The month of September welcomes one of the most fantastic, largest festivals of its kind in Southwest Florida. Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is a 10 day event with performances (mostly free) scheduled on Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach.
Back in 2012 a few industrious and rum loving folks had the wondrous idea to make a new rum and distill it right here in southwest Florida, Cape Coral to be exact. Utilizing Florida's very own sugar cane crops and other locally sourced ingredients, all of their rum is small batch, handcrafted using an American copper still pot. Rums are then placed into American Kentucky whiskey barrels and aged anywhere from 3 to 14 years. Wicked Dolphin is the largest craft rum distiller in Florida and perhaps in the United States.
We get to answer a long list of questions from our guests. And the questions go from the mild to the wild!! Do we allow parrots?? (Yep) Can we take SCUBA Tanks? (Nope) Will the Captain marry us? (Sorry, but another no) The list goes on and on....
Pirating in Florida
Florida is well-known as a haven for pirates. The history behind Florida’s pirates is quite fascinating….
It has been a few harrowing weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Through the kindness of friends, strangers, neighbors, first repsonders & utility workers, everyone has united to make Key West whole again. On October 1st, Key West officially reopened to welcome all to this island paradise.
Land originally a Native American Calusa settlement hundreds of years ago, became home to the original fort of Fort Myers housing soldiers in the mid-1800s. In 2003, after a long history the past was blended with the future by restoring the building to its original magnificence, while creating a modern arts facility. Today, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers continuously strives to provide world-class arts programming and events to the community and is host to a broad range of events that include film, fashion, music and art.