2823 W Gulf Dr

Sanibel, FL 33957

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Sanibel Activities

Things to do on the Island

Health & Fitness

With the largest weight room on Sanibel, a 2,500-sq. ft. cardio theater, well-equipped shower and locker rooms, and a bar serving delicious protein shakes, we can be sure to satisfy all your fitness and health needs. In addition to our cardio and weight room, we have recently added a yoga and Pilates studio to serve our clients better. We serve residents of Sanibel and Captiva, our friends who work on the island, and our out-of-state and international guests who are looking for a place to work out while they are on vacation.

Rentals to Get Around

Canoe & Kayak Magazine and Paddler Magazine both list Sanibel as a top paddling destination for great weather, wildlife, and world-class beaches. Finnimore’s Cycle Shop has it all including kayak rentals to paddle the vast preserve of mangrove forest. Rent for two hours or a full day. Just pick your launch site and we’ll deliver all the gear you need for a great day of exploring on the water.

Great ways to see beautiful Sanibel includes a Segway Tour, or Paddle boards rentals that let you see Sanibel’s beauty and environment while “gliding along on a segway or walking on water”. Billy has plenty of suggestions! We truly do offer everything fun under the sun to rent and when you are on the islands there are plenty of sunny days!

Local History & Nature

Part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Preserve is known for its abundant wildlife, hiking trail systems, education center, tours, and water recreation activities. 

Tarpon Bay Explorers provides fun, educational & recreational nature tours, cruises, fishing charters & equipment rentals out of J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. 12% of what you spend at Tarpon Bay Explorers benefits U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service! Pricing is dependent on tour/rental selection.

The historic winter homes, acres of botanic gardens, museum, laboratory, Garden Shoppe and Museum Store are open from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily. The last ticket is sold at 4:30p.m. There is no charge for parking.

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is a teaching hospital and visitor education center dedicated to saving wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care, research, education and conservation medicine. 

Cruises & Water Activities

Embark from Captiva Island, Florida to a nearby island destination, relax watching the sunset or follow a pod of dolphins at play. Whatever cruise you choose, you’ll enjoy a beautiful adventure and take home memories that will last a lifetime. With over 30 years of experience navigating Southwest Florida waters and barrier islands, our accommodating team makes your time with us comfortable, safe and fun!

Owned & operated by the Stewart family on Sanibel & Captiva Island since 1986. Adventures in Paradise Cruises & Tours hopes to show you just how amazing the islands of Sanibel and Captiva are and why we fell in love with the sea. Explore and take a journey with us to discover dolphins, manatee, sea horses, osprey, and pristine beaches brimming with shells, shells, and more seashells! The waters of Sanibel and Captiva provide for some of the worlds best boat cruises, and our family would like to guide you to the best fun-filled adventures.

Dining & Delicacies

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options 

Your trip to Sanibel isn’t complete without a stop at The Island Cow. With great cookin’, cold drinks, outdoor games, and live entertainment, you can relax knowing you are truly on Island Time. 

Stop by and enjoy satisfying, coastal-inspired dishes, along with one of the signature cocktails, a fine hand-picked wine, or an icy-cold draft beer from the rotating selection.

Our team of chefs, servers and greeters are dedicated to making your visit an exceptional experience. They will strive to welcome you, seat you promptly when a table is available and serve you with courtesy and attention to your questions about the menu. 

Golf & Tennis

Nestled inside stunning wildlife preserve protected by the Audubon Society—prepare for a unique experience when you play our course. Suitable for those of all skill-levels discover why The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is Sanibel Island’s premier golfing destination.

Beachview Tennis Club is conveniently located near the Gulf of Mexico on beautiful Sanibel Island in Southwest Florida. Our picturesque facility has five HydroGrid clay courts which are available for year-round play. In addition to court times and regularly scheduled round robins, we offer private lessons and daily clinics to help you improve your game.

Designed by Gordon Lewis, architect of some of the finest golf courses in Florida, the Shell Point Golf Course has challenging fairways, winding water hazards, and six tees on every hole. This provides challenges and rewards to every golfer, from the newest beginners to the biggest hitters. 


Welcome to Whitney’s Bait & Tackle, the #1 Sanibel bait and tackle shop for all types of fishermen. We are ready to help you make the most of your time here on Sanibel Island. We have all the latest gear, spinning rods and reels, fly fishing gear, lures, locally tied flies, live bait and great service. We look forward to serving you!