Sarasota Bay Explorers

Sarasota Bay Explorers
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
941.388.4200
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  • Looking for an exciting, hands-on, educational and FUN experience on the water? We’ve got it! Sarasota Bay Explorers is 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:

    Sea Life Encounter Cruise

    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.

    Guided Kayak Tours

    After a brief kayak instruction, our naturalist/biologist will lead you through the shaded “tunnels” in a mangrove forest. The low profile and silence of our kayaks allow you to observe wildlife in an up-close and nonthreatening manner.

    Nature Safari

    Cruise in the comfort of our covered boat with our captain/naturalist and a marine biologist to the beach on Lido Key for a fascinating walk along the beach and through the trails where you will experience many different ecosystems including coastal grasslands, wetlands, uplands and tidal mangrove forests. Wade to the grass flats to find live shells, sea stars, many varieties of fish, crabs, sand dollars and even sea horses.

    Miss Explorer Private Charters

    Let our captain help you create your own custom cruise for the same price as a rental boat without a captain. Choose one activity or combine activities to make a full day.

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Listing Category: Eco Travel and Travel