Accomplish Your Nature-Related Resolutions This Year

Spend more time in nature. Is this New Year’s Resolution on your list for 2016? If not, it should be and here’s why. Spending time in nature has so many benefits, like reduced stress, improving fitness to getting a daily dose of Vitamin D from the sun! Here are a few we think will be […]

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Visiting Sanibel for the Fall

Visiting Sanibel for the Fall - Desitination

The mild climate of Southwest Florida can make it perfect for visiting Sanibel for the fall to enjoy a variety of fun activities. While Sanibel Island is a popular destination, fall is the off-peak season to visit the island and experience all it has to offer with fewer crowds. Sanibel Fall Temperatures Sanibel’s fall temperatures in the […]

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Fishing in the “Tarpon Capital of the World”

Tarpon fishing in Sanibel usually “jumps off” around mid-April, as tarpon prefer water temperatures between 72-82 degrees Fahrenheit. However, Port Sanibel Marina fishing guides have already reported multiple catches this month! The first tarpon to ever be caught was actually caught right here on Sanibel Island in 1885 by Chicago architect William H. Wood with […]

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Manatee Appreciation Day

Manatees are just one of many species that you will spot swimming in Sanibel’s waterways. From April to October, manatees can be seen throughout the warm shallow waters of southwest Florida. Then when the weather cools down, they begin heading for freshwater springs, where the temperatures remain around 70 degrees year round. Local Manatees In […]

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Sanibel the Sanctuary

Protecting nature and wildlife is a mission of the Sanibel Island community and city leaders. Part of the City of Sanibel’s mission statement describes Sanibel as the community’s sanctuary, “one in which a diverse population lives in harmony with the island’s wildlife and natural habitats.” Furthermore, the City strives to “be vigilant in the protection […]

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