3 Things You Can’t Miss on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island has to be one of the best places to vacation on the east coast. Besides being known as the shelling capital of the world, it has many attractions and secrets too. Staying with us at Blind Pass Condominiums will allow you and your family to be close to the fun. Let’s look below at what three things you can’t miss on your next vacation to the island.


J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge

If you have never been to Sanibel Island, then you may not know about this wildlife refuge. J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to explore with the family. Some of the wildlife you can see are River Otters, Turtles, Lizards, and most of all birds. The common birds that you’ll be able to view here at the wildlife refuge are Great Blue Herons, Reddish Egret, Pelicans, Willet, and an Osprey. There are a few ways that you can explore the refuge. You can walk, bike, drive or take a 90-minute tram tour, plus they are now starting their tours. Be sure to check them out on your next vacation to Sanibel Island.


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, also known as CROW, is a teaching hospital and education center. This is a great place to take your kids if they are interested in working with animals when they grow up. You can do some of the things at CROW are their Wildlife Walk Hospital Tours, explore the Visitor Education Center, and watch a daily presentation. Please note that the hospital tours are booking fast, so please be sure to make reservations 1-2 weeks in advance.

Shop at the General Store

Another great opportunity that you have to visit on your trip is the Bailey’s General Store. Let the kids see the pastime store as they explore a shop before the big box stores are open. Not only can you shop for groceries, fresh local produce, gluten-free items, but they have an excellent coffee bar too. Bring home a souvenir home with you to share with your family and friends.

While many other fun activities and things to do in the area, we wanted to share these with you. If you’re still thinking of booking your next vacation to Sanibel Island, give us a call today. We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures on your next vacation to our beautiful island!