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Sunset Cruise
Sarasota Bay Explorers

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

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Sunset Cruise

Join us as we head out for about two hours towards Big Pass to watch a beautiful Sarasota Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.

Maybe, just maybe, we will see the infamous “green flash.” Along the way we will learn all about some of the critters we caught earlier on the Sea Life Encounter Cruise and we will pass a few around for a hands-on presentation. We might even see some of our resident dolphins and manatees through the trip (there are no guarantees when it comes to the marine mammals, they are wild).

There is no better way to enjoy a sunset than on a boat in beautiful Sarasota Bay. It can get chilly after the sun goes down so make sure to bring a light jacket, and don’t forget your camera. Please feel free to bring snacks and beverages on board (small coolers only).

Once in the pass we will turn on some music and sit back and watch that beautiful sunset.

This trip is suitable for all ages. Check in is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Cruise Ticket
Adults: $29
Children (3-12): $29
Children 2 and under: Free


This cruise is also available for private charter office parties, girls’ night out, guys’ night out and family get-togethers. Call for pricing 941-388-1852.

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.