship sails Wednesday December 24th from 10:00am to 11:30am.  Santa will be waiting on Picnic Island with gifts for all the children.  Come treat yourself and your family to a fun sightseeing adventure.  Visit AdventuresInParadise.com for more information. Read More »


Farmers Market Returns!

The Sanibel Island Farmers Market is being held on the City Hall grounds at 800 Dunlop Road every Sunday from October 4th through April 24th.  Open from 8am to 1pm, this market features some of the best produce, seafood, flowers, baked goods and other assorted delicacies you can find on the island.   There is truly something for everyone here so bring the whole family! Read More »


Free Wildlife Drive Access During “Ding” Days

Come out and enjoy the natural beauty of our barrier island for free! The JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will be celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week by allowing complimentary admission for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicular traffic on Sunday October 18th and Saturday October 24th. For more information go to www.dingdarlingdays.com. Read More »


WaterVentures Florida’s Learning Lab to visit Sanibel

WaterVentures Florida’s Learning Lab will be spending Thursday August 20th at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The semi trailer features exhibits designed to education children about water conservation, Florida freshwater systems and becoming responsible citizens. For more information about the Learning Lab visit www.waterventures.us. Read More »


4th of July Celebration

South Seas Island Resort on Captiva is hosting several activities over the holiday weekend to celebrate the 4th of July. First up is the 7th Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition followed by a Red, White and “Boom” Party featuring music, children’s activities and plenty of food and beverages. Saturday will offer a patriotic golf cart parade, live DJ entertainment, “Sunset... Read More »


Real Estate market is HOT!

According to a recent article in the Naples News, the real estate market in Southwest Florida is about to explode. That is the opinion of Local Market Monitor, a real estate research firm that conducted a second quarter survey tracking 20 Florida metropolitan areas. Based on data indicating growth in the job market, shortage of new and resale homes and... Read More »


Sanibel is #1

According to a poll conducted by FamilyFun Magazine, Sanibel was voted best family friendly vacation destination by it’s readers. Congratulations to Sanibel for becoming tops with the tourists! Read More »


Upcycle! At “Ding” Darling Visitor and Education Center

Come join the fun at the Upcycle! Art Festival Wednesday April 1st and Thursday April 2nd from 9am to 4pm daily. This event features over 20 artists showcasing their designs made out of recycled materials. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, artist demonstrations and crafts for the kids. Read More »


Good News – Record Breaking Tourism Increases

Recently released figures indicate that people still like us a lot. Lee County, through their tourism consultant, reported that the tourism tax collections (which reflect occupancy levels) for the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel continue record-breaking increases. The first four months of this fiscal year saw an 18% increase. Similarly, the airport reported a 4% increase in passenger traffic.... Read More »


Sanibel Real Estate Stats Jan.-June 2014

2014 – 123 houses closed with 34 under contract. There was a 7.8% decrease in the average sale price compared to 2013 and a 26% decrease in the average sale price compared to 2006.   2014 – 101 condos closed with 13 under contract. There was a 20% increase in the average sale price compared to 2013 and a 20%... Read More »