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Sarasota Bay Explorers - Cruise and Discover  
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Sarasota Bay Explorers

Sarasota Bay Explorers
At Mote Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
City Island, Sarasota, FL

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Looking for an exciting, hands-on, educational and FUN experience on the water? We've got 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, Sunset Cruise, Guided Kayak Tours,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. Please call 941-388-4200 for more information.



All activities in conjunction with Mote Marine Aquarium.
Reservations required on most activities. 30-minute check-in required.
Covered boats with restroom. U.S. Coast Guard certified.


Payment will be taken for all reservations for all trips when the customer calls to make their reservation. If the customer wants to pay cash, we will need to take a credit card to hold the reservation. If they do not show up or call to cancel, a $10.00 fee per ticket will be taken from the card on hold.

Customers have up until 12 hours to cancel a reservation, or a $10.00 per ticket fee will be charged to their card.

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