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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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This is a MUST DO for kids on the island! It's so different than the mainstream camps that I was more excited than the girls. When they left the second session, they were quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST DO for kids on the island! It's so different than the mainstream camps that I was more excited than the girls. When they left the second session, they were quite sad it was over as they were so excited and wanted to do more! It was a great experience and taught them so much first hand... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Our two kids did the half day program and had a blast! The facility is really cool, the instructors were super nice and the kids were really excited to tell us about the day. They were 7 and almost 6 when we went. We will be back for sure.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My four girls ages 10, 12, & 13 loved the classes at the Sundial Sanibel Sea School. They especially enjoyed being able to see Elizabeth each day. She was very patient and kind, answering all of their many, many questions.

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Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My daughters (aged 9 and 11) took 1/2 day classes for 2 days in March over spring break. The staff were really knowledgeable and fun. They had so much fun! One class was the wrack line where they learned all about what the wrack line entails and then collected materials and made an art project. They were very proud to... More 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by to study the ocean with us during your vacation. We love waves class, isn't it funny how much fun can be had surfing even the smallest waves? We hope you'll come back and see us again! More 

seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My kids absolutely loved their class they took at the Sea School during our stay at South Seas Island Resort. There was a scheduling mix-up, and they ended up taking a different class than we had originally intended. But Ben, one of the teachers, was very accommodating and couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The experience was great and... More 

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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're glad your girls enjoyed their time with us. What a great photo! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was our first trip to Sanibel and one of the first things we did was book a class for our children at Sanibel Sea School. Our children lived their class and I was so impressed with how much they learned - in a safe and interactive environment. I would highly recommend Sanibel Sea School!

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

You have no idea how happy this makes us! Safety, fun, and learning are our goals every day - we're so glad your kids walked away with new knowledge after a day in the field with us. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

After convincing my 10 year old to attend this "school" over Spring Break, he begged to go back each day. The staff were amazing and very knowledgable and the kids had a blast!

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

Hi Deanna, Thanks for adding a visit to Sanibel Sea School to your Spring Break itinerary! We hope you'll be back for more ocean exploration with us in the future. More 

Sanibel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our grandchildren visit Sanibel every year and their first priority is the Sanibel Sea School. We are amazed at the amount of hands-on practical knowledge they receive from the instruction and the enjoyment they have while learning.

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

We can't thank you enough for allowing us the opportunity to explore the ocean with your grandkids! More 

Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I found SSS online and signed my 8yr old twins up. I thought, "what a wonderful and educational and different memory-making experience this could be." Was it ever! I'll have to admit I was nervous to go on vacation and drop my kids off with strangers so my husband and I planned to "shadow" the class. Once we arrived, we... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're thrilled that your twins had a great experience with us and we hope you'll be back soon for more ocean fun! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My 9 and 7 year olds LOVED this program. They went four mornings while we were on vacation, and they loved evey minute. After school, they would walk on the beach with us and tell us all they learned. Great program. Definitely recommend it for curious kids. We would enroll our kids again.

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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 it when our students go home and share what they learned with family and friends! Come back and see us soon! More 

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