Attractions–Things To Do

BEACHES

Many locations from the tip of Captiva to the most eastern end of Sanibel. Most have facilities and metered parking.

THE BAILEY-MATTHEWS SHELL MUSEUM…239-395-2233
3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd.

Open from 10 am – 5 pm daily, 7 days a week.
The Museum is your go-to source to learn about mollusks and shells worldwide.

BURROUGHS HOME 2506 First St. (Downtown Ft. Myers) 332-6125

Turn-of-the-century home on Natl. Registry of Historic Places. Tours available.

CAPTIVA CRUISES (A2) 239-472-5300

11401 Andy Rosse Ln. (Captiva). Cruise to the islands of Cabbage Key, Useppa, Cayo Costa, Boca Grande, Dolphin Watch & Sunset.

CROW (D3) (Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife) 472-3644

3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. See where injured animals go to get rehabilitated.

EDISON & FORD WINTER ESTATES…239-334-7419
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.

Historic homes, gardens, lab and museum of the Edison and Ford families.

J.N. “DING” DARLING NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (C3) 239-472-1100

One Wildlife Drive. Experience Florida on this 6,000-acre refuge that features canoe trails & a 5 mile scenic drive. (closed Fridays)

NATIVE GUIDES & ADVENTURE TOURS/RENTALS (A2)
PO Box 695, Captiva…239-822-3337

Fishing, sightseeing, shelling,kayak, SUP tours. Rentals and instructions. Captivaadventures.com, nativeguidesfishing.com

SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (C-D3) 239-472-2329

3335 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Visit native Florida in this 1,100 acre habitat.

SANIBEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND VILLAGE (D2) Rd239-472-4648

800 DunlopGet a glimpse of what Sanibel-Captiva looked like over 100 years ago. Nine historic buildings–volunteer docents share the stories of Sanibel from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families.

SANIBEL ISLAND CRUISE LINE…239-472-5799

Shelling, dolphin watch, snorkeling, on half day cruises to Cayo Costa.

SANIBEL LIGHTHOUSE (F1) (Point Ybel Light)

Located at the east end of Sanibel. Operation began in August 1884, the lighthouse is now a wildlife refuge.