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4 Things to Do on Your Next Sanibel or Captiva Island Vacation

Added: Jan 17, 2022
Category: Island Info

Whether you're planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, Captiva and Sanibel Island have plenty to offer.


First and foremost, you should visit the Island's wide selection of beaches. Suppose you want to know what other activities are available to you. In that case, however, we have plenty of suggestions to get you started. Whatever you choose, we are confident you will have an absolute blast!


If you’re ready to book a trip with Kingfisher Vacations, we encourage you to take a peek at our vacation rentals in Captiva and Sanibel Island. Then, be sure to contact us for answers to all your questions. We can’t wait to speak with you!


4 Things to Do on Sanibel and Captiva Island




We all enjoy a relaxing day at the beach under an umbrella, but Sanibel and Captiva Island offer so much more. If you love to fish, for instance, there are many locations you'll want to visit on the Island. So pack up your gear and head to Tarpon Bay or the Sanibel Fishing Pier to spend the day reeling in fish of all kinds. Species such as Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Tarpon, and Tripletail are common to Sanibel’s and Captiva’s shores. Additionally, several types of fishing are available: offshore, inshore, back bay, and more.




Did you know that Sanibel and Captiva Islands are formed from shells? This makes it one of the best places in the world to find unique shell varieties. Stop by the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum to see the Great Hall of Shells exhibit or start scouring the sands yourself! So many people love to shell on Sanibel Island that bending down to reach for a shell is referred to as the “Sanibel Stoop.” Some species you might find include Conch, Junonia, Lightning Whelk, Scallops, and more. Here’s one tip to remember: the best time for shelling is at low tide when seashells are exposed on the shore.




If you’re looking to stay active during your vacation, biking is a great way to get physical and take in the beautiful views of the Island. There are over 26 miles of bike paths throughout both Sanibel and Captiva Islands, including a multitude of water fountains and rest stops along the way. In addition, various shops on Periwinkle Way rent bikes to local travelers. You can even rent a carrier to bring small kids along. Bike through the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Drive, or along the Sanibel Causeway for gorgeous ocean views.




If you love being out at sea or watching the sunset over the water, this is the perfect activity for you. The best part is you can completely customize the experience. Do you want to spot dolphins and other sea creatures on a boat tour? Would you like to rent your own boat and go at your own pace? How about a lovely, intimate evening cruise paired with a bottle of wine? All of these are possible in Sanibel and Captiva Island! Visit this page to learn more about boating during your vacation.



Book Your Trip to Sanibel and Captiva Islands with Kingfisher Vacation Rentals


Are you ready for the vacation of a lifetime? Our experts at Kingfisher Vacations are here to assist you in finding the ideal home for your visit to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. We have over 60 years of experience on the Island and can offer you the absolute best service given our vast knowledge of Sanibel and Captiva Island's many offerings. Our gorgeous private properties have heated pools, hot tubs, stunning ocean views, delightfully bright décor, and boat docks. We provide you with everything you could ever want for your Captiva or Sanibel beach vacation.


Visit our website, email us at info@gokingfisher.com or give us a call today at 239-472-2100.

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