Ride bikes along Wildlife Drive in the heart of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tarpon Bay Explorers is the closest rental facility to the Wildlife Refuge with no intersections to cross. Bikers may also bike to any destination on Sanibel including the lighthouse, Bailey Tract or Bowman’s Beach! All bikes are single-speed beach cruisers with a basket on the front. Children’s bikes, trail-a-bikes, baby buggies & baby seats are available. Rentals are available starting at 8 am and are due back 15 minutes prior to shop closing.
•Rentals stop 2 hours before closing
•Must return 15 mins before closing
•Distance from Tarpon Bay through Wildlife Drive & back is 12 miles (Short-cut back along Indigo is 8 miles)
Did You Know?
Sanibel was once the mosquito capital of the world. Before mosquito control methods were introduced, one acre on Sanibel was estimated to hold 2 billion mosquitos! Wildlife Drive was created for the purpose of mosquito control to manipulate water levels during mosquito breeding season. Nowadays, mosquitos are not as populous and Wildlife Drive is a phenomenal place for visitors to come and experience vast amounts of wading birds, fish and reptiles.