Features 8 THE INNS OF SANIBEL Four unique properties with their own distinct personalities offer island getaways for travelers of all varieties departments 6 GREETINGS 14 SPECIAL Scenic spots saying I do 36 BEAUTY SPA Book the perfect pampering at The Spa Tween Waters 38 Escape, relax and restore in a tranquil setting OCCASIONS 16 GOLF TENNIS Dunes Golf Tennis Club welcomes resort guests 17 CRUISE One best ways to explore 18 PLACES INTEREST WORSHIP 20 ENVIRONMENTAL Tips coexisting nature 21 SHELLING Treasures from sea 22 NATURAL WONDERS How many these creatures will you spy during your visit Southwest Florida is by boat 39 SHOPPING Sealife CongressTM reflects living 40 Fashion style define this welcoming store Gold Parrot 42 Shop home gift items Suncatchers Dream 44 Periwinkle Places garden-like offers true retail therapy 50 46 Stock kitchen away just click Baileys 48 Find childrens clothing, water toys fun merchandise shops 49 COMMUNITY Sign up, show have make difference 24 EXPLORE A-list things on Sanibel Captiva 26 Gateway wonders Floridas world 28 Explore Islands natural beauty Tarpon Bay Explorers 30 Theres always something new see J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge 32 Get out islands bicycle CUISINE Doc Fords Rum Bar Grille serves up 70 flavors Sanibel, Caribbean 52 EPICURIOUS A guide dining 66 TO YOUR HEALTH Handy information if ever need doctor EVENTS Top events not miss 34 CAMERA READY Creating photographs videos that capture milestone moments 2 IN-ROOM MAGAZINE 2021 72 MAPS CAPTIVA AND INN GENERAL MANAGER Bill Wellman 937 East Gulf Drive 33957 239-472-3181 theinnsofsanibel.com SONG SEA 863 239-472-2220 SEASIDE 541 239-472-1400 SUNSET BEACH 3287 West 239-472-1700 DUNES CLUB Brian Kautz 949 Sand Castle Road 239-472-3355 From left General Manager, Inn, Sunset Beach Song Sea Seaside Inn GROUP PUBLISHER Daniela J. Jaeger CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jason Jones EDITOR PROOFREADER Beth Luberecki CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Klaudia Balogh, Francesca Block, Gina Birch, Kevin Haslam, Luberecki, Kathy Montgomery PHOTOGRAPHERS Nick Adams, William R. Cox, SALES MARKETING Friedrich N. TOTI MEDIA, INC. P.O. Box 1227 239-472-0205 totimedia.com Jaeger, Founder Guy Tober, Chairman PresidentC.O.O. CONTACT US totimedia.comcontactus PUBLISHERS Times RSW LIVING Bonita Estero GULF MAIN Cape Coral Living Inns Copyright Media, Inc. All rights reserved. No part publication may be reproduced without written permission publisher. Opinions expressed contributors are necessarily those S Bring Your Dreams Paradise Life paddleboard or poolside, we ready serve you. Guests any Sport Social Membership our partner property, Club. This exclusive benefit gives complimentary use courts driving range reduced greens fees club rentals, as well opportunity experience lifestyle scheduled seasonal dinner parties, comedy nights, trivia live entertainment dancing. Nestled within stunning wildlife preserve has been sanctioned Audubon Society, 18-hole championship golf course was masterfully designed 10-time PGA Tour winner world-renowned designer Mark McCumber. clubhouse, its bright airy spaces connect nature, place drink bite eat. Shopping favorite activities islands. We easy access so wonderful restaurants, like ones located Place, where can find everything stylish wear fine jewelry spa services. Just across causeway, Outlets values more than brands. It my hope visiting one vacation, quick getaway social event an outstanding develop lasting memories stay Island. On behalf entire team, who dedicated providing every guest idyllic experience, thank staying us. To take mini-vacation corner paradise when return home, Facebook page what to. look forward seeing again soon. Sincerely, unny skies, sparkling seas, silky sand shells allure Sanibel. Situated along Mexico, four resorts--Sanibel Sea, Inn--celebrate life paradise. spacious accommodations awe-inspiring views provide ideal hideaway, pickleball tennis great family fun. Next door, charming South romantic getaway. With gracious, nostalgic style, honors vintage cottage character 1960s Florida. features tropical acres swaying palms miles shell-laden shoreline, mention spectacular