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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking

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SCCF rocks!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Ames, Iowa
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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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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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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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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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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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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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We quickly visited the butterfly house and then took a short hike around. Nice to just walk around, though not much to see that day. There are more trails, but we didn't feel like doing more than the mile walk.

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Titusville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have visited this attraction over the years and have not seen much improvement. The trails are the main attraction as well as the butterfly House (in season). The trails offer different loops so children at different age levels can adapt. The education center offers information on the local conservation efforts. A few critters on display, but nothing to write... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Very nice interconnected system of hiking trails behind the education center. 4+ miles all together, and you can repeat loops, and variations of, to create a longer hike. Trials are mostly shaded by canopy of cabbage palms and other native vegetation and many interpretive signs and trial maps at strategic points in the system. I wouldn't hesitate to bring children... More 

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Marathon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to learn about the conservation on Sanibel. They have lots to see, including some hiking trails, observation tower, butterfly farm, natural vegetation nursery.

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Additional Information about Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

Address: 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239 472-2329
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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