Sanibel Island is a barrier island just off the southwest coast of Florida by Fort Myers. The island is about a forty-five minute car ride from Southwest Florida International Airport. Sanibel Island is about 12 miles long and 4 miles wide. Sanibel is known around the world for it's fabulous shelling beaches. Sanibel was ranked #1 by Coastal Living magazine for best beach to hunt shells. Due to Sanibel Island's unique geographical orientation, lying East to West instead of North to South, it acts as a scoop and gathers seashells along it's beaches.
Sanibel's population is around 5,600 people. While Sanibel Island is a wildlife refuge in and of itself, over 60% of the island is actually protected wildlife preserves. There are over 26 miles of bike trails and over 17 miles of beautiful beaches.
For more information on Sanibel Island, visit http://www.sanibelisland.com.
Airport Taxi Map - Taxi Zone Airport Map.pdf
(Rate should be ~$56 for up to 3 people.)