Sanibel Thanksgiving Happenings

Sanibel Thanksgiving 2020

We’ve collected the below information for our guests to make your Thanksgiving holiday with Island Vacations the best experience possible.

Church Services

Captiva Chapel by the Sea – Outdoor Thanksgiving Eve Service

11580 Chapin Lane


Saint Michaels All Angels Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Day Service

2304 Periwinkle Way


Saint Isabel Catholic Church – Daily Mass

3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road

8:30 AM

Restaurants with Thanksgiving Specials

(Advanced Reservations Required)

Traditions On The Beach


The Timbers

1PM – 8PM

Crows Nest @ Tween Waters


Old Captiva House @ Tween Waters


The Pecking Order, Take Out

Order by 11/19 & Pickup 11/25 or 11/26 by noon

George & Wendy’s $20 Thanksgiving Dinner


Sundial Resort – Thanksgiving Buffet

12PM, 1:15PM & 2:30PM


Adventures In paradise – Thanksgiving Sunset Dolphin Cruise – 4:30PM – Advanced Reservations Required

Listening to tropical music, we will cruise the tranquil waters of San Carlos Bay, by \”Bird Island\” while on the lookout for dolphins! Complimentary soft drinks and water. So gather your family and friends and board the Sunset Dolphin Cruise. Narrated By our knowledgeable Captain and First Mate!

Sundial Beach Resort – Virtual Turkey Trot 5K

Whether you are running at home or running on the island, join in with your family and have some fun before your Thanksgiving feast. Participants are encouraged to dress up and walk, jog or run the 5k, with  proceeds benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Registration will be $35 prior to 11/1 and $45 up to 9 AM on November 26.  Those racing virtually will be mailed a participation medal and Tshirt. Local runners can come to the Sundial Recreation Hut to pick up their medal and t-shirt. (Registrations after 11/1 will be subject to shirt availability.) Guests are encouraged to create and  run on their own 5k course as there will not be a group start or group course in compliance with social distancing and city regulations. Record your time and submit it prior to Noon on Thursday 11/26, either at the Recreation Hut or by emailing DRESS UP AND EMAIL US YOUR PHOTOS!