Discover everything Sanibel Island has to offer, when you experience any of our complimentary Daily Guided Tours.

Sunset Kayak tour

As the sun sets and sparkling waters give way to sparkling stars, our Sunset Paddle is the perfect way to end an idyllic day on Sanibel Island. With no particular place to go, this paddle is all about being in the moment and experiencing whatever nature puts in our path. Departure times will be approximately an hour before sunset. Our Sunset Paddle lasts approximately two hours.

Eco Bike Tour

Be a Sanibel insider as we guide you off the beaten path and through a hidden gem of green canopies, scenic wetlands, open grasslands, and elevated boardwalks. Teeming with birds and other wildlife, including otters, iguanas and even, occasionally, an alligator (though we keep our distance!), this tour is popular with nature enthusiasts of all kinds. Our Eco Bike Tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours and covers about 6 miles.

Naturalist – Guided Beach Walk

Did you realize that there is more to our Sanibel seashores than miles of beaches, sparkling waters and expansive skies? The complex ecosystem along our coastline teems with life throughout the year. Sometimes you can just sit back and observe (and we encourage you to do that!), but sometimes you need to know just where to look for our island’s secrets to reveal themselves to you. As our guest, you have the opportunity to see the shoreline through the eyes of a Florida Master Naturalist. You’ll explore diverse habitats, learn about our coastal critters and birds, and, of course, identify some of our world-famous shells! The walk leaves from the Sanibel Inn’s Beach Hut and lasts approximately one hour.

Historic Bike Tour (Seasonal / Mid – October through April)

As little and remote as our charming island might seem, it has experienced its own unique blend of boom and bust and boom again over the years. Native Americans, pirates, explorers, traders, military men, settlers, survivors, the illustrious and the not-so-illustrious are all part of our story. With dedicated stops at the Sanibel Lighthouse and the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, you’ll hear our tale and have a chance to poke around on your own. This leisurely paced tour lasts approximately 3 1/2 hours and covers about 9 miles

Bowman’s Beach Paddle

With its aura of being undiscovered territory, Bowman’s Beach is renowned as a world-class shelling and birding destination. Immerse yourself in the serenity of both sea and sand as we paddle the Sanibel shore and through a two-mile canal to a private beach. Our Bowman’s Beach Paddle lasts approximately 3 1/2 hours.


9 am- Eco Bike Tour

9am- Naturalist- Guided Beach Walk
10:30 am- Eco Bike Tour

9 am- Historic Bike Tour (seasonal / mid October through April)

9 am- Bowman’s Beach Paddle

10:30 am- Eco Bike Tour

9 am- Naturalist- Guided Beach Walk
10:30 am- Eco Bike Tour

Meet your Guide

Chris Thorn
Recreation Supervisor – Sanibel Inn
Certified Kayak Instructor – American Canoe Association
Florida Master Naturalists – University of Florida

A backdrop of beach shells


The City of Sanibel has issued a proclamation to suspend all hotel arrivals now through April 24, 2020. Effective immediately, The Inns of Sanibel can no longer accept guest arrivals or reservations for any of our boutique hotels during these dates. If you are currently holding a reservation for these dates, we will reach out to you shortly. We apologize for the impact this will have on your travel plans. Rest assured, The Inns of Sanibel hope to reopen our doors to you, our cherished friends, on April 25, 2020.

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