sunset views. year, back very challenging 2020, am grateful teams theyve doing--amidst background global pandemic--as they cheerfully exceptional service while dutifully carrying comprehensive Health Safety Plan. Our tell us over how safe feel here, much it means them able forget troubles while. As proud associates create vacations lifetime guests, loyal whom consider friends, also integral experience. love challenge integrating gracious guests. Those familiar resorts notice continually polish exterior spaces. Lusciously maintained landscaping brings properties, beautiful nighttime lighting winds throughout Inn. cozy fire table enhances sipping evening cocktail enjoying light poolside Island Time. Dantes Restaurant continues earn high marks full breakfast menu focused creative dishes inspired coalfired oven. And whether yearn tool around bicycles, enjoy daily eco-tours, waves Manager BOTTOM PHOTO BY DANIELA JAEGER BETH LUBERECKI f name hotel indication whats after check in, then wont disappoint. Their names alone magical Boutique-like set Mexico Island, inns slightly different experiences, but thing common truly service. general manager, oversees operations resorts. man impressive hospitality industry, hes ensuring overall top-notch. That he his staff constantly enhance settings, thats through carefully adds additions updates such path now Sea. Weve invested heavily desired eye appeal expect get accommodations, says Wellman. grounds, updating maintenance gorgeous trees garden areas, pool areas walkways beach--we want ensure no small detail goes unattended, really seem appreciate about properties. Centered L-shaped heated swimming framed feathery palms, largest 93 rooms, suites two-bedroom condos. Its lush, helps immediately shift into island-getaway mode moment arrive. pool, paths wind lush 600 feet beach, strewn thousands seashells. Here chairs, umbrellas towels await loll sands day taking view glistening Gulf. same watery vista only enjoyed shore, room well. wish exercise lounging beach thrilled two brand-new Har-Tru court available racquets balls. Dont bocce ball courts, which big hit Complimentary guided tours led master naturalists help learn surroundings. schedule includes walks, ecological historic bike kayak outings. When comes dining, highly acclaimed food beverage experiences. Time Grill bites cocktails, substantial fare coal-fired Sanibels sport membership included reservation good duration stay. For latest apparel gear stop Pro Shops. 9 Romantic melodious, top choice couples honeymooners prefer intimate accommodations. rooms--all kitchenettes--have British Colonial decor feature terra-cotta tiles plantation shutters private, enchanted retreat. receive bottle wine upon arrival, morning, continental served terrace. beachfront hot tub, play round game special rates nearby search Old seaside charm nestled shore near Lighthouse. character, including cottages kitchens. even shuffleboard court, popular heyday. Extra touches include basket fruit, 10 breads, juice coffee provided morning--and, course, waking steps sand. Set foliage 350 sandy white spot gazing Mexico. But before ends, plenty offer, pools island. two-story buildings, reminiscent midcentury modern architecture, rooms suites. property pets limited number pet-dedicated rooms. Considered wide amenities, rackets balls, plus rental kayaks paddleboards grills beachside barbecues. family-owned group resorts, know importance exactly looking for, explains. dont try everyones vacation destination, rather cater families original, authentic unlike other. health safety remain highest priority result, modifications procedures some offerings. most up-to-date information, 11 WHERE DINE fresh seafood tasty cheeseburgers cocktails seriously pizza IF YOU GO 20350 Summerlin Rd., Fort Myers 239-454-1974, sanibeloutlets.com W hether venture elsewhere area, options suit palate craving. At other beverages bar. Dinner highlights starters meatball sliders fried calamari. Coal-fired wings baby ribs choices, Italian selections chicken Parmesan sandwich calzone pasta tiramisu dessert. Families share order Pizzas Di Casa. delicious pies--Margherita, Capricciosa, Quattro Formaggi others--score diners. Grill. eating