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Sanibel Sea School Day Program

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Address: 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3934
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+1 239-472-8585
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Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to vibrantly teaching children and adults...

Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to vibrantly teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems. We use barrier island habitats of Sanibel and Captiva to give our students an opportunity to touch, feel, and understand their surroundings.Thanks to the nature of field education, we provide a rich ocean experience that will invigorate students for a lifetime of appreciation and responsibility.We offer transformative education. It's more than an experience--it changes the way we live.

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Sanibel Sea School at Sundial Resort

During a recent stay at the Sundial resort my 8-year old participated for two days in the Sanibel Sea School. The first day the lesson was a pirate adventure during which he heard... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

During a recent stay at the Sundial resort my 8-year old participated for two days in the Sanibel Sea School. The first day the lesson was a pirate adventure during which he heard pirate stories and made a flag. They then headed out to the beach to make a pirate ship sand castle. then next day he did a lesson... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sanibel Sea School is an awesome place for experiential learning for people of all ages. The whole family enjoys the shell walks and our two sons, ages 8 & 6, love going to the kids classes! The instructors have all been super knowledgeable as well as friendly and fun. This school is a special place, we are so fortunate... More 

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Alissa, Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so glad that your family had a great time learning about the ocean with us. Please come back and explore the ocean more with us in the future. Best wishes, Doc Bruce More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our 3rd year dropping the girls off at Sea School and they always have a fun time, while they offer full day program we only do the 1/2 day program which is in depth enough that they get a good flavor of the day (its 3 hours) and every time it has been on a different topic, staff... More 

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Claudine, Thank you so very much for sharing your experiences with us. We are very luck to have a staff that is passionate about the ocean and about kids. Have safe travels, and please come back when you are once again, in our ocean neighborhood. Best wishes, Doc Bruce More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family was in Sanibel for a spring vacation last week and we had the opportunity to do two different programs w/ Sanibel Sea School. First, our family took a private trip with one of the school's guides, Johnny. It was a three-hour trip and our guide taught us so much about the geography and history of the island and... More 

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Rachael, Thank you for sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor. And, more importantly, I am so glad you had some great ocean discovery experiences with us this spring. We are a group of people passionate about the ocean, learning and sharing. Good luck with the rest of your school year and please come back and enjoy more educational, fun... More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We booked a private walking tour for the afternoon on one of the little islands before the causeway. It was a two hour tour and there wasn't a second of boredom from my kids who are 9 and 5. Our guide, Johnny was so great with the kids and taught them a lot about all the wildlife living right there... More 

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your afternoon with Johnny. There are so many amazing creatures to discover near the Causeway Islands. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. More 

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We have done several afternoon programs at Sanibel Sea School over Christmas break. A few last year and a few this year. My kids and their cousins love it! They have so much fun and learn so much about the ocean too! It is fun to hear them tell you all the facts they learn when they come back! We... More 

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's a beautiful thing to hear that your kids enjoyed their time with us AND shared what they learned with you. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

In Florida for our Christmas vacation and heard about the Sea School through a family member. We signed up our 10 year old son for a afternoon class on crabs and he had a fantastic time. Counselors were great and he loved that it was such a hands on class. We will be doing this again.

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy that your son enjoyed our Crabs class. It's one of our favorites to teach. More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Sanibel Sea School has been an amazing second family to visit every chance possible. Being there for many years, I have developed friendships with people even from different parts of the world. At Sea School, you can put anything behind you and just have one of the best weeks of your life. Over the years, Sea School has been one... More 

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us such a wonderful review. The life long friendships have turned out to be one of the most incredible things about working at Sanibel Sea School as well. More 

Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My 10 year old daughters spent 3 hours in Squid sea school. They had so much fun, learned so much and cannot wait to go back next time we're on Sanibel Island. They even got to dissect a squid and draw squid ink tattoo's on their arms!

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Squid Ink Tattoos are a favorite activity at Sanibel Sea School. We love that your daughters had such a great time. Please visit us again next time you're in town! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My 6 year old daughter spent the morning with several other kids learning about dolphins. They had classroom time, hands on in-the-water time, did a craft, and had a quiz on what they had learned. The learning environment was very friendly and she had a blast even though she didn't know anyone else before arriving. It was definitely worth the... More 

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're so glad that your daughter enjoyed the experience, and that you thought it was a good value. We hope to see you again. More 

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