Horseback Swimming!


You’ve heard of horseback riding, but what about horseback swimming?

Cypress Breeze Farm Trail Riding of Pinellas Park offers an unforgettable adventure where the horses wade into Tampa Bay, out to a sandbar, and then swim back to shore.

Anyone 12 and older can ride, and it’s open to riders of all skill levels, including beginners. Riders must be able to swim.  » Read more

Endless Inspiration


One of our favorite ladies — Nancy F. from Jamestown, R.I. — came in to show us her most recent Sanibel masterpiece.  Such a beautiful piece of art, and she already knows where she’ll feature her latest island memento when she gets back home.

Nancy’s one of those people with seemingly endless talent.  It’s heartwarming to know that Ocean’s Reach is one of those places that can provide seemingly endless inspiration!  » Read more

A More Sustainable World


Spend a beautiful day — or two! — on the Echo Global Farm, learning about sustainable living, food, and agriculture.

On March 13 and 14, ECHO’s Global Food and Farm Festival will provide attendees with the opportunity to taste exotic foods, experience life in a foreign country, and explore the Global Farm, learning about food and culture in a new way.

Visitors will be able to tour a tropical rain forest demonstration,  » Read more

Our Playful Neighbors


Many of our guests experience “a thrill of a lifetime” aboard the Sanibel Thriller, a beautiful 55-foot motor yacht that offers a high-speed adventure while cruising the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound.

Circumnavigating our gorgeous barrier islands, participants are treated to a narrated tour that tells all about Sanibel and its remarkable ecosystem.

The best part of the adventure?   » Read more

Hop on the BIG ARTS Bus!

Photo from the United Arts Council of Collier County


BIG ARTS is hitting the road again!  Join them for a fun day as they venture down to Naples to explore some of that town’s most illustrious art galleries.

The BIG ARTS Gallery Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The trip includes lunch and gallery tour, along with a special talk at each location.  » Read more

“Sanibel by the Sea”

Mal caught this 24” redfish near the mangroves off Pine Island


What a delight to meet first-time guest Mal M. from Plymouth, MN!

He stayed with us for two weeks in February and enjoyed everything that Ocean’s Reach has to offer.

We were tickled pink when we received a poem he wrote and thought you might enjoy it, too:

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