Planning the Perfect Family-Friendly Spring Break

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This year why not head to Florida’s southwest coast for tranquil beaches littered with beautiful shells instead of rowdy spring-breakers and beer cans? Sanibel Island has what your family is craving in a calmer environment that’s not spring break-crazed.

Fun for the Kids

Sanibel Island offers family boat rentals and tours, wildlife sightings and awesome sunsets. Plan to take the family out on a rental boat where you can cruise The Intracoastal Waterway looking for dolphins while the sun sets or take advantage of the fishing opportunities available in the Caloosahatchee River and other locations. If that doesn’t float their boat, other options include paddleboarding, kayaking, wind surfing and kiting among other activities.

spring break family boating

While here for spring break, plan to take the family out on a rental boat where you can cruise The Intracoastal Waterway looking for dolphins.

Plan to spend a day collecting shells on a shoreline that’s known as the shell capital of Florida. This region is home to more than 250 different species of shells, so you’re going to need more than one bucket to hold all those shells. The best time to go shelling is at low tide, or after a storm or strong current.

If you’re traveling to the area by plane, consider renting bikes for the family instead of a car. Sanibel is a cycling paradise and visitors and residents alike ride their beach cruisers to dinner.

Dining Options

Fresh. Seafood. Enough said? Hop on those bikes and head to one of the many seafood restaurants offering a plethora of dishes sure to please everyone. The younger members of the family can enjoy the many kid-friendly menu options also available. Parents, Sanibel restaurants are known for their cocktails and beers on tap. You only live once. The Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant and other dining establishments won’t disappoint.

Book Early

Sanibel is tranquil and family friendly, which means it’s popular. We recommend booking early to find a place where you feel comfortable with your family.

A vacation rental is the place to be if you’re staying the whole week with the family. You can book a furnished condo with all the comforts of home, including a fully functional kitchen, at Royal Shell Vacation Rentals.

spring break family fishing

In planning the perfect family-friendly spring break, consider booking early to beat the rush.

Live it Up

We know this is a family vacation but everyone still craves a little excitement on spring break week, right? Don’t worry if you have a teenager who needs some time apart from you or if you need some time apart from the kids yourselves. Sanibel and the surrounding area has you covered. Fort Myers Beach is just 15 minutes down the road and it has a livelier nightlife that will quench your spring break cravings.

So try something different this year with the family. You won’t be disappointed. Remember that you can book all your spring break water activities, boat cruises and tours at Port Sanibel Marina! Give us a call at 239-437-1660 to plan your trip today.