Category Archives: Island News

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Shopping On Sanibel And Captiva Islands

Shopping in Sanibel Island is among the most popular activities here, and it’s easy to see why. There are tons of places to get your shopping done on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, whether you’re looking for big-name brands or small local boutiques. Even if someone in your group doesn’t particularly like to shop, they are sure to find something within... Read More »


Bald Eagles on Sanibel Island

Bald Eagles on Sanibel Island

The bald eagle is one of the most aggressively-protected species in North America. Their rarity, iconic status, and utter beauty have captivated us for generations. Perhaps the only positive thing you can say about the lack of a strong bald eagle population is how special it is when you do see one. Their rarity makes a sighting even more spectacular.... Read More »


People Love Sanibel

THEY KEEP COMING And the way they get here is mostly through the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Their first-quarter passenger traffic was 10% higher than last year and many of them ended up on Sanibel or Captiva as renters and potential buyers of island real estate. Lee County growth has resulted in the airport becoming one of... Read More »


Sanibel Island Shopping

Going on a shopping spree on Sanibel or Captiva is a lot of fun and a unique experience. You’ll be visiting relatively small, locally owned shops in charming outdoor malls surrounded by the islands beautiful flora. Whatever it is you want to buy there is a shop that sells it and whatever brand you prefer they will have it. There... Read More »


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Sea Turtle & Marine Life Mortality – All Time High

You may or may not have heard about the red tide/algal bloom chaos that is going on in Florida, chances are you have since it’s pretty hard to ignore at this point. Below are just a few things that would be useful for the community to know in regard to the bloom and tips on what you can do to... Read More »


Sanibel Public Library

This little gem of a library has won awards and pleased its constituencies year after year. It entered an eBook challenge last year and won. The challenge was called a Digital Dash contest and was sponsored by Overdrive, an eBook vendor. The library’s members borrow and read over 2,000 eBooks – more than any other contestant. The library won $500... Read More »


The Sanibel Charter is Safe

Every now and then the island administration appoints a committee – the Charter Review Committee – to review the island charter and recommend whether or not any of the language should be changed. The current Sanibel Charter Review Committee has been meeting since last December to discuss the language in the various articles. The committee has not recommended any changes... Read More »


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F.I.S.H. Food Drive

F.I.S.H. food drive is happening now until May 31st and is being held by the Sanibel & Captiva Island Association of Realtors Communication and P.R. Committee. For those of you who may or may not know F.I.S.H. is a human services organization located on Sanibel and they have been around for 30+ years with a focus on ‘neighbors helping neighbors’.... Read More »


Vice President Vacationing on Sanibel

We are honored to have Vice President Mike Pence choose Sanibel as his Easter vacationing spot this year. Read More »


Captiva In The News

Captiva was recently mentioned in a great article about traveling to Florida. Instead of fighting the crowds in larger beach destinations, choose a low-key, laid-back island with friendly neighbors, family-friendly lifestyle and plenty of homes and condos for rent or sale. There is a reason why Sanibel Island and Captiva are always making the “Best of Lists” in travel news.... Read More »