This shouldn’t be called education. It’s about seeing, smelling, discovering, feeling and finally, because it’s time – learning. This kind of learning changes people’s lives.

We want every one of you to fall in love with the ocean. So let’s get our feet wet and make discoveries. We have half and full-day programs for kids at two locations year-round. If you're new to Sanibel Sea School and not sure where to start, click "Sanibel". 


Each week of the summer and select holidays, we offer camp. Swimming like dolphins, camping in the Keys to study coral reefs, or running around like a Calusa tribe – it’s always an adventure and every week has a different theme. So you’ll never be bored.


During the winter and spring months, Sanibel Sea School offers a variety of learning opportunities for adults. No matter which course you choose, you're sure to experience Sanibel in a whole new way!


Family outings, school field trips, corporate events and more! A day of discovery with us is sure leave you with ocean memories that will last a lifetime. Let us plan the perfect ocean adventure for your group. 


Let's be island kids and explore the ocean after school. That homework can wait - there's always time to catch a wave, practice our cast netting skills, make ocean art, and have adventures in our coastal home. 


We've partnered with local hotels and resorts to offer unique, on-property ocean learning experiences. Find out what's happening right outside your door while you're in town.  

New Programs and Upcoming Events

Ongoing: Weekly Guided Birdwatching and Shell Walks

January 25 - March 22, 2017:  Barefoot Academy - Ocean Discoveries for Adults 

February 4, 2017: Canterbury School Camp Registration, Sanibel Sea School Priority Camp Registration (for past campers) 

February 11, 2017: Sanibel Sea School General Camp Registration 

February 11, 2017: Free Beach Walk - "Plants in the Sand: Beach Botany" (meet at Sanibel Sea School at 9 AM)

March 1, 2017: Free Screening - WGCU Public Media's Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish, with mullet hors d'oeuvres from Sweet Melissa's Cafe (RSVP here)

March 3 - 24, 2017: Fishing Fridays for Adults

March 11, 2017: Free Beach Walk - "What is this thing??: Beach Mysteries" (meet at Sanibel Sea School at 9 AM)

April 8th, 2017: Octifest on the Beach!