The Best of Sanibel & Captiva Island


Looking to explore more than just dining? Visit our all-new Best of Sanibel & Captiva Island page where you will find Things to Do, Attractions, Shopping, Nite Life, and so much more.

Adventures in Paradise

Boat Tours & Water Sports, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours, Tours$, $$
Owned & operated by the Stewart family on Sanibel & Captiva Island since 1986. Adventures in Paradise Cruises & Tours hopes to show you just how amazing the islands of Sanibel and Captiva are and why we fell in love with the sea. Explore and take a journey with us to discover dolphins, manatee, sea horses, osprey, and pristine beaches brimming with shells, shells, and more seashells! The waters of Sanibel and Captiva provide for some of the worlds best boat cruises, and our family would like to guide you to the best fun-filled adventures.
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AIP Outfitters

Clothing, Shop, Speciality & Gift Shops$, $$, $$$
AIP Outfitters is located at Tahitian Gardents on Sanibel Island, where you’ll find the islands best shops! Adventures In Paradise “Outfitters to the Outsiders” is designed for the well-dressed anybody.
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Bailey's General Store

Convenience Store$, $$
Open on Captiva at the Island Store. General Store on Sanibel temporarily closed. Shop products rescued from Bailey's after Hurricane Ian on our website.
Bailey's is Sanibel's one-stop market for all your grocery, hardware and gift needs. Family owned and operated, over 100 years old. Specialty Deli, Produce, Bakery, Wine/Beer, Grocery and Meats.
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Barracudas Captiva

Clothing, Fishing Supplies$$
We are open! From souvenirs to sunscreen, Barracudas serves all of your vacation wants and needs.
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Butterfly Beach

Clothing, Shop, Swimwear$, $$
Founded on Sanibel Island, Florida, in the summer of 2010, Butterfly Beach remains a favorite destination for locals and travelers alike. Our hand-picked, on-trend products bring West Coast style to the beaches of Florida.

We are committed to offering our customers unique products and unmatched service in our stores on Sanibel, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Estero and Naples.
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Captiva Cruises

Outdoor Activities$
We are thrilled to welcome new and returning guests!
Embark from Captiva Island, Florida to a nearby island destination, relax watching the sunset or follow a pod of dolphins at play. Whatever cruise you choose, you’ll enjoy a beautiful adventure and take home memories that will last a lifetime. With over 30 years of experience navigating Southwest Florida waters and barrier islands, our accommodating team makes your time with us comfortable, safe and fun! Cabbage Key • Useppa • Boca Grande • Tarpon Lodge • Cayo Costa State Park Dolphin & Wildlife Cruises • Beach & Shelling • Sunset Cruises • Private Charters for Special Events
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CJs of Sanibel

Clothing, Shop$$, $$$
We are temporarily closed. Check our Facebook for any updates.
Sanibel's Favorite Boutique for Swimwear, Cover-Ups, Totes, and Sandals!
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Ding Darling Wildlife Society

Nature Preserve, Outdoor Activities$
We are open!
Ding Darling Wildlife Society, the non-profit Friends of the Refuge organization, supports environmental education, services, and conservation at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Education and conservation efforts may extend beyond the complex’s borders. We partner in these efforts where possible with like-minded conservation organizations.
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Flip Flop Shops Sanibel

Clothing, Shoes, Shop$$
We carry the very best footwear, apparel, and accessories brands around. If you're looking for amazing sandals or flip flops, then stop by Sanibel Flip Flops!
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Her Sports Closet

Clothing, Shop$$
Where the locals come for the best selection of Lilly Pulitzer on Sanibel & Captiva Islands! Her Sports Closet features classic resortwear, no matter the occasion- playful, athletic, or elegant! Styling generations of ladies for nearly four decades, with many unique specialty lines & fresh looks for all ages! Located in the Periwinkle Place Shopping Center. Come and indulge in color and fun!
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Huxters Market & Deli

Deli, Liquor Store, Market$
The Market & Deli are open!
First and last stop on the island, Huxters offers everything you need for a day at the beach or out on the water! Ice cold beer! Fried Chicken! Sandwiches!
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Jerry's Foods of Sanibel

Jerry’s Sanibel is your go-to stop for groceries, goods and more whenever you’re on the Island. From our shops and café to our tropical birds, a visit to Jerry’s is a must. But if you can’t make it in, we offer convenient online ordering for pickup or delivery across Sanibel and Captiva Island. It’s all fast, easy and on your schedule. So don’t stress—with Jerry’s Foods, you’re Good2Go.
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Jungle Drum Art Gallery Captiva

