Winter on Sanibel and Captiva – The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year on Sanibel and Captiva Islands! Visiting Sanibel and Captiva Islands is always a blast, but during the holiday season, there’s just something special in the air!

In honor of this special time of year and to celebrate its 40th-anniversary, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society has rolled out its exclusive, limited-edition Wild Daze Ale. On December 4th, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society introduced their delicious Wild Daze Ale at the Fort Myers Brewing Company.Wild Daze Ale

The exclusive brew is a smooth and light-bodied golden ale with a subtle hint of sweetness – yummy! The Wild Daze Ale is only around for a few months, depending upon how long supplies last – so you better grab some before it’s too late! That also includes the Wild Daze Ale merch that is available at the Refuge Nature Store, or you can shop the following items online at

  • Coolie cups
  • Pilsner glasses
  • T-shirts
  • Stickers
  • Coasters

You can find the Wild Daze Ale at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market, and the beloved Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel Island.

Join “Ding Darling at Bailey’s General Store for a special rollout event:

  • December 18th tasting with Wildlife on Wheels (WoW) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While you enjoy sipping your Wild Daze Ale at the incredible Bailey’s General Store, don’t forget to stop and take a look around. They are offering an extensive holiday menu selection. Choose your entree, side, and dessert and have it delivered right to your front door during your holiday celebration!

Old School Bailey's Truck

The holiday season brings so much joy and we can’t wait to spend it with you here on Sanibel and Captiva Islands! We hope this holiday season brings you an abundance of Wild Daze Ale, a delicious meal from Bailey’s, and most importantly, wonderful memories with your friends and family. Happy Holidays from us to you!


There’s no time to waste when staying on Sanibel and Captiva, the salty air and fresh breeze are waiting for you! We hope this helps you navigate your stay here to ensure that no second is wasted during your vacation. 

But, there are even more activities waiting for you – we’ve only scratched the surface! Need extra time to squeeze in every fun activity? Extend your stay by checking out accommodation deals – because you deserve to stay in paradise a little longer.