Kayaking Coastal Waterways: Sanibel & Southwest Florida Coastline

Spend three days kayaking on six excursions as you explore the coastal waterways around Sanibel Island, learning about local wildlife, ecology and conservation from expert naturalists.
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Program No. 23542RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Sanibel Island and the waters that surround it are known for their pristine environment — from idyllic beaches to sparkling bays and shady mangroves. Explore these unique ecosystems by kayak as marine science educators from the Sanibel Sea School introduce you to the natural habitats of seabirds and other animals and species. Paddle along the quiet coastal waterways between Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, as you learn about conservation, ecology, shelling and more, and enjoy fresh and local seafood during the week to fuel your paddling adventures.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Kayaking for several hours a day over three days.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy three days of expert-led kayaking on six excursions along the canal, including very special sunrise and sunset adventures.
  • At the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), learn about the efforts of the local community to help preserve the natural wildlife.
  • On a beachcombing field trip, meet a special kind of marine expert (a conchologist) who helps you identify the many species of shells washed up on shore.
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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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Anita Allen
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