Between November and March you have the pleasure of spotting the endangered Florida manatees. These gentle, lumbering ‘sea cows’ can be encountered at Manatee Park, where it’s even possible to kayak amongst them in their natural habitat.
This is a birdwatchers' paradise! Visit J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, home to over 245 species of birds, including American White Pelican, Reddish Egret, Mangrove Cuckoo, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron and Roseate Spoonbill.
Bonita Springs is a thriving city, which is nestled on the border of Lover’s Key State Park, made up of four barrier islands which feature trails and miles of unspoilt mangroves. Surrounding the city is a series of rolling beaches and premier golf courses, many designed by PGA Tour players.
Captiva Island is the sister to the larger Sanibel Island and pristine beaches, colourful shells and breathtaking sunsets is what it’s famous for. Captiva Island is all about the great outdoors with sailing, biking, birdwatching and water sports aplenty.
Sanibel is an attractive seaside town which boasts amazing sunsets and luxurious hotels. For a truly romantic and memorable experience treat yourself to dinner onboard the Sanibel Harbour Princess, a luxury yacht sailing nightly for dinner and on Sunday for brunch.