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BBQ, Bands and Brew!

Southwest Florida’s pit masters are about to compete for the title of “Best BBQ in Town”!

Head down to the 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew Festival on April 7 in Fort Myers and judge for yourself.  Famous Dave’s, Jonesez BBQ, Dave’s Bangin’ BBQ, Addiction BBQ and BurgerQue will serve up their best, joined by Artisan Gelato by Norman Love and Scirrotto’s Cinnamon City.

Chasing Dallas,  » Read more

Oscar the Octopus

If you went to the Sanibel Shell Festival last month, chances are you might have run into Oscar the Octopus.

Oscar the Octupus is the two-foot tall, 82-pound creation of Diane Segger, of Segger Studios in nearby Punta Gorda.

Oscar was created from more than 10,000 shells gathered personally by Diane.  Most of the shells were found on Manasota Key and Gasparilla Island in the winter of 2015,  » Read more

Island Egg Hunt

Photos by Adventures in Paradise

Hop aboard the Easter Cruise with Adventures in Paradise and experience Easter egg hunting as you never have before!

On Sunday, April 21, join their crew for a dolphin cruise over to Picnic Island where the Easter Bunny has left over 1,000 eggs.  Children 11 and under are welcome to participate in the egg hunt.  Easter pails are provided,  » Read more

Our Birthday Girl!


Look who’s our Birthday Girl today!

Please join us in wishing Lisa another fabulous year.  Her warmth, friendliness and generosity are just a few of the many reasons that Lisa has become such a beloved member of our Ocean’s Reach staff.

We just can’t figure out how she manages to stay “29” year after year?  » Read more

History of a Hidden Gem

Interested in learning more about Periwinkle Park, one of the hidden gems on Sanibel?

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is preparing its next Twilight Talk, set for on April 10 at 7 p.m. at The Community House. The topic will be “The History of Periwinkle Park” as told by the Muench family.

Periwinkle Park has been part of the Sanibel community since 1964, when Betty and Al Muench –  » Read more

Escape to Another World

Photo by Emily Krause

“Even as a Florida resident myself, I felt like I was escaping to another world on Sanibel and Captiva. It’s a place where kids can be free to roam outdoors and adults can let go of their stress and relax. With no high rises to ruin the view and so many opportunities to interact with nature, this is the peaceful family beach vacation you’ve been searching for.”  » Read more

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