Sanibel-Captiva Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Ocean Tribe Outfitters

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Wednesday, May 31 for Ocean Tribe Outfitters, a new retail space supporting the mission of the Sanibel Sea School. “Ocean Tribe Outfitters is a great compliment to the Sanibel Sea School,” said Chamber President Ric Base. “We applaud its mission of improving the [...]

Sanibel Captiva Chamber Dedicates Visitor’s Guide Cover to McCarthy

The Sanibel & Ccaptiva Islands Chamber of Commerce dedicated its 2017 Visitor's Guide cover to the memory of Paul McCarthy, owner of Captiva Cruises and longtime Chamber member. The cover photo of Lady Chadwick, the Captiva Cruises flagship vessel, was unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 11 during the monthly business luncheon at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, [...]

Enjoying Your Sanibel Experience During Peak Season

As the Mayor of Sanibel Island, I can attest that the number one complaint we receive from our visitors is the negative impact of traffic congestion during peak season. The factors that have created peak season traffic congestion on Sanibel have developed over many years, and implementation of efforts designed to ease congestion will require [...]

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Earns State Recognition

Sanibel, FL (Aug. 25, 2015) - The Francis P. Bailey, Jr. Visitor Center on Sanibel has been named one of only thirteen official Florida Certified Tourism Information Centers in association with a new VISIT FLORIDA program. The VISIT FLORIDA Certified Tourism Information Centers (CTICs) Program brings VISIT FLORIDA recognition to Visitor Services facilities around the [...]


Sanibel, FL (May 11, 2015) – The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome Image Yacht Charters as a new member. The event was hosted at ‘Tween Waters Marina on May 6th. Image Yacht Charters provides ‘stay aboard vacations’ as well as half-day and full-day charters on their various [...]

#1 Family Getaway – Sanibel Island

Family Fun Magazine has awarded Sanibel Island the number one destination for families in the entire country. View the Today Show clip above. Family Fun magazine asked 2,000 families who travel with kids ages 3-12 to name their favorite getaways. Here are some of their top picks: 1. Sanibel Island, Florida This beautiful island off [...]

Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA

U.S. News and World Report Travel ranks Sanibel #3 in their Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA. Taking the family to the beach can create lifelong memories, as long as every member of the family is satisfied. To help you choose your next family beach vacation, U.S. News considered factors like safe waters, kid-friendly attractions, dining [...]

You Only Live Once is YOLO Watersports’ Motto!

From Yoga on a Standup Paddleboard to Scoot Coupe motor scooters, YOLO Watersports are Captiva's one-stop shop for equipment rentals and watersports activities. If you are looking for a little fun on Captiva Island, YOLO Watersports has all the sports toys you could possibly need. Located on Andy Rosse Lane, the colorful beach shack building [...]


(Sanibel, FL – October 15th, 2014) – The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new look for its 2015 Visitors’ Guide at this week’s Member’s Business Lunch at the Captiva Yacht Club. The new look features a cover photograph by Denise McKee of L3 Beach Photo, one of the island’s best known [...]

Site names beach on Sanibel among most dog-friendly

Tourism Talk Site names beach on Sanibel among most dog-friendly Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:57 by Gary White Summer is the time for travel. Some travelers seek destinations that will allow them to bring their four-legged companions along. Sanibel Island can claim one of the eight most dog-friendly beaches in the country, as rated [...]