Art Gallery$$$
Jungle Drums Gallery began with a simple goal: a commitment to present the best in wildlife and environmental art. Visitors from around the world are treated to some of the world's finest artists. Jungle Drums owners and artists Kathleen and Jim Mazzotta wish to share their love of art and nature. Visitors to these subtropical islands have a unique opportunity not only to see animals interpreted artistically in the gallery, but to observe many of the same living creatures as they tour our islands. Along with artwork by Kathleen and Jim, the gallery collection includes other Floridians as well as artists from around the USA. Located in the heart of Captiva Island's restaurant and shopping district, Jungle Drums is just a short walk to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Key West Express

Outdoor Activities$
Ready for some fun? Get away to Key West, America's Caribbean Paradise, aboard Key West Express, where getting there is half the fun! What are you waiting for? Climb aboard our sleek, clean, modern, air-conditioned high-speed ferries - Features sundecks, snack bar, cocktails, and big-screen TVs - and we'll have you there in just a few hours!
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MacIntosh Books & Paper

Shop, Speciality & Gift Shops$
MacIntosh Books & Paper of Sanibel has been serving the islands of Sanibel and Captiva since March of 1960. We are proud to offer a well-curated selection of books for all ages, puzzles and games, fine stationery and greeting cards, and unique gifts.

With a professional staff of seasoned booksellers, we pride ourselves in making great recommendations. Whether your interest is fiction, mysteries, or a great biography, we'll find the right book for you! We also carry a selection of books by well-known local authors like Randy Wayne White, Jennifer Schiff, Betty Anholt, Ron Base and Charles LeBuff.

We believe in the power of the written word, building sincere relationships with our customers and the value of community.
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Nanny's of Sanibel

Clothing, Shop$$
We are open! Nanny's of Sanibel has been a staple to the island of Sanibel since 1982. While it has seen 3 owners over the course of the last 38 years, the style, class, customer service, and selection has remained the same. Paul and Megan Shores are the most recent owners since 2019 and are excited to continue the Nanny's tradition. Located inside Jerry's Shopping Center off of Periwinkle Way, we encourage all of Nanny's friends to stop by, grab a coffee, say hi to the birds, and drop in to the store to see what's new! We are always excited to see long-time friends and meet new ones along the way!
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Periwinkle Place Shops

Speciality & Gift Shops$$
Periwinkle Place was voted Sanibel's #1 Shopping Destination & one of Lee County's top attractions by the Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Located on Sanibel's busiest thoroughfare, our 26 shops include the Original Chico's, the award-winning Blue Giraffe Restaurant and the Sanibel Day Spa. Enjoy our beautiful fountains and gardens as you stroll through the center.
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Rachel Pierce Art Gallery

Art Gallery$$, $$$
We are open with daily Outdoor Markets featuring local small businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian!
A fine art gallery on Sanibel Island founded by artist, Rachel Pierce.
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Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise

Outdoor Activities$$
Join the friendly pirates aboard the Pieces of Eight pirate ship pillaging and plundering the Gulf of Mexico from the shores of Fort Myers Beach. Pieces of Eight is a 90 minute swashbuckling pirate show aboard a 65ft replica Spanish galleon. Buccaneers young and old will experience a real-life pirate voyage back through the Golden Age of Piracy and have a jolly roger of a good time on this “fun for all ages” interactive attraction. Let our friendly and sometimes downright scurvy crew of costumed pirates entertain you while enjoying a sail around the intracoastal islands and pristine beaches of Southwest Florida.
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Salty Wheels Captiva

Shop, Speciality & Gift Shops$$
No Need For A Car When Visiting Captiva Island! Travel Freely On All Captiva Island Roads Salty Wheels Has The Largest Fleet Of Street-Legal Carts On The Island.
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Sand Castle Gifts & Gourmet

Candle Shop, Shop, Speciality & Gift Shops$
Temporarily closed. Shop our online store!
Sand Castle Gifts & Gourmet located in Periwinkle Place on Sanibel Island has new ownership. The new owners will retain all that is great in the “Castle”. While introducing wonderful new products. Sand Castle features gourmet food items, spices, melamine dinnerware, acrylic glassware, unique gifts of all types, nostalgic candy and the largest collection of hot sauces in SW Florida.
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Sanibel Day Spa

Spa$, $$
Located on historic Periwinkle Way inside the award-winning Periwinkle Place Shops, our salon and spa offers traditional and contemporary treatments that are designed to restore balance to the mind, body, and spirit, with a serene atmosphere inspired by our island sanctuary. As the largest full-service destination spa on Sanibel Island, Sanibel Day Spa is committed to delivering unforgettable experiences using state-of-the-art techniques.

