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Sanibel Island Activities

Everglades Day Safari Departing daily from Sanibel, Ft. Meyers Beach and the Naples/Marco Island area prepare yourself for a day of fun with Everglades Day Safari. Children and adults will enjoy a day filled with eco-watching as you tour through the fascinating Everglades. Watch birds fly overhead, wildlife such as alligators, manatees and panthers in their natural habitats and more. The tours take place on riverboats, airboats, and vans or by hiking.

Old Towne Sanibel Just a short stroll from one of the many cozy inns and cottages in Old Town Sanibel the Gulf and Bay is known for world-class shelling, wonderful village shops and boutiques and some of the best cafes around. Children will be fascinated by the lighthouse, marina and will enjoy fishing off of the fishing pier.

Captive Cruises Children and families will enjoy one of the many cruises offered by Captiva Cruises. Jump on board for the exciting Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure Cruise or one of the many cruises to Costa State Park or Useppa Island. After a long day sit back and relax to the music of the islands aboard the Sunset Serenade cruise.

Sanibel Island Beaches

Lighthouse Beach & Fishing Pier - Enjoy the sites and sounds of Sanibel from the Lighthouse Beach and Fishing Pier. Home to the city's historic still-operating lighthouse the beach is located on the eastern tip of the island and wraps its way around to bay. Visitors to the beach can enjoy nature tails that make their way through the natural wetlands or a fishing pier, which offers some of the island's best fishing spots.

Tarpon Bay Beach - Enjoy the beauty that tarpon Bay Beach offers to all that visit. The white sandy beaches are not a far walk from the accessible parking area. The beach is located on the south end of Tarpon Bay and in located in the middle of Sanibel Island. Recreational vehicles will find the area parking friendly and it is a great way to cool-off after a day of 4-wheeling.

Bowman's Beach - This secluded white beach is a quiet retreat from the busy city life. The beach is immaculate and pristine and can only be accessed by bridge, which must be traveled by foot. Barbeque grills are readily available so make sure to bring your favorite barbeque items.

Sanibel Island Restaurants and Bars

Sanibel Island Restaurants

Beachview Inn - The wonderful and relaxing beach resort environment of the Beachview Inn is a great escape from a day of sightseeing and beach going. The comfortable restaurant offers diners a wide selection of steaks, seafood, veal and pork chops. In the mood for something lighter? Stop in the lounge for a drink and a sandwich or appetizer.

Sanibel Cafe - Sanibel Cafe is a popular stop for many of the locals. The fun and lively atmosphere is contagious as diners enjoy wonderful American entrées. The house specialty is crunchy grouper and is the perfect place to enjoy an exciting meal in Sanibel.

Keylime Bistro - Keylime bistro is conveniently located in the Captiva Island Inn. The restaurant offers exciting live entertainment daily in a relaxed setting. The food is great and the bar and lounge is the perfect place to relax with your friends or travel companions.

Sanibel Island children's activities

Everglades Day Safari Departing daily from Sanibel, Ft. Meyers Beach and the Naples/Marco Island area prepare yourself for a day of fun with Everglades Day Safari. Children and adults will enjoy a day filled with eco-watching as you tour through the fascinating Everglades. Watch birds fly overhead, wildlife such as alligators, manatees and panthers in their natural habitats and more. The tours take place on riverboats, airboats, and vans or by hiking.

Old Towne Sanibel Just a short stroll from one of the many cozy inns and cottages in Old Town Sanibel the Gulf and Bay is known for world-class shelling, wonderful village shops and boutiques and some of the best cafes around. Children will be fascinated by the lighthouse, marina and will enjoy fishing off of the fishing pier.

Captive Cruises Children and families will enjoy one of the many cruises offered by Captiva Cruises. Jump on board for the exciting Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure Cruise or one of the many cruises to Costa State Park or Useppa Island. After a long day sit back and relax to the music of the islands aboard the Sunset Serenade cruise.

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