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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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A definite hit with our kids

Our grandsons ages 7 and 9 thoroughly enjoyed Sanibel Sea School sessions this week. Attendance was low as many kids were still in school. That only made for an even more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Donie D
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Conyers, United States
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Conyers, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Our grandsons ages 7 and 9 thoroughly enjoyed Sanibel Sea School sessions this week. Attendance was low as many kids were still in school. That only made for an even more personalized experience. The instructors were engaged, enthusiastic and knowledgable. Both boys agreed the classes they took were the best part of the trip. (It was a great week).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My daughter went her with her troop and loved every second, came home telling me how great her day was and that Johnny was great. Thank you so much!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Girls had an amazing day with Johnny as they learned about sea turtles! Who knew they would be so excited to clean up the beach and came up with ideas to stop littering! They are turtle talkers now informing everyone they know about how critical the nests are...certainly helped that there are two at the Sundial! Great day and cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My daughter absolutely loved the Sanibel Sea School! She learned so much! I would definitely go back

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

Thanks for exploring the ocean with us! Come back anytime. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our kids (8 and 10) went to the day program on squids and octopi. We picked them up and they all had a smile on their faces, even though the dissected a squid! They asked to go back again.

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

Thank you for your review. Squid dissections are one of our favorite activities, and we're so glad your kids could participate in the fun. We hope to see you again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My son did several programs at the Sanibel Sea School during our visit to Sundial Resort. Johnny and Elizabeth had great expertise and were super fun to hang out with. My son is already counting down the days to our next trip there. He took several classes, including: Barrier Islands, Dolphins, Sea Turtles and Crabs. A really unique and priceless... More 

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

It sounds like your son will soon be an expert when it comes to Sanibel Island's amazing creatures and ecosystems. It makes us so happy that he enjoyed his time with us at Sundial. Please do come back for a visit again soon! More 

Lakewood, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My boys (8 and 11) were none too pleased when I informed them I signed them up for "sea school" during their vacation. Both, however, gave enthusiastic reviews about what they learned and the cool stuff they saw. Staff was friendly and helpful. My only complaint was that the class description said they would be snorkeling (and was one of... More 

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

Hello Catherine, Thank you so much for your review. It's great that your boys enjoyed their time at Sanibel Sea School and left with some new ocean knowledge! We're so sorry that we weren't able to snorkel during their class. While we do provide a summary of what each course commonly involves on our website, we're a field school. Our... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My kids 7 and 9 spent a whole day at Sanibel Sea School with Johnny. They took the Pelicans and the Barrier Islands classes and went out on the beach as well as inland to check out the amazing local wildlife. Johnny was amazing keeping my active and inquisitive son interested and engaged and helping my daughter who has high... More 

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

Hi Paula, Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review, Johnny expressed that he had a great day with your family as well. We're so glad that you were able to visit Sanibel Sea School again and share your experience. We love the photos! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Our daughter is 10 yrs old and went to the sea school last week!!! She can't stop talking about the amazing experience she had and about what she learned!!! She wants to go back to Sanibel so that she can attend another class. Johnny and Elizabeth are phenomenal!!!!

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

Thank you - we love that your daughter had a great day at our Sundial campus with Elizabeth and Johnny. Please do come back to Sanibel and spend more time with us! More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Sanibel Sea School is the best vacation/resort experience or activity my 7 year old has ever had. And he is a lucky little boy who has stayed at some very, very nice resorts with extraordinary amenities. This is so much more than painting a sea shell as a craft project. My son went off the property twice for various explorations.... More 

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

Hello Allison, What a fantastic compliment - thank you. We are so appreciative of your kind words, and it makes us so happy that Sanibel Sea School provided a great vacation experience for your son. Our teachers truly love what they do, and love to explore the ocean with kids every single day. Please come back and visit us again. More 

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