Locally-owned for over 25 years, Sanibel Day Spa is a staple in the Sanibel Island beauty and business community. The team of treatment therapists at Sanibel Day Spa are prepared to provide guests with expert health, wellness, and relaxation services. Treatments include outstanding massage, island-inspired facials, a full range of salon services to tame your tresses, nail services, and more!

Prepare to transport yourself to new places at the ultimate Sanibel Island spa and salon.
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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

Historical Site, Museum, Outdoor Activities, Shop$
Parts of the Village are under construction, but come tour our open buildings!
Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was founded in 1984 with a mission to preserve and share Sanibel history. The story of Sanibel is told from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventures, fishermen, farmers and proprietors. Nine historic buildings were moved from their original sites. Each building has been restored to its original state. We also have a replica of a Packing House and a garage housing a 1927 Ford Model T truck. Volunteer docents share the stories of Sanibel with almost 10,000 visitors a year. Join us as we follow the footsteps of the past.
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Sanibel Spirits

Liquor Store$, $$
We are open!
We offer a huge selection Spirits, Craft Beers, Fine Wine and Premium Cigars. Stop in while you're getting your groceries at Jerry's or on your way to the beach!
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Shiny Objects Sanibel

Jewelry, Shop$
At Shiny Objects, we offer unique designs using the highest quality materials at affordable prices. We promise you will be pleased with your Shiny Objects. Each one is made with great care and a strong attention to detail.
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Tarpon Bay Explorers

Nature Preserve, Outdoor Activities$
We are OPEN!
Welcome to Tarpon Bay Explorers! We are the licensed concession to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. We provide fun, low-impact, educational & recreational opportunities to the public under contract with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. 12% of what you spend at Tarpon Bay Explorers benefits U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service!
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The Grog Shop

Cigar Shop, Liquor Store$
Sam and Francis Bailey started the Grog shop in late 1972. Seventy three years earlier, their father, Frank P. Bailey had started the still thriving business now known as Bailey's General Store. When it opened, The Grog Shop was the only liquor store on the island. Nearly fifty years later, we remain the largest shop with the biggest selection. The shop has always supplied a carefully curated selection of wine, spirits, beer. For the cigar aficionado, we feature Sanibel's only walk-in cigar humidor. Always priding ourselves on maintaining reasonable prices, we don't charge our customers an "Island Premium".
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The Island Store

Convenience Store$
Bailey's General Store is open at The Island Store on Captiva! The same folks that welcome you to Bailey’s General Store have enjoyed serving you over the past year at The Island Store. Visitors and residents have noticed changes happening at The Island Store in the past few months. The building owner and current tenant partnered together to rebuild The Island Store with the same charm shoppers have enjoyed since Ding Darling opened it as a general store earlier in the 1900s. With the help of the historical preservation committee, The Island Store will be rebuilt with as much adherence to the original historical building as possible.
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Tower Gallery - Artist Cooperative

Art Gallery, Shop$$, $$$
We are open!
Tower Gallery is an artists’ cooperative consisting of 23 artists in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, ceramic, wood, glass and metal. The gallery was founded in 1982, and moved to its present location in 1994. It is housed in a spacious original Florida Cottage, with Craftsman elements, that was originally built on the Gulf in 1915 and moved to its present site on a flatbed truck. The two-story turquoise house is in its repainted but original construction. The gallery space is large, well-lit and inviting, and full of old Florida charm. Thank you for your interest in our artwork! We hope you will come visit us.
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Whitney's Bait & Tackle

Clothing, Fishing Supplies$
We are open!
Since 2013, We've been voted the' 'Best' Sanibel fishing charter, fishing equipment store & fishing guide! With our complete selection of bait, tackle & apparel for all types of fishing, we're sure you'll be wow'ed and feel comfortable asking our friendly and knowledgable staff of local & professional fishing enthusiasts. If we don't have something you're looking for, we can get it or point in the right direction of where to find it.
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YOLO Watersports

Outdoor Activities$$
We are open!
Happiness is all about making your own waves. Do you prefer peaceful beach vibes or thrilling adventures? As a family-owned and operated business by island locals, YOLO Watersports is your one-stop shop for a spectacular vacation you’ll always remember.
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