Great for school field trips, family reunions, weddings, and work outings. Maximum of 46 guests on the boat. Plenty of room to move around!
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SEA LIFE ENCOUNTER ECO TOUR
- Adult Ages 13 and Older
- Child Ages 3 to 12
- Infant Ages 2 and Younger
Observe & Handle Some of the Curious Residents of Sarasota Bay!
Join a marine biologist on this approximately 2 hour marine life and nature tour 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 available for purchase. This trip is suitable for all ages. Reservations are recommended, and charters are available. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Departure times are 11:00, 1:30 and 4:00 daily. At this time we are not offering the combo tickets with the aquarium.
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.
We must meet a minimum passenger count to cruise. Reservations are highly recommended. We take reservations for regularly scheduled cruises no more than two weeks in advance. All scheduled cruises are subject to change. Special Charters are available.
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure, boarding is approximately 15 minutes prior to departure. Please allow extra time for the traffic — you don’t want to miss the boat!