5 fun facts about Fort Myers, Sanibel And Captiva Island

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5 Fun Facts About Fort Myers Sanibel And Captiva Island

I can’t think of a better way to bring you the fifth day of Christmas, than with 5 fun facts about Fort Myers Sanibel and Captiva Island. There is so many interesting things about this area that it was hard to pick just five. I hope you enjoy them.

  1. Sanibel and Captiva are made up of 15 miles of beaches, and 22 miles of bike paths. You’ll find 50 varieties of native fish, 230 different species of birds, 250 types of shells. These islands are definitely a good place for people that like the great outdoors.
  2. If you are ever in the market for some feathers, then head over to the SA Feather Company in Fort Myers. They have been in business since 1906. One of their claims to fame is that they make headdresses and boas for the showgirls in Las Vegas. They also make some of the decorations for the Mardi Gras Floats in New Orleans.
  3. Do you love to kayak or canoe? This area has 190 miles of kayak and canoe trails. With 190 miles of paddling, you can be assured that there is trails for everyone’s level of expertise. While spending the day out on the water it is not uncommon to see dolphins and manatees.
  4. Aye Mattes! Gasparilla (Jose Gaspar) was a pirate for 38 years and attacked more than 400 ships in the Gulf. His main camp was located near Charlotte Harbor, which is Ft. Myers today. He took women from wealthy families and held them captive for ransom on the island of Captiva in the late 1700s/early 1800s, which is how Captiva got its name.
  5. The locals on Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Island share their zip code with a variety of animals, mammals and birds. You might bump into an Alligators, bobcats, bottle nose dolphins, turtles, manatees, great herons, sea otters or pelicans.

There you have it folks, 5 fun facts about Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Island. I hope you learned something new about the area. I know I did!

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