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“Fun class” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sanibel Sea School Day Program

Sanibel Sea School Day Program
455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-8585
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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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“Fun class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My kids loved their class! The teachers were enthusiastic and knowledgable. We did the exploring tidal pools morning class, and my boys told me about so many things they saw and what they learned. Both kids begged to go again, but there wasn't another time we could get to it during our stay.

Visited March 2014
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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Great, we're so happy to hear that your boys had fun exploring the tide pools with us. We hope you'll visit us again!
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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“Fishing From a Biological Perspective”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I took this 6-week course taught by Bruce Neill and Ben Biery. It met Friday afternoons from 1-4, although it was possible to stay past the ending and practice tying flies or knots or casting. Bruce is incredibly knowledgeable and did a marvelous job of adding the scientific background of how fish are categorized, and what we know or don't yet know about blue oceans. His knowledge of Sanibel and the Gulf of Mexico is incredible.

He brought in experts to teach fly casting and to show proper methods of bait fish net casting and how and where to buy proper fishing tackle and equipment.

The class was congenial and everyone had a great time and learned a lot.

Visited February 2014
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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Hi Peter,

Thanks for the positive feedback - we're so glad you enjoyed the class.
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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“Great for Adults, too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Just completed a wonderful class series on fly fishing in saltwater. Dr Bruce and Ben were great teachers, the array of topics was perfect for an introductory class -- it included a background on the types of fish in the area, several practical sessions in fly casting, fly tying and ended with a fishing day in San Carlos Bay. Great experience.

Visited March 2014
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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Bill,

I was great to have you in the class. It was a great way for us to launch this course. I hope you will come back and explore more fishing and ocean opportunities in the future. Best, Bruce.
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“10 year-old daughter & 5-yr-old son loved it! That never happens!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was our 2nd year to attend, and our younger son was thrilled when he heard the theme was "Pirates." Our 10-yr-old daughter loved the instructors- super-cool, super-knowledgeable, and super-prepared. They actually dug for a treasure chest on the beach. We'll keep going back!

Visited February 2014
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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
We are so glad you had a good experience - we look forward to having you back in the future!
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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“Best "Camp" Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My children, 9 and 10, spent 2 full days at SSS last week. They were more excited about that then any other thing we did on our vacation! My daughter wants to be a herpatologist, so anything to get close to study of animals or habitats, or to learn about conservation is her focus. How could we have been so lucky to have found SSS? Just amazing! We will go back to the islands JUST to do the school!

Visited February 2014
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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Wow, what a great compliment. And very cool that your daughter wants to be a herpetologist! We hope to see you again soon.
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