Beach Walks

Guided by our passionate shell experts!


Daily Island Inn Beach Walks

Join a Museum marine biologist for an hour-long beach walk exploring the shells, mollusks, and other marine life that washes ashore on Sanibel Island.


Advance booking required.


9 am daily (except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day)


Meet at the big chair outside the Island Inn at 3111 W Gulf Dr. Sanibel, FL 33957


Adult (18+): $15

Youth (12–17 years): $9

Child* (5–11 years): $7

Under 5*: FREE (but must be registered)

*children 11 and younger must be accompanied by someone 18 or over


Please call 239-395-2233 or visit the front desk to purchase tickets.

Other Information:

  • Free parking is available at Island Inn.

  • If we cancel your tour due to weather, we will refund your tickets. Tickets are otherwise non-refundable.

  • Staying at Island Inn? Please purchase tour tickets directly through the inn.

  • Tour funding provided in part by Culture Builds Florida.

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Bunche Beach Walks


Bunche Beach Walks are cancelled until further notice.

Join Museum Science Director & Curator Dr. José H. Leal for a low tide excursion into the wide, sandy expanse of San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve! Dedicated in 1949, the 718-acre tidal wetland is a pristine example of Southwest Florida’s “back bay” coastal ecosystems. At low tides its shallow slope allows for terrific observation of mollusks and other marine life.



18201 John Morris Rd. Fort Myers, FL 33931