Sanibel Sea School

Get Your Feet Wet

What’s better than a day of discovery on the ocean?

Explore Sanibel and Captiva’s unique island ecosystems and marine habitats hands-on. Discover Captiva’s shells, birds, and other incredible wildlife. Find a seahorse in the seagrass, spot a manatee (or two!), or discover tiny creatures that live between the grains of sand. Kids and families can embark on an ocean discovery under the helpful and knowledgeable guidance of marine educators. Take a seasonally scheduled guided birdwatching walk or shelling discovery, or sign up for kids programs right on the resort property. Bring your swimsuit, and your sense of curiosity!

Guided Bird Walk:  A walking tour to discover the birds of South Seas Island Resort’s 330-acre wildlife preserve. During this walk we discuss basic bird biology and behaviors, as well as learn how to identify the birds we encounter. Birdwatching is a family-oriented program. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18.  Reservations are required. Please refer to the Activities Brochure for times and locations.

Discover Shelling:  Captiva and Sanibel Islands are a shelling paradise, with hundreds of species waiting to be discovered. Join us for a beach walk to learn basic bivalve and gastropod biology, find out why so many shells wash up on our beaches, and where to look for a few of the most coveted shells. We can’t guarantee you’ll find a junonia, but we promise you won’t leave empty-handed! Shell Walks are a family-oriented program. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 18. Reservations are required. Please refer to the Activities Brochure for times and locations.

Sanibel Sea School Day Camp:  For children ages 6-13, this camp introduces students to the wonders of the marine world through meaningful, field-based ocean experiences. Every day is a field trip! Children should arrive ready to get in the water, wearing sunscreen, a swimsuit, and water shoes. Reservations are required. Camp is available seasonally throughout the year.

Find out more about upcoming Sanibel Sea School programs at South Seas Island Resort.

Sanibel Sea School is a marine conservation nonprofit specializing in meaningful, field-based ocean education. For more information about the school, please visit www.sanibelseaschool.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sanibelseaschool.