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SEA LIFE ENCOUNTER CRUISE

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Adult Ages 13 and Older
$31
Child Ages 3 to 12
$27
Infant Ages 2 and Younger
Free

Observe & Handle Some of the Curious Residents of Sarasota Bay!

Join a marine biologist on this 1 hour, 45 minute cruise through Sarasota and Roberts Bays. Observe our Florida manatees and resident population of bottlenose dolphins while learning about the ecology, history, and folklore of the area. Your guide will lead you on a short nature walk on an uninhabited island followed by a unique opportunity to view pelicans, herons, ibis and egrets in their nesting habitat. The highlight of this trip is the collection of a sample of marine life with a trawl net. Observe and handle some of the curious residents of Sarasota Bay: puffer fish, sea horses, stone crabs, and cow fish to name a few.

Our 45-foot pontoon boats, the Explorer V and Explorer VI, are Coast Guard-inspected covered vessels equipped with on-board restrooms, comfortable seating, cold drinks and snacks. This trip is suitable for all ages. Reservations are recommended, and group rates and special charters are available. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Safety Precautions

The Sarasota Bay Explorers is following the guidelines of the CDC in that we are social distancing on the boat. We have limited the number of passengers we take on the boat. ALL CREW AND PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK THROUGH THE CRUISE. We are doing a modified Sea Life Encounter, until further notice, we will not be stopping off on the uninhabited island and during the trawl presentation, we will only be showing the critters from the net not passing them around. Departure times are 10:30, and 1:30 daily. At this time we are not offering the combo tickets with the aquarium.