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Sanibel Sea School – At Your Resort

April 28, 2021

In addition to offering a variety of ocean experiences at our Flagship headquarters on the East End of Sanibel, we also have partnerships with multiple resorts on Sanibel and Captiva. Our marine science educators can be found traveling around the islands throughout the week to deliver unique, on-property marine science learning opportunities for kids and families.

One of the benefits of having resort partners allows us to expand our reach – sharing the ocean with new people each year. Many Sanibel Island vacationers hail from the Midwest and Northeast, so it is a great opportunity to be able to share the magic of the ocean with people that don’t get to experience it all that frequently.

South Seas Island Resort


As a property with 330 acres of nature and 2.5 miles of beach, South Seas Island Resort is a natural fit to offer environmental education. Throughout the year, marine science educators travel up to Captiva to offer half-day programs for children ages 6-13, as well as Discover Beachcombing classes for families. Manatees and Dolphins are popular children’s classes on the resort, as there are frequent encounters with manatees bobbing around in the marina or even dolphins hunting near shore. South Seas is also a great place to spot numerous shorebirds, Osprey, and wading birds near the T-dock.

South Seas is special because many families return year after year and enroll in Sanibel Sea School classes each visit.

To register for classes at South Seas Island Resort call (239) 472-7577.

Sundial Beach Resort


Nestled along Sanibel’s East End beaches, Sundial Beach Resort offers direct access to the beautiful blue Gulf waters. Sanibel Sea School offers half-day classes each Wednesday and Friday on the resort property for kids ages 6-13 and offers seasonal guided beach walks with our expert marine science educators. With options for the whole family or just the kids, we have something for everyone curious about the ocean at this family-oriented resort.

On the Sundial property, our educators often spot schools of fish, come across live sand dollars, and even spot sea turtle nests during nesting season. All of these exciting finds result in great conversations, discussions, and educational moments throughout our classes.

Sanibel Sea School classes are part of Sundial Resorts Turtle Scouts program. Reservations can be made by calling (239) 395-7226.

Sanibel Moorings resort


The property at Sanibel Moorings is a lush tropical paradise located just steps from a shell-covered beach. Each Friday throughout the year, marine science educators meet guests at “the big blue chair” to offer a morning beachcombing walk to discover the treasures that washed ashore overnight. Open to the public and to Moorings guests, the beach walk is perfect for individuals, couples, and even families to learn more about the unique marine ecosystem on Sanibel. The beaches at Sanibel Moorings are perfect for beachcombing because you can often find mounds of colorful shells, curious items such as mollusk egg casings or sea squirts, and even see schools of cow-nosed rays gliding through the shallows.

Reservations can be made through the Sanibel Moorings office at (239) 472-4119.

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