alfresco lunch. matter choose stay, welcome Clubhouse handsome wood bar lunch patio. Highlights coconut shrimp, Oriental salad, fish tacos steak sandwich. happy hour 3 p.m. excuse sip classic Bloody Mary, Moscow mule margarita. Draft bottled beer glass offered. Views waterside 18th hole amazing sunsets add sports fans catch tournaments sporting clubhouses televisions. Fridays season, restaurant open dinner. outside head Outlets, shopping meal. There Java Cafe, beverages, pastries, sandwiches, smoothies scoops Love Boat Ice Cream. gallery showcasing hand-crafted jewelry, artwork decor. traditional tavern feel, offering variety pastas, pizzas calzones entrees osso bucco piccata. youve got burgers brain, Cheeburger 1950s-style eats. French fries, onion rings indulgent milkshake 12 M scenic Or party reception Outdoor Pavilion. Up 130 seated gather here terrace intimate, all-weather enclosure. larger celebration, Hole tented location capacity Dunes, youll making commitment each amidst incredible setting. protected Society 160 rolling green hills, lakes palm trees. past years, trusted day. clubs certified wedding planner, award-winning executive chef work together nuptials surpass expectations. They components ceremony reception, audiovisual services, photography flowers, music, linens, bakery transportation, outings bringing pieces couple. planning Club, contact Dana Swanson theinnsofsanibel.comweddings-events. Idyllic Weddings dream tying knot picture-perfect If fantasy, sister locations ceremonies receptions style. Hold shell-strewn shores blessed Mexico-- photographs. exchange vows front lake grants Lake boasts plush, secluded lawn area surrounded flowers overlooks lake. perfectly advantage glorious backdrop both accompanying photos. smaller weddings, hold indoors elegant Clubhouse. recently renovated space dramatic seat comfortably. FAIRWAY OR COURT T kinds sun Islands. might time pick racquet. So urge strikes links little friendly competition. winner, way sharpen skills. breathtaking short abundant nearly hole, Henke. Resort discounts golf, apparel. DINING DETAILS SERVE IT UP spend serving volleying options. resurfaced desk assist scheduling time. Since Blackwood Academy, packages instructional clinics, camps private lessons ages abilities. Whether skill, improve fun, professionals academy happen. paradise, notes Blackwood, cofounder Academy. concierge match skill level. didnt bring racket equipment available. temporary entitles In addition, on-site use. underwent refurbishment end resulting newly addition courts. Dining Room assortment crisp salads, homemade soups, entres, lounge provides discount purchases calendar entertainment. dunesgolfsanibel.com. dunesgolfsanibel.com Year Opened 1973 Designed McCumber Fairways Bermuda Greens TifEagle Holes Par Tee Marker Options Mens RatingSlope 68.8129 - 5,606 yards, 67.5120 II 5,249 Ladies 72.4138 66.1115 III 4,913 70.4129 63.5110 IIIIV 4,431 68.2120 62.0105 IV 3,997 65.5109 Amenities Practice green, clubs, carts Memberships memberships Full Sports, Corporate. TEE 5,600-yard holes laid styles nine bit layout, backside Society. well-maintained bunkers, native foliage. Keep alligators, birds local wildlife. Players professional hone game. Lessons Nolan Henke, three- KATHY MONTGOMERY Come Aboard, Fine water, everywhere, ince 1986, Cruises helped residents visitors alike waters, visits places boat. Experienced U.S. Coast Guardcertified captains wealth knowledge history, weather safe, enjoyable passengers. destinations Useppa visited members club, member passenger Cabbage Key, Floridastyle inn rumored inspiration Jimmy Buffetts song Cheeseburger Cayo Costa State Park, accessible thought shelling six trails Boca Grande, residential community Gasparilla 100-year-old circa-1890 Grande Lighthouse Lodge Pine passengers lodge tour Randell Research Center, archaeological site Dolphin cruises narrated volunteers Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, nonprofit organization conservation coastal habitats allow waters cruises, captivacruises.com. writing years interesting people region. COURTESY SUGARSHACK PRODUCTION Useful Information ATTRACTIONS BAILEY-MATTHEWS NATIONAL SHELL MUSEUM 3075 Road, 239-395-2233 shellmuseum.org why among shelling. museum displays geographical, historical, scientific artistic perspectives, aquarium. classes workshops, BIG ARTS everyone. HERB STRAUSS THEATER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 11560 Chapin Lane, 239-533-4890 leegov.comlibrary aboutbranchescv Residents collections library system, Internet resources emphasize sources. 