Welcome to the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce Official Website. The trusted source for information on local hotels, lodging, beaches, restaurants, shops & more on Sanibel & Captiva.
Our islands provide for the perfect vacations. Enjoy 15 miles of unspoiled beaches, 22 miles of bike paths, 50 types of fish, 230 types of birds, 250 types of shells and 0 stop lights.
Captiva & Sanibel Hotels, Resorts & Lodging
We invite you to visit our vacation accommodations. Find the perfect resort, hotel, inn, condominium rental or private home rental with the amenities and location that are right for you. Choose from beachfront, near beach or bayside hotels, resorts and more.
Want to bring ‘FiFi’ or “Fido” along on your vacation? See our list of pet-friendly accommodations.
Many hotels, resorts and vacation rental companies provide us with a daily vacancies and specials list.
Captiva & Sanibel Things To Do
Learn about the many things to do on the islands including our beaches fishing , our nature preserve, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and many outdoor activities including biking, shelling, fishing, bird watching, boating, golfing, and snorkeling just to name a few. Our Islands also feature cultural offerings in the area of the Arts, Theater, and Music.
Captiva & Sanibel Shops
Our islands offer quaint & friendly shopping. With a broad array of retail businesses on the islands, we are sure to have what you need. Looking for a pharmacy, book store, new swim suit or sunglasses? Check out our online directory of Chamber Members to find the retailer to meet your needs.
Captiva & Sanibel Restaurants
Got a hankering for American, Italian, or French food? Or maybe, you’d like to have an appetizer beach side and watch the sunset? Or perhaps just sit back, relax and listen to some jazz… we have it all. Click here for our Sanibel restaurants and Captiva restaurants directory.
Looking to bring your pet along with you while you dine, check out our pet friendly dining options.
Where is Sanibel? Captiva?
Sanibel & Captiva are located west of Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers is located just north of Naples & south of Tampa with over 15 miles of beautiful, Florida beaches. Click here for a map showing our Chamber of Commerce location and directions.
Discover paradise for yourself. Be sure to stop by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce when you arrive. We are located immediately over the causeway. We have brochures and information on the many things to see and do while staying on our beautiful islands.
Sanibel is 1 of the “Top 10 Best Florida Beach Towns” according to USA Today. And our Sanibel Island Visitor’s Center was named the #1 attraction by Trip Advisor. Frommer’s Travel Guide ranked Sanibel the #1 top tourist destination. And the list just goes on and on… See for yourself. Come visit us and find out why our barrier islands are the perfect choices for your vacation whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family trip or a nature vacation.
Recent News from the Chamber
COASTAL LIVING READERS VOTE SANIBEL ISLAND
ONE OF THE TOP FIVE
“HAPPIEST SEASIDE TOWNS” 2013
New York, NY (May 07, 2013) – Sanibel Island, Florida places third in Coastal Living’s second annual list of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns.” The complete list of the 10 best places to live by the sea, as ranked by consumers, is featured in the June 2013 issue of Coastal Living, on newsstands May 17th.
Coastal Living editors unveiled their list of the 10 “Happiest Seaside Towns” in the February 2013 issue and invited America to vote for their favorite. Consumers could vote hourly from January 10 to February 28 online or via smartphone. Fans rallied around their favorite towns and voted often. Beaufort came in first place followed by Harwich Port, Massachusetts then Sanibel Island.
“It was incredible to see such enthusiasm from our readers,” said Coastal Living Editor-in-Chief Antonia van der Meer. “People take great pride in their home towns and we at Coastal Living are thrilled to share their happy little secret with the rest of America.”
Coastal Living chose its 2013 “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” finalists based on criteria that included ranking on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, percentage of sunny days, healthiness of beaches, commute times, walkability, standard of living and financial well-being of the locals, geographic diversity, and an editorial assessment of “coastal vibe.” Coastal locations named as “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” in 2012 were not eligible to make the current list.
Sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1st to October 31st
Sanibel Island & Captiva Island’s beaches provide the perfect subtropical nesting area for sea turtles, but please be sure to follow the guidelines of Sanibel Island and Captiva Island and turn off all lights that could draw attention away from the Gulf of Mexico to the land. By removing the light from the land and obstacles from the beach, baby sea turtles can find their way back to the water, where they need to be. More information on guidelines and pictures of baby loggerhead turtles on Sanibel Island & Captiva Island.
The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is ranked #1 attraction on Sanibel Island