Sanibel Sea School, a 501c3 nonprofit organization offering unique, field-based educational experiences, is set to open a new retail space that will support its mission to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time.
The store will be called the Ocean Tribe Outfitters and will specialize in paddling gear, including kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and related accessories, as well as equipment and clothing for ocean recreation. The organization’s team of marine educators spends thousands of hours in the field each year, and will be available to recommend their favorite products to customers.
“Paddling, especially paddleboarding, is one of our favorite ways to explore the ocean at Sanibel Sea School, so making the sport more available to others was an easy choice for us,” said Dr. Bruce Neill, the organization’s executive director. He added that they will also offer SUP rentals, which is a convenient way to take various boards for a test run before making a purchase. All profits from the store will fund the nonprofit’s programs, including scholarships and ocean outreach programs for students in need.