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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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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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The sea, the birds and wildlife- a great day for kids on Sanibel

Our 7 year old granddaughter attended the Sanibel Sea School Day Program for 2 half day sessions. She just loved it. The Sea School is one of best activities on our sanctuary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 7 year old granddaughter attended the Sanibel Sea School Day Program for 2 half day sessions. She just loved it. The Sea School is one of best activities on our sanctuary island of Sanibel for children and adults. Doc Bruce and his staff are fabulous-it's tons of fun and very educational.

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

Wow, what a wonderful review. We are thrilled that your granddaughter had fun exploring with our teachers, and we hope she will spend more time with us soon. Thank you so much. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We were staying on Capitva island, which is the next island along from Sanibel. I went there as a volunteer with my two sisters. The topic that day was echinoderms, we went to the beach to look for sand dollars, although it was choppy we still waded in to look for sand dollars which was great fun. The teachers were... 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 our adventure in search of echinoderms. We really did have some choppy days and big waves in October, but things have calmed down over the past few days! We really appreciate your help (and your review!), and hope you'll visit again soon. More 

Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My boys loved the sessions at Sanibel Sea School (on Captiva). They came back sharing their knowledge and clearly had a great time. I enjoyed having a few mornings to myself.

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

Thank you for allowing your boys to explore the ocean with us, and please come visit again next time you find yourself at South Seas. More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We have sent our elementary-age son and nephews to Sanibel Sea School (Sanibel campus) for the past 3 years for 1/2 day sessions. It is an amazing experience...fun, informative, and adventurous! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and the experience is worth the money. The range of topics is impressive, and the staff can help you find a good... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We love it when our students return year after year for more ocean adventures, and we will look forward to your next visit. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My kids spent a half day there and LOVED it! The staff is extremely nice and knowledgeable. If we had more time I would have gladly signed them up for more classes. Such a great opportunity for the kids to learn and interact with nature in a fun setting with instructors who care.

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

Hi Patrick, Thank you so much for your review, and for allowing your kids to experience the ocean with us. We hope you'll visit us again soon! More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I signed my kids up for the Sea School and they loved it. They made friends and enjoyed the programs which helped them appreciate nature and the ocean

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

Great, we love to hear about it when your kids enjoy their experience at our school! We appreciate your review and hope you will come back and see us again soon! More 

New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

What a great opportunity for children! The kids learned about the ocean world .... And an appreciation for it.

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

Hi Donna, Thank you for your short and sweet review - we love that your experience at Sanibel Sea School was a good one! More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My kids (6 and 8) were signed up for 2 half day sessions sessions at the Sundial Campus last week. They LOVED it so much that we added in another lesson. Their instructor Johnny was fabulous. He was highly knowledgable and tons of fun. They not only learned a lot but got hand-on experience. It was definately the highlight of... More 

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

Hi Susan, Thank you for your feedback, we love to hear about it when our students have a great time exploring the ocean with us, and Sundial provides such a great beachfront location to do just that. We hope you'll come back and visit again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

My daughter loved the summer camp. Everyday she came back with adventures to tell and announcing that she is having the best times of her life,

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

What an awesome review, we're thrilled that your daughter enjoyed summer camp. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Our kids were gushing with enthusiasm- we simply can't speak highly enough about this program. It is active, fun, and educational. We'll go back next year.

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Thank Michmoon7
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review

Thank you for that awesome feedback! Our goal is always for our students to have a fun and memorable ocean experience. We can't wait to see you again. More 

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