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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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A great activity that combines education with fun!

We registered my grandson for two classes at the flagship school, "Wracking the Line" and "The Jellies." He had a wonderful time. He told us, "I thought this was going to be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sydney C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We registered my grandson for two classes at the flagship school, "Wracking the Line" and "The Jellies." He had a wonderful time. He told us, "I thought this was going to be boring, but I had a lot of fun." Highly recommend Sanibel Sea School. Lovely staff, who will go above and beyond.

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

Thank you so much for your review, we are thrilled that your grandson enjoyed the experience. We find that it's hard to have a bad day when you're exploring the amazing ocean! More 

Neenah, WI
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful to have fun and learn at the same time. John would literally put his hand in the water and come up with sea creatures. We walked a deserted beach and found wonder on a sand bar. From 10 to 70 we totally enjoyed this. Johnny made the sea come alive and showed us things we were looking at but... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your boat trip with Johnny - he is an outstanding captain and educator and we're lucky to have him on our team. We sincerely appreciate your review - thank you. More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sanibel Sea School has great full and half day programs. So much fun they don't know they're learning something!

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

Thank you for this - it's amazing how much you can learn in a day when you're having fun! More 

Captiva Island, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our kids 8th year attending 2-3 full day programs (sessions are broken into 1/2 days) while on our spring break vacation. They LOVE it, learn something new each time and my husband and I get date days. Its a win win! I do wish that South Seas plantation campus would open their location up to anyone on Captiva... More 

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

Thank you for your review - hearing that your kids learned something AND had a great time is our favorite kind of feedback. It's what we aim to accomplish every single day. See you next time. More 

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 11 year old son participated in two half day sessions this past week while on vacation in Sanibel. He had a great time and I was very impressed with Sanibel Sea School's operation. The staff was very helpful when booking the class and answering questions about their programs. I called too late to book a boat trip for my... More 

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

Thank you so much for this feedback, our team works very hard to provide great service from registration all the way to ocean exploration. We hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 9 year old was a part of the jellyfish half-day camp and loved it. We did lots of cool things during our vacation, but he thought this was best. I would definitely recommend!

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

Thank you for this review - it makes us very happy that your son enjoyed the jellyfish class so much! We hope you can come back for another visit soon. More 

Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you so much for joining us at our Sundial campus, and for writing us such a nice review. We're so glad your son enjoyed the experience - squid ink tattoos are one of our favorite Sea School traditions! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 

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