Clubs and Organizations
LAST UPDATED: 07 October 2023

Looking for a group of friends that share your interests? Sanibel and Captiva Islands offer a tremendous selection of activities, civic organizations, and clubs for all interests and lifestyles.

Civic Organizations:

  • Kiwanis: The Sanibel Kiwanis Club was formed in 1973 and has almost 100 members. Focused on Children, the club has raised more than $70,000 to help many aspects of children's lives. They meet every Tuesday morning at 7 am at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Kiwanis Events Include The Santa Run, All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner, Diner's Delight Coupon Books, Luminary Candle Lighting, and assistance with Event Parking. For more information visit:

  • Lions: The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club was formed in 1967. They meet the first and third Wednesday evening each month at the Sanibel Community House (gather at 6 pm meeting at 7 pm). Visiting Lions Club members are always welcome. The Lions Club continues to support many organizations to help with the Blind including The Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind, Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind. Helen Keller changed the Lions Club in 1925 to "Knights of the Blind" and to this day, Lions support many foundations for the Blind. Local events include the Annual Arts and Crafts Show, and Annual Diabetes Screening. For more information visit:

  • Optimists: The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club was chartered in 1997. With a focus on serving the youth of the island community, the Optimists have several annual fundraisers including The Fourth of July Road Rally, Sanibel Uncorked, The Sanibel Blues and Jazz Festival, and more. For more information visit:

  • Rotary: Chartered in 1980, the Sanibel Rotary Club supports many local organizations and takes pride that every dollar raised goes directly to the groups they support. Rotary events include the Annual Pancake Breakfast and the Rotary Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. For more information on how to join Sanibel Captiva Rotary visit:

  • Zonta: Since 1987, The Sanibel Captiva Zonta Club has been improving the lives of women through the support and influence they have with various groups they choose to support. Each year, Zonta's Peek at the Unique home tour is an anticipated event to see which homes will be on the tour. For more information about Zonta, visit

Golf and Tennis Clubs:

  • Sanibel Golf Club: Semi-private 18 hole Golf Course and Tennis Courts. For membership information visit:

  • Dunes Golf and Tennis Club: Semi-private 18 hole challenging Golf Course and Tennis Courts. For membership information visit:

  • Sanctuary Golf and Tennis Club: Private club offers Golf, Tennis, Pickleball, Recreation Center and Swimming Pool. For membership fees and availability visit:

  • Sundial Tennis & Pickleball: Open daily from 8 am to 4 pm this full-service pro-shop services residents and visitors. For membership information visit:

Boating and Fishing Clubs:

  • Captains for Clean Water: Their mission statement is to advance education, awareness, and scientifically supported solutions to restore and protect marine ecosystems and our way of life for future generations. For membership information visit:

  • Captiva Island Yacht Club Ideally located on Captiva between Roosevelt Channel and the Gulf of Mexico, this private members-only club was formed in 1984. They offer reciprocity with any FCYC Florida Council of Yacht Clubs Members. For membership information visit:

  • Coastal Keepers: Formerly known as START Coastal Keepers is a branch of the Sanibel Sea School focused on organizing community conservation initiatives on a local level. They can be supported but at this point in time are not a group that meets regularly like a club would. They held their first event "The Launch" on March 24th, 2018.

  • Sanibel & Captiva Sail and Power Squadron: Promoting safe boating practices and fun fellowship with other boaters, this group sponsors educational workshops and boating safety. Visit for National Membership

  • Fishing Club of Sanibel: This group meets once a month and sponsors several fishing outings with the proceeds benefiting many non-profits that improve the watershed and marine awareness and conservation. For membership information visit:

Miscellaneous Clubs and Organizations:

  • American Legion of Sanibel and Captiva: The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership. The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. For membership information call: (239) 472-9979

  • Committee of the Islands COTI: COTI's Mission is to ensure the continuity of good local government, to protect the environment, and to help preserve the sanctuary character of our barrier island community. The Committee of the Islands was founded in 1975 by those inspired individuals who helped incorporate Sanibel as an independent, self-governing city within Lee County. For membership information visit:

  • Sanibel Captiva AWBA American Woman's Business Assoc. Meeting once a month, their schedules are found here:

  • Sanibel Captiva Art League: Welcome All Artists: Beginners to Professionals, Visitors to Residents, watercolors, pastels, acrylic, oils, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, basketry, mixed media, and collage, see what we have to offer and join us for activities and events or, better yet, become a member. Visit:
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