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Cayo Costa

Accessible only by private boat or ferry Cayo Costa State Park is one of southwest Florida's best kept secrets. Emerald waters line the nine miles of white sand creating some of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in the world.Visitors may see manatees and dolphin pods in the waters ...

Summer on Sanibel and Captiva

Visitors come to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva every year to enjoy the beach and the outdoors with fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or bird watching, yet for those who live in this tropical paradise it can be challenging to find something new and exciting to do.Life gets pretty busy on the ...

Island gardening

For locals with a green thumb, the City of Sanibel also hosts guided tours of the grounds of City Hall where islanders can get ideas about planting vegetation that requires little maintenance, no fertilizer, and no supplemental irrigation. Attendees meet at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, and ...

J.N. “Ding” Darling

The island's natural beauty is accessible anytime for residents who want to spend a day at the beach or ride a bicycle down the city's shared use path system.The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is open all year long, although the hours fluctuate based on the time of year. The ...

Sanibel & Captiva – world renowned

People come to Sanibel Island for the beaches. They come for the sea shells. They come to see the wildlife in their natural environment. They come for the fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching and the miles of bike trails.And some people wind up becoming part-time or permanent residents. ...

Off the beaten track: Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key

Cayo CostaEver wonder what it would be like to wade in emerald green waters or stroll miles of a sandy white unspoiled beach of a deserted island with modern civilization miles away? You don't have to hop aboard a tramp steamer to head toward the islands in the Caribbean because the answer lies ...

Captiva names Traveler’s Choice Beach

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced on April 5 the winners of its inaugural 2011 Travelers' Choice Beaches awards. Captiva was named the eighth best beach destination in the United States.Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by ...

Getaway to fun, relaxing day at Cabbage Key via Captiva Cruises

As the month progresses there should be a bit of cooler weather to replace the usually searing southwest Florida heat.Maybe not as noticeable as the refrigerator rush that our northern neighbors get around this time of year but none the less fall is upon us.With the milder weather making its ...

Ecology cruise offers fun, educational adventure

Captiva Cruises' latest offering: a three-hour family friendly ecological boat tour of Fosters Bay on North Captiva Island.Led by Richard Finkel, an environmental educator for the past 10 years, 16 passengers recently climbed aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran to get a close-up look at the ...

Chamber

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce1159 Causeway RoadSanibel, Florida 33957Phone: (239) 472-1080Fax: (239) 472-1070E-mail: island@sanibel-captiva.orgWeb site: www.sanibel-captiva.org