2200 Way, 239-472-6862 bigarts.org 160-seat Herb Strauss Theater presents theater Broadway-caliber talent atmosphere. DING DARLING WILDLIFE REFUGE BAILEY TRACT CAYO COSTA STATE PARK 239-472-1100 fws.govdingdarling Discover network freshwater wetlands River. Open sunrise daily. 941-964-0375 floridastateparks.orgcayocosta barrier park overnight tent sites cabins sleep people. 1 Drive, refuge especially well-known birdlife. months birding December March, low tide feeding exposed mud flats. trails, education center year. BARRIER ISLAND FOR CHAPEL 900 Dunlop 239-395-0900 interest dance, visual arts, lectures, film, 239-472-1646 captivachapel.com Originally built 1901, Chapel schoolhouse used church Sundays. Today, houses Christian ministry spot. November April. HISTORICAL VILLAGE 950 239-472-4648 sanibelmuseum.org Dedicated pioneer 19th early 20th centuries, garden, HOUSES ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress 239-481-2099, annunciation.fl.goarch.org 2050 batyam.org BAT YAM TEMPLE ISLANDS 11580 239-472-1646, antique Model truck, Store, original schoolhouse, Sears Roebuck catalog more. FIRST CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2950 239-472-8684, christiansciencesanibel.com LIGHTHOUSE Directions Turn Way Causeway continue eastern tip Built 1884 height 102 feet, functioning landmark lighthouse opensteel structure cannot entered. listed Register Historic Places. still beams electric promises approach sea. REDEEMER 8400 redeemerchurchlife.org 1740 239-472-2684, sanibelchurch.com CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHRIST 239-472-0497, sanibelucc.org PUBLIC 770 239-472-2483 sanlib.org books, movies, magazines music. state-ofthe-art computer lab, warm inviting customer-focused help. Everyone welcome. SAINT ISABEL CATHOLIC 3559 239-472-2763, saintisabel.org MICHAEL ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL 2304 239-472-2173, saintmichaels-sanibel.org 19 Coexisting Nature WATER PRECAUTIONS JELLYFISH jellyfish harm Please leave untouched. Stings marine animal result skin welts, rash itching. Seek medical attention symptoms persist. reduce pain, pour vinegar affected soak minutes. STINGRAYS stingray species observed year-round. During summer months, vast cownose rays migrate coast Rays gentle usually move way. avoid painful sting, shuffle--shuffle wade shallow vibrations swim away. barbed, immerse seek soon possible. RED DRIFT ALGAE red drift algae blooms normal occurrence ecosystem, timing predicted. Red produces mild odor exacerbate respiratory conditions allergies bronchitis, dangerous humans. Decaying contrib utes important nutrients environment habitat species, leaders let run instead removing beach. sometimes confused however, there between two. PESKY CREATURES NO-SEE-UMS MOSQUITOES These aggravating winged pests active sunrise. defense against insect cover cool, loose-fitting clothing. Insect repellants contain DEET effective cause irritation. No-see-ums fit screens, keep doors windows shut prevent entering indoor space. Many sensitive no-see-um mosquito bites. Visit call pharmacist product recommendations itching persists. dunes protected, oats. tall, perennial grass strong, extensive, underground root system erosion. federally law cut down it. Easily recognizable, arching spikes oats stiff stems. Motorized vehicles, bicycles prohibited beaches trash must removed hand. fires fireworks allowed beaches, Jet Skis LOGGERHEAD TURTLES Every May Oct. 31 Lights Out Turtles. Why confuse nesting females disorient hatchlings. curtains blinds closed turn off balcony lights night. facing turned dusk. clear turtles, remove personal level large sandcastles holes. turtle tracks please notify report scientists nest loggerheads, leatherbacks turtles considered vulnerable threatened under Endangered Species Act. assistance keeping greatly appreciated. FLORIDA SUN strong protect yourself sunburn harmful effects UV rays, recommend covering clothing whenever possible, wide-brimmed hats sunglasses. Always sunscreen least SPF 15, limit exposure direct sunlight a.m. 4 dehydration. ALLIGATORS feed alligators. law. LIVE SHELLS prohibits shells. urchins, dollars stars. conserve precious resource. According City violators subject 500 60 days jail first offense. MAINTENANCE designated sanctuary Local laws environment. Specifically, ordinance prevents raking cleaning debris seaweed, grasses, dead shellfish, etc. allows deposits tides enabling source. 