There are actually a lot of activities to do at Sanibel. While most people relax on the beach or spend their time looking for the perfect shell in the water, there are those like us that take the time to explore the entire place. If you go to the other side of the island, you can find great places to canoe through the mangroves and check out a whole different side (literally) of Sanibel Island. We found a place that rented kayaks and canoes for a pretty reasonable price and we set out for the afternoon. The water was calm and the views were great. We saw a ton of star fish, cool little fish and plant life as we paddled around. It was a really great afternoon.