J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
(Approximately 7.5 Miles)
Named after Pulitzer prize winning political cartoonist, avid environmentalist and ‘Tween Waters Island Resort lover J.N. “Ding” Darling, this amazing refuge is the largest undeveloped mangrove system in the United States. Hike or bike through the 4-mile Wildlife Drive, or take a 90-minute tram tour with a guided naturalist. World famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations, the refuge is home to over 6,400 acres of mangrove forest, reptiles and wildlife, and approximately 450 bird species. Visit their website here.
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
(Approximately 7 Miles)
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital and visitor education center dedicated to saving wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care, research, education and conservation medicine (more than 3,500 annually) — and is the only certified care facility for sea turtles between Sarasota and Miami. Meet the CROW Animal Ambassadors during a scheduled presentation and view the animal exhibits in their Visitor Education Center. Visit their website here.
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
(Approximately 9.5 Miles)
Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)
(Approximately 8 miles)
Sanibel Historical Village and Museum
(Approximately 11 Miles)