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Planning Your Camper Holiday in Florida: Discover Sanibel Island

When you’re planning a camper holiday in Florida, Sanibel Island should definitely be on your “must-see” list. Whether you’re travelling with kids or without, Sanibel Island is truly amazing!

Experience the Beauty of Sanibel Island

Sanibel is just awesome! The endless amounts of rain finally made way for sunshine so we could enjoy this little paradise to the full extent. The first day we couldn’t wait to go looking for seashells. In the morning on Tarpon Bay Beach and in the afternoon on Bowman’s Beach. Both beaches are filled to the brim with the most beautiful shells.

Exploring the Wildlife at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Later we decide to pay J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge a visit. Our tour starts at the visitor center. It turns out to be a lot of fun for the kids, with all kinds of interactive assignments, puzzles and stuffed animals. After that we get into the camper and go on the wildlife loop drive. We see all kinds of colorful birds and jumping fish. In certain areas, you can get out and go for a nice walk in the mangrove woods.

Enjoying a Bike Ride on Sanibel Island

Being true Dutchies, the next day we rent bicycles! Sanibel has loads of bicycle paths and cyclists get priority everywhere in traffic which really makes cycling a lot of fun. We head out to Lighthouse Beach first to take a look at the lighthouse and of course look for shells again. After that we take a break for some ice cream and have a lovely lunch at Island Cow.

Spotting Wildlife on an Eco-Boat Tour

Initially we only planned on staying one night but we enjoy Sanibel so much we keep booking extra nights. On the fourth day, we’re taking an eco-boat tour over Tarpon Bay. The tour starts at the “touch tank”, an aquarium with little sea creatures you can touch with 2 fingers. After the touch tank we get on the boat and we’re in luck!! Three rather exuberant manatees, or sea cows, are swimming in the harbor. Such beautiful beasts!

Leaving Sanibel Island for the Next Destination

After this beautiful day we get to bed late and everyone falls straight asleep. Tomorrow it’s finally time to leave the lovely Sanibel. It’s time for our next destination on our camper holiday in Florida but we feel rather sad we’ll be leaving though. We will definitely return here again sometime.

Next Stop: Orlando!

The next morning we leave for our next and final destination on our camper holiday in Florida: Orlando! Are you curious to know what we’ll be doing there…?!

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