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The Bar at Thistle Lodge: Craft cocktails and beers, tapas and flights you'll fancy

The beautifully grained wood in the bar’s communal tables creates an eye-catching centerpiece.<p>Bar recipes and experimentation have become the new …

Fort Myers

Byron Stout's Fish Finder: June 15

The good news for the catch-and-release crowd is lots of big snook and tarpon up and down Lee County's barrier island beaches, particularly at the …

Fishing

Top-rated vacation destinations in North America

Examining verified Expedia reviewers’ favorite places<p>When it comes to living your best life, why not reach for the top? Traveling is one of the very …

Our fantastic long weekend in Sanibel, Florida with the kids

Sanibel<p>Sanibel Island is famous for it seashell beaches. The island lays horizontal along the western coast of Florida catching all of the shells …

Living Rooms

The Jac Island Grille and Rum Bar opens at former Jacaranda - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Located at the site of the former Jacaranda Restaurant, The Jac Island Grille and Rum Bar is officially open for business on Sanibel, with plans to …

Key Largo

CABBAGE KEY: WORLDS AWAY

TopT tot bbottom:tt Dollar bills hang at the Cabbage Key Inn & Restaurant. A gopher tortoise, one of the permanent residents. You can book rooms at …

Memorial Day Weekend

Spring high tides bring island mosquitoes - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

With recent high tides and rains, mosquito season is here and it could be a doozie. Our population is overwhelmingly salt water mosquitoes. Having …

Mosquitoes

Byron Stout's Fish Finder: June 8

Fishing has been great for the proverbial 10 percent of anglers who catch 90 percent of the fish.

Fishing

On the Water: Summer’s heat will be here very soon - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The week leading up to Memorial Day brought lots of rain, and as I write this article more rain is forecast for the holiday weekend. Looking ahead, …

Fishing

SCCF releases updated sea turtle nesting report for the islands - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation released an updated nesting report today.<p>Officials reported that the West End nests are catching up to …

Sea Turtles

Leapin’ lizards! Watch for tegus - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

An invasive lizard species may be making its way to Lee County.<p>Argentine black and white tegu have been spotted in neighboring Charlotte County. The …

Zoology

Get caught up in the fun at Florida's top fishing spot Fort Myers

EVERY angler on the planet’s got their own ‘one that got away’ story.<p>Usually it’s down to a hook coming loose or a piece of equipment failing just …

Swimming Pools

Sanibel Island

May 21st marked the end of another long semester of nursing school and with summer classes starting less than two weeks after, Stell and I hoped a …

Time I

SWEET SHOTS FROM THE SANCTUARY GC: Mangrove Tree Crab

The Mangrove Tree Crab can be found all along the barrier islands of Southwest Florida and may at first glance look like a spider climbing along our …

Zoology

SWEET SHOTS FROM THE SANCTUARY GC: Green Heron

The Green Heron is a stocky, small, solitary, somewhat secretive heron that lives around small bodies of water or densely vegetated areas. The …

Birds

Sanibel makes Expedia's top-rated vacation destination list for first time - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Sanibel Island has been named one of the top-rated vacation destinations in North America by reviewers on the travel website Expedia - a first for …

Sanibel is a top-rated vacation destination

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Sanibel Island has been ranked as a top vacation destination in North America.<p>Expedia did the study and over 4,600 destinations …

On the Water: May is best month for chasing big fish - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

May is a month that ranks high on the list for best months for fishing the waters of Southwest Florida. One could argue, it's the best month for …

Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel named among “20 Best Places to Vacation in Florida”

CLOSE<p>It's always sunny in Florida.<p>TripAdvisor has confirmed what we all know to be true – Southwest Florida is a great place to vacation.<p>Fort Myers, …

Hammerhead Caught, Tagged, Released Near Blind Pass

Elliot Sudal catches, tags and releases a female Hammerhead Shark near Blind Pass Saturday, May 5. Photo provided<p>In collaboration with the …

Sweet Shots: Swallow-tailed Kite

The Swallow-tailed Kite, a migratory raptor, is perhaps the most beautiful and graceful bird of prey. It is extremely maneuverable in flight, …

7 fabulous Florida escapes you shouldn’t miss

Like many Manhattan natives, I used to alternate spending spring break in Palm Beach to visit cousin Marge and spinning my parents into oblivion on …

Venomous Snakes in Southwest Florida<p><b>No verified sightings of venomous snakes have been documented on Sanibel and Captiva Islands in recent …

SWEET SHOTS: American Green Tree Frog

The American Green Tree Frog is a small frog, 1.5 - 2.5 inches in length, that is distributed throughout the Southeastern United States that greatly …

New spot to rest, regroup added to Sanibel’s shared use path - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

On April 21, the city of Sanibel joined the Sanibel Bicycle Club to officially open the newest rest area along the island's shared use path.<p>A crowd …

On the Water: Fishing up and down over the last week - CaptivaSanibel.com | Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Over the past week on the water we experienced days with very strong winds, flat calm days, good strong tides followed by days with little or no …

Pigs, Pythons, Peppers and People – Sobczak Details Invasive Species

Author and naturalist Charlie Sobczak discusses invasive species at a Captiva Memorial Library speech on Wednesday, March 28. SC photos by David …

SCCF’s First Sea Turtle Nest on Sanibel Is A Rare Kemp’s Ridley

Turn off or shield all lights that are visible from the beach. Do not use flashlights or cell phone lights on the beach. If necessary, use amber or …

Sweet Shots from the Sanctuary GC: The Brown Pelican

<b>Sweet Shots from the Sanctuary GC: The Brown Pelican</b><p>The Brown Pelican may be one of the most recognizable birds here on the islands. Hardly a day …

Help Sanibel Library Expand Pfeifer Vintage Photo Collection

Island Inn, originally Matthews Hotel, circa 1931. Photo provided<p>When the Sanibel Public Library’s renovation is completed in the fall, it will be …