Location: 26811 South Tamiami Trail | Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Port Sanibel Marina rentals are your best bet if you want an Old Florida-style vacation out on the water. After all, getting in touch with Florida’s natural beauty is ideal if you’re visiting the Sunshine State to unwind.
Florida is home to otherworldly-seeming mangrove trees, which actually survive by sifting out up to 90 percent of the salt that’s found in the seawater as it flows into the mangroves’ roots. An interesting array of bird species also call Southwest Florida home. Additionally, the Sunshine State features favorite animals like manatees and dolphins. Both of them can be spotted in the water during a warm summer day.
If you want to spend most of your trip on the water and try and see some of Florida’s beloved wildlife, Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina can certainly help make that happen.
Marina guests can rent boats, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. If you want to experience the relaxing Southwest Florida fishing lifestyle, PortSanibel Marina also offers fishing charters for a day of fun out on the water.
Stylish Building. Sophisticated Boat Storage
Another thing that sets Port Sanibel Marina apart is its dry storage boat barn. The building itself is an architectural marvel. It features columns, 23 dormers and a 20-foot-diameter cupola. It boasts a stucco exterior and Bahama shutters. The dry storage boat barn is also the proud recipient of the prestigious BOY and Safety Star architecture construction awards.
Port Sanibel Marina houses your boat in style and provides legendary customer service whether you’re renting a kayak, canoe, paddleboard or boat, or just dining at the Lighthouse Restaurant. Whatever your needs, the marina’s friendly staff is happy to take care of you.
People ask “Where is Port Sanibel Marina?” The marina is in a prime location, located in close proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and the Gulf of Mexico.
Port Sanibel Marina is a full-service marina and can take care of all of your needs. It sits on the Southwestern tip of Lee County in the breathtaking Greater Fort Myers area. The best part is that Port Sanibel Marina is only a 20 drive from the Southwest Florida International Airport. It’s also just minutes away from idyllic Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
If you choose to rent a boat, kayak, canoe or paddleboard from Port Sanibel Marina, one of the greatest perks is its proximity to Sanibel Island, the Sanibel Island Causeway and the surrounding bays and waterways. The feeling of cruising out to the island through San Carlos Bay with the view of the Causeway in front of you is best described as “epic.” It’s breathtaking no matter what kind of vessel you’re piloting. If the weather is right, the bay will be dotted with kite surfers and their bright and colorful kiteboards. You won’t want to miss this great chance for a photo op!
If you are a Royal Shell Vacations guest, you are eligible for a special 30% discount on boat, canoe and kayak rentals.
If you want to take a break from the water, there’s also a mile-long nature trail through the mangroves. The Ship Store was recently remodeled and it offers Port Sanibel Marina guests various gifts and necessities for a fun-filled day on the water. Some items the Ship Store offers includes boat supplies and marine equipment. If you need some new clothes or want something more Florida-inspired, check out the Coastal Outfitters store. We offer resort wear, performance wear, outdoor clothes and children’s wear. There is a selection of artwork and fishing gear and tackle are also available.
One of the things Southwest Florida is known for is fishing. The area has some of the finest saltwater fishing around, and the best part is that it’s right in our own backyard. The Port Sanibel Marina has Back Bay and near shore charters available as well as seasonal charters featuring tarpon and shark.
Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina’s charter captains know the waterways and fish migration patterns better than anyone, so if your goal is to bring home a bountiful catch, give us a call today.
You can go out on the water and fish all day or secure one of Port Sanibel Marina’s combo deals that consist of fishing, shelling and lunch. Whatever you choose fun day in the sun on the water.
To secure your adventure with the Port Sanibel Charter Fleet, visit the Ship Store or call 239-437-1660.
Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina has the most expansive and cutting-edge fully Coast-Guard-equipped boat rental flotilla in the area. You could rent a 20-foot Grady White powerboat or a personal canoe for the day. Sign up for a guided eco-tour to Larry’s Lagoon or explore the waters near Sanibel Island on a guided tour.
If you’d like to rent a double or single canoe or kayak, you can rent one every day from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Reservations are an options for groups of 10 people or more. Paddleboards are available as well for you to take with you on one of our rental boats.
Port Sanibel Marina’s three buildings dedicated to dry boat storage help set it apart from the competition. The marina can house up to 121 boats that are up to 34 feet. Storage facilities also include trailer storage and a launching facility.
