"Sanibel Island - Florida Today! After Ian..." | PLAY FULLSCREEN
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- Hurricane Ian Recovery -
For ways that you can help out with the recovery process, Tiffany Repecki at The Island Reporter published a list of several trustworthy oraganzations here along with how to reach them.
Contribute to the Restoration Effort
For the latest updates on the recovery process and important information, city officials are posting everything on MySanibel.com
Discover:Things to Do
Planning a vacation or get-away...
Longing for tropical attitude...
Seeking the perfect family resort...
Then... You will be captivated by beautiful, alluring Captiva Island, where once, it is said, pirates roamed, conquistadors explored and Calusa indians called home. The mystery and adventure is still here. Treasures to be found in the way of a good life, spectacular white sand beaches scattered with "treasures from the sea", pastel colored seashells and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. There are superb accommodations, restaurants & shopping. Golfing, tennis, fishing, boating, children's activities are just a few of the fun things to do!
Captiva Island, sister to larger Sanibel Island, is just over a small bridge which crosses at Turner Beach. Turner Beach is a great place for catching that prize fish and also for finding the colorful shells that these islands are famous for. The beach stretches 5 miles to the northern tip of Captiva Island at Redfish Pass. From the bridge at Turner beach, Captiva Drive is a scenic drive past giant cactus, colorful bougainvilleas and other tropical flora along a stretch of sea and sand ending at "downtown" Captiva, which is more of a village than a town.
Everyone and everything on Captiva Island is a welcoming reminder of just how serene, relaxing and satisfying that existing in harmony with nature can be. The carefully maintained heritage and constant respectful stewardship of this island make it a true jewel that you must experience and enjoy for yourself.
Captiva's beaches are world renown for their pristine sands and abundant shells. Due to the island’s east-west orientation, Captiva Island is the perfect sift for the Gulf tides and over 250 types of shells. Breathtaking sunsets and playful dolphins contribute to the excitement of boating tours, and the beautiful waters of the island offer some of the finest fishing in the world. Other active ways of appreciating the plant, wildlife, and fish are to go biking, paddleboarding or kayaking. While there are no coral reefs, plenty of marine life makes their home in the numerous artificial reefs and wrecks. As a result, diving these offshore installations is also an enchanting and enriching experience.