Courtesy of National Geographic
The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series will kick off its popular biweekly showings this winter with a schedule of seven films that explore natural facets from plastic impact and pythons to sea turtles and Jane Goodall.
First up on Jan. 9, “RiverBlue” examines the impact of the fashion industry on water quality. » Read more
From Coastal Living; photo by Chuck Haney
In case you missed this article in the latest issue of Coastal Living magazine, we thought we’d pass it on!
It’s titled “10 Florida Beaches So Beautiful You’ll Think You’re in the Caribbean” and starts:
“There’s something about the turquoise water and ivory sand beaches in the Caribbean that makes the destination a true paradise. » Read more
A new family-owned and operated restaurant on Sanibel brings something new and different to the islands with its hybrid of South Pacific, Hawaiian and Asian menu.
Malia Island Fusion Cuisine, run by Jeff and Kathy Samson and daughter Malia, is located at the Sanibel Island Golf Club, just about 2 1/2 miles away from Ocean’s Reach.
Open to the public for lunch and dinner, it serves up appetizers, » Read more
Photo from Tarpon Bay Explorers
Looking for a new way to explore some of Sanibel’s most gorgeous back-bay waters?
Tarpon Bay Explorers is now offering custom Hobie trips to explore the wilderness of Tarpon Bay’s mangrove estuary.
For those who may not yet have heard of Hobie kayaks, they are not traditional “all-arm-powered” vessels. Hobies have a pedal drive system that allows the operator to use their legs instead of their arms, » Read more
Returning for season, the “Cruise to Historic Tarpon Lodge & Calusa Indian Mounds on Pine Island” sounds incredibly interesting with its focus on centuries of local fishing culture.
Departing every Tuesday through April from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva, the tour travels to Pineland on Pine Island.
On the way, passengers will get an up-close look at the historic fish houses in the Pine Island Sound and discuss the area’s diverse fishing cultures, » Read more
Photo by guest Karly Hawker
“The ocean stirs the heart,
inspires the imagination,
and brings eternal joy to the soul.”
May the New Year bring you back to the ocean and its many wonders.
Hope to see you soon at Ocean’s Reach! » Read more
Twilight drops her curtain down,
and pins it with a star.
— Lucy Maud Montgomery
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to Dina@OceansReach.com.
Today’s Guest Photographer: Debbie Hartman » Read more
Photo from Visit Fort Myers Beach
Who needs the bitter cold of Manhattan when you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in “Times Square” with the warm balmy breezes of Southwest Florida?
Just a tad southeast from Sanibel is the “Times Square” area of nearby Fort Myers Beach. Their New Year’s Eve celebration starts around noon with live music, food and festivities, culminating in a ball drop and fireworks at midnight. » Read more
Many thanks to longtime guest Sid E. from San Diego, CA who shared this photo from his stay with us two weeks ago.
He titled it “Got ‘Dem’ Birds … Finally!”
What a beautiful shot, Sid, as the sun will soon set on yet another spectacular year at Ocean’s Reach. We can’t wait to see everyone back with us in 2019! » Read more