World Sea Turtle Day is Coming

Photo from MarineBio.org


All are invited to celebrate World Sea Turtle Day next Monday, June 17, at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.  Free activities will include a beach walk and beach clean-up, sea turtle lessons and crafts, and a special showing of the movie “Turtle: The Incredible Journey.”

Since the year 2000, World Sea Turtle Day has been commemorated on the birthday of Dr.  » Read more

Splashin’ Around


When you and your family are in need of some good ‘ole splashin’ around, enjoy 14 acres of water slides, pools and fun at Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Southwest Florida’s largest waterpark in nearby Cape Coral.

Relax on their gently drifting Main Stream River Tube Ride. Thrill at the high-speed excitement of such shriek-worthy slides as the Cape Fear, Fun-L-Tunnel, Zoom Flume and 457-foot Electric Slide &  » Read more

Island Flavors


Bimini Bait Shack, the last watering hole on the mainland before crossing the Sanibel Causeway, cooks up the perfect recipe for island fun and relaxation.

Rum is quintessential to island culture, and Bimini Bait Shack has more than 20 varieties for famous drinks, such as the Goombay Smash from Green Turtle Cay, the Bushwhacker from St. Thomas, and Planter’s Punch from Jamaica.  » Read more

The Ultimate in Tarpon Fishing

As the humorist and fisherman Ed Zern used to say, “It is easy to tell tourists from tarpon. Tarpon have a narrow, bony plate inside the mouth of their lower jaw. Tourists have both upper and lower plates.”

Guests Millard and Buck B. from Columbus, OH, sent us this photo of Buck’s prize catch during their recent visit to Ocean’s Reach.   » Read more

Free Summer Programs


Starting today, you and your family can enjoy free Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks, and nature crafts at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge through August 3, 2019.

No pre-registration is necessary.  Programs are offered Weds – Sat as follows:

Reading in the Refuge, every Wednesday at 10 a.m.:

Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it.  » Read more

Ready, Set, Paddle!

Photo from Gulfshore Life


This year’s “Battle on the Blueway” will be held June 8th on the Calusa Blueway at scenic Crescent Beach Family Park on Fort Myers Beach.

The sanctioned World Paddle Association points event, which benefits the Lee County Special Olympics, will feature two distance races (2 mile and 7 mile), along with a children’s race, Special Olympics race,  » Read more

Dining Like a King …


… or at least, a Vice President of the United States.

According to information from the Federal Aviation Administration, Vice President Pence and his wife are in the midst of enjoying a five-day visit to Sanibel Island this week.  With that in mind, the Fort Myers News-Press republished an article from earlier this year where their food critic lists some favorite restaurants that they might want to try while on the island.  » Read more

Our Mayoral Centenarian

Former Sanibel Mayor Myron “Mike” Klein


The City of Sanibel has extended an invite to all to attend a 100th Birthday celebration for Former Mayor Myron “Mike” Klein on Tuesday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall.

Mike served as a member of City Council for two consecutive terms from 1980-1988. During this time he also served as vice mayor from May 1981 through December 1982 and as mayor from December 1982 through December 1983 and December 1987 through November 1988.  » Read more

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