Sanibel Island Travel Resources
For a vacation full of sun and fun, there is no better destination than Sanibel Island, Florida. Located just west of Fort Meyers and accessible by car via the Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel Island and its sister Captiva offer miles of pristine beaches and endless outdoor fun all year round. The islands boast temperatures ranging from the 70s in the winter to the 90s in the summer. Sunny mornings turn into thrilling afternoon thunderstorms that dissolve into stunning sunsets, and warm, clear ocean water - all the ingredients necessary for the perfect year round getaway. The north side of the island is home to the JN Darling National Wildlife Refuge, guaranteeing some exciting wildlife viewings to enhance your time on the island.
Spend your days lounging on the beach or pursuing any of the copious outdoor activities. The waterfront comprises a majority of the island’s geography and activities, including boating, fishing, shelling, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing and more! The fun doesn’t rest on the edges, though. Head inland for a round of golf, a game of tennis, or a ride on the 25 miles of bike paths on the island.
Cap off your day at any one of Sanibel’s more than 60 restaurants with your favorite seafood and a gorgeous sunset. With 12 miles of shoreline, the seafood can only be the freshest and tastiest you’ll ever eat. The day does not have to end with dinner; Sanibel Island has a rousing nightline full of casinos and happy people. So get yourself a vacation rental on the beach and dip your feet in the sand and fun of Sanibel Island.
Things to do in Sanibel Island
After decades of guiding from his skiff, Butch has returned to kayak fishing only. One of the oldest guides in his area, Butch fishes with anglers of all skill levels and all walks of life. Ka... read more
After decades of guiding from his skiff, Butch has returned to kayak fishing only. One of the oldest guides in his area, Butch fishes with anglers of all skill levels and all walks of life. Kayak fishing is different from what most folks have ever done, and Capt. Butch is an instructional guide, and guiding and teaching his customers the joys, skills, and adventure of kayak fishing is his life. Capt. Butch has also recently completed the “Coastal” and “Highland” modules of the Florida Master Naturalist Program, and will complete the “Wetlands” module in early 2013. He will then have the full Florida Master Naturalist designation.
So, throw away your preconceived notions, and come with me on the adventure of a lifetime. Everything pulls harder from a kayak. You are the Captain of your boat. You are immersed in the experience and nature. It's a blast! If you don't fish, you can enjoy nature as never before on an eco-tour with Capt. Butch.