Lisa and her family traveled up to North Carolina recently to celebrate as daughter, Marin, graduated from historic Davidson College. In addition to commencement, they enjoyed a full weekend of activities, including a unique graduation picnic held on the grounds of a quarry in nearby Mooresville.
Marin received a four-year scholarship as part of the school’s prestigious Bonner Scholars Program, during which she completed 280 hours of community service each year. » Read more
With grateful hearts, we honor the memory of service members
and their families
who have sacrificed to protect the freedom we enjoy. » Read more
Do you have an aspiring sailor in your family?
If so, be sure to check out the 2016 Junior Sailing Camp, being offered once again in two summer sessions by the Captiva Yacht Club for kids aged 8 – 15.
Now in its sixth year, the program has received rave reviews from past participants. » Read more
Thanks to our friends at the “Island Reporter” (and writer Meghan McCoy) for the following:
Islands Night continues tradition of gathering community
Now in its 23rd year, a tradition that began by Sam Bailey continues to gather the communities of Sanibel and Captiva together for a night out at Hammond Stadium.
“It’s a great opportunity to see and celebrate this special unique community we have on Sanibel and Captiva and all the people we share that with,” » Read more
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton » Read more
Del and Margaret S. — valued guests to Ocean’s Reach for more than 20 years — recently sent us this photo that they found of their trip from Iowa last December.
What a beautifully intricate sight!
This turtle, aptly named, is called an Ornate Box Turtle.
The Ornate Box Turtle is a relatively small turtle, measuring only 4 to 6 inches in length. » Read more
It’s worth a trip to Sanibel in spring and early summer just to catch a glimpse of nature’s vibrant colors. And the royal poinciana boasts the most flamboyance, offering an extravagant canopy of fire engine red blooms and large green lacy leaves. We call it a classic Florida show-stopper and bet you can’t take your eyes off this blooming beauty. » Read more
Let’s celebrate the first day of summer together with a Shellebration holiday! It’s National Seashell Day! In honor of this inaugural event, we invite you to stoop down on Sanibel’s beautiful beaches to start or expand your collection of beautiful shells. We’ll help! Stop in Guest Services for shelling tips and visit our on-site Shelling Station for cleaning and ID’ing in the shade.
To recognize the occasion, we’d love to show off your shells collected from visits at Ocean’s Reach. » Read more
Guess who’s catching the most fish? » Read more
Only enough for one! » Read more