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One of the major attractions on Sanibel (besides the shells) is the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a Federal Wilderness Area meant to be a habitat for migratory birds and other area species, especially threatened and endangered.  It’s named after political cartoonist and conservationist...

Southwest Florida (especially the coast) counted themselves fortunate, as Hurricane Dorian eventually made a turn to the northwest (as expected) and may only brush along the east coast from Florida all the way to North Carolina as it weakens.  Of course, our thoughts are with...

It’s one of the most common questions we get on Sanibel Island…people come from all over the world to collect the millions of shells that wash up on our 14 miles of Gulf shores, but they want to know where they can find the most...

September in Southwest Florida is one of the hottest venues around.  We don’t mean the temperature, though it’s STILL plenty warm down here.  Captiva Island helps kick off the 6th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on September 20 – 23 before moving on to Fort...

Tween Waters Crab Races

“It’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen.” That’s the tagline by self-appointed Crab Racing Commissioner Tim Jardas.  Since 1984, he has hosted his unique style of hermit crab racing blended with comedy at the Crow’s Nest in the Tween Waters Resort on Captiva.

Every Monday...

Sanibel Historical Museum

The Sanibel Historical Village is a hidden gem for those interested in how Sanibel came to be, but your opportunity to explore this treasure is fading fast this summer. The Village will close for the season on July 31 and will reopen on October 15....

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Guest Blogger Matt Spaulding writes about his experience at one of the newest restaurants on Sanibel….MudBugs Cajun Kitchen!

 I’ve always said that you could be on Sanibel and Captiva for three weeks and not go to the same good restaurant twice.  There have been some...

Fourth of July

Sanibel and Captiva Islands celebrate our nation’s birthday with the Annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, July 4th.  As such, Periwinkle Way will be closed from 9am until approximately 12 noon from the western end (Tarpon Bay Road) to Donax Street.  Those travelling on Casa...

Sanibel Storm

It sure seems like summer is here already on Sanibel, but it’s still spring! :O

There’s a recent song by Jesse Rice called, “Go Away Cloud,” part of which goes, “I didn’t come all this way just to see no gray.”  While summer is the...

SUP

Summer isn’t just a season on Sanibel….it’s an experience! Our summer blog series will highlight all the things you can do when you aren’t enjoying our beautiful beaches! First up, PADDLEBOARDING!

Stand-up paddleboarding, or “SUP”, is a family friendly activity to experience while on Sanibel....

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