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Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society

From January to April, bird walks are held every Saturday at locations both on and off the islands. Led by experienced members of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, the walks are both fun and educational. The walks are open to all […]
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What is the Weather Like in Sanibel Island, Florida?

Sanibel Island is the ultimate vacation destination if you’re looking for a Florida getaway. You’ll be able to experience all the fun in the sun you expect from the Sunshine State, but you’ll avoid the huge crowds you find in […]

Cielo

Cielo, a Sanibel Island favorite, was closed over the summer for extensive renovations. It re-opened recently to rave reviews. The restaurant added 249 interior square feet, relocated the bar area to nearer the front door, and completely changed the interior […]

Art Under the Stars – A Celestial Evening of Art, Prizes & Fun

The Sanibel Arts Community will be in full swing on Thursday, December 12 from 5 – 8 pm with Art Under the Stars. This holiday open house is a collaboration among Tower Gallery, Hirdie Girdie Gallery, and Suncatchers’ Dream. If […]

Clyde Butcher at Ding Darling Refuge

World-renowned nature photographer Clyde Butcher will have a special exhibition of his works at the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge beginning November 13, 2019. Copyright Clyde Butcher Ghost Orchid Butcher’s exhibition, The American Everglades, is part of the Refuge’s 75th-anniversary celebration. The […]

“Ding” Day 2019!

J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the 31st Annual “Ding” Day at the Refuge on Sunday, October 20th. Starting at 8:00 am, it will be a full day of tours, presentations and activities. Mark your calendars for […]

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Sanibel’s Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is undergoing an extensive six-million dollar renovation that will improve upon the already fascinating facility that is a one-of-a-kind museum experience. The museum opened in 1995 and has been a must-do site for visitors to the […]

Edison Ford Winter Estates

Although many southwest Florida attractions close for some of the summer months or have limited summer hours, the Edison Ford Winter Estates is in full swing for the summer and has a number of special programs to attend. The Edison […]

BIG ARTS Celebrates 40 Fabulous Years With a New Build

Forty years ago, a group of passionate artists founded a new arts organization on Sanibel, called BIG ARTS or Barrier Island Group for the Arts. When the group first organized there were no production facilities, and performances, art shows and […]

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Visitor Center

One of the top attractions for visitors to our Islands is the Francis P. Bailey, Jr. Visitor Center at the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. The Visitor Center is highly ranked on Trip Advisor for a “must-do” stop, […]

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