7400 Gladiolus D Ft. Myers, FL 33908 +1 239 489 1999
Castle Golf doesn't look like any ordinary miniature golf course. Stepping on to the tropical courtyard is like taking a nature hike, with waterfalls and wildlife. The course is located on Gladiolus Drive, next to Lakes Park. Castle Golf also sells soda, chips, candy bars, and ice cream. It is open daily, weather permitting. Call for further details.
14869 Kimberly Lane Ft. Myers, FL 33908 +1 239 454 4934
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler, One More Cast Charters will accommodate your skill level. They offer four, six, and eight hour charters on the waters of Sanibel, Captiva, and Pine Island Sound. Captain Rey Rodriguez specializes in fly-fishing and light tackle, using live bait or artificial lures. Children are welcome. Rates range from $275 to $450, and include rod, reel, tackle, boat and a guide.
14849 Hole In One Circle Ft. Myers, FL 33919 +1 239 489 2264
The nine-hole course at Golfview Golf and Racquet Club appeals to all levels of golfers. It's challenging without being daunting. The well-maintained par-3 layout was designed by Gordon Lewis, and includes water on seven holes and undulating greens on six. The course is semi-private and open year-round. Greens fees are $22 daily. Tee times are accepted. Metal spikes are not allowed. There is no driving range, and no carts available for rental. The club also includes a snack bar, bar, tennis courts, shuffleboard, and swimming pools.
8099 College Parkway Southwest Lee County Campus Ft. Myers, FL 33919 +1 239 489 9313
Nestled in the Humanities building of the Fort Myers campus of Edison Community College is a find for Southwest Florida art lovers. The Gallery of Fine Art houses temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Stephanie Brody Lederman, among other nationally and internationally renowned artists. In addition, there are exhibits and receptions for local artists like Kathleen Holmes. The Gallery is open to the public and is free. Parking lot, off Summerlin Road, is in front of the building and is open to the public.
11532 Andy Rosse Lane Ft. Myers, FL 33924 +1 239 395 2266
Jungle Drums Gallery offers unique and exotic art with an environmental theme. Gallery owners Kathleen and Jim Mazzotta hope that their art raises awareness about the importance of the environment. Outside the gallery is decorated with statues of dolphins, turtles, and egrets. Inside, there's a variety of animal art in bronze, glass, mixed media, metal, and clay. They also have jewelry, clothing, paintings, photographs, and furniture. The artists are from all over the world, and include Kitty Cantrell and Jeff Raasch.
11401 Andy Rosse Lane Ft. Myers, FL 33924 +1 239 472 5300
Captiva Cruises offers daily cruises such as a 90-minute dolphin watch, a one-hour sunset cruise and half-day cruises. It also offers private charters for corporate receptions or private parties. The vessels have cash bars and snack food for sale, and you can not bring your own food. Reservations are required. For daily cruises, reservations are only accepted a week or less prior to the cruise. Most cruises depart from South Seas Resort, so you must arrange access onto this private resort.
1628 Periwinkle Way Ft. Myers, FL 33957 +1 239 472 3307
The Sanibel Gallery is the oldest gallery on the island, and features local artists and craftspeople whose work "reflects the essence of the islands." Located in Heart of the Islands Plaza, the gallery features over 170 artists who present their art in a variety of mediums. The artwork reflects the nature of Sanibel and includes watercolors by Tom Bond, oils by Milvi Wheeler, as well as acrylic, silkscreen, and pen and ink. The crafts include wood, copper, pottery, mosaic, porcelain, and the annual Sanibel Christmas ornament
900 Tarpon Bay Road Ft. Myers, FL 33957 +1 239 472 8900
The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge has five miles of nature trails, but to get even closer to the wildlife, you can rent a canoe or take a tour of the refuge from Tarpon Bay Recreation. An open-air tram tour with a naturalist costs $8, or $4 for children. A small tour (limit four) in a canoe with a naturalist costs $35 and lasts for 2.5 hours. They also rent and sell canoes and kayaks for self-guided tours, bicycles, canoes with motors for fishing, and fishing rods and reels.
CROW (Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife) is a 10-acre wildlife sanctuary, with a complete wildlife hospital. The group rescues native wildlife, including birds, reptiles, and mammals, from all over Florida, and nurtures them back to health. Their transition back to nature occurs in outdoor natural enclosures. The facility is only open to the public at tour times.
Anyone who has ever brought back a pretty seashell from the beach will find something of interest at Sanibel's Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The Shell Museum is the only one in the United States devoted to shells. It houses more than two million specimens and is constantly growing. You can have your own shells identified before learning about the history and formation of shells. Visit displays of fossils, shells in art, jewelry, and architecture and sailor's valentines. Kids can participate in the Children's Learning Lab while adults browse the gift shop. Admission is USD7 for adults aged 17 and up, USD4 for children ages 5-16, children 4 and younger are free.
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