Kayak, Jet-Ski, SUP, Boat Rentals
Sanibel Island (and nearby Captiva Island) offers a variety of water sports, including
SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboards), jet-skis, boat rentals, kayak rentals, and more.

CLICK HERE for Jet Ski Rentals.
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Scenic Cruise On Gulf Drive
Admire all the magnificent homes, immaculate resorts, hidden retreats, and endless Sanibel scenery along the winding, 8-mile Gulf Drive. The drive is divided into 3 segments, East, Middle and West Gulf Drive, and it runs along near the water for the entire island, eventually dead ending just south of Captiva Island. Gulf Drive is accessible from multiple spots on the island, including Causeway/Lindgren Blvd., Donax Street, Casa Ybel Road, Bella Vista Way and Anchor Drive, which are all off Periwinkle Way, as well as Tarpon Bay Road and Rabbit Road, which are off Sanibel-Captiva Road. Simply take any of these streets and continue to follow towards the water till you reach Gulf Drive.

Ambu Yoga (Captiva Island)

Offering beach yoga, Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) yoga, in-studio yoga and much more, Ambu Yoga is quite unique. All classes are open to the public and the studio is right across the street from Starbucks. Visit Ambu Yoga for more info, including class schedule.

Santiva Saltwater Fishing

Native, experienced guides will show you the "best back bay fishing in Florida...
snook, tarpon, red fish and so many more." The company also runs snorkeling, shelling,

and other excursions, including a trip to Cabbage Key (which was according to legend
the inspiration for Jimmy Buffett's "Cheeseburger in Paradise."

Beach Bums Boat Rentals

Spend the day out on the water. Multi-day rentals available.
15951 Captiva Dr. Captiva, FL

(239) 472-6336

Botanical Gardens Tour at Sanibel Moorings Resort
Home to Sanibel’s only botanical garden, Sanibel Moorings Resort offers guided walking tours Wednesdays at 9 am. With a variety of tropical gardens, butterflies, birds and more, you’ll be dazzled and delighted on this relaxing, educational tour. Tours are approximately 2 hours long. $5 donation per person. Pre-registration is required.
Call (239) 472-4119 to sign up.

DVDs, Movies, Books, CDs From Sanibel Public Library

Library cards are available to all residents of Sanibel Island and Lee County at no cost. For those on vacation, visitor cards are available for only $10 and are good for an entire year. Pick up DVDs, movies, books, CD's for the entire family.  770 Dunlop Rd.

Periwinkle Blue Skies Preserve Trail
Travel West down the bike path on Periwinkle and look for a small gazebo to your left
(across from the Sanibel Community Church) and you’ll find the Periwinkle Blue Skies Preserve Trail. A pleasant 0.6 mile looping trail with a variety of tropical plants, wildlife, and a small boardwalk, the Periwinkle Blue Skies Preserve Trail is a nice little hidden gem surrounded by thousands of trees and shrubs. Accessible by bike path only, not by car.

Cheese Nook
Cheese Nook is a cozy establishment selling a fine variety of cheeses, cheese-themed goods, local jellies, sweets, select wines and other items, some relating to cheese, some not relating to cheese. The variety is quite impressive with a staff that is friendly and nice. Select novelty items also available.
2075 Periwinkle Way, Suite 20   (239) 472-2666

SCCF's Annual Tennis Tournament
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) presents an annual tennis tournament with Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles categories. The format is Doubles Team competition with first round consolation and winners advancing to the finals.  There is a silent auction held as well as prizes rewarded.  Continental breakfast available for players.
For more info, contact The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club at (239) 472-3522

Sanibel Trolley Tours
Adventures in Paradise offers trolley tours of Sanibel Island where you can learn all about the history, folklore and nature of the island. You'll see the Sanibel Historic Lighthouse,
Old School House, Original Post Office, Old Sanibel Garden and much more while driving in a neat little trolley! Call (239) 472-8443 for more info.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP Rentals)
Try your luck at stand up paddle boarding.  If done right, it’s the perfect balance of leisure and exercise. Available at:

Sanibel Recreation Center
Sanibel Recreation Center is an excellent athletic complex providing tennis courts, swimming pools, racquetball, weight rooms, YOGA, Pilates, aerobics, educational classes, a skate park, slides, and so much more we can’t even list it all. Seniors, adults and kids will be impressed with the diverse variety of daily activities and things to do, where there is truly something to do for everyone. The facility itself is well maintained and designed and the grounds are impeccable. Sanibel Recreation Center also offers public tennis, so you can call ahead and reserve a court. Spend the day at the Rec!

3880 Sanibel-Captiva Rd.   (239) 472-0345

Captiva Island Historical Society
Learn the history of Captiva Island (which was once part of Sanibel Island), including
how it came to be, it's storied ancient folklore, and more.