The Sanibel Arms Vacation Guide
5 Fun Family-Friendly Activities on Sanibel Island
Located on Florida's southern Gulf Coast, Sanibel Island is only 33 square miles. However, you'll be surprised by just how many awesome activities and attractions our little island has to offer! The majority of our vacation rental accommodations have room for up to six people, which means the whole family can vacation together. And when you rent beachfront condos in Sanibel, you'll never even have a chance to be bored. If you're looking for some family-friendly activity ideas for your stay, here are just five of our favorites:
Sanibel Sea School
We have an abundance of sensational sea life here in Sanibel. The Sanibel Sea School is an organization dedicated to teaching children and adults alike about marine ecosystems and how people, animals, plants, and the earth coexist. Their programs allow students to touch, feel, and interact with their environment to promote lifelong conservation practices. They offer both morning and afternoon sessions for kids aged 6-13 as well as family group programs. They even have offerings just for adults and day camps in the summertime.
With all of our beachfront condos in Sanibel, you might think our island is one big beach. But actually, Sanibel Island is also a great place to take a bike ride! Our island has more than 25 miles of flat, paved trails that are perfect for bikes and segways. The whole family can rent bicycles, scooters, or even take a guided segway tour at Billy's Rentals. You can get moving and see Sanibel in a whole new way!
Sanibel Public Library
While you may not want to spend part of your vacation indoors, we occasionally do have a rainy day here and there. Our beautiful public library is the perfect destination when the weather won't cooperate or you simply want some quiet time. With a children's area, teen space, and tons of family-friendly events like story time, you won't have to feel like your day indoors was wasted. You can even get a temporary library card to gain access to the computer lab, as well as DVDs and books, during your stay.
You can rent kayaks and canoes or take a guided breakfast cruise with Tarpon Bay Explorers. You'll see beautiful Floridian wildlife like herons, egrets, and pelicans and search for dolphins and manatees. This organization offers numerous tour options, all reasonably priced and led by knowledgeable naturalists. You'll even get to experience their Touch Tank aquarium.
N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge
Home to more than 245 different species of birds, the N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge was created as a safe haven for Sanibel Island's animal inhabitants. In addition to countless shorebirds and birds of prey, visitors may also see otters, alligators, lizards, raccoons, turtles, and more. You can go bird-watching, drive or hike through their Wildlife Drive, or visit their Education Center with children's interactive exhibits.
There's no shortage of things to do when you bring the whole family on vacation to Sanibel Island! For more information on our beachfront condos in Sanibel or to make a reservation, please contact us today.