J N "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge,
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Nature Center,
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum; Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) facility,
Sanibel historical village and museum,
Captiva History House. Nature tours.
There are also cruises to historic upper islands (Cabbage Key, Useppa and Gasparilla) and for dolphin watching, fishing, snorkelling and shell collecting,dinner and sunset cruises.
Daytime offers activities such as beachcombing, shell collecting and all water sports, including sailing school, fishing, windsurfing Powerboat rental. Tennis, golf, cycling, kayaking and canoeing are also popular pastimes.
During the evenings there is a lack of bright nightlife might not make this a first choice for older teenagers. Good-time taverns offer big-screen TV, video games, karaoke and darts. There are also a few bars and restaurants with live music.
The primary shopping district runs the length of Periwinkle Way; Periwinkle Place offers various shops and Jerry's shopping centre is home to the main food market.
Restaurants vary from takeaway delis to casual alfresco dining to fine Mediterranean/Florida cuisine and formal award-winning restaurants.