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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area
"You’ll be picked up from one of the convenient Greater Fort Myers area locations in the morning and taken by air-conditioned 14-passenger van to the Everglades. Your expert naturalist or biologist guide will first take you on an exciting 60-minute airboa explore sawgrass prairies on a narrated van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve. Spot wildlife such as alligators turtles and birds as you venture through the Everglades backcountry.Next enjoy a nature walk through ancient towering cypress trees where alligators loom. Spot herons egrets and storks and maybe otters
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area
"You’ll be picked up from one of the convenient Greater Fort Myers area locations in the morning and taken by air-conditioned 14-passenger van to the Everglades. Your expert naturalist or biologist guide will first take you on an exciting 60-minute airboa explore sawgrass prairies on a narrated van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve. Spot wildlife such as alligators turtles and birds as you venture through the Everglades backcountry.Next enjoy a nature walk through ancient towering cypress trees where alligators loom. Spot herons egrets and storks and maybe otters
From $159.00
 
Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area
"You’ll be picked up from one of the convenient Greater Fort Myers area locations in the morning and taken by air-conditioned 14-passenger van to the Everglades. Your expert naturalist or biologist guide will first take you on an exciting 60-minute airboa explore sawgrass prairies on a narrated van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve. Spot wildlife such as alligators turtles and birds as you venture through the Everglades backcountry.Next enjoy a nature walk through ancient towering cypress trees where alligators loom. Spot herons egrets and storks and maybe otters
From $159.00

Beach Activities Tips (12)

Four legged Friends

Favorite thing Algiers Beach -Algiers Lane Sanibel
Bowman's Beach -Bowman Beach Road Sanibel
Lighthouse Park Beach -Periwinkle Way Sanibel
Tarpon Bay Road Beach -Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel

i use this site to find dog-friendly places for my pooches:
www.dogfriendly.com

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Rhondaj
Jun 11, 2010

FOOT MASSAGE???

Favorite thing
While on the beach you can becareful to wear proper shoes in order not to get injured by the sharp shells. or you can just If you've plant your feet where the shells have washed up, you get the sensation of a foot massage as they burrow beneath you.

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cheesecake17
Apr 21, 2005

Birdwatching

Favorite thing All kinds of shorebirds abound, it's a birdwatcher's visual feast!
These Willets are common opportunists of the southern shores, in both salt waters and brackish waters. They feed on both animals and plants, probing the mud or sand with their long bills. Foods of preference include Fiddler Crabs, marine worms, small fish, and vegetable matter.
They seem to be pretty gregarious birds, as I never see them solitary, usually in small flocks.

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catalysta
Jul 11, 2004

Seagrass Is Good!

Favorite thing 'Wrack lines" are the tidal lines, where all kinds of animals gather to feed on the algae and beach debris, from tiny insects and crabs on up to the various shorebirds for which Sanibel is famous. Loggerhead sea turtles nest on these beaches as well - and no seagrass, no sea turtles!
For this reason, conservationists have seen to it for many years that the beaches of Sanibel & Ft. Myers are kept mostly in their natural and ungroomed state. The sea oats that flank the beaches help to stabilize the dunes during winter storms.

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catalysta
Jun 08, 2004
 
 
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The Shelling Capital Of The Country

Favorite thing The offshore islands of Florida's Gulf Coast are famous for their shelling. A long shallow shelf of soft sands with little or no surf makes for an ideal situation, where the shells of the Gulf & Caribbean can wash gently onshore without getting crushed in the process.
Add to this the varied salinity of different areas, some mixing with the local freshwater estuaries and some purely Gulf waters, with everything in between, and you have a perfect breeding ground for all manner of shellfish.
One caveat: it is HIGHLY illegal to remove live shellfish from their habitat, so please be very sure your shells are empty before collecting them.

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catalysta
Jun 07, 2004

White Sand

Fondest memory The sand gets hot during the day, so either have sandals at the ready, or dip your feet in the water before you dash across. It is sand of the sticky sort, doesn't go away easily. But finding white sand in your car long after your trip is over brings back fond memories!

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Rhondaj
Jul 24, 2003

Causway Beaches

Favorite thing The views are great no matter what beach you go to! Beaches are not cut off and owned by private sector like in some beach towns.
You can drive right up to the water here. Picnic in your car, with great ocean view.

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tpangelinan
Jun 03, 2003

Stroll the Beach, and see...

Favorite thing How the 'other other-half' live.
I mean, really. You could make a small hotel out of some of these houses.
I am sure these people are looking at the survalance tapes at this moment and doing background checks on me and Mike for taking this picture! LOL

Fondest memory All memories of Sanibel are fine as wine.

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tpangelinan
Jun 03, 2003

Top 5 Sanibel Island Writers

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tpangelinan

"Shhhh, don't tell anyone!"
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catalysta

"Retreat to Sanibel"
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doug48

"sanibel island florida"
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Rhondaj

"A Nature Lover's Paradise"
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shohman

"Sanibel Island"
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Long, slow walks to daydream the day away....

Favorite thing The 15 mile stretch of sand has to be one of the best in the world for shelling no doubt. People are somewhat obcessed with it and some just kinda stupid. Don't take the live ones cause' you'll stink up the condo in short order....throw'em back. Sanibel/Captiva has plenty to do for a week with the fam damily or just with your adult significant companion.

Fondest memory There really is a lot to do in the area and if you run out of things to do on the islands you can always head out to Ft. Myers beach or Lovers Key/Bonita beach for more sight seeing.

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Aussie666
Jan 21, 2003

Beach

Favorite thing We went there in November.
No need to struggle to find a place on the beach.
But be cautious, the currents are strong.

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GUYON
May 01, 2006

Or if you are feeling ambitious...

Favorite thing ...use some of the interesting beach debris and get creative wtih your sand constructions!
I love the way this one utilized the strange curly stuff that was everywhere on the beach as hair. Too cute!

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catalysta
Jun 07, 2004

Silken Sands

Favorite thing Sometimes I can't help feeling there is nothing quite so enticing as a long stretch of silken sand...it just begs you to remove all footgear, sink your toes into it, and then walk for miles!

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Jun 07, 2004

Things to Do Near Sanibel Island

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J.N. Ding Darling Refuge

I got there every day that we are there .. the earlier you can go the better .. of course in the winter would be the ideal time to go but haven't been there then .. spring and fall are usually when we...
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Historic Sanibel Lighthouse

you have to pay for parking but you can see some cool things at the beach near the lighthouse .. cool driftwood make nice photo back drop .. some shells and star fish... sea life .. rays and dolphins....
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

I visited the estate several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, both the amazing gardens and the fascinating history communicated during the guided tour of the estates. I would...
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Fifth Avenue South

5th Avenue South is a great shopping district in central Old Naples. This area include unique stores, sidewalk cafes, hotels, galleries, and fine dining along palm-lined streets just a few blocks from...
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Third Street

All along 3rd Ave, parallel to the beach, and starting at the cross section of 8th street is an area known as Old Naples. This is a cool area with beautiful artwork, sculptures and fountains...
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Tin City

The owner is a lazy scam artist. My dad and my husband went for my dad's birthday. They caught a very large trout, over 2' long. The owner made them release it. We were later told by the former owner...
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