Paddlesports at Sanibel Sea School

Whether you enjoy kayaking or stand up paddleboarding, our paddlesports programs will help you make the most of your time on the water. Led by our marine science educators, these adventures are open to individuals of all levels ages 16 and older. You will develop your paddling skills, enjoy spectacular views, and – in the true spirit of Sanibel Sea School – learn a thing or two about our local wildlife and ecosystems.

Private Paddling Sessions 

Stand up paddling is a fantastic, fun way for friends and families with older children to explore the ocean together. Led by our marine science educators and tailored to your interests and abilities, private paddling sessions at Sanibel Sea School offer an opportunity for your group to enjoy an active experience on the water while you observe and learn about Southwest Florida’s unique flora and fauna. All of our paddling instructors are also trained marine educators who are eager to share their knowledge with you.  

Private paddling sessions will begin with an evaluation of your skills, and your group leader will provide any necessary instruction to ensure that each member of your party is able to paddle comfortably and safely. Next, you will venture out into the Florida ecosystem of your choice to discover the fascinating creatures and habitats that await you. If there are topics or animals that are of particular interest to you, please let us know before your program. We are always happy to customize the experience for you, or to offer suggestions that you might like.

Our private paddling sessions are 2 hours long and cost $75.00 per person, with a two person minimum. We recommend this course for individuals fourteen years of age or older. By appointment. Call (239) 472-8585 or email today and let us plan the perfect paddleboard-based adventure for your group.


Ocean Tribe Paddling Club

Our monthly meet-ups are a great opportunity to go for a relaxed group paddle, share paddling tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. Just bring your favorite paddling equipment – kayaks, canoes, SUPs, etc. are all welcome! Questions? Email

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