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

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

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

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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.

CROW

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

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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!

3 Bike Trails to Explore on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

3 Bike Trails to Explore on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to vacation to Sanibel Island soon? If you do, then allow us to share three bike trails with you that you can explore while you’re here. Staying in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals will allow your family to bring your bikes along with you. Let’s take a peek at three bike trails that you can explore on your next vacation to the island.

JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

3 Bike Trails to Explore on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

If you and your family love to look at wildlife, then head on over to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Your family will be able to bike along a 4-mile trail that will allow you to see birds, alligators, and other wildlife. You will have to pay $1 per cyclist to enjoy the path, but it will give your kids to enjoy seeing some of the refuges differently.

Sanibel Lighthouse

Another great location where your family can explore the island via a bike is at the Sanibel Lighthouse. Grab some breakfast over at the Lighthouse Café before you head off to view the lighthouse. The trail leading over to the lighthouse is nicely shaded, and you won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot. Be sure to check out the fishing pier while you are checking out the area.

Shipley Trail

3 Bike Trails to Explore on your Next Vacation to Sanibel Island

Shipley Trail is located on the eastern part of the island and is something like you’ve never seen before. It’s a great location when you can not only ride your bike but also you can walk along with it too. Some of the wildlife you may spot along the trail are an alligator, woodpeckers, herons, and more. You will also be able to visit the Bailey Homestead, which is close to the trail and your family, to learn some history.

While there are many other trails located around the island, these we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to Sanibel Island, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you explore the island via your bike soon!

3 Things to do this Summer on your Sanibel Island Vacation

3 Things to do this Summer on your Sanibel Island Vacation

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to visit Sanibel Island this summer? We at Blind Pass Condominiums can help you with our three things you can do on your vacation. Staying in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals will keep your family enjoying your holiday a little more. Let’s look below at what your family can do on your next vacation to Sanibel Island.

Shell Hunting

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Sanibel Island is known as the best beach for shelling because of the amounts of shells you will find here. We understand that this is a high activity that anyone can do, including the kids. We have a few pointers on how to see some of the best and most unique shells on the beach. Be sure to get some mesh bags for shelling or mesh beach bags. Then you can comb through the shells you will find on the beach. Also, if you have your swimsuit on, then go on into the water some and dig a little bit. We promise that you will find some unique shells in the water and some of the best. Just have a good time as a family looking for some great shells to take home.

Painting the Shells

Another fun activity that a lot of locals and visitors love to do is painting the shells they find. One way that you can paint the shells is by grabbing some sharpies and having some rubbing alcohol. Color the shells with designs or just coloring them a little bit with different colors. Then you will want to grab a little bit of rubbing alcohol and drip some of it onto the shells. This will not only make a fresh design but will give each shell a unique look to it. Another way you can paint is by using acrylic paint and adding a protective coat onto the shell to make sure the design is sealed in. This is a great activity to do on a rainy day here on the island!

Take a Ride on the Water

3 Things to do this Summer on your Sanibel Island Vacation

One of the best amenities that we offer to our guests is complimentary use of our kayaks and canoes. This is an excellent activity for the whole family to get into as you can see the different wildlife from the water. Be sure to take a camera with you as you float down the Clam Bayou together. The various animals that you may locate on the ride are ospreys, herons, fish, and even a few manatees.

There are many other things you can do this summer while you are vacationing to Sanibel Island. These are just a few that we wanted to mention to you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to stay with us in one of our Sanibel Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories this summer!