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Sanibel Sea School Day Program

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Address: 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: +1 239-472-8585
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Description: 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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Eye-opening Private Family Lesson

Our family had the pleasure of a private family lesson at the Sundial Sea School campus on Sanibel Island. We had a beach walk and used a drag net to trawl for sea life in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our family had the pleasure of a private family lesson at the Sundial Sea School campus on Sanibel Island. We had a beach walk and used a drag net to trawl for sea life in the shallow surf. It was an absolute eye-opener to see and learn about the myriad of life that is literally between your toes. Our seven... More 

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

Isn't it amazing how much life is under your feet when you wade in the Gulf? Thanks for bringing your family out to learn and explore with us, we love sharing Sanibel's amazing nature with our clients. We appreciate your review. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was my sons fourth year to attend SX3 and we will be going back next year. The kids not only get outdoors, but engage nature! They learn about protecting the environment and how to sustain it while having the time of there lives. The Counslors are extremely responsible, never a sunburn!

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

Thank you so much for bringing your son to explore Sanibel's awesome ecosystems with us, and for taking the time to write this great review! More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have two boys and they had a fantastic time at the Sanibel Sea School! This is a great program and the boys can't wait to come back next year to participate in other programs. They spent time in a classroom learning about jelly fish and they explored the beach and waters as a class. We would recommend this program... More 

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

It's so great that your boys could join us to learn about jellyfish. We're so thankful for your review and hope you will come visit for many more classes in the future! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The absolute BEST camp around. It defines what camp should be if you live in Southern Florida. The campers explore the beach and wildlife in a whole new light while under the supervision of the very attentive counselors. Each week is a different theme and the campers learn about the featured marine life of that week as well as environment... More 

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

Wow, what a compliment. Thank you so much for sending your campers to us, and for writing such a fabulous review - we love what we do, and it's always nice to hear that it shows through our programs. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My daughter LOVED Sanibel Sea School! She's a little shy, but came home everyday beaming about what a fun day she had and I felt so great about her being outdoors and learning everyday.

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

We're so happy that we were able to help your daughter come out of her shell while learning about and enjoying the sea. Thank you so much for writing us such a nice review, hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My boys were very apprehensive about going to this program especially since it had the word "school" in the title 😀, but they soon forgot and had a blast not even realizing they were learning so much about local sea life and our eco-system. A great hands-on approach with great instructors!

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

Thank you for your great review, we sure hope our programs changed your boys' idea of "school". If only every day could be spent exploring mangroves, mud flats, and sand bars! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a great opportunity for children to experience. Well worth the money; instructor highly qualified, lots of interaction going on. My grandchildren, ages 9,10, 12 attended the dolphin class on july 1 and asked to go again to waves program on july3. Said they learned more about waves than in science class at school.

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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, isn't learning in the field great? We would rather learn about waves on a surfboard than in a classroom any day. We hope you'll come back to visit us again soon! More 

Midland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My children did sea school for two days (1 day at the Sanibel campus~Dolphins and 1 day at the Sundial campus~Squids and Octopi). They had such a great time at both and were begging to go for additional days! My son was especially excited about dissecting a squid, and my daughter loved finding sand dollars in the sand bar. I... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by and for writing such a nice review! We love squid dissections and searching for sand dollars too. Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Me and my friend went for two day and had so fun! Especially on the bus trips😝 we went for the gator trip the sea grass trip and we also did snorkeling at the resort and fishing with a big net!! So if you go to the sundial resort definitely do the sea school for at least one day!!!!!

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

We love seining and snorkeling at Sundial, and we are so glad you could join us. We appreciate your review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This was our second awesome year at Sanibel Sea School, my daughter absolutely loved it and learned a lot! We highly recommend it!!!!

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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 love showing our littlest campers the magic of the ocean. We hope you'll join us again next summer! More 

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Address: 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: +1 239-472-8585
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island

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