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Sanibel Sea School Day Program

455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3934
+1 239-472-8585
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Wonderful program!

Believe the 5 star reviews! We’ve participated in their programs many times. The reviews are great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy S
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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Marine ecology tour

We took a wonderful tour on the beach at Sanibel Island, sponsored through Sanibel Moorings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FREDRIC H
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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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455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3934
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+1 239-472-8585
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Believe the 5 star reviews! We’ve participated in their programs many times. The reviews are great because this program is exactly what it says-a SCHOOL. This program is different from the typical vacation destination kid camps. They’re learning by playing! The counselors are great. Doc...More

Thank Tracy S
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tracy, Thank you so much for making time to write us such a nice review. We loved sharing Penguin Week with our campers - winter camp is a very special program that our team looks forward to every year. We will look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a wonderful tour on the beach at Sanibel Island, sponsored through Sanibel Moorings resort. Our guide was Walter, and he was great. He was knowledgeable, warm, enthusiastic and funny. He was patient with both kids and adults, and showed his passion for wildlife....More

Thank FREDRIC H
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a million for writing us a review! We love to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our instructor and guide was Walter. He made the experience both fun and educational. We learned the basics of paddle boarding and fascinating facts about the local ecosystem. It was truly a wonderful and unique experience.

Thank Shelagh S
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It makes us so happy to hear that you enjoyed your paddling excursion with Walter!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a chilly Friday morning walking the beach in a group with Walter as he shared his love and enthusiasm for the beach and ocean. His fascinating talk wove ecological facts and humor together as well as a friendly inclusiveness to everyone in our very...More

Thank Sally L
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sally, Thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your beach walk with Walter. We are lucky to have him on our Sanibel Sea School team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter had so much fun at the Sea School! The campers went in the ocean each day - paddling on surfboards, looking for sealife, and playing games. They also did crafts, played in the sand, and learned to respect the ocean. I knew she'd...More

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sunshine, Thanks so much for the review. And, more importantly, I am so glad that your daughter had a great time. We are really lucky to have so many great young people to help us explore the ocean, and make lasting friends. Have a great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent 1 1/2 hours with Walter walking on the beach learning about the beach and the ECO system at Sanibel. What an awesome program and a wonderful guide. Walter presented information in a way that kept young folks and older folks engaged and entertained....More

Thank Mary R
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you learned some new things about the island and had an enjoyable morning with Walter.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with Walter. He was a great guide and the kids loved the guided tour of the sea shore. Very informative fun family activity.

Thank Steven M
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed exploring the ocean with Walter.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For 1 and 1/2 hours Walter kept our family (Mom, Dad, 13 yr old, 10 yr old , and 8 yr old focused with lots of stories about shells and the beach with occasional decent jokes. Walter was very knowledgable, friendly, and interacted well with...More

Thank Washingtonian1
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are lucky to have Walter on our team, and we are glad you enjoyed learning about shells with him!

Reviewed 1 December 2017

The Condo we are staying at provided us with the opportunity for a 'beach walk' this morning. There were about 10 of us on the tour lead by Bruce from the Sea School. Bruce was a great guide, very knowledgeable on the flora, fauna and...More

Thank Tom A
Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Tom, I am glad that you had a great time with Walter. I hope that you can come back and explore the ocean with us in the future. Best wishes, Doc Bruce

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Our school gives the kids the entire week of Thanksgiving off- but with a catch- they have to do a passion project on a topic. Since we were going to be on Sanibel for the week- we thought our daughter would love to do a...More

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Bruce N, Executive Director at Sanibel Sea School Day Program, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear Carrie, I am sorry that we failed to deliver on your daughter's dolphin class. We strive to offer the a very engaging, educational offering every day, and I'm afraid that sometimes we fail. I am thankful for the feedback - we will use it...More

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IVIS17
3 August 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
11 March 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
25 November 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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