What to do and see in Sanibel Island, Florida (FL): The Best Things to do Good for Kids

October 16, 2021 Marlin Saiz

Most vacation spots are either relaxing (Tahiti) or family-friendly (Orlando). Sanibel Island, however, is that rare place which is both. Spend a quiet afternoon shell-collecting, or find a hotel with a kids' program so you can enjoy a trip to the spa or a round of golf.
Restaurants in Sanibel Island

1. Cast About Charters

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5.0 based on 71 reviews

Cast About Charters

Captain Ben Biery offers fishing, shelling, nature tours, and custom boat excursions near Sanibel and Captiva, FL.

2. Reelentless Pursuit Charters

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Reelentless Pursuit Charters

We offer fishing charters on the back bay waters of Sanibel and Captiva Islands and near shore wrecks. In addition, we do shelling trips, dolphin watching and nature trips, sunset cruise, you choose and customize your adventure to your liking.

3. Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

1159 Causeway Blvd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3709 +1 239-472-1080 [email protected] http://www.sanibel-captiva.org
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5.0 based on 893 reviews

Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is your official source when visiting our beautiful islands. Stop in for information on lodging, restaurants, activities, shopping, attractions, and much more!

Reviewed By Erfurt - Jupiter, United States

it is located very conveniently, as soon you get off the causeway bridge on the right hand side, a very modern facility, knowledgeable , friendly staff, the Lady on duty took her time to answer my question, very much appreciated. A good place to get Information.

4. Sanibel Island Cruise Line

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Sanibel Island Cruise Line

Sanibel Island Cruise Line offers exciting cruises on the waters of San Carlos Bay, Pine Island Sound and along the gulfside beaches of Sanibel, Captiva, upper Captiva to Costa. Cruise and at no extra costi the use of Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddleboards, sea doo sea scooters (for snorkeling) and snorkel gear. Each of our 30ft Century boats can easily accommodate your party of up to 6 guests and are powered by twin 225hp and 250hp outboard engines, a T-top for shade and restroom for your comfort.

5. Sanibel Sea School Day Program

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Sanibel Sea School Day Program

Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to vibrantly teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems. We use the barrier island habitats of Sanibel and Captiva to give our students an opportunity to touch, feel, and understand their surroundings. Thanks to the nature of field education, we provide a rich ocean experience that will invigorate students for a lifetime of appreciation and responsibility. We offer transformative education. It's more than an experience, it changes the way we live.

6. Sanibel Community Playground

2231 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 http://www.mysanibel.com/Departments/Recreation2/Outdoor-Recreation
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Sanibel Community Playground

Reviewed By thehappydane - Elma, United States

Our grandson loved stopping here. We biked here and also dropped in when driving past. We used it to burn off some energy before the drive home.

7. Sanibel Public Library

770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4016 +1 239-472-2483 http://www.sanlib.org
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5.0 based on 566 reviews

Sanibel Public Library

Sanibel Public Library offers numerous services to patrons. In addition to books, the library contains an extensive AV collection, consisting of many entertaining, teaching, and how-to videos, books on both CD and digital format, plus DVDs, and music CDs. The Library provides public internet access, high speed WiFi, as well as printing services—no Library card required. If you do not live in Lee County Florida, you may purchase a Visitor Card for $10, good for one year. Use the Visitor Card to check out books, movies, cooking kits, museum passes, music, magazines, and more—up to 30 items at one time. Also use your Visitor Card to download eBooks, magazines and audiobooks, and stream movies and music through the Library's eShelf collection. Sanibel Public Library hosts programs for kids of all ages throughout the year including storytimes, makerspace events, and special guests. Events are listed at the Library's online calendar.

Reviewed By Q4879PCcarlaf - Cape Coral, United States

The renovation is spectacular! Terrific children's area and the displays are fantastic! Love to stop in and add a piece to the jigsaw puzzles! Staff is friendly and helpful and they always seem to have books that I am looking for.

8. Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

800 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4021 +1 239-218-1055 http://BuyLocalLee.com
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Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

Founded in 2008, The Sanibel Island Farmers Market is held at City Hall, Sundays, 8am - 1pm, October thru end of May. This open air market features over 40 vendors including: local produce, baked goods, live plants, fresh seafood, cheese, pasta, meats, honey, pet treats, prepared foods, organics and so much more. We will be closed on November 11 due to Veteran's Day event, but will be open on Monday November 12th. We are open on Easter Sunday.

Reviewed By scrosby76 - Waconia, United States

Went there with my daughters with the intent of getting breakfast and wound up with so much more! While on vacation I don't love to cook more than I have to but I also get tired of eating out and thought this would be a nice happy medium. We arrived closer to 8 AM and didn't have trouble finding a parking spot in the historical museum parking lot. It does get crowded, so even though it is outdoors they currently have a masking policy since it is near impossible to maintain distance. The girls started out with some fresh fruit smoothies while we scoped the place out. I was so impressed by the variety of things there from goods, to prepared food, fresh flowers, and produce. And so many ethnic choices as well! One of my kids got a fresh, made to order crepe and the other got, I think it's called the little bird from 3 little birds food truck-think toad in a hole meets biscuits and gravy. I got a croissant breakfast sandwich from 3 Little Birds as well-bacon, cheddar, egg and added avacado-it was yuge! So much for just getting breakfast...We ended up getting enough food to eat for 2 more days and not have to make a trip to the grocery store. We brought home some delicious empanadas, fresh guacamole, some pastries, and more. There was a stand with Indian food and I forget what it was called, but OMG, I am still daydreaming of their food. She was giving me sample after sample and I don't even know what I was eating it was coming at me so fast and I was stuffed by the time I left. We ended up with a couple of different samosas, yogurt sauce, and a mango chutney. I'd have them ship to me if it was an option-give them a try! If I make it back to Sanibel, this will definitely be a stop on my list again!

9. Hey Mon Sanibel

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Hey Mon Sanibel

Hey Mon Sanibel provides trips and cruises in and around Sanibel and the Pine Island Sound area. Included activities are fishing, shelling, birding, sunset and canal cruises, bar and restaurant cruises. NOTE: Spread the word not the virus! Hey Mon Sanibel is open for business and still giving guests a wonderful experience on the water. We are cleaning rods and reels and washing down the boat after every trip to ensure you not only have fun but have a healthy environment. Our trips have a maximum of six people all of whom are your friends or family. Fishing is great! Also consider calling Captain Peter to take you to a remote beach for shelling. Give us a call and we’ll do our best to get you out on the water!

10. Gene's Bookstore

2365 & 2422 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3208 +1 239-472-1446 [email protected] http://genesbooks.org
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Gene's Bookstore

Independent bookstore located on sunny Sanibel, FL. We have 5 separate buildings and 2 locations filled to the brim with books. With over 90,000 titles, it's easy to get into trouble! Give us a call or come on in!

Reviewed By clif4d4 - Milwaukee, United States

I only went into one store. They have multiple buildings on ground and new store across the street. Enjoyed looking through their selection and prices were very good.

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