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Sanibel Sea School Day Program

455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3934
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Sanibel Sea School

They run wonderful programs for all ages all year round. Our friend’s granddaughter went to a camp... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anita S
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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Fun and educational at the same time

Each week in the summer is a different sea creature theme. The kids are so active learning and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
D L
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Sanibel Island, Florida
via mobile
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Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to vibrantly teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems. We use the 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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“summer camp” (13 reviews)
“sundial resort” (10 reviews)
“sea horses” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3934
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They run wonderful programs for all ages all year round. Our friend’s granddaughter went to a camp week last July and loved it. If you are spending at least a week on Sanibel it is worth checking out.

Thank Anita S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Each week in the summer is a different sea creature theme. The kids are so active learning and having fun, the day ends in joyful exhaustion. The week ends with a slide show of the weeks activities and documenting your child's happy learning which will...More

Thank D L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband, daughter, and I participated in the guided bird walking tour with Emmett on the South Seas Island resort. We were the only ones on the excursion and it was a highlight of our trip. Emmett was both extremely knowledgeable and a delightful conversationalist....More

Thank 187Nomdeplume
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My kids have been coming to Sanibel Sea School for years, and I am always amazed at the quality of their experiences each summer. Never gets old! Love the conservation ethos instilled in the kids during their time at camp, too.

Thank MeganJust
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son loved this summer camp. The counselors were all so warm and friendly, and the other kids were welcoming and kind. He loved telling me his stories of his adventures each day!

Thank christawylie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay in Sanibel every year and have always wanted to sign our daughter up for an after school program. We finally did and we are so glad!! The instructor was fun and the local kiddos made Wren feel welcome! This is a must do...More

Thank LynWren
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids loved the programming offered through our resort (sundial). Our son learned so much and enjoyed the program. We would register again on a future visit.

Thank CanMommyTraveller
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Our two children, ages 8 and 9, had an amazing time at two half-day sessions of sea school. Their instructor was both knowledgeable and friendly, and quickly put them at ease, plus they learned so much about the ecology of Sanibel. They can't wait to...More

Thank Susan H
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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hi Susan, Thank you for your review. The best part of our job is hearing that your kids had a great time and also learned a thing or two. See you next time!

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Our troop had a special program today and absolutely loved every moment of it! The nine girls chatted all the way home about their time with the two counselors and all they learned! The weather didn’t stop anyone from having a blast...what’s a little liquid...More

Thank Munch1002
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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you so much for this review! Our counselors chatted all the way home about what a great time they had with the Girl Scouts, too. We can't wait for the next adventure.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

A friend at home recommended Sanibel Sea School, and we did a private 2 hour seining on a Causeway island. Shannon was great and so full of info. My 13 year old took the first turn, with Shannon, at seining and they caught a seahorse....More

Thank Pat L
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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hi there, and thank you so much for your review. It makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Shannon. We're so sorry that we were unable to offer our guided walks while you were here - we hope you'll try...More

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IVIS17
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Bruce N | Property representative |
Hello there, The age range for our day programs is 6-13 years old, but we are sometimes able to make exceptions depending on the topic and the age distribution of the day's group. We can also arrange private programs for... More
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noseeumhusband
March 10, 2016|
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Response from Bruce N | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your interest in our programs. During spring break we offer half- and full-day courses for kids that can be "mixed and matched" to create any schedule you'd like throughout the week. We'd be happy to... More
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Mamasd1983
November 25, 2015|
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Response from Bruce N | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in Sanibel Sea School. We do have a full lineup of classes for children ages 6-13 this winter. We offer half day classes at our flagship campus on Sanibel, Monday through Friday, that... More
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