Sanibel & Captiva Islands Nature Adventure
Sanibel Lighthouse & Pier on Point Ybel
Take a stroll down the fishing pier or sit and enjoy the morning gulf breeze. Sanibel light house was first lit on Aug 20 1884. It was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos Bay for ships to call on Port Punta Rassa which later became Fort Dulaney in 1837 during the Seminole Indian wars. A hurricane destroyed the fort in October of 1841 so the army moved up the Caloosahatchee to Ft. Harvie. Ft. Myers is built on this site. Your tour guide will point give you exact departure time as you exit the bus, this stop is approximately 1 hour.
A trip to Sanibel is not complete without a stop at the original Chico’s! Chico’s, located at the Shops at Periwinkle Place, began here in 1983 as a boutique selling Mexican folk art and cotton sweaters. Their unique clothes connected with people and has grown to over 700 stores and popular online shopping. Stop by Sanibel Olive Oil for a free sample then drop in Naples Soap company to try out their refreshing scrubs.
The islands of Sanibel & Captiva
Kick back, with a Joyride beverage & snack, for a lazy drive through Sanibel island north over Blind Pass to the end of Captiva Island. Check out the old mansions and tropical estates as we meander through the islands. Explores the rich (and sometimes haunted) history of this area. Who knows you might even see a celebrity or two: Rumor has it that Willard Scott, Ted Koppel, artist Robert Rauschenberg, and Mathew McConaughey have homes here. Natural beauty abounds on this tour.
Mucky Duck Restaurant and Beach Walk for Shelling
Family style lunch provided. Lunch at the Mucky Duck. Located on the beach in the original Gulf view Inn since 1976. Take time to stretch your legs and pick up shells on one of Americas top shelling beach. Beach chairs & umbrellas available on bus.
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Start your tour in the Visitor Education Center with interactive displays and a water bottle refill station. We will visit the park, either by bus or tram, with an experienced park guide when available. Look for gators, dolphin, manatee, and hundreds (245 species) of coastal birds- from Bald Eagles to Roseate Spoonbills. Bring your binoculars.
We'll make a quick stop for a scoop of Italian ice-cream for the drive home. Pinocchio’s is locally owned and uses recipes the family gathered while living in Tuscany and Umbria Italy. Sanibel Crunch and Dirty Sand Dollar are very popular flavors.
Boarding locations & times
8:30 AM - Westin Tarpon Point- 5951 Silver King Blvd Cape, Coral, FL 33914. Board at Westin front door. Parking garage is free.
9:00 AM - Salty Papa's Shrimp at 15271 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33901. Southwest corner of lot. Parking is free.
Breakfast, lunch, and excursions included. Tax and 5% booking fee applied at checkout.
To keep our tour running smoothly, please be at you boarding location 10 minutes prior to pick up time.
Tip your tour guides if you enjoyed their service.
Wednesday, September 4, Wednesday, September 11, Tuesday, October 1, Thursday, October 10, Saturday, November 23, Tuesday, November 26, Tuesday, December 24, January 8, February 5