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Address: Sanibel Island, FL
Phone Number: 239-433-3855
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Activities: Kayaking

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Grand entrance to Sanibel

This is the entrance to Sanibel and is absolutely beautiful. We watched the sunset here on a few nights. The fossilized shells are really neat too! We saw more dolphins off of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the entrance to Sanibel and is absolutely beautiful. We watched the sunset here on a few nights. The fossilized shells are really neat too! We saw more dolphins off of the causeway than anywhere else during our stay!

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Halifax, Canada
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90 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We took our own kayaks and kayaked the trail, which is about 1- 1 1/2 long, depending on your kayaking aptitude and how much you want to explore the mangroves. When we were there the tide was coming in, so the way in was more like a lazy river with easy paddling. On the way back, there were a few... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very nice and beautiful! You can pull off and many areas and picnic or fish. A great trip across a beautiful area to an amazing island (Sanibel). Worth the trip!

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Paddling around the backwaters of Sanibel and Captiva, going into Pine Island Sound, San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico is truly awesome. These areas are only part of the Calusa Blueway but they're the ones I know best. There's amazing marine life all around you, fantastic birds, gorgeous beaches and it's always warm! You can venture way beyond... More 

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CINCINNATI
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I hate all the tolls in Florida. I'm from Ohio and I'm never prepared to pay for them while on vacation. I was thinking $6 was kinda steep! But in the end, it was probably worth it. I was wondering where does all the money go? Because it was really busy? The views crossing are awesome and plenty of parking... More 

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Alligator Point, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

this was the first placed we stopped to fish on our trip. we pd the TOLL to get across 6$, drove to captivia(65 MORE MIN) could NOT find a place to park( If u r not a resident or dont have a parking pass dont think u will find a place to park after11 am) so we went back to... More 

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Walkerton, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

On your way to Sanibel Island there are several small islands on the causeway that you may stop and enjoy the beach, or picnic or swim. They are free. We stopped and had the beach mainly to ourselves and my daughter swam, built sand castles, we ate and just enjoyed the weather. Don't overlook these places as a destination. Some... More 

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Tamarac, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Enjoyed our first trip kayaking in this area, but found the maps I received thru the mail to be misleading, Was not able to find Mound Key with these maps, it was further southeast than indicated on the map. Ended up circling an un- named key near by. Should have gone to google earth before heading out.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

One of the most wonderful experiences that Southwest Florida has to offer is its unique flora and fauna, birds, dolphin, manatee and more. There is no better way to eco-experience the water, and Lee County Parks & Rec has done a tremendous job of creating and maintaining these canoe and kayak routes, which can be tricky in the powerboat-dominant waterways.... More 

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Alva, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Serene and quite, this boat ramp looks out onto the Caloosahatchee River and the famous old Alva draw bridge. Take a sack lunch and a book and kick back!

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