Sanibel Island is rated time and time again as one of the best destinations for families. Our island’s peaceful aura, tropical flair, quaint character and bounty of activities make us a destination that visitors of all age just can’t get enough of. From toddlers to teens, your kids are sure to enjoy every second of their time on our barrier island.

A few of our favorite kid-friendly activities include:

Get Moving!

It is impossible not to get active while exploring Sanibel. Discover the island by bike or while you cruise over the waves. Travel the miles upon miles of bike trails to almost every destination on Sanibel Island.  Bike rental could not be easier with our on-site rental service, courtesy of Billy’s Bikes. Why not catch a glimpse of the island as you float above the water on paddleboards? Easy and fun, the kids are sure have a blast! Consider Finnimore’s for your paddleboard rental and delivery needs.


An educational activity that your kids will love, The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is the place on Sanibel to get up close and personal with local wildlife. As the main organization that rescues and rehabs animals in need, guests can meet local wildlife ambassadors and tour the CROW facilities to gain a better understanding of our island environment.

Wildlife walks are held Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. The fee is $20 per person and advance registration is required.

To register, contact Rachel Rainbolt, Education Coordinator at 239-472-3644 ext. #228.

Be Thrilled!

Are the kids looking for more Island excitement? Jet around Sanibel’s surrounding waters on the fastest boat in town, The Sanibel Thriller.  Hop aboard the a 55′ motor yacht on a bevy of tours that will take you close to our surrounding islands as well as give you a wonderful wildlife viewing experience. Give the professionals at Sanibel Thriller a call to book your spot on Sanibel’s most thrilling experience!