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The Sanibel Island & Captiva Island “Francis P. Bailey Jr.” Visitor Center

The official visitor center of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce was dedicated and named for one of the founding fathers of Sanibel Island – Francis P. Bailey Jr. and has been ranked #1 by Tripadvisor!

The visitor center is open 365 days a year and is staffed by outstanding professionals that can answer all of your questions.

Sanibel Island Captiva Island Visitor Center Exterior

We are proud to announce that The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is a certified Tourism Information Center.

Visit Florida Certified Tourism Information Center

In addition to the outstanding staff, the visitor center also provides a wealth of information including:

  • Over 400 free brochures including information about accommodations restaurant menus, etc.
  • 20 HD Digital displays and Video Walls that provide information about members
  • 4 Touch Screen kiosks
  • Free WiFi at the visitor center
  • Complimentary kiosks for online access to our members
  • We have discount coupons for many of our members
  • We maintain an up-to-date availability list for accommodations on our islands
  • Complimentary telephone books and real estate guides
  • A guide to what’s happening on the islands ‘this week’
  • Complimentary 118 page visitor guide and business directory
  • Public Restrooms

We are located as you come on to the island at the second driveway on the right.

Stop in and see us, you’ll be glad you did!


Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce
1159 Causeway Road
Sanibel, Florida 33957

Getting Here…By Air

Southwest Florida International Airport
(239) 768-1000
Located in Lee County, off Exit131 (Daniels Parkway) on Interstate 75, providing direct access to Sanibel-Captiva via an easy 45-minute drive. The airport is served by nearly all major airlines.

Orlando International Airport
(407) 825-2001
Located 7 miles south of Orlando; take I-4 south to I-75.

Miami International Airport
(305) 876-7000
Located 5 miles northwest of Miami; take I-75 west.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
(305) 357-6100
Located 4 miles south of Fort Lauderdale; take I-75 west.

Getting Here…By Car

Interstate 75: Take Exit 131 (Daniels Parkway) west to Summerlin Road. Turn left on Summerlin Road and follow it to the Sanibel Causeway (a $6 toll). Drive across and onto Sanibel Island. At the four-way stop sign at Periwinkle Way, either a right or left turn will lead you to beaches, shops, accommodations, etc. To reach Captiva, turn right on Tarpon Bay Road and left on Sanibel-Captiva Road. Drive about eight miles. Cross Blind Pass bridge and you’re on Captiva. That takes another 15 to 30 minutes.

Interstate 95: If you’re driving into Florida from the North via Jacksonville, take I-95 south to I-4; take I-4 west to I-75, then follow the directions above. If you’re on Florida’s east coast and choose to bypass the Orlando and Tampa areas (both off I-4), take I-95 south to Fort Lauderdale and follow the signs directing you to I-75 west (toward Naples).

Car Rentals: You’ll need a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and a major credit card. (Some rental agencies have minimum age requirements, too.) Nearly all major car rentals are available at Southwest Florida International Airport; it’s best to make reservations before you arrive.