Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Welcome to Captiva and Sanibel Island, located near Fort Myers off Florida's Gulf Coast. 

Captiva Island is often associated with the neighboring island of Sanibel to the south. Both are all about the outdoors – biking, sailing, birding and water activities abound. A sliver of land nestled against the state’s southwest coast, Captiva Island has a slightly off-kilter and almost magical feel. You might discover a giant frog in Captiva Island, a restaurant where it’s Christmas all year long, or even a tiny starfish. South Seas Island Resort on the tip of Captiva Island boasts 2.5 miles of beaches and a menu of children’s programs tailored to the sea – from sailing school and mermaid- and pirate-play sessions to on-the-beach day camps and a popular catch-and-release fishing program.

Sanibel Island is "The Seashell Capital of the World", justly famed for its sunsets, lighthouse and luxurious resorts. By far, the most popular activity on Sanibel Island is shelling – you barely can walk a step on the beach without indulging in the so-called "Sanibel Stoop" to search for shells. But there is so much else to do on Sanibel Island – fine accommodations, luscious dining (seafood, of course!), fishing, boating, and just plain relaxation, a chance to get away from the hurly burly, a chance to draw closer to nature.

Our Local Area Guide will get your started on planning the vacation of a lifetime with us ... Make your vacation a reality! 

 

Attractions

Boasting many accolades, the award-winning beaches are the main attraction of Sanibel & Captiva Islands, famous for shelling, bird-watching and the nesting grounds of the Loggerhead Turtles. Apart from the endless sandy attractions, the area is rich in historic attractions, scenic parks and fun family attractions.

Beaches

A sub-tropical barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel & Captiva offers miles of beautiful, sandy beaches home to over 250 different kinds of shells, an abundant wildlife and glistening waters perfect for endless water activities. Get ready for endless sandy activities and adventures.

Events & Festivals

Looking for fun events and festivals during your stay with us. Let our Local Area Guide lead the way!

Golf

Execute the perfect shot on stunning landscapes of rolling fairways, scenic ocean views and gulfside beauty. Ready to Tee Off?

Parks & Wildlife

Discover tropical wetlands, mangrove-lined kayak trails, abundant wildlife and pristine wilderness as you head outdoors to explore. Hike the many trails, enjoy rod-bending excitement as you bait up or simply enjoy the silence of your surroundings.

Restaurants

Eating out is an important part of every vacation! You will not be disappointed! There are endless eateries to enjoy a great meal out - from colorful waterfront cafes to elegant fine dining. A plate for every palette!

Shopping

Sanibel & Captiva promise some great retail therapy for your vacation! Whether you are looking for a unique gift, a special souvenir, beach gear for the kids or fresh produce for a home cooked meal at home .... you will find all you need right here!

Tours & Rentals

Looking to explore our island? Rent a bike to cruise the trails, charter a boat for the catch of a lifetime or take a tour with a knowledgeable local guide to discover the best of our stunning barrier island.