A truly unforgettable family vacation in Florida
Experience the countless reasons South Seas Island Resort has become the renowned Florida family vacation destination. A multigenerational classic, the Resort offers families an infinite array of enjoyable Family Activities. Here, activities are designed specifically for both parents and children, offering endless opportunities to make memories to last a lifetime.
Sanibel Sea School & Marine Discovery Center (North Pointe)
South Seas Expands Kids, Tweens & Teens Programs
Kids Learn To Embrace Marine Conservation In Fun Ways!
Searching for manatees, learning to surf, snorkeling through sea grass, touching a sea star, making ocean art and more! With each session during Sanibel Sea School, there's something new to explore, touch and discover. Session topics include bivalves, barnacles, oysters, ghost crabs, hermit crabs, manatees, dolphins and fish found in Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.
Sanibel Sea School Captiva is an innovative assortment of experiential sea-based educational programs located at the heart of South Seas Island Resort. Popular since their inception on sister island Sanibel, the sea school boasts a unique hands-on curriculum "where every day is a field trip," making South Seas an ideal spot from which to explore the vibrant ecosystems of Captiva Island.
Sanibel Sea School’s Ocean Discovery Center is designed to provide resort guests a tantalizing taste of ocean exploration. There is something for the whole family in the ODC; those young at heart can challenge their senses in the tunnel of darkness or in the tactile tubes. Five aquaria let you see an array of marine habitats represented in southwest Florida and informative panels let you learn things about the ocean that you probably didn’t already know. Please come and join us in better understanding the ocean that supports us.
Please call (239) 579-1476 for more information or to enroll your child in Sanibel Sea School during your stay.
Parents can choose to enroll their kids in a three-hour, half-day session, or combine a morning and afternoon session to stay for a full day, with a la carte lunch available. Each session allows children to immerse themselves in the thrill of ocean discovery, and includes orientation, educational discussions, an art project and plenty of time "out in the field."
Explore the exotic creatures, hidden secrets and delightful discoveries of South Seas by uncovering fifteen Points of Discovery throughout the resort village’s 330-acre wildlife preserve.
Gather your camera and a ScoutAbout map and embark on the adventure of discovering leaping dolphins, lovable manatees, captivating sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, and more. Collect all fifteen unique Discovery Bands along the way and then head to Skully's to claim your spot on the ScoutAbout Wall of Fame.
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Skully’s Family Interactive Center
Good Times, Great Fun!
Skully's Family Interactive Center, located at the North Pointe is home to the Activities Galley, Little Matey's Discovery Center, Skully's Arcade and ScoutAbout Headquarters. This recreational space provides fun for all ages in an atmosphere that promotes learning.
Turtle Tot Programs
Together, parents and toddlers learn and create themed crafts and activities guided by our creative Recreation staff. Programs are ideal for ages 12 months to 4 years. Parents must accompany children to these activities. Cost is free and is open daily at 9:00a.m.
All ages are welcome to participate in the featured craft of the day. In the Activities Galley, you will create a masterpiece every day, painting coconuts, tye-dye T-shirts, nature pals, mosaics, and more! Check the Activities Calendar for times and fees.
Family and Social Programs
Families can enjoy fun activities throughout the day. Lawn Games, Poolside BINGO, Kite Making, Crab Racing, Log Rolling and more! The Go! Fish program is a catch and release program taught by resident fishing experts. Go! Fish teaches participants to respect the water and fish that live within it. This activity is a popular family program. Check Activities Calendar for times and fees.
Kids' Night Out
This night out is designed for kids ages 4 – 11 and is supervised by seasoned recreation professionals. Enjoy fun themed nights filled with crafts and games. Dinner & dessert is included. Check the Activities Calendar for dates and times.
The arcade features a wide variety of coin-operated machines including virtual reality games, racing games, air hockey and more. Children under 12 years old should be accompanied by an adult 16 years of age or older.
Wii Tournaments, Scavengoogle, Game Nights and more are a great way to meet new friends and have fun doing interactive activities.
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