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Sanibel Sea School Day Program

455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-8585
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to vibrantly teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our two 10 year olds loved touring the island and adjacent beaches on this afternoon exploration. Wetsuits provided for examining sea creatures.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

My kids dreaded going to "school" while on vacation but I knew that they would love it. They got to learn about sharks, go fishing, make shark tooth necklaces and play with snakes. They were so excited when we picked them up they said that they wanted to go for full days for the rest of the week! Staff was... More 

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

We're so happy to hear that your kids had a great time exploring the ocean with us. Come back and say hi to Pepper the snake any time you're on the island! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Every time our daughter goes to Sanibel Sea School, she comes home so excited and enthused about what she has learned throughout the day. This is honestly one of the most outstanding programs for kids. They have so much fun, and they don't realize how much they are learning. I wish all school could be like Sanibel Sea School!

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - we wish your family could be with us all year! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My son is eight and he loved the Dolphin class. He learned how to snorkel and caught a seahorse. He liked the instructor and learned a lot from her. I will definitely be enroll long my son in another class, next November!

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

Wow, it's a lucky day when you get to see a seahorse up close. Thank you so much for visiting Sanibel Sea School, we will look forward to seeing you again next year! More 

NJ/NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We can't wait to come back. Turning marine biology & life science into a great experience for my two kids. I found out about the program from the rave reviews online and even on a rainy day they had a BLAST! Every review is spot on. Real science, awesome staff and the best memories ever! See you next Summer!

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

Sometimes rainy days are the best time to get out and explore the ocean. We're so glad you could join us. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Our two boys 7&8 years spent several half days at the Captiva Sanibel Sea School and absolutely loved it! Ben and team took them out fishing, snorkling, discovering and learning about lots about animals while having a great time. As bonus they made new friends at the resort and also improved their English skills (English being their forth language). Looking... More 

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

We appreciate your review! Our Captiva staff tells us they had such a great time fishing and exploring the ocean with your kids. More 

Columbus, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My 6 & 9 year old attended the horseshoe crab session with Nicole this morning and had a great time. They learned all about horseshoe crabs, made plaster crabs and went exploring where they found many live crabs (which are not crabs at all but more closely related to scorpions my daughter informed me after the class😊)and molts. My son... More 

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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're so glad your kids could join us to study amazing horseshoe crabs. More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Our 10 year old son loved his half day course and would love to return to this school if we return to the area. He had the place to himself (weekday course durning off season) and his curiously was spoiled with their attention. Instructors were kind, friendly and knowledgable. The director, Bruce took the time to chat with us and... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us such a nice review. Our teachers were so impressed by your son's interest in the ocean and his eagerness to learn. We hope you'll come back and see us again next time you visit. More 

Canton, Georgia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My 7 and 8 year old children loved this program. We originally signed them up to do one half day program and when we went to pick them up, they begged us to let them do another one! They loved learning about dolphins with Elizabeth. The kids are still talking about bio sonar and monkey lips. They had so much... More 

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

Thanks for visiting us, and for the fabulous photo of Pepper, our beloved corn snake. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Burlington, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I signed my two kids - 8 & 10 - up for an afternoon class on Squid and Octopi. They weren't thrilled to go to "school" on vacation, but they had an absolute blast once they got there. They even had a chance to dissect a squid! We heard about the class and all they learned the rest of the... More 

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

Aren't squid dissections cool? Thanks for letting your kids get their hands dirty with us. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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