Thinking of Valentine’s Day?


For Valentine’s Day this year, surprise that “special someone” with a unique, eco-friendly sea turtle adoption from the Sea Turtle Conservancy.

A sea turtle adoption, featuring your personalized with your loved one’s name, is a fun and meaningful way to show how much you care.  Plus, adoptions help support vital sea turtle research and conservation programs.

For a tax-deductible donation of $30 or more,  » Read more

Joy, Laughter … and Critters!


The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is headed back to BIG ARTS!

Labeled “Genius” by People magazine, this cacophony of lovable furry creatures and their incredible feats will touch your heart and surpass any dog or cat show you have ever seen.  It’s why Mr. Popovich and his pals have been on almost every major U.S. talk show and have a permanent home playing Las Vegas.  » Read more

“Such an Amazing Week!”


To All at Ocean’s Reach,

We have always delighted in the Ocean’s Reach Blog … but we were especially thrilled to see Cindy & Scott’s wedding highlights last week!  Thank you:)

We love that we could “make it happen” on Sanibel.  Utilizing the facilities at both Casa Ybel and Ocean’s Reach provided us with many special venues for the MOST wonderful of family gatherings.  » Read more

One of a Kind


Our guests continue to amaze us with their various talents!

Longtime guest Sofia H. from Westlake, OH gave us this beautiful shadow box she made during her most recent visit here.  Collecting driftwood found on our Ocean’s Reach beach, she put a “heartfelt” spin on it alongside a nautical map of the islands.

Thank you so very much, Sofia, for the thoughtful gift —  » Read more

We May Have a Dinking Problem


It’s always pickleball season at Ocean’s Reach, and you can tell our guests (and visiting owners) love it!

Our tennis court is additionally lined for pickleball, to allow two groups of players to swing — and dink — their way to fun simultaneously.

It’s become quite the popular activity.  As they say, “Everything in moderation, except pickleball and wine!”

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Studying Little Blue Herons


Researchers from the Harte Research Institute of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have been conducting research on little blue herons at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, supported by the refuge, which is providing housing.

Little blue herons and other wading birds have been used as indicator species for a variety of wetland ecosystems because they provide clear and rapid responses to changes in environmental conditions.  » Read more

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