Owned and operated by Sanibel Island residents, Sanibel Concierge offers hospitality services to the visitors and residents of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. We strive to ensure that you, the visitor, has your vacation fully planned and that your needs are accounted for prior to your arrival and during your stay. With nearly 30 years of experience on the islands, we connect you to Sanibel and Captiva by booking your activities and excursions, recommending restaurants and other establishments, and meeting all of your vacation or event needs. Take the time to rely on our knowledge of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and keep updated on island events through our social media outlets. Allow us to assist you in having the best vacation experience while here on the islands!
Bikes, Beach Gear & Baby Equipment Rental - If you are in need of recreational or personal items during your stay, we can provide you with various items to enhance your vacation experience. For a complete list of items we can provide you, and their rental rates, please visit our online store by clicking here. Sanibel Island has over 25 miles of paved bike paths, making bicycling a very popular outdoor activity on the island. You can access the beaches, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the historic Sanibel Lighthouse, and many shops and restaurants by bike. For a map of the paved bike paths on Sanibel Island, click here.
Car Rental - With our business affiliation with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, we have the ability to offer you discounts on rental rates on most vehicles. The rates from Enterprise Rent-A-Car are very competitive and may be a viable alternative to shuttle service to and from SW Florida International Airport. Click here or click the logo for more information:
Airport Shuttle Service - We arrange transportation service from SW Florida International Airport to Sanibel or Captiva Islands. Depending on the size of your party, the approximate rates are noted below. For booking, please call us directly so we can verify driver availability.
To Sanibel Island - up to 6 persons per vehicle - $65-$80 depending on occupancy (includes all tolls)
To Captiva Island - up to 6 persons per vehicle - $75-$95 depending on occupancy (includes all tolls)
Grocery Delivery Service - Upon or before your arrival, we can stock your residence with grocery items of your choosing, which allows you to spend your island time as you wish, rather than shopping. Located on island, we work with both Bailey's General Store and Jerry's Foods. For online ordering click here: Jerry's or Bailey's (or click logos), and simply let the store know Sanibel Concierge will be picking up and delivering your order. Both Jerry's and Bailey's require that all items are selected, ordered, and paid for a minimum of three (3) days prior to your arrival. Also, Bailey's offers a Vacation Starter Package grocery list, which is a great list of basic grocery items for each meal.
Medical Needs - Sanibel Concierge keeps an island-based, Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician on retainer year around. In the unfortunate event that anyone in your party requires medical attention, a doctor can meet you on-island to take care of your needs. Please call us for any non-emergency medical care you may need during your stay on Sanibel or Captiva Islands. Of course, if you have a medical emergency situation, please call 911.
Vacation Rental Booking - We have formed strong business relationships with island based rental companies and independent property owners, which allows us to have access to nearly all of the properties available for rent on the islands. Of course, if you book your vacation rental property through us, your Concierge Services are included at no charge. For assistance in locating and securing your vacation property, please call us or click here.
Specialty Services - Our goal is to meet the needs of our clients and guests, and in a confidential manner. Please let us know of any specific need you may have, and we will accommodate.
Excursions & Reservations
Now that you have decided to visit Sanibel & Captiva Islands, you may be thinking, what's next? Planning your vacation can be somewhat of a hassle, especially if you are just familiarizing yourself with your destination. The staff at Sanibel Concierge can organize and structure your activities prior to your arrival, allowing you to relax and enjoy your vacation. We will work with your timeframe and coordinate your interests with our many island connections.
Also, please take into consideration the time of year you are visiting. If you are traveling to the islands between Dec. 1st - Apr. 30th, you will want to book your activities at least 3-4 months prior to arrival. During other times of the year, you will want to book activities 1-2 months before arriving.
Excursion Booking - Depending on the time of year, some of the popular island activities may be difficult to reserve. Charter fishing expeditions, sunset cruises, private boat rentals, guided shelling expeditions and dolphin watching tours are great experiences for your group. Simply contact us by phone or email to discuss your interests and timeframes.
Cultural Activities - Sanibel & Captiva Islands, as well as the entire Southwest Florida area, offers many events year around. Plays, concerts, and other entertainment can be attended at many venues in the area, including the Sanibel Schoolhouse Theatre, the Barbara B. Mann Performance Arts Hall, and Artis-Naples (Naples Philharmonic and The Baker Museum) . Advance reservations and ticketing is advised. Please visit Our Islands page for more information on the islands and surrounding areas.
Sporting Events - The SW Florida area has a number of professional and collegiate teams offering games to attend throughout the year. Spring Training for the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins MLB teams have been a staple in Fort Myers for many years. Tickets for these spring games typically become available in December of each year. The Minnesota Twins' Class A minor league team, The Miracle, play in Fort Myers each season as well and tickets are readily available. If you're a hockey fan, the Florida Everblades makes their home at Germain Arena in Fort Myers each fall. The Everblades are an affiliate team of the NHL's Carolina Hurricane and Tampa Bay Lightning. Finally, our local state university, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), is located just south of us in Estero. Various intercollegiate games are played year around including men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's softball, and others. Please visit Our Islands page for more information, or contact us for assistance with ticketing.