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Sanibel OutdoorsThings to do on Sanibel

There are plenty of things to do here on Sanibel besides the beach! Below are a few things we here at Sanibel Holiday recomend: 

Shell Museum
Visit daily 10 am-5 pm
3075 Sanibel Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957

CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife)
Visit Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm
Presentations daily in the Visitor Education Center at 11 am
3883 Sanibel Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957

Ding Darling: Open daily except closed Friday 7 am-7:30 pm
Start at the FREE Visitor & Education Center open 9 am-4 pm
Walk, bike, or drive through Wildlife Drive. Common sightings include: water birds, shorebirds, raccoons, alligators, and marsh rabbits.
FYI the best time to visit is LOW TIDE! If you would like a copy of the tide charts-stop by our office.
Don’t forget: water, sunscreen and bug spray. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat.
1 Wildlife Drive Sanibel, FL 33957

Tarpon Bay Explorers
Kayak rentals, tours, SUP rentals, fishing equipment rental, pontoon rentals
Open daily at 8 am
900 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957


· We recommend Sanibel Concierge for bike rentals: (239) 281-3530

· Billy’s Bikes: Bike rentals, Segway tours, Trikes, & Family bikes
  1509 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957

· Find info for where to bike here: Sanibel biking information


Periwinkle Place (2075 Periwinkle Way) 26 shops located in an outdoor setting with covered walkways

Tahitian Gardens (1975 Periwinkle Way) Dining, Gifts, Home, Jewelry, Clothing & Shoes

Olde Sanibel Shoppes (630 Tarpon Bay Road) Pet-friendly shopping center

Captiva Memorial Library
Daily classes & events
Tuesday/Thursday: 10 am-6 pm - Wednesday: 12 pm-8 pm - Friday/Saturday: 9 am-5 pm -Closed Sunday & Monday
11560 Chapin Lane Captiva, FL 33924

Island Cinema
Daily showings, check for showtimes
535 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957

Paint Parties
Something to Wine About Paint Parties (239) 357-6360

Three Crafty Ladies
Make-it-and-Take-it Craft Activities, call for daily offerings (239) 472-2893
M-F: 10 am-5 pm Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
1628 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957

Or get creative: paint your own shells (stop by our office for your starter shells)

Try out some of our great restaurants. Some of our favorites include:

Cip’s Place:
· Open Daily 4 pm-9:30 pm
· 2055 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957
· Daily Happy Hour 4 pm-6pm

Over Easy Café:
· Great for Breakfast & Lunch
· 630 Tarpon Bay Road #1 Sanibel, FL 33957
· Open Daily 7 am-3 pm

Lazy Flamingo:
· Open Daily 11 am-12 am
· 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957
· Great for families & Children

Sanibel Deli:
· Monday 7 am-3 pm Tuesday-Saturday 7 am-7 pm Closed Sunday
· 2330 Palm Ride Road, Sanibel, FL 33957

The Timbers Restaurant:
· Open Daily 5-9 pm for Dinner
· 703 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957
· Weekly specials
· Retail fish market open daily at 11 am & 2 pm on Sunday

· Open Monday-Saturday
· Lunch: 11 am-2 pm Happy Hour: 3-6 pm Dinner: 5-9 pm
· 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957