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

Guided Kayak Tour

Travel through a saltwater pass, lined on either side with red and black mangroves. This paddle is all about experiencing nature. Mullet are often seen jumping to clear their gills. Osprey are abundant as are our Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets and Bald Eagles. Tours are approximately three hours once we arrive at Kayal Launch site.

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.


9am- Naturalist Guided Beach Walk

9am- Bowman’s Beach Kayak Paddle

9am- Nature Bike Tour

9am- Naturalist Guided Beach Walk

9am- Historic Bike Tour

9am- Bowman’s Kayak Beach Paddle

9am- Nature Bike Tour

NOTE: Nature tours have limited availability and require advanced reservations. For more information or to inquire about availability, contact [email protected] or [email protected] 

Meet your Guides

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

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Maggie Ciufo

Recreation Coordinator – Sanibel Inn
Certified Kayak Instructor – American Canoe Association
Florida Master Naturalist

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