Category Archives: Island News

Eaglet treated by CROW

Eaglet E8 was recently hospitalized at CROW after an observer noticed the baby had monofilament wrapped around it’s leg.  Dr. Barron was given permission from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Florida Fish and Wildlife to remove the eaglet and treat it’s swollen leg.  Luckily the baby suffered only minor tissue damage and has been returned to it’s nest.  You can see... Read More »


Blind Pass Condos – One of the Biggest Secrets on Sanibel

Tucked away on the north end of Sanibel, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, is a truly great, real estate value. It’s a secluded paradise called Blind Pass – a condo complex of seven low-rise buildings surrounded by gorgeous scenery and endless palm trees. It looks like an island hide-away should – tropical and friendly with Tahiti-like buildings,... Read More »


Valentine’s Day with Dolphins

Adventures in Paradise is doing a Sunset Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise on Sunday February 14th from 5:45pm to 6:45pm.   The 90 minute tour provides a beautiful and romantic way to view the outstanding wildlife Sanibel has to offer.  Tickets can be purchased  at www.AdventuresInParadise.com or by calling 239-472-8443. Read More »


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 »


SHELL MUSEUM TURNS 20!

In celebration of their 20th birthday, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will offer free admission from 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday November 14th.  Events planned for the day include arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and live tank demonstrations.  Snacks will be provided by Bailey’s General Store.  The celebration concludes with an open house on Wednesday November 18th from 5:30pm to 7:oopm. ... 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 »


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 »


552lb Grouper Caught off the Sanibel Causeway

While fishing off the Sanibel causeway, Jon Black (a bait-shop owner from Cape Coral) reeled in a Goliath grouper estimated to be 552 pounds. The grouper measured 83 inches long and 73 inches in girth. Black believes his catch has set the state record for Goliath Grouper caught on rod and reel. The video of Black landing the grouper was... 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 »