• Sarasota Bay Explorers kid-friendly Sea life eco tour boat cruise in Sarasota, Florida
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  • Sarasota Bay Explorers kid-friendly Sea life eco tour boat cruise in Sarasota, Florida
  • Boat with people enjoying a relaxing sunset boat cruise with Sarasota Bay Explorers in Sarasota, Florida.

Sarasota Bay Explorers

Sea Life Encounter Eco Tours

Both kids and adults will enjoy this fun and educational guided Sea Life Encounter boat cruise located at Mote Marine Aquarium.

The 1 hour and 45-minute eco tour offers an opportunity to observe and learn about the area’s resident dolphins, manatees, native birds, and more. Kids especially love the hands-on interaction and observation of marine life. The opportunity to hold or touch a puffer fish or sea horse is sure to create memories to last a lifetime!

The Sea Life Encounter tour also includes a short guided nature walk on an uninhabited island.

The Sea Life Encounter’s 40-ft Explorer V and Explorer VI pontoon boats, are U.S. Coast Guard certified and provide cover from the hot Florida sun. Amenities include comfortable seating, onboard restrooms, drinks, and snacks.

Sarasota Bay Explorers Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing two-hour sunset cruise through Sarasota Bay that is fun for all ages. The highlight of the tour is watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico!

Water, beverages, and snacks are available for purchase. Alternatively, you can bring your own small cooler with goodies to enjoy.

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Private Custom Charters

Sarasota Bay Explorers also offers private custom charters aboard the Miss Explorer a 24-ft. Hurricane pontoon deck boat that can accommodate up to 6 passengers.

Create a full day of fun activities that can include dolphin and manatee observation, birding, sightseeing, shelling, picnicking, or a sunset cruise – choose one activity or a combination.

Reservations are recommended for all of Sarasota Bay Explorers tours and cruises.

Sarasota Bay Explorers has moved to just north of the entrance of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. This is where you can check in and assemble for boarding.

Call for 941-388-4200 or book online for reservations.


$1.00 Off Cruise

Present this coupon to receive $1.00 off a Sea Life Encounter Cruise.

Valid per person. Use promo code MD when booking online. Not valid with any other offer.
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Sarasota Bay Explorers
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Exp 12/31/2024