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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

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Address: 3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3100
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+1 239-472-2329
08:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:00

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A must visit for nature lovers!

Great walking trails, wonderful nature talks and a great overview about the natural world that makes Sanibel Island such a great place to visit. This foundation should be on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 June 2016
Sarah S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Great walking trails, wonderful nature talks and a great overview about the natural world that makes Sanibel Island such a great place to visit. This foundation should be on the "must visit" list for those who enjoy ecology, nature, and being outdoors. Bring your binoculars and take time to walk the trails to observe the wildlife. Sit in on some... More 

Thank Sarah S
Port Jefferson, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We almost always enjoy this favorite stop. This time the trails were totally overgrown. If we hadn't been there before there were spots that we would have missed the trail. what happened?

Thank thomas m
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We visited the new location for plant sales off Periwinkle Drive. We were amazed at the space and the selection. We noticed what seemed to be a teaching area to explain to visitors how to respect nesting birds, nesting turtles, and other wildlife. This area wasn't fully developed when we were there, but we find the concept intriguing and hope... More 

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Brutus, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The grounds are lovely, even better are the people associated with this group. We had one of their volunteers as our guide on a dolphin cruise, older man, dry sense of humor who made what would have otherwise been a very routine experience into a very informative and entertaining one. I was amazed the extent of his dolphin knowledge, he... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had never paid much attention to SCCF until this visit to Sanibel, when we visited their Nature Center, walked the Center's trails, stopped at the butterfly house, and realized how much they did to protect the island. The walks were lovely (through marsh, along a slough called the Sanibel River, amid local flora we'd never see elsewhere. We also... More 

1 Thank twoinmaine
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

An interesting site support conservation research in the area. There is a welcome centre and a walking area (suggested donation $5 per person). However, they noted that there were not many animals to be seen and would be more of a view of the local flora.

Thank DJS1950
East Lansing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This trip was our third stay on Sanibel and we decided to join the organization that had played a significant role in creating this paradise. We also had a wonderful tour -- learning about the plants of the island.

Thank renbody
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Our condo location on the island had us biking by the SCCF Bailey Homestead Preserve (near the corner of Periwinkle and Donax) most everyday. We decided to take crosswalk and explore on our bikes, and we got quite the treat! The Shipley trail takes you alongside a pond with a floating island (gator sighted!), then takes you by the local... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

The SCCF trails are perfect. While most of Sanibel's trails are crushed shells and noisy these trails are QUIET! The observation tower gives a wonderful overview of the island and the displays are very kid-friendly as well as informative for adults. The staff is well informed, enthusiastic and helpful.

Thank lovemyyaris
Washington DC
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This place has 2 locations. We went to the older one with a cute little butterfly house and then took a walk through the "real" Florida. Saw fish, birds streams, places where fires were used to control invasive species. A relaxed laid back beautiful spot. You could not see the Gulf from the lookout tower but it was a great... More 

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