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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

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Address: 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239 472-2329
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking

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They do great work for animals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Sandra S
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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Rives Junction
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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.

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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

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Ames, Iowa
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We are proud members of SCCF and support their wonderful efforts to maintain the precious eco-system on Sanibel Island. Their educational programs are excellent!

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Urbana, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The trails go through some really interesting terrain. Some of the trails go by the Sanibel River, which is a dark reddish brown with what looks like mold growing on top of it. I saw a giant black snake and the trails were a bit overgrown in some parts. Despite that, there are lots of informative signs on the trails... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Do visit this worthwhile foundation's site. Get on their mailing/email list if you're interested in preserving the rapidly vanishing south Florida wilderness. Support their efforts, they re doing a great job.

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Fort walton Beach, FL
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We liked this little spot and the price was reasonable. We hiked to the tower but didn't see much. We did a different hike back and it bordered on not fun.

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Sanibel Island
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

SCCF has a primary mission of preserving the wetland environments on Sanibel and Captiva. Most people know the island beaches and the Ding Darling mangroves. The wetlands are a distinctive part of Sanibel's ecosystem, and well worth a visit by travelers to the islands. If you pay attention, you'll see the SCCF signs along the roads - these are enivironments... More 

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