Join us in welcoming our newest team member!
This is Pia.
Pia has a broadcast journalism and advertising background. She’s a FGCU graduate and has worked in TV production and social media content for different media outlets.
Pia has also been working on island for the past 15 years.
Pia has passion for wild and marine life, » Read more
Winner of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ award for best cinematography in a documentary, BLUE delves into the ocean realm at a critical moment for marine life.
The eighth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series continues its biweekly showings tomorrow with a free airing of the documentary at 1 p.m. in their Visitor & Education Center. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. » Read more
Photo from Stevens Construction
“Never have I experienced a room so acoustically perfect as the new theater at Big Arts on Sanibel Island.”
So begins a wonderful review by David Dorsey from the Fort Myers News-Press of the new 410-seat theater that we’ve been anxiously awaiting at BIG Arts. Andy attended their opening gala and agreed that the new facility is indeed spectacular! » Read more
Jeff Klinkenberg engaged a professional symphony orchestra tuba player to determine whether bull gators would respond with thunderous bellows to a low B-flat note during mating season; thus the name of his book Alligator in B Flat.
The award-winning journalist will present two programs beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, in the admission-free “Ding” Darling Visitor & » Read more
Marking its 37th year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will bring more than 100 top-notch artists and crafters to the islands to exhibit and to sell their one-of-a-kind pieces this weekend.
Held on the grounds of The Community House, the two-day event will take place today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. » Read more
“Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me”
– George Harrison
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected]
Today’s Guest Photographer: Peter Fuechsel
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Photo from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
What else would we talk about today, but The 10 Most Romantic Views on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel?
Click here to pick your personal favorite. Then be sure to make a reservation at Ocean’s Reach soon, as our beaches offer an endless array of idyllic spots to share with your valentine! » Read more
Many thanks to our longtime friends Stan and Linda S. from St. Paul, MN who sent us this gorgeous photo prior to their arrival this week.
They wrote, “We are looking forward to our 17th year at Oceans Reach and spending time on your beautiful beach.” » Read more
It’s always so wonderful to welcome you back, Stan and Linda! See you on the beach!
Get your bid ready! Award-winning author and wildlife photographer Paul Bannick will host a private island birding tour for up to five people, as a premium silent auction item at the eighth annual “Go Wild for Ding” fundraiser tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 12, at the Sanibel Community House.
Bannick authored the bestselling Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls and The Owl and The Woodpecker, » Read more
It’s always great to see so many returning guests this time of year!
We received this gorgeous photo from Barry and Connie G. from Wichita, KS recently. Barry wrote:
“We are looking forward to our Ocean’s Reach annual visit in late February. I thought you might like this photo I took last year. I think this shows how with all the great things to do, » Read more