We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Bait Box

1041 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6914
+1 239-472-1618
Review Highlights
These guys rock!

Popped in while down on business for an impromptu fishing day. They got me set up with a rental... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Great Bait, Great Help!

Always drop a good amount of money in this shop. Found some awesome fishing shirts that are now my... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Lou A
Lafayette, Indiana
Read all 45 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good6%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
“these guys” (4 reviews)
1041 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6914
+1 239-472-1618
Write a Review
Reviews (45)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in while down on business for an impromptu fishing day. They got me set up with a rental, bait and advice which all made for an awesome day ending in a delicious dinner of my catch. I've rented equipment in various places (I really...More

1  Thank sanibelle13
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Always drop a good amount of money in this shop. Found some awesome fishing shirts that are now my favorite and am anxious to get a short sleeve one. They always have loads of tackle, excellent bait options, accessories galore and great prices. Our first...More

1  Thank Lou A
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

When I'm vacationing on the island, I go to the Bait Box for all of my rental and licensing needs. I always catch a good number of small fish off of the pier, and have a fun time.

Thank jfinch2387
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great guys! Very helpful. Have bought both bait here and fishing gear. Will not go Anywhere else on the island for our fishing needs.

Thank VickiS74
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The best bait shop on the island! We stopped in to check it out for rentals and ended up booking a fishing charter. We booked with Captain Patrick, the best ever! and had a great flats fishing trip. The Bait Box staff were very helpful...More

Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We wanted to go fishing while we were in Sanibel. We stopped here for bait, some gear, and a booking with a fishing guide. They have a nice selection of clothing, snorkeling, and fishing equipment. We were happy with our guide who put my husband...More

Thank flamom46
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stopped by just to have a look. Have all you need for fishing. Staff was not very friendly with the kids so we left.

Thank habibtiliz
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I've been going to The Bait Box for 20 years and for most that time they were very helpful but the past few times I went have really soured me on it. While they have one of the best selection of tackle on the island...More

1  Thank hhager23
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is an Update to the review of December 2014 We returned to Sanibel Island in December 2015. While fishing one of my reels seized. I mentioned it when picking up shrimp at the Bait box. They told me reel repair is one of their...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Don't think that renting fishing equipment is too expensive! My son and I rented all that we needed for a day and had a blast. These guys are most interested in your experience rather than their profit.

Thank Dave R
Nearby Restaurants
Blue Coyote Supper Club
626 reviews
1.31 km away
Il Cielo
906 reviews
.58 km away
Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts
1,603 reviews
1.50 km away
Sweet Melissa's Cafe
1,184 reviews
1.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
753 reviews
.60 km away
Sanibel Causeway
1,034 reviews
.60 km away
Periwinkle Way
577 reviews
.63 km away
Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens
213 reviews
.72 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Bait Box staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines