37th Taste of the Islands


The 37th Taste of the Islands will be held on November 11, 2018

at Sanibel Community Park from 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

The event features live music and showcases Sanibel and Captiva Islands’ vibrant and diverse restaurant community. Returning this year, event attendees can get a ‘taste’ of CROW and meet the Animal Ambassadors in the Sanibel Community House.

Admission to Taste of the Islands is $7 and children younger than 12 years of age are free.  Guests purchase CROW Bucks to get their “tastes” from participating restaurants.  Item prices range from one to six CROW Bucks. Admissions and CROW Bucks are available for purchase at the event and in advance through CROW’s website and can be picked up at the Will Call booth at Taste of the Islands.

Proceeds from Taste of the Islands ensure CROW’s continued success providing the highest quality care and treatment of injured, ill and orphaned wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care. Funds also support public educational exhibits at the Visitor Education Center. Healthy wildlife means a healthy environment for all of us.

For more information about Taste, sponsorships, or to become a participating restaurant, please contact Mary C. Schoeffel, Development Director at (239) 472-3644 #232 or mschoeffel@crowclinic.org


Avoid the line! Purchase your admission and CROW bucks online!

Click here to Purchase Now! 



CROW Announces Restaurant Line-up for 37th Taste of the Islands!

Click here to check out who is participating this year!



Volunteers Needed for 37th Taste of the Islands

Have a great time and help support the Sanibel Community, which has been devastated by the effects of red tide this summer. Join CROW and local island restaurants at a great event for islanders and visitors alike! Volunteers are needed to work in three-hour shifts before, during and after the event in areas including set-up/tear down, sales, guest services, rovers and parking.

All Taste of the Islands volunteers will receive admission to the 37th Taste of the Islands, a volunteer t-shirt and the appreciation of CROW and its wildlife patients.

To become a Taste volunteer, please complete the volunteer form and submit it to CROW by Friday, October 19. After submitting the form, you will be contacted by CROW to discuss assignments, responsibilities and answer any questions. Click here to print the volunteer registration form. 


A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor 



• Gold •



• Silver • 


Dave & Jennifer Nichols

• Lead Media •


• Lead Newspaper •

• People's Choice •

 Rosier Insurance

• Friend •

Island Taxi • LCEC • Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts 

• Supporting •

Doug & Sherry Gentry • Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, P.A. • Dr. & Mrs. L. E. Neitzel

• Supporting Media •



• In-Kind •

Billy's Rentals • Island Taxi • Tarpon Bay Explorers