The Crackerbox

Do you know of this little gem just off the causeway in Fort Myers? 

The Crackerbox was recently named one of the “Best Sanibel Area Restaurants” by Food Critic Jean Le Bouef of the Fort Myers News-Press when listing restaurants that are “beloved by us locals for being good, reasonable and oh-so-close to our beautiful beaches.”

JLB writes: “Time hasn’t been kind to Fort Myers’  » Read more

Islands Night

It’s time for peanuts and crackerjacks and good times with island friends!  

Join us tomorrow night when we commemorate the 25th anniversary of one of Sanibel’s most beloved traditions:  Sam Bailey’s Islands Night at Hammond Stadium.

Islands Night began in 1993 by beloved islander Sam Bailey as a way to celebrate the special community we have on Sanibel and Captiva.  It’s become a night for us to kick back and enjoy a baseball game with friends,  » Read more

Dollar for Dollar

First-time visitors Mary C. and Andy P. from Natick, MA, were kind enough to send along this photo of some “baby” sand dollars they found in the waters in front of Ocean’s Reach (before gently returning them back to the sea). 

They were thrilled with their visit here and the opportunity to learn so much about our incredible sealife.

And sand dollars are indeed quite incredible.   » Read more

A Slice of Old Florida

It’s been described as “one of the last vestiges of how it used to be” on Captiva Island.  

Jensen’s Twin Palm Cottages & Marina Resort looks like it jumped off a postcard depicting historic Old Florida.  Featuring small wooden cottages along the waterfront, tiki huts scattered about, and a marina with longtime, knowledgeable boat captains, Jensen’s has long been considered a Captiva institution.

The first cottage was built on the property in 1928.  » Read more

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