Welcome to a tropical island getaway on Southwest Florida's Gulf. We invite you to enjoy an atmosphere that's a little quieter, a little less hurried and a lot less like the rest of the world. A place of exotic tropical wildlife, pristine white sand beaches.
Sanibel and Captiva are barrier islands connected to the mainland by a three-mile-long causeway that stretches from the southern reaches of Fort Myers out across San Carlos Bay,where the Caloosahatchee River empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
Created by nature to protect the mainland, the palm- and pine-tree lined islands are famous for their beaches and the incredible variety of shells on their shores. And also for their reluctance to allow too many intrusions of the modern world: there are no stoplights on either island, and buildings on Sanibel are no taller than the tallest palm tree."
Snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, grouper, pompano, shark and a host of other fish species are caught here. Internationally known the World over, as one of the supreme fishing areas in one of Florida's most diverse estuaries