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Sanibel Sea School Day Program

414 Lagoon Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-8585
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Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to vibrantly teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems. We use barrier island habitats of Sanibel and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our granddaughter went to Sanibel Sea School at age ten insecure, and unhappy. She blossomed into a confident, lovely, knowledgeable young woman after attending over the years as both a camper, and Counselor in Training. She recently graduated from high school. Her love, respect and understanding of the sea around us is awesome ! Friendships made with the exceptional staff... More

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

Mrs Travel. Thanks for your kind words, we are very proud of, and strongly connected to, our community of young people - our little ocean tribe. It is an honor and privilege to engage with them and watch them grow and realize their potential. Thank you for your trust and engagement, and please continue to enjoy our oceans. Doc Bruce More

Keller, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My kids LOVED their sea turtle camp! One of their favorite parts was learning about sea turtle nests and going to Sunset Beach. Your staff was friendly and helpful. I definitely think all families should do a camp with you when visiting Captiva or Sanibel!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My 2 daughters age 8 and 10 were a little apprehensive to attending the program. Upon arrival we were greeted with smiles and a review of the day. We were very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the staff. When we went to pick them up they were all smiles and asked when they could go again. Highly recommend

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

Glad your kids had a great day - we hope you can come see us again soon. Bruce More

houston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My 9 year old went to Sanibel Sea School for 3 hours of "Seagrass" education. He had a blast! He was able to catch puffer fish, file fish, seahorse and more. He was in very good hands. The price was right. Bring a towel, sunscreen and a water bottle (not plastic!!).

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

We love exploring the seagrass beds too - thanks so much for your positive feedback. Hope to see you again in the future! Bruce More

Fort Myers
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our almost 6 year-old daughter attended Sea School for the first time during cuddle fish week. She might be lacking in front teeth, but she was all smiles! She was so excited to surf, snorkel, swing on the rope swing, play in the sand, and learn about marine life. The counselors (many of whom were in high school), were so... More

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

Cuddle Fish Week is always a staff favorite - we love helping the little ones get comfortable in the water for a lifetime of ocean enjoyment. We're so glad your family had a good experience. Thank you so much for your review! More

PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My 7 year old daughter participated in the Crabs class on June 12th. We have been bringing her to Sanibel since she was born and after the class she stated, "This was my best day ever in Florida." Later that evening she took us back to Bunche Beach to explain everything they learned during the day. I am an Elementary... More

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

dmac, I am so glad that your daughter had a great time with us last week. Bunche beach is a really super environment in which to teach people about the ocean. I hope you can come back again and discover the ocean with us. Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us and please enjoy the... More

Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our 10 year old loved this experience. We only did a 1/2 day session, as we were unsure of our child's enthusiasm for school on vacation. By the time we picked him up, he decided he wanted to attend another session. The staff is friendly & knowledgeable.

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our daughter (9) and niece (7) were not sure if they would like the Wave class. They not only LOVED it but immediately wanted to sign up for the Crab class two days later. The girls didn't stop talking all the way back to our vacation home, we almost couldn't get a word in to ask about it, they were... More

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

Wow, that's great news. We hope you'll come back for more surfing and ocean fun again soon. More

saratoga ny
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

my daughter was less than thrilled when i told her she would be attending, but really enjoyed it. i was a little nervous leaving her by herself, so we just did a morning program. there were only two other kids in her class. she asked to do it again next year.....wish all schools could learn from this place.

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

Hello, thanks for sharing your positive experience with us on TripAdvisor. We're so glad your daughter had a good time. If there's anything we can do to make your four star experience five star next time, we'd love to hear your feedback. Email bruce@sanibelseaschool.org. Have a wonderful day. More

Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Twin boys, age 9, totally impressed with Squid and Octopus class, which has been shared with their third grade classes back at home. This is the third class/third visit to Captiva. Each class has been a great learning experience as well as just plain fun. Thank you Sanibel Sea School!

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

Thanks for your review - we love getting our hands dirty during the Squid and Octopus class too! Glad your boys had fun. More

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