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Address: 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: +1 941 366 6116
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Worthwhile Way to See the Mansions & (if you're lucky) Marine Mammals

We took the afternoon cruise, had a gorgeous, low-80s day, and enjoyed the close-up view of many of the beautiful homes along the waterfront of mainland Sarasota and the Keys. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We took the afternoon cruise, had a gorgeous, low-80s day, and enjoyed the close-up view of many of the beautiful homes along the waterfront of mainland Sarasota and the Keys. We were also lucky enough to see a couple of porpoises feeding, a juvenile manatee, three islands chock full of nesting birds, as well as osprey and herons hunting. Since... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Longtime friends were visiting for a week. One of them found Le Barge Tropical Tours on the web and suggested that we go on the Sunset Tour. I made the mistake of agreeing without doing my own research. Bottom line up front... not a total waste of time, but certainly not something that I would ever again agree to do,... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The ship was crowded and food and drinks were not that great. Sunset was beautiful but for a party boat it was boring. Lots of little kids and music was kind of low key. It would have been nice to have an emcee talking or joking or anything for some of the time.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had reservations and were sixth in line. A large group boarded early and the boat was over crowded. Very disappointed

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Roscoe, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great narrated 2 hr cruise with light lunch and bar available. I called day in advance for reservation, then you show up and get tickets at 10:30 for 11:00 cruise. We arrived at 10:15 to stand in line and we were able to sit on the upper open part of the deck. If you want to sit in the covered/shaded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We took the 11 am cruise and loved it! Relaxing and informative! Michelle was a great tour guide and Rick was a great bartender. We saw both dolphins and manatee today. Great option for a mixed generation family outing!

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I took my daughter and two grand-kids on the afternoon cruise today. They did not have the eleven am cruise so we had to do the two pm cruise. For two adults and two small kids it was $90. That is about double what it should be in my opinion. The price leaves a bad taste. We had good weather... More 

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Portsmouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Family had reserved in advance as a special birthday present. With a 6:30pm departure it was suggested we arrive before 6pm to get a decent seat. After struggling to find parking nearby we actually arrived at 5:40pm. There was a line of maybe 20 people already. No-one was giving any info on whether to checkin, pay, or just queue. Just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wonderful cruise!!! Captain did an awesome job of keeping perfectly positioned in big pass for sunset good food good entertainment and the booze flows like a river

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Wayland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Made a reservation well in advance and looked forward to the boat cruise. After waiting in line for a half hour a person in line ahead of us was allowed to hold places for 80 people who arrived 20 minutes after we did. All were allowed to board and took all the seating on the second deck. Our groups of... More 

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