Kayak and Paddle Board Your Way Around Sanibel Island!

Sanibel offers first-class kayaking and paddleboarding. Canoe & Kayak Magazine and Paddler Magazine both list Sanibel as a top destination for great weather, abundant wildlife, world-class beaches and proximity to other hot spots such as Captiva and Pine Island.

Kayaks and Paddleboards Now Available!

The Island Inn now has kayaks and paddleboards available to rent, directly on the beach! Paddle along the coast and enjoy the warm water and the beautiful view from the other side of the beach. Visit the front desk for rentals and more information.

Tarpon Fishing on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon bring fisherman to Sanibel Island year after year to experience the thrill of the catch. Come down to Sanibel Island and enjoy a fishing experience you will never forget!

Island Inn's Beach

Sanibel Sea School

The Sanibel Sea School is a great hands on way to learn about Sanibel Island’s marine ecosystem.

Last Year's Winning Photograph

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Photography Competition

Like Mollusks? Enjoy photography? Well, your in luck! Sanibel Island’s Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is holding a competition on who can capture the best photograph of a live mollusks.

Sanibel Island Beaches Top the Charts

Sanibel Island Beaches Top The Charts!

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the beaches of southwest Florida are among the nations cleanest. See video of the report here!

Tarpon Fishing on Sanibel Island

May & June Means Tarpon Fishing here on the Islands!

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.

Blue Heron Fishing Sanibel

Great Blue Heron Fishing

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

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Great Blue Heron

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.