Cruise Into Love

Photos from Adventures in Paradise


Set sail for love Sanibel-style aboard the Valentine’s Day Sunset Dolphin Cruise!

The Adventures in Paradise “Valentine’s Day Sunset Dolphin Cruise” includes cupcakes, complimentary soft drinks and bottled water (you’re also welcome to bring your own “no glass” beverages).

On board, you’ll listen to tropical music as you cruise the tranquil waters of San Carlos Bay along the coastline of Sanibel.   » Read more

Cheers to Ding Darling!



The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) had hoped to toast the 75th Anniversary of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge last December with a privately labeled pilsner beer in partnership with Fort Myers Brewing Company.

However, aluminum shortages due to COVID-19 have pushed that brand unveiling to late 2021, when profits from sales of the new Wild Daze Pilsner will benefit wildlife research,  » Read more

All You Need is Love (and Chocolate!)


Renowned for handcrafted artisanal chocolates, Fort Myers-based Norman Love Confections has unveiled “Date Night 2021,” created exclusively for Valentine’s Day.

The limited-edition collection features 10 heart-shaped dark, white and milk chocolates, including bananas Foster, chocolate strawberry, devil’s-food cake, pink Champagne, pinot noir, carajillo, honey lavender, spicy dark, passion cheesecake and tropical hazelnut.

Available through Feb. 14, the collection may be purchased at the Norman Love Chocolate &  » Read more

Give a Hoot!


Next up for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Virtual Speaker Series is “Living with Burrowing Owls” on Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00pm.

The session will be hosted by Beverly Saltonstall, a 20-year charter member of the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, a group of dedicated volunteers who advocate for the Burrowing Owls and other wildlife of Cape Coral, a neighboring town about 15 miles northeast of Sanibel Island.  » Read more

The Beach is For Lovers

Photo from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel


We may be a bit biased, but when it comes to romance, we think Sanibel Island offers everything you need for a perfect Valentine’s Day getaway.

With spectacular sunsets, ideal weather, and white-sand beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, our locale is just about as romantic as it gets!  » Read more

Off to the Super Bowl


From the Fort Myers News-Press:

A Southwest Florida horse has scored a trip to the Super Bowl!

Maverick, a rescued racehorse with a heartwarming track-to-trail backstory, will be part of the mounted police working security detail outside of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on the big day, along with Cpl. Aaron Eubanks of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office who adopted the 17 hands tall (5.8 feet),  » Read more

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