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Eco Boat Tours & Bay Cruises in Sarasota


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Embark on an fun and educational journey through the clear waters of Sarasota, Florida, and discover the wonders of marine science and eco-conservation on one of our unforgettable boat tours.

Our expert guides will take you on a thrilling adventure, showcasing the breathtaking natural beauty of Sarasota Bay while teaching you about the local marine life and the efforts to preserve it.

We are located in beautiful Sarasota, Florida and work in conjunction with Mote Marine Laboratory to provide interactive marine science boat trips for both public and private use.

We offer several types of eco-tours including our renowned Sea Life Encounter Cruise and private charters aboard the Miss Explorer.

In addition to our regular cruises, you may charter a trip on one of our 40-foot pontoon boats for a private group. Private charters are available for anything from school field trips to company outings to birthday parties.


Great hands-on fun and learning

We enjoyed a wonderful multi-generational Sea Encounter trip on a HOT July Sunday...It’s hard to imagine how much everyone can learn, while having so much fun, in less than 2 hours. I wish I had taken one of these tours in the past and will definitely take one again. Well done!

– Mary P. | Tripadvisor
Always worth it

This was the 6th or 7th trip I’ve done with these guys and it’s always great. An absolute blast and relatively inexpensive. If you like the ocean, sea life and are in the area it’s a ‘must experience’. Bring a camera.

– Connermt | Tripadvisor
Amazing boat adventure!!!

This was an amazing experience and the next time my great nieces and nephews come down from Michigan we our going on this extremely well done educational and interactive boat ride!!! The marine biologist that was onboard did such an amazing job explaining things and the kids that were on the boat absolutely loved it also!!!

– LJRdolphin | Tripadvisor
Fun and informative

I love being out on the water, so this seemed like a natural fit. Our guides were very informative as we toured Sarasota bay. I loved seeing the fish and also the birds. It was a great way to spend the morning.

– glasschickjax | Tripadvisor
Nice thing to do while in Sarasota

My mom and I really enjoyed this boat ride! The captain and biologist were professional and informative. It was the perfect amount of time spent on the water, and we got to see lots of wildlife.

– SalliAnnH56 | Tripadvisor
Great experience with fun biologist.

Just moved to Sarasota and friends came to visit. Wanted to show them the beauty of the area and friend recommended this tour. We all had a fabulous experience with Martha. The trip was fun and educational. Loved learning about the different birds on bird island (saw my first spoonbill) and all the sea creatures. Definite must for any age. My husband and I bought membership to the Mote Marine and Laboratory so we can bring guests that visit. We will also be doing the tour again.

– 614yogimel | Tripadvisor