2 dolphins leaping at sunset near Sanibel Island Florida

When Hurricane Ian hit SWFL Florida in September, Sanibel and Captiva were devastated, but businesses are starting to reopen on the islands.

I love supporting local businesses and I think now more than ever they need our help. It’s so sad to see what the storm did to our islands. While it’ll take a long time for things to look like they did pre-Ian, I love to see businesses starting to get back on their feet. We live in paradise, so whatever we can do to support our local economy is important.

I’ve been spending my weekends either at Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel and it makes me so happy to see so many people out enjoying the beach. Almost like nothing ever happened. Also great to see some new things have opened or relocated and even some make-shift bars and ice cream stands (on Fort Myers Beach) set up.

If you want to go out to the islands, whether it’s for a staycation, a beach day, or to grab a bite to eat, you have options! SanCap Chamber put together a list of the businesses that have reopened on Sanibel and Captiva. You can check out the full list here, but below we’ll have restaurants, lodging, shopping and fun things to do.

Businesses that have reopened on Sanibel & Captiva:

  • Island Inn

    3111 W Gulf Dr

    Sanibel Island Hotels & Resort | Voted Best Hotel on Sanibel Island

    Voted best hotel & resort on Sanibel Island and awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for 7 years running! Sanibel Island Inn features 3 beachfront hotels and 5 beach cottages with modern amenities combined with the Sanibel Island beauty. Visit the best family-friendly Florida vacation destination today!

  • Tween Waters Island Resort and Spa

    15951 Captiva Dr

    'Tween Waters Now Open!

    In 1931, a small stand of fishing cottages first welcomed guests to this lush sliver of Captiva Island perfectly nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound.

  • Jensen’s “On the Gulf"

    15300 Captiva Dr

    Jensen's "On the Gulf" Contact Info & Map

    Contact Info for Jensen's "On the Gulf" Beach Resort. Call 239-472-4684 or text, email form, Google Maps Link, Artist's Map. Get in touch we can't wait to help you find the perfect Captiva Island Vacation.

  • Rachel Pierce Art Gallery and Market

    1500 Periwinkle Way

    Fine Florida Art | by Rachel Pierce

    Welcome to ByRachelPierce.com, the home and online store for modern coastal Florida artist and former TV anchor Rachel Pierce.

  • Nannys of Sanibel

    1700 Periwinkle Way

    Nanny's Of Sanibel

    Nanny's of Sanibel is a welcoming children's boutique on quintessential Sanibel Island established in 1982. Heirloom quality clothing, unique beach accessories, and a large selection of swimsuits are available.

  • The Island Store

    11500 Andy Rosse Lane

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  • Whitney’s Bait and Tackle

    1554 Periwinkle Way

    Whitney's Bait & Tackle | For the Passionate Fisherman

    Whitney's Bait & Tackle is the #1 Sanibel fishing bait and tackle shop and voted the 'BEST' fishing charter, equipment & guide since 2013!

  • Jungle Drums

    11532 Andy Rosse Lane

    Jungle Drums Gallery Home | Jungle Drums Gallery

    Jungle Drums Gallery wildlife and coastal decor art

  • Traders

    1551 Periwinkle Dr


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  • Cielo Restaurant

    1244 Periwinkle Way


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  • Jerry's Food

    1700 Periwinkle Way

    Groceries, Goods And Dining | Jerry's Foods Sanibel Island

    Your go-to stop for groceries, goods, and much more. Stress-free online ordering with doorstep delivery to Sanibel and Captiva Island, or in-store pick up.

  • Sanibel Deli and Coffee

    2330 Palm Ridge Road

    Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory

    Winner Best Pizza - Taste of the Islands Free Wireless Internet Outdoor & Indoor Seating Extensive Line of Gluten Free Option

  • The Shack

    1219 Periwinkle Way

    The Shack of Sanibel

    Stop by The Shack for a fresh new Flavor every day. Looking for a cold dessert, ice cream, or treat? Bring the family after a trip to the beach, and come try a fresh sample of our daily flavors when you arrive. Proudly serving Sanibel Island's freshest frozen custard.

  • Sanibel Grill

    703 Tarpon Bay Road

    The Sanibel Grill | Sanibel Island Restaurants

    Your destination for the best of Seafood, Sports & Spirits on Sanibel Island! Join us daily from 4-11:00 PM! Sunday's at 11:30am to catch all the NFL games!

  • Mudbugs

    1473 Periwinkle Way

  • Blue Giraffe Food Truck

    2075 Periwinkle Way

    Blue Giraffe

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  • Captiva Island Pizza

    11513 Andy Rosse Lane


    239-395-0823 (3 story Pink Building, we are on second floor, unit is at the back, park underneath building for quick pick-up take-out) First Island Restaurant Open after Hurricane Ian. Welcome to Captiva Island Pizza, located in the Captiva Village!

  • Tutti Pazzi

    1200 Periwinkle Way

    Tutti Pazzi Italian Kitchen | Italian Restaurant in Sanibel, FL

    Where you enter as a guest, become our friend, and feel like family. In Italy, the dinner table is where magic happens. Friends and family gather to fill their bodies with good food and wine; and their souls with laughter, happiness, and love.

  • Timbers

    703 Tarpon Bay Road

    Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market | Sanibel Island

    Count on The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market for the best seafood Sanibel Island has to offer! Featuring the WORLDS LARGEST COLLECTION OF OYSTERS!

  • New Wave Eco Charters

    15951 Captiva Dr

    Eco-Tourism | Sanibel and Captiva, FL | Bahamas | Sailing Catamaran Charters | CaptivaEcoTours.com

    Explore - Learn - Unplug with New Wave Eco Charters. We offer educational eco tours led by captains and marine biologists on Captiva, Florida and in The Bahamas. Book your trip today for the experience of a lifetime at captivaecotours.com.

  • YOLO Watersports, Inc.

    11534 Andy Rosse Lane

    Golf Cart Rentals │ YOLO Watersports

    Grab golf cart rentals and zip through the winding main roads of the Captiva Village area, north of 'Tween Waters Inn. YOLO Watersports delivers!

  • Captain Brian On The Water

    11401 Andy Rosse Lane

    Captain Brian on the Water | Sanibel and Captiva Island Tours Since 1995

    Experience Southwest Florida by boat and immerse yourself in nature with a private Eco-tour.

  • Adventures In Paradise Cruises

    634 N Yachtsman Dr

    Sanibel Cruises, Sanibel Sunset, Sanibel Fishing, Sanibel Shelling - Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral & SW Florida - Adventures in Paradise (239) 472-8443

    Are you ready to cruise the waters of Southwest Florida for fishing, shelling, dolphin watches, sunsets surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Island? Call us 239-472-8443.

  • Salty Wheels

    11513 Andy Rosse Lane

  • Captiva Cruises

    11401 Andy Rosse Lane


    WHY CHOOSE CAPTIVA CRUISES Embark from Captiva Island, Florida to a nearby island destination, relax watching the sunset or follow a pod of dolphins at play. Whatever cruise you choose, you'll enjoy a beautiful adventure and take home memories that will last a lifetime. With over 30 years

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