A Hairy Triton

Now this is certainly unusual!

Longtime guest Don. P. from Farmington Hills, MI, who found a rare Junonia during his visit here last year, shares this photo along with the story of finding this most unique-looking shell:

I found this shell while at Ocean’s Reach last year, after I had found the Junonia shell.  I thought it was covered with something that had attached itself to the shell.   » Read more

Good Things Come to Those Who Bait!

Many of our friends are “hooked” on fishing! We certainly can’t blame them, as the waters around Sanibel are ideal for casting a line.

Owner Bob. G. shared this photo of a recent fishing excursion in which he caught a nice-sized permit. Now Bob is too modest to mention it, but many anglers regard the permit as one of the most difficult gamefish to catch.

In “The Definitive Guide to Permit Fishing,”  » Read more

We’ve Got You Covered!

In case you missed #NationalPlanforVacationDay, don’t worry — We’ve got you covered!

After the brutal temperatures Mother Nature has sent your way this year, there’s no better way to recuperate than basking in loads and loads of sunshine.

This spring, come stay at Ocean’s Reach and enjoy bright blue skies, inviting warm water and perfect 80-degree temperatures. Simply waiting for you to enjoy amid the sun-soaked serenity of Sanibel Island.  » Read more

Saturday Morning Bird Walks


The unmistakable American Oystercatcher. Photo by France Paulsen.


The secretive and hard-to-see Piping Plover. Photo by France Paulsen.

From the Santiva Chronicle:

At one end of the viewing spectrum sits the American Oystercatcher, unmistakable for its beauty and as easy to pick out as a Roseate Spoonbill. At the other end of the spectrum sits the Piping Plover.  » Read more

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