There is a new state-of-the-art Wiggins forklift with an 18,000-pound lifting capacity that moves boats in and out with ease. This type of boat storage is critical because its job is to help make sure the finish and exposed upholstery of your boat looks as good as new for years to come.
Port Sanibel Marina is also happy to deliver a weekly rental boat to your vacation rental property for a fee. Port Sanibel Marina is home to the biggest and newest fully Coast-Guard-equipped fleet in the Southwest Florida region.
Other amenities include:
If you’d like to dock your vessel, the marina has 104 stationary docks that have finger piers and tie-off pilings. The marina’s staff monitors VHF Channel #16 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The new dry storage facility:
If you can store your boat in style, you should be treated to high-end amenities, too. Enjoy marble bathrooms with showers, luxurious landscaping and paved parking areas. There are also laundry facilities and a fuel dock.
Other amenities include:
Florida Nature Trail
One of our favorite things about the nature trail is that it was carefully constructed so as not to impact the natural mangrove habitat. If you’re curious about the native birds, plants, fish and wildlife in the area, you can learn about it on the Port Sanibel Marina mile-long nature trail.
The 30- to 45-minute nature trail features a canopy provided by the mangrove trees and other fauna in the forest, providing a quiet, shady walk through a bit of old Florida.
Fort Myers Kayaking Trail
If kayaking is more your style or if it’s just something you’ve always wanted to try, there is a kayak trail that begins at Port Sanibel Marina and winds through the mangroves offering a chance to see manatees, dolphins, and other sea life in their natural habitat. Guided eco-tours with Larry’s Lagoon are also another way to enjoy the Florida nature and wilderness.
Located near the Lighthouse Restaurant, Coastal Outfitters has a large selection of outfitter clothing, accessories and exclusive fishing gear.
Brands you’ll find at Coastal Outfitters:
You can cruise in your rental boat along the Intracoastal Waterway, as far as the north tip of Cayo Costa, in the Caloosahatchee River, as far as the Fort Myers Yacht Basin, and the Back Bay on the Estero River, stopping at Lovers Key.
The marina will go a little farther to deliver your watercraft for a $200 round-trip charge or $100 charge each way to bring your rental to the outer islands of Sanibel and Captiva.
If you wish to cancel your rental, Port Sanibel Marina requires 72 hours notice for a deposit refund.
The Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant has a view of the entrance to the elite Connie Mack Island.
When you dine at the Lighthouse Restaurant, enjoy a relaxing old Florida atmosphere overlooking the marina, a tempting menu, full liquor bar, ultra-comfortable lounge and some of the best live entertainment in the area.
If you choose to sit outside, you’ll have a dockside view where Florida wildlife lives in harmony with million-dollar yachts. To make sure you’re comfortable, all of our outdoor dining is under cover, screened and heated for those rare chilly Florida evenings. The expansive 160-degree outdoor porch is a desirable destination for spectacular and colorful sunsets. Visit today and see for yourself.
Unwind and grab a delicious bite to eat at the Lighthouse Restaurant. The menu features an array of fine dining options for lunch, dinner, special occasions and Sunday brunch. Call 239-489-0770 for more information.
Visit the Ship Store
If you need sunscreen, bug spray or any other general last-minute provisions, the Port Sanibel Marina Ship Store will help you out when you’re in a pinch. The Ship Store also stocks all your fishing essentials for a day on the water.
The Ship Store has:
If you are staying in a vacation rental near Fort Myers or Sanibel or Captiva Island, Port Sanibel Marina is the No. 1 choice to store your boat or rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, boats or charter a fishing boat. When you’re done with your day on the water, the marina has plenty of other things to do for members of the entire family. Walk along the nature trail, enjoy the sunset or sit down for a relaxing dinner at the Lighthouse Restaurant.
If you’ve spent a lot of time here and you can’t get enough of the Gulf Coast and you’re thinking about becoming a full-time Floridian, our Royal Shell agents will be more than happy to take you around to see our beautiful collection of royal shell rental homes and help you decide which one is right for you.
Royal Shell agents work in Southwest Florida and play here, too, so they can answer all of your questions, let you in on some local secrets, show you the best beaches and bring you to some of the area’s most popular places.
Helping people like you find their dream home or vacation rental is what we love to do and we strive to deliver legendary customer service every time. Give us a call today and let us know how we can make your boat rental, vacation rental or home owning dreams come true.