Summer on Sanibel Island has arrived! It’s time to take advantage of sparse crowds and unending island beauty! If you are planning to visit during the month of June, you can expect the following:
June Weather On Sanibel
June kicks off the Southwest Florida rainy season! Temperatures are usually in the mid-70s at night and can hit the low 90s during the hottest time of the day. Late afternoon thunderstorms are commonplace and provide the perfect chance to kick back and relax on your lanai as you watch the clouds roll in. Sanibel summertime thunderstorms, much like the rest of Florida, traditionally last less than an hour and as soon as they pass, leave beautiful sunny weather behind them. It is rare to miss a sunset during this time of year and the additional clouds tend to make the stunning sunsets even more spectacular.
June Tides on Sanibel
All year long, the City of Sanibel publishes tide charts on their website that can be accessible from any desktop, laptop or mobile device. Check the tide charts right here.
June Events on Sanibel
‘Ding’ free summer programs begin June 7
Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks, and nature crafts highlight the free summer programming to be offered June 7 through Aug. 5, 2017, at J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
The schedule of weekly activities follows. No pre-registration is necessary.
- Reading at the Refuge, every Wednesday at 10 a.m.: Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it. Meet in the Visitor & Education Center classroom.
- Indigo Trail Hike, every Thursday at 10 a.m.: Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Board to identify and discuss the ecosystem’s plants, mammals, birds, and reptiles – fun for adults and children alike. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center.
- Family Beach Walk, every Friday at 9 a.m.: The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside Park to explore the refuge’s gulf-front Perry Tract. City parking fees apply. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.
- Wildlife Wonders- every Saturday at 11 a.m.: Refuge education staff lead this 30-minute indoor program about the mysteries of manatees, alligators, crocodiles, and birds in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium.
For more information on the refuge summer programs, call 239-472-1100 ext. 237 or visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/free-refuge-programs.
Sanibel’s Finest Eco-Tour
Bring your family to Blue Coyote Supper Club and enjoy a complimentary self-guided Golf Cart Eco Tour around the beautiful Sanibel Island Golf Club prior to your meal. As you meander arounf your own private “nature trail” along the scenic banks for the Sanibel River you may spy a Florida Alligator, some Iguana or a beautiful White Ibis living in their natural habitat.
Call 239.472.9222 to reserve your spot in what will surely be one of the highlights of your Sanibel Visit. For directions from our property to the Blue Coyote Supper Club click here. It’s less than a half a mile away!