5 world-famous More 300 shallow-water found. WHY plateau extends acts shelf gather. Winds, storms deliver beaches. TIMING tide, lower better. New moons mean lowest, charts, moon charts too. After storm, particularly winter best. nastier windier LOOK high-tide line shells, broken surf. Shells easily spotted walk slowly muddy ocean. tidal getting wet, crouch put hands surf collecting alive, water. Never shell. 7 Junonia Crown Conch shell, coveted junonia measures three inches. one, newspapers photo. PHOTOS ILLUSTRATIONS DAVE DROTLEFF Banded Tulip Fig shell known kings crown attached mangrove roots eats oysters. Lettered Olive Lace Murex Measuring inches long, named dark lines encircling thick covered overlapping, blurry brown zigzags. delicate measuring inches, hard intact. Spiny Jewel souvenir, brown, black Common American Auger long spines found pairs joined. sharp cone smooth siphonal canals. Scoop Stoop Standard Squat Awesome RIVER OTTER river otter semiBottlenose River Otter Osprey aquatic mammal legs webbed feet. tail one-third length body. Because features, excellent swimmer thrives wetland habitats, estuaries. prey crayfish, snakes, crabs, fish. Size Weight pounds January late April artificial platforms, telephone poles radio towers. 23 3.5 Wingspan 63 5.6 BALD EAGLE bald eagle ROSEATE SPOONBILL roseate BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN mph, generally moves mph. surfaces often breath jump above normally diver go 850 15 average 6.5 450 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON AMERICAN FLAMINGO fla- OSPREY osprey hawk raptor almost entirely Ospreys Roseate Spoonbill mingo occurs vagrant Bahamas, Indies Cuba. pink wading bird extremely neck legs. tricolored bill white, orange-pink black. yellow-crowned night heron feeds mostly foraging crabs crayfish. Ground-nesting shorebirds benefited herons appetite ghost predator shorebird nestlings. 1.5 Bald Eagle Flamingo ON THIS OPPOSITE PAGE WILLIAM COX spoonbill flamboyant remarkable body, orange tail, scarlet shoulders featherless, greenish head. spoon-shaped sweeps forth invertebrates. 3.3 majestic waterdependent nests close water--usually pine tree--from October May. Most eagles north February July. 9.5 80 Green Heron Magnificent Frigatebird White Ibis WHITE IBIS Today ibis saltwater wetlands, fields lawns. invertebrates inland because nestlings tolerate intake salt. 25 color morph. morph common. An entertaining bird, watch runs flies stabbing directions. pound stand motionless outstretched attempt attract shade creates--a technique canopy feeding. 13 ounces EASTERN SCREECH OWL SNOWY EGRET snowy egret REDDISH reddish recognized size, yellow wetlands. attracts 41 smallest owl. owl illustrates morphs, gray preys mammals, insects. observe rests hunts dusk dawn. 8.5 TRICOLORED birds. forages searching Tricolored GREEN perches branches, logs stumps surface drops leaves, feathers fish, stabs dagger-like beak. MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD magnificent frigatebird flying summer. steals seabirds plucks crustaceans surface. Occasionally 90 Snowy Egret Screech Owl Great B reathe air embrace Besides spending hours plethora moving. exploring corners subtropical surroundings surprising finds. history inhabitation Calusa Indians pirates Spanish adventurers buried treasure behind. Large state, Refuge. Visitors encouraged stroll paddle mangroves, tennis, dine restaurants browse boutiques art galleries. foot, navigate watercraft acquaint Heres partial list visit. Surrounding Bailey House, merchant Frank Bailey, demonstration gardens featuring plants. Native Landscapes Garden Center. Of