A Thousand Years of Fishing

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Captiva Cruises’ newest expedition in its “Discover Southwest Florida History” tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound. Titled A Thousand Years of Fishing, the cruise encompasses fascinating characters and traditions.

Departing weekly from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva Island, guests will travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way,  » Read more

Big Winners!


Thanks to Chuck Larsen and our friends at the Santiva Chronicle for this write-up!

For the third straight year, The Clam Shack won the People’s Choice Award at CROW’s Taste of the Islands event. The Clam Shack offered Lobster Roll, Clam Strips and Chowder to those in attendance at the annual fund-raising event on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Sanibel Community Park.  » Read more

Airport Construction


Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers is updating its facilities to enhance the speed and efficiency of the passenger experience.

Here are just some of the improvements you can expect in the near future:

  •  A planned centralized security screening checkpoint will service all concourses, along with modernizations of airline ticket and gate areas:  Currently underway, planned completion date is March 2020.
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Art on the Veranda


The Sanibel Captiva Art League’s popular Art on the Veranda show and sale at Bailey’s is back!

Every 2nd Saturday from November through April, talented artists from the San Cap Art League bring out their original works of art for sale.  There’s always a diverse range of media including watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels and collage.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun at the iconic Bailey’s General Store (2477 Periwinkle Way) from 10am –  » Read more


Photo from Shangri-La Springs.


On your next visit to Ocean’s Reach, consider a morning jaunt exploring historic downtown Bonita Springs, where you’ll find the beautiful Shangri-La Springs.

The 8.5 acre property features Mother Nature at her finest, with bountiful fig trees, tranquil butterfly gardens, manicured grounds, fountains and a certified organic garden.

As its operators say, “We believe the land itself has a great impact on health and vitality.  » Read more

Shop Ding Darling!

The holidays are coming, and fans of the “Ding” Darling Nature Store no longer have to wait until they visit the refuge to purchase some of the unique souvenirs and gifts the store has become known for, as they can now simply visit ShopDingDarling.com for purchasing from anywhere in the U.S.

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) operates the Nature Store to support the refuge through the sale of logo apparel and memorabilia,  » Read more

#Opt Outside on Black Friday!


Thanks to our friends at the Sanibel Sea School for the scoop!

#Opt Outside is a movement founded by the outdoor company REI as an alternative to Black Friday.  Instead of offering sales prices to kick off the holiday season, they shut down their stores and website and encourage people to go out and explore with friends and loved ones instead of shopping.  » Read more

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