Manatee Appreciation on Sanibel Island

DATE: March 26, 2019

In honor of Manatee Appreciation Day, celebrated on the last Wednesday of March, we thought we’d share some of our favorite manatee facts and how you can see manatees for yourself right around Sanibel Island. Fun Manatee Facts: They spend half their day eating! Even though manatees primarily eat leafy greens, they can weigh up to 1,200 pounds. Just like [...]

Shelling Finds at Sundial

DATE: February 28, 2019

Shelling is one of those activities that has almost no age limit and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. We’ve had some particularly good shelling this winter and wanted to share our favorite finds. If you’re looking to learn more about shelling and what you can find on our beaches, sign up for a Discover Shelling class with [...]

82nd Annual Sanibel Island Shell Festival

DATE: February 22, 2019

Next month, Sanibel Island will play host to the 82nd Annual Sanibel Island Shell Festival. The Shell Festival is a three day educational, entertaining and fundraising event where all proceeds go to support marine education and conservation organizations in the area as well as scholarship funds to the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University Departments of Marine [...]

More Shell Crafting Ideas

DATE: January 29, 2019

Winter is one of the best times of year to shell on Sanibel Island. According to our resident experts at Sanibel Sea School: The winter months often bring strong weather fronts and, with them, great opportunities for shelling. When fronts arrive, there are usually strong winds that stir things up and create rough seas. The resulting waves wash many gastropods and [...]

Sanibel Island Updated to Gold Status by League of American Bicyclists

DATE: January 25, 2019

From Bronze to Silver and now Gold – Sanibel has become one of only two communities in Florida to receive a Gold designation from the League of American Bicyclists. Last month, Sanibel Island was given “Gold” status by the League of American Bicyclists for its dedication to making the community a haven for bicyclists. This upgrade in status was made [...]

Sanibel Sea School Introduces Wetland Tours

DATE: October 31, 2018

Next month, Sanibel Sea School is adding a new program for the Fall/Winter season! It will be a Wetland Tour where guests can learn all about animals, plants, water quality, and more throughout Sanibel’s natural wetlands. From Sanibel Sea School Join Sanibel Sea School educators for a driving expedition of Sanibel’s diverse mangrove ecosystem. We’ll hop aboard our air-conditioned vans [...]