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.

Kayaks and Paddleboards Now Available!

Sanibel Island is renowned as one of the leading shelling capitals of the world. The islands geographic location provides shell hunters with not only a large quantity of shells but shells high in quality and selection. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Shellabration Fair on Sanibel. The Shellabration Fair celebrates Sanibel Island shelling heritage.

Shellabration on Sanibel – 75th Annual Shell Fair

Tarpon Fishing on Sanibel Island

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!

Sanibel Island Tarpon Fishing

Island Inn's Beach

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

Sanibel Sea School

Last Year's Winning Photograph

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.

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Photography Competition

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!

Sanibel Island Beaches Top The Charts!

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!

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

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