preserves acres, public, remainder corridor. gallery, concert hall, school more, theatrical performances, concerts, exhibitions lectures. Classes workshops Home plants exploding color, butterflies, camera. grounds botanical Public Gardens Association. BOTANICAL GARDENS AT MOORINGS CHARTER FISHING, DIVES, SNORKELING ADVENTURES Check guides outfitters. HOMESTEAD PRESERVE quiet read, libraries frequent readings, lectures exhibits. Library children teens collection display. LIBRARIES mollusks discover world. Browse permanent exhibits focus Cap tiva world, architecture human history. aquarium spotlights cares sick, injured orphaned migratory patients. hospital complemented veterinary care, research medicine presentations, live-video footage. CLINIC REHABILITATION CROW GREAT CALUSA BLUEWAY finest term stoop describes adventure bending fishing, soaking bobbing endlessly waters. Favorite stretches Blind Pass Bowmans Beach. BEACHES clearly marked 190-mile-long canoe trail takes paddlers Lee Countys tributaries lead inland. pathways Captiva, pedal Rental rules road. BICYCLING WALKING climate vegetation hundreds animals. dense habitat. Some 245 sight migration season. You endangered manatees species. Visitor Education Center extensive habitats. Hop board super-catamaran, high-speed boat, dolphin watching. Youll cruise Sound THRILLER span connects Punta Rassa mainland long. treated vistas surrounding Picnic restrooms fishing CAUSEWAY foundation manages swaths Homestead Preserve neighboring foundations observation tower, butterfly house, touch tank souvenir shop. SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION Community Association, gathering since 1927 cultural, educational functions. Yoga, shell-crafting classes, bridge games held regularly. HOUSE Located Refuge, tram, standup paddleboard. charters rents recreational equipment, kayaks, paddleboards, Hobie pontoon boats own. fabulous shop overlooking bay. TARPON BAY EXPLORERS SPORTS Learn eras 1800s settled moved restored splendor, furnished furniture, clothes, household items, tools utensils. holds events, concerts abound. Parasailing birds-eye speed Quieter, relaxing paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing boating. outfitters islands, assist. Sunday Hall, farmers, chefs, bakers cheese-makers produce prepared goodies locals buy. FARMERS MARKET Town island, development. activity 1833, settlers petitioned construction Point Ybel, until 1884, present oldest standing lighted San Carlos Bay. shady park, parking. Sunny Adventures ituated northern launching point seas Captiva. authorized water-sport company Seas Resort, endless possibilities anyone ride dolphins, soar leisure unique, operate ease bay, Jimi Batchelor, owner Adventures. direction determine route customers. mission memories, Batchelor adds. happy--to smiles faces. Adventures, catering one-stop toward encounters water-world kind. staffers carefree. begin sky adventure, 239-472-2938, website, sunnyislandadventures.com. BOAT RENTALS Available rent vessels, leisurely pontoons speedy, center-console Hurricane FunDeck Sun-Deck ultimate cruising sightseeing enjoyment. Be captain sightsee, swim, Batchelor. coolest visit--and avoid. Seating accommodates equipped standard Guard amenities Bimini T-tops, ice chests, PFDs VHF radios. boating minimum age requirements apply. WAVERUNNER WaveRunners thrill seeker countless opportunities excitement. lot territory period time, navigate, face-to-face life--dolphins, manatees, ospreys, few. STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD canoers kayakers, stand-up paddleboarding SUP alternative, customers technology--the Eclipse. StairMaster pedals steering column navigation easy, maximum power minimal effort. workout, Eclipse communion sky. Drift solitude calmer Gulf, bayou kids adults intense workout. WAVERUNNER, KAYAK TOURS Pick transport choice, hopping. Paddleboard stiller bayou. WaveRunner trips North Key Sound. last superb, experts tales piracy recount sounds recall calamitous hurricanes waste region decades. CART BICYCLE relaxed exploration Captivas haunts hidden beauties, grab cart go. relaxing, give locals. PARASAILING Enjoy serenity being skies Fish Pass. state-of-the-art parasail seasoned