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. 

Easy, fun, and a great form of exercise, Stand Up Paddleboarding is a fantastic way to explore our ocean. We offer guided paddling excursions for groups and families. 


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.  


There are thousands of children in our region who, despite living just miles from the coast, rarely have a chance to interact with the ocean. At Sanibel Sea School, we are working hard to change that.


We are proud to be rated #1 in our TripAdvisor category! 

New Programs and Upcoming Events

Weekly Guided Birdwatching and Shell Walks

Guided Stand Up Paddleboarding Excursions 

2/12/2018 to 4/16/2018: Sea Squirts - Ocean Education for the Little Ones, Mondays 9 to 11 AM

2/15/2018: Free Community Seminar - Fracking Explained - 4 PM at Sanibel Sea School

2/17/2018: General summer camp registration opens. Click here for more info.

2/22/2018: Free Community Seminar - Making Better Nature Photos - 4 PM at Sanibel Sea School

3/3/2018: Ocean Tribe Paddlers San Carlos Bay Paddle - 9 AM at Causeway Islands Park

3/7/2018 to 3/28/2018: After School Fishing - 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Sanibel Sea School

3/10/2018: March Free Community Beach Walk - meet at Sanibel Sea School, 9 AM

3/11/2018: Octifest on the Beach!

3/15/2018: Community Seminar - Fracking Explained - 4 PM at Sanibel Sea School

3/17/2018: Ocean Tribe Paddlers New Moon Paddle - 8 to 9 PM at Bowman's Beach

3/22/2018: Community Seminar - Making Better Nature Photos - 4 PM at Sanibel Sea School

3/31/2018: Ocean Tribe Paddlers Sunrise Paddle - 6:45 AM at Causeway Islands Park

4/4/2018 to 4/25/2018: After School Surfing - 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Sanibel Sea School

4/7/2018: April Free Community Beach Walk - meet at Sanibel Sea School, 9 AM

4/21/2018: Great American Clean Up - meet at Sanibel Sea School, 8 AM