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Stories and Tips Sanibel Island

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Sanibel Beaches

Written by Jaysour on 23 May, 2007

We drove early across the Sanibel Causeway ($6 to cross) with dreams of seashells dancing in everyone's heads. It truly was our goal for the day. To gather our booty of seashells.We drove throughout the island, making turn after turn in hopes of running into…Read More


All around the Island beaches

Written by ABUCS007 on 27 Feb, 2001

We looked into going to some of the little out islands and settled on booking with a guy who actually did deep sea tours out of the marina (over by the causeway). I would recomment doing some phone calling early during your stay.…Read More


Casa Ybel

Written by Smaragda on 15 Sep, 2003

Casa Ybel is one of the oldest resorts that are assossiated with RCI, but it is kept in such wonderful condition that you can think that it was built yesterday. The spacious interior of the apartments are decorated right for Florida in pastel colors. Enjoy…Read More


Ding Darling Nature Preserve

Written by stevewall on 22 Jun, 2004

An absolute must visit while on the islands! I spent the afternoon walking four miles through the Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve. Didn't see much, but did video a wood stork killing and eating a snake! Best viewing is from Wildlife Drive at dawn…Read More


Shelling on Captiva

Written by stevewall on 22 Jun, 2004

We woke up early to the sound of the surf, made some coffee and walked 70 feet out of our building to the surf and did some shelling. We met Gene Hubbard who was of great help to us in spotting shells. We…Read More


Corkscrew Audubon Swamp Sanctuary

Written by stevewall on 22 Jun, 2004

Today we drove to Captiva. On the way we spent 3 hours at the Corkscrew Audubon Swamp Sanctuary, 16 miles west of Immokalee off County 846. 813-657-3771, a must visit when in the area. It has an elevated boardwalk that is the most…Read More


The Everglades part II

Written by stevewall on 22 Jun, 2004

We took the Shark Valley tram tour both during the day and returned for the sunset one also. Both were well worth it with good guides. Steve Bing led the daytime one and was a treasure of information. He had a great…Read More


The Everglades

Written by stevewall on 22 Jun, 2004

We had a wonderful breakfast at Château Suzanne seated at a table that overlooked a lake with various birds swimming and flying about. As is usual for this area of Florida, it was foggy and a mist had settled on everything during the evening.…Read More


Ybor City in Tampa - time moves on...

Written by stevewall on 22 Jun, 2004

In the afternoon we took a great guided walking tour of Ybor (pronounced "Eee-bor") City, Tampa. This is the home of a great turn of the century cigar industry that moved here from Cuba. The town was made up of many ethnic and religious…Read More


The wonderful Tampa Zoo

Written by stevewall on 22 Jun, 2004

We spent quite a bit of time at the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo, which is a new state-of-the-art zoo featuring large natural habitats and a coral reef, which somehow we missed, along with an aviary. I like our new aviary at the Lincoln Park…Read More


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