crew. transfers boats, step onto secure dock adventure. Chutes carry aloft natures wonders-- ospreys pelicans. Supervised expert staff, trip fun--no training required. weight restrictions Dry departures landings guaranteed, sure towel. XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX Sanctuary peaceful enticing tram Drive. Evening offered daily, lots chance spotting dolphins manatees. presentation Breakfast risers pastry lovers. Fishing eager test angling skills calm Tram bay flats marshes likely birds, alligators own, closest rental-bike operation nature-themed shop, array T-shirts, housewares, gear, Whatever floats wants bestow resonate come. tarponbayexplorers.com 239-472-8900 information. atch horizon, witness manatee gently breach next kayak. embed lifetime. heart explore, via kayak, Canoe Kayak Magazine declared nation. honored permitted stewards earth, Wendy Schnapp, manager Explorers. concession knowledgeable informative offer. flourishes seagrasses essential wildlife, low-impact tarnish relies partake canoes fishing. Kayakers Commodore Creek, winding forest. Paddleboarders obtain beneath refuges efforts. EVERY DAY NEW ADVENTURE flock spoonbills backdrops blur pelicans dancing sandbar Baby squeak Indigo Trail Boardwalk. mother her calf change tides, seasons. DDWS WHATS COOL SHOP SUPPORT Stop filled eco-friendly gifts. cant store, satellite location, Store2, 2250 online shopdingdarling.com. Profits Store2 shopdingdarling.com sales directly programs, 239-472-1100, Note closes public Friday, Tract open. Society-Friends ext. 4, dingdarlingsociety.org 239-472-8900, PROGRAMS Tours year-round, naturalist-narrated Refuges Recreation Area, BIRD PATTY MACINNIS MANATEE TERRY BALDWIN exciting development free-admission recognition Cintas Corp. Americas Best Restroom 2018. alongside centers main exhibit building, virtually immersed underwater scene 3D manatee, alligator sculptures. Mangrove prop myriad walkway. motif inside murals Each stall door wrapped portraits factoids Tract, replete hiking biking paths. shoreline plot land Gulfside Park. interactive kiosk recreated seashell specimens, cutaway identification aids. TBE conducts paddling tours. canoes, rookery flocks coming roost. another wild oneof-a-kind Pedaling bicycle-friendly Not landscape relatively flat--meaning workout kill you-- shared-use makes breezes cool asphalt fact, cars behind around. Before start pedaling consult maps cover. cyclist icon. ends youre riding road, narrow shoulder cyclists safely cautiously pedal. smart plan tackle longer handle, young children. shared use, encounter pedestrians, in-line skaters, skateboards, moms strollers leashes, bicyclists. courteous yield others speed. train de France. important, though, bicycling exhilarating. ease, Lighthouse, Way. cream break cafes thoroughfare outing. Adult specialty Segway Billys Rentals Baileys, both. culture TIPS Apply bug spray Slather reapply needed sunburn. Hydrate heat exhaustion, unable back. child dog buggy, positioned shade. Wear helmet required under. Ride right, pass audible passing. others, single file traveling opposite direction. Use crosswalks possible crossing busy roads. 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Paris house specialty, wine, lemon Worcestershire, finished buttery herb topping. Venetian Platter, salmon, swordfish, scallops tiger prawn sauted polenta. Savory beef pork landlubbers, dessert offerings positively decadent. 15183 239-472-3337, greenflashcaptiva.com. BF. CROWS NEST Food, Fun appetizers, flatbreads, always-popular spinach-and-artichoke dip, Chicken Saltimbocca, sage ricotta, prosciutto-wrapped linguine. Live excitement, 423, crowsnest-captiva.com. E, 54 HARBOURSIDE GRILL View, Eat, Relax. laid-back captures vacation. serene ambiance marina, fishing-village inspired. insists fresh, locally sourced menu, delight 3357, southseas.com. D. Buffett beat. walnut-crusted snapper, sausage peppers, escargots blue cheese tomato. 11509 239-395-4000, B, LATTE DA COFFEE ICE CREAM Upon coffees, extra-strong Eye Coffee, cappuccinos lattes, tooth indulge Queenies cream, milkshakes sundaes. 11508 239-472-0234, STORE Go. family, 239-472-2374. 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