Category Archives: Travel

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 is Blooming

 Poinciana trees are colorful this time of year! Read More »


Sanibel & Captiva Islands

 Just another day in paradise! Read More »


Upcycle Art Fest on Sanibel

Paintings on palm fronds, jewelry from recycled soda cans, a sculpture from a reclaimed tree stump, pillows from cloth scraps, bowls of recycled paper and fabric, abstract wall hangings from re-purposed gadgets, and magnificent sculptures from old bicycle tires: Upcycle! Art Fest promises a marketplace of creatively re-envisioned art by artists from around the country.  The art fest takes place... Read More »


Interesting Cruises in our Area

Both Captiva Cruises and SCCF are offering new cruises this year. Captiva Cruises will be cruising to the Tarpon Lodge and the Calusa Indian Mounds. They will leave at 10 AM on Tuesdays from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. The diverse fishing culture of the area will be discussed during the cruise which will... Read More »


Birdwatching

 All the cold weather up north has brought down lots of birds.  If you haven’t been through Ding Darling recently, you should go. Bird-watching is at it’s best right now. Read More »


Shelling Map

Shelling has always been one of the things that make Sanibel Special. It’s known widely for its prolific shelling. You can now scan the shores of Sanibel to find the best shelling spots on a new interactive map in the Shell Museum. The map allows shellers to post up-to-date information on shelling and beach conditions, The museum encourages enthusiasts to... Read More »