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While there is more than enough to do on Sanibel to last your entire vacation, many people wish to leave the island for Day Trips to discover other parts of Southwest Florida. Sanibel-Online would like to help by providing some information to help you plan your trips. Please check out the companies and activities below for some great times.

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New! Adventures in Paradise, Inc.

14341 Port Comfort, Ft. Myers, FL 33908

239-472-8443 239-437-1660

On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday we offer: SHELLING & SNORKELING THE OUTER ISLANDS WITH LUNCH AT BARNACLE PHIL'S!   9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON


On Monday thru Friday: CANOE/ KAYAK TOURS - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - With  interpretive guide through the Roberts Refuge Mangrove Forest  with expert naturalist, Mike Boerema,

Trolley Tours - HISTORICAL & NATURE TOURS OF SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA ISLANDS. Groups of 10 to 20. Tours are two hours and can be extended to include lunch or shopping!

BACKWATER FISHING: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon - DAILY




 Power Boat Rentals, Canoe and Kayak Rentals, Nature Boardwalk, Ships Store

Big Cypress National Preserve The 729,000 acre Big Cypress National Preserve was set aside in 1974 to ensure the preservation, conservation, and protection of the natural scenic, floral and faunal, and recreational values of the Big Cypress Watershed. The importance of this watershed to the Everglades National Park was a major consideration for its establishment. The name Big Cypress refers to the large size of this area. Vast expanses of cypress strands span this unique landscape.
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium The Calusa Nature Center and a private, not for profit, environmental education organization located in Fort Myers, Florida. The 105 acre site has a museum, nature trails, planetarium, aviary, gift shop and meeting and picnic areas.

Museum and Trails Admission

$4.00 Over Age 12, $2.50 Age 3-12 No Charge Under Age 3 Free to Members
Museum and Trail Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 11 to 5
Captiva Cruises Captiva Cruises offers Dolphin Watch, Sunset, and Shelling Cruises as well as day cruises to the fascinating islands of Cabbage Key, Useppa, Boca Grande, and Cayo Costa. On board you’ll enjoy interesting commentary and unforgettable scenery. Yachtsmen, young and old, enjoy first class service aboard our spacious and comfortable vessels.
Cayo Costa State Park Cayo Costa State Park occupies most of an island which lies in a chain of barrier islands that shelter Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound from the storms of the Gulf of Mexico. This park is accessible only by private boat or passenger ferry services.
Edison-Ford Winter Home and Laboratory The Edison home, located adjacent to the winter home of Henry Ford features the inventor's laboratory and botanical gardens. Henry Ford bought the property next to the Edison's and visitors can tour the home of the world's first billionaire as well as the Edison home. Tours are from Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Everglades Day Safari Your Everglades Day Safari will be an exciting adventure through the different kingdoms that make up the "Everglades." You will be accompanied by a highly trained guide who will discuss the past, present and future of this truly unique area. Our safaris depart Sanibel, Fort Myers, Naples and Ft. Lauderdale each morning at 7:45 a.m. and return about 5:30 p.m.
Fossil Expeditions We are a professional guide service offering day trips into the Florida Everglades, or two types of fossil trips. We also have a gift shop, an on-line museum, information on Florida archaeology and a bi-monthly newsletter. Feel free to browse the site and get to know us!
Manatee Park Lee County Manatee Park offers visitors the year-round opportunity to increase their awareness of the endangered West Indian Manatee and plants/butterflies native to the Southwest Florida bio-region. During the winter Months (November - March) non-captive manatees can be observed in their natural habitat. Year -round, visitors can observe and understand the diversity of Southwest Florida native plant habitats and butterflies through example plantings, information, walking tours and workshops. Volunteer interpretive naturalists provide observation guidance and interpretive answers to visitors questions.




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