Immerse yourself in the island lifestyle and see Sanibel from the water. Take in the Gulf of Mexico’s rolling emerald-turquoise waves and gain a new perspective on the island’s beauty. Boat to nearby islands and look for dolphins, manatees and other wildlife. Many of our vacation rentals are on the beach or are a short walk to the beach. If you’re looking to spend your vacation on the water, it might be worth it to rent a boat. Many of our vacation rentals have a dock and Port Sanibel Marina will even deliver boats for free to most homes on the island.

  • If you’re looking to rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboard, try Tarpon Bay Explorers or Port Sanibel Marina.
  • If you’re looking for a marina to store your boat while you’re here, we recommend Port Sanibel Marina or Sanibel Marina.

If you prefer a cruise-like experience, Port Sanibel Marina also offers sunset dolphin cruises and shelling and lunch excursions. Tarpon Bay Explorers and the Sanibel Thriller offer some of the most popular boat tours on the island. You can still cruise around the Gulf if you don’t bring or rent a boat! If you have any questions about renting a boat, boat tours or boating on the island, we’re here to help.