Island Ecology: A Multi-Sport Adventure on Sanibel

Discover Sanibel Island by bike, via kayak and on foot, as you learn about local wildlife conservation in the mangroves and sea shell conchology along the island’s beautiful beaches.
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Program No. 22992RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Travel to Sanibel Island for an active ecological adventure! Sanibel is known for its preservation of local wildlife and vegetation. By bike, via kayak and on foot, discover the wild mangroves, calm waters and beautiful beaches on Sanibel Island as you join naturalists and local experts from the Sea School to learn about ecology, conservation and wildlife. Spot migratory birds at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and become a beachcomber as you search for seashells along Sanibel’s shores.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain, kayaking for three hours, cycling approximately 15 miles with stops and standing for an hour.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Sanibel Island by bike, with stops at the Sanibel Historic Village and Baily Shell Museum for some island learning.
  • Kayak through one of the largest mangrove forests in the world on Tarpon Bay and venture through the mangrove mud on foot to learn about local ecology and the creatures that call these trees home.
  • Walk along the island’s famous beaches with a conchologist to identify many species of shells.
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Charles Sobczak
Charles Sobczak is an award-winning author who lives and writes on Sanibel Island. His first novel, “Six Mornings on Sanibel,” was originally published in 1999 and is currently in its seventh printing. He has written several other novels, a fictional memoir and a collection of selected writings titled Rhythm of the Tides. In 2010, he published a regional nature guide, “Living Sanibel - A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands,” which quickly became the best-selling book on Sanibel Island.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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