Art Vibe

BIG ARTS will feature “Art Vibe: A Free Celebration of Art, Food and Music” on Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The free event, which will feature live music by the Kate Skales Band in the Boler Garden, will serve as the opening night reception for two fine art exhibits: “Altered Realties” and “Handmade: the Art of Ceramics.”

In the Phillips Gallery,  » Read more

Paint Your Own World

“Virtual reality is the first step in a grand adventure into the landscape of the imagination.”  – Frank Biocca

Experience painting as you never have before!  Enjoy virtual reality experiences at the Sanibel Public Library where the room becomes your canvas and your imagination provides the palette.

Guests ages 10 and older can enjoy the awe and wonder of the ocean in a virtual underwater world.  » Read more

Sunrise at Ocean’s Reach

Love!  Love!  Love!

Just got back home to the grind after a wonderful trip to Sanibel.  Thanks to all at Ocean’s Reach that made our stay so wonderful.  Was so amazing to have coffee watching the sun come up and the dolphins swim by in the mornings.  Sanibel is a special place!  Wanted to share a couple photo’s taken at sunrise during our stay.  Thanks again for a wonderful time!  » Read more

Adopt a Sea Turtle!

You won’t find a gift like this just anywhere!

With the holidays not far away, we wanted to pass along a unique gift idea for friends and loved ones:  Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest!

Sea turtle monitoring on Sanibel Island originally began in the late 1950’s, and has been coordinated by the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation since 1992.

As many of you know,  » Read more

A New Pop-Up Store

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has opened up a seasonal pop-up store at the Sanibel Outlets, where shoppers can find the many of the museum’s acclaimed collection of gifts.

With help from consultants, shoppers can find a piece of jewelry from Congress Jewelers’ Sealife by Congress collection, fine home decor items, and even the perfect children’s gifts and books.

What’s more,  » Read more

Beachy Bouquet


What to do with all of those beautiful shells you’ve collected at Ocean’s Reach?

On your next visit to the island, do what our friends Mary and Jerry H. from Overland Park, KS did:  Meet up for creative ideas from the Shell Crafters, an imaginative group of artisans who gather every Monday morning at the Sanibel Community House.

As you can see,  » Read more

A Shelltacular Bonanza!

After more than 40 years of visiting Sanibel, longtime guests Sue and Steve W. from St. Peters, MO ended up with their most shellgantic find yet!

Steve shared this treasure trove of shells they found last week during their first-ever fall visit to the island.  (We told you this was a wonderful time of year to head down here!)

While enjoying shellnanigans up near Blind Pass,  » Read more

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