On The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, you’ll find that few destinations do so much so well. Our greatest offering is the chance to put distance between you and the stress of life. So bring your sense of adventure, your love for the finer things in life, and step aboard one of our many seacrafts. It’s time to go island-hopping!
Island-hopping is a way of life in Southwest Florida. Hundreds of islands dot the sun-splashed coastline like tiny jewels – some rustic and accessible only by boat or seaplane. Other islands boast chic restaurants, galleries and amusements that blend the genteel Florida of old with modern comfort and luxury. Don’t miss barrier islands like Cayo Costa, Captiva, Useppa Island and Cabbage Key. Explore many of them in just a day, or plan a week to get to know them even more. Each island holds a distinct personality that offers unique experiences like world-class shelling, tarpon fishing, and kayaking, and they’re ideal for enjoying solitude and perfect sunsets.
A strong conservation mindset on the outer islands and throughout Southwest Florida provides a thriving natural environment for indigenous wildlife. Watch dolphins playing in your boat wake. Kayak among lazy manatees floating in the Great Calusa Blueway. Spy more than 300 kinds of birds in the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the U.S. Besides the serene beauty of the landscape, these experiences are our natural gifts. It’s why many ecotourists place Southwest Florida on their bucket lists. Plan your trip and order our free Lonely Planet guidebook at FortMyers-Sanibel.com.