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Trip Planning

Plan your Sanibel and Captiva Island vacation with us. Our trip planning guides will help you create your next dream vacation to Southwest Florida. There are so many things to do in the area, whether you want to spend all your time on the beach, attend local events, or explore wildlife

A beach seen from the water on sanibel island florida during sunset

Don't wait until summer! Winter and early spring can be busy on Sanibel Island, but the area starts to quiet down a bit in later spring. By the end of March and the beginning of April, you'll enjoy perfect shelling beaches, weather in the low to mid-80s, and plenty of events going on and things to do.

sanibel island wedding planning

When you're planning a dream wedding, Sanibel Island is the perfect choice of location. Not only do we want to make sure your wedding is perfect, we don't want the planning to stress you out so here are some local resources to make wedding planning an ocean breeze. 

Parking in new places can often bring about unwanted stress during your vacation. To help ease your worries about parking on Sanibel Island, read our guide to Sanibel Island beach parking. We’ll discuss where you can find public parking, accessible parking, and free parking on Sanibel Island. 

If you have visited Sanibel in the past you know about no-see-ums! They are tiny biting bugs that live near water. They are so small that they are not visible to the naked eye, hence their name! No-see-ums are common in many areas of Florida and any tropical body of land where there is water nearby.

Since the start of the pandemic the Sanibel Causeway toll booths have been unmanned. What does this mean to you as a visitor to Sanibel & Captiva Islands? Tolls can be paid using a compatible prepaid transponder or through the pay-by-plate system.

Sanibel Island is a quiet and low-key beach destination located along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. Known for its world-renowned shelling beaches, fishing, and wildlife preserves, Sanibel Island has so much to offer.

Sanibel Island is a quiet and laid-back beach destination that is the perfect escape from the daily grind. The small islands of Sanibel and Captiva boast rich wildlife and untamed nature that is hard to find elsewhere. Being outside is a way of life here, and there are so many ways to explore the land and water of Southwest Florida.