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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

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Address: 3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3100
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+1 239-472-2329
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:00

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We Love the SCCF

This is an awesome organization. We love all its nature preserves and the interesting trails on some of them. They have wonderful programs and lectures, and do awesome work to... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2016
Sanibel Island, Florida
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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137 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is an awesome organization. We love all its nature preserves and the interesting trails on some of them. They have wonderful programs and lectures, and do awesome work to conserve the wildlife and nature on Sanibel (for example, the work they do to protect the sea turtles and snowy plovers, and the restoration of the bay scallops). The Native... More 

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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The butterfly house is simply enchanting! The staff at the center "apologized" that it was small and featured "only" the local varieties. No apology needed! Anytime you can walk into a screened enclosure with butterflies flitting around you and soon-to-be-butterflies hanging from a wood frame in every stage of development, I mean--?!

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Guntersville, Alabama
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

No other barrier island, by design, has 68% of its land area protected from development and is set aside as wilderness area. Sanibel is special because SCCF is such a special organization that seeks to keep Sanibel heavily into conservation. That's why we keep going back to Sanibel. No high rise buildings and great places to ride bikes and enjoy... More 

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huntsville, al
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

My adopted son asked during this his first visit to Sanibel "what distinguishes Sanibel from the other resort locations in SW Florida"? I said two things come to mind: First, look at the distant shoreline, which is lined with high rise condos. Sanibel doesn't have those high rises. Secondly,Sanibel Island claims to have 68% of its land in protected conservation.... More 

Thank sammytheman
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We always check the SCCF program when we arrive on the island and try to get to some of the talks and walks. This year we attended the talk on otters and the first Wildflower and Pollinator Walk at the Bailey Homestead Preserve. Both events were led by Dee who is extremely enthusiastic about the island and its conservation, we... More 

Thank highgreave
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

They have a nice short video and various things to look at about animal rehab. We hoped we could actually see the some of the animals that were in rehab but you can only see the live feeds from the rehab area. That was a little disappointing.

Thank Sandra S
Rives Junction
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the education center and drive through. Next year when we return we are going to explore some of the trails and make a day of it. Very knowledgeable staff and extremely welcoming. Junior Ranger activities for the kids. Great place to visit with or without children. Tons of information.

Thank Julie S
Church Hill, Tennessee
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

These folks work daily to preserve the Nature on the Island. As the Loggerhead Turtles lay their eggs, SCCF secures their next, surrounds it with poles and yellow tape, numbers it, and tags it with the yellow SCCF tags. They are checked and watched. You will see this group taking samples, working in all areas of the Island to keep... More 

Thank Jamie T
West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The boat tour is preceded by a visit to the touch area below the gift shop, where our guide Steve shared very interesting information about the sea creatures in the exhibit area and encouraged even the smallest of visitors to touch and hold them. His knowledge of local history, the refuge, and its inhabitants was impressive as we continued the... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This was not what we expected. The walk through the marshlands is fine except for massive swarms of mosquitoes. We went mid morning and were hoping to see an alligator but did not. The visitor center is informative. the

Thank Brenda F

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