Sanibel Island nature offers a beautiful glimpse into Florida’s unspoiled habitats. Meander through the miles of nature trails or discover the local wildlife refuge. Take a picnic at Periwinkle Park in Sanibel Island or canoe miles of crystal clear waters along the coast. Explore the beaches for Sanibel Island seashells or some excellent bird watching. Whatever your passion, Holiday Inn Sanibel is a haven for nature lovers.
Great Calusa Blueway
A gorgeous canoe/kayaking trail winding through the pristine waters of Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach.
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
3650 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Enjoy untouched wildlife and some of the world’s best bird watching among the mangroves and grass meadows of this renowned Sanibel Island nature refuge.
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
View more than 30 exhibits and learn everything about shells in art and history. Features include rare specimens and Sanibel Island seashells, as well as a hands-on play area for kids.
837 Casa Ybel Road
Let trained naturalists guide you through the famous Florida Everglades and experience wildlife in its natural habitat. Safaris include a scenic boat ride, nature walk and drive, an airboat ride and a Southern-style lunch.
1119 Periwinkle Way
Periwinkle Park in Sanibel Island is a bird-watcher’s paradise. With many species of exotic and local birds, the park offers an opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habit. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic lunch by the water.
Manatee Encounter Tour
12730 New Brittany Blvd
Learn about the manatee from experienced guides on a boat ride tour as well as a visit to Lee County Manatee Park. This tour is a favorite Sanibel Island nature tour that is fun and educational for adults and kids.
The Holiday Inn highlights Sanibel Island nature with private beach access and bike rentals for guests to explore the nearby Sanibel Island nature trails.
6460 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Tarpon Bay Co.
Palm Ridge and Tarpon Bay roads
Adventures in Paradise
Port Sanibel Marina
14341 Port Comfort Road
Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Since 1986 Adventures in Paradise provides family fun! Fishing Trips, Sea life Encounters, Shelling Cruises, Dolphin Watches, Canoe & Kayak Eco Tours, and Champagne Sunset Cruises aboard comfortable “Dolphin Waters”, “Miss Paradise” & “Sun Princess” complete with restrooms. Canoe/Kayak rentals to enjoy a nature lover’s 2 mile trail & interpretive boardwalk. Power Boat Rentals from 20 to 23 feet. Complimentary trolley to and from the Holiday Inn for cruises!