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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.
|New! Adventures in
14341 Port Comfort, Ft. Myers, FL
|On Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday we offer: SHELLING & SNORKELING THE
OUTER ISLANDS WITH LUNCH AT BARNACLE PHIL'S! 9:00 AM -
AFTERNOON DOLPHIN WATCH 3:30 PM - 5:00
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,
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
BACKWATER FISHING: 9:00 am - 12:00
Noon - DAILY
SEALIFE ENCOUNTER EXCURSION: 12:30 PM
- 3:00 PM - DAILY
SUNSET DOLPHIN WATCH: 3:30 PM - 5:00
PM - DAILY
Power Boat Rentals, Canoe and
Kayak Rentals, Nature Boardwalk, Ships Store
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
Museum and Trail Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 11 to 5
||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.
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
||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.
||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!
||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.