As every season comes to a close at the Island Inn, we happily embrace the long, lazy days of summer.
After a wonderful holiday season, beautiful winter, and busy Spring Break, we are gearing up for a spectacular summer.

Welcoming the Summer Season

Tarpon Fishing on Sanibel Island

Some of the worlds best Tarpon fishing can be found right here on Sanibel and Captiva, and year after year Island Inn guests return for this annual Spring Event.

May & June Means Tarpon Fishing here on the Islands!

Learn about the Island Inn by reading Eric Taubert’s awesome write up in The Southwest Florida Barometer and by watching the included video blog.

Island Inn in the News!

Saint Patrick’s Day at Traditions on The Beach

Join us at Traditions on the Beach for our St Patrick’s day party and fun celebration, Thursday, March 17th.
Enjoy music and dancing with our very own Irish “Piano Man” Joe McCormick.

Saint Patrick’s Day at Traditions on The Beach

The Island Inn and Traditions on the Beach is the perfect spot to bring your sweetheart for Valentines Day weekend!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Island Inn

Sanibel Island enthusiasts welcome the City of Sanibel’s release of the first video in a series of four about the history of Sanibel Island. Please click here to view “Sanctuary Islands: The Sanibel Legacy”

Learn About Sanibel Island

Come celebrate New Years Eve with us at the gorgeous newly renovated Traditions on the Beach.

Traditions on the Beach – Newly Renovated

Chris Davison, Vice President of Operations at the Island Inn

Congratulations to Chris Davison and his staff for a great year at the Island Inn!

Chris Davison in the News!

Sanibel Island Nutcracker

Looking for some holiday entertainment on Sanibel Island? Look no further than the many performances put on by BIG ARTS.

Holiday Entertainment on Sanibel Island by BIG ARTS

Bailey Matthews Shell Museum

Come celebrate the 15th year anniversary of the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum this weekend! To kick off the celebration Bailey Matthews Shell Museum is offering FREE admission Saturday, November 20, 2010.

Free Admission to Bailey Matthews Shell Museum!

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Sanibel Island Veterans Day

Island Inn would like to say thank you to all those who have served and those who serve today.

Thank You Veterans!

Taste of the Islands, Sanibel Island

Sanibel Islands “Taste of the Islands” is back for its 29th year Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 12pm-5pm at Sanibel Community Park! Admission is $5 at the gate and children under 10 are free.

Sanibel Islands “Taste of the Islands”

Blue Heron Fishing Sanibel

Check out a picture of the Great Blue Heron snapped by Island Inn guest Ty Shimko. That’s one unlucky fish!

Great Blue Heron Fishing

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Wow! What a magnificent bird! This picture of a Great Blue Heron in flight was taken by Chris Dunwody as the bird flew over the Gulf.

Great Blue Heron is an awesome shelling blog that is complete with great write-ups on shelling beaches and experiences, spectacular shell pictures, […]

“Sanibel was forever changed by Sam Bailey’s life and Sanibel will never be the same with Sam Bailey’s passing.”

Passing of Sanibel Icon Mr. Sam Bailey

Visit the Tarpon Bay Explorers Touch Tanks and aquarium displays…..

Tarpon Bay Explorers Touch Tanks

J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge has three popular hiking trails The Indigo Trail, The Wulfert Keys Trail and The Shell Mound Trail….

Hiking at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Sand dollars can be found on most all the beaches of Sanibel Island. They are loved by shell collectors for their intricate designs, symmetrical shape and beautiful colors.

Sand Dollars

Visit the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, you”ll be glad you did……

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

The Sanibel Camber of commerce has teamed up with Heidrick and Company Insurance and Risk Management Services, the Captiva Islands Yacht Club and ’Tween Waters Inn Island Resort….

Junior Sailing Program to be Launched

The J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is adding a new event to the final day of its annual “Ding” Days celebration….

Win a Free Photo Seminar Tour at The “Ding”!

Beach attendance on Sanibel Island Beaches were at record highs this past June. Up 24 percent, the beaches saw more than an $80,000 dollar increase in revenues for the month of June.

Beach Attendance up for June

Starting June 29, 2010 the US Army Corp of Engineers will be reducing the flow from St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries from 3,000 cfs to 450 cfs.

Sanibel Island Fishing Dramatically Improved