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About Sarasota Bay Explorers
Looking for an exciting, hands-on, educational and FUN experience on the water? We've got it! We are 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 our renowned Sea Life Encounter Cruise, Guided Kayak Tours, Nature Safari and private charters aboard the Miss Explorer. In addition to our regular cruises, you may charter a trip on one of our 40-foot pontoon boats for a private group. Private charters are available for anything from school field trips to company outings to birthday parties
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A pontoon boat trip oriented to nature. Birds, sea life, plant life. Good learning experience, especially for children.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SANDRAB10444
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful trip around Sarasota Bay. Our nature guide, Martha, was very knowledgeable and informative both for kids and adults. The Mote volunteers were friendly and shared a lot of information. Great tour!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lgratsch
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything about this tour was a delight. The biologist on the boat, Martha, was very knowledgeable, lively and engaging, and really responsive to both the kids and the adults on the trip. She made the tour both educational and fun. Riding around in Sarasota Bay...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Victor1744
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an educational, hands-on and fun experience. Martha was a terrific eco-guide. Very personable and knowledgeable about the marine life in the bay. We enjoyed the trip around the bay and seeing the dolphins and the various birds that live there. Worthwhile experience for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Travelmaven1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone was super friendly and the biologist guide was so knowledgeable. Kids loved examinign the sea creatuers and being able to touch some of them. There was more to this experience than I expected.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Flowerfountain
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Very nice way to spend a couple of hours on the bay. Very informative. They drag a net and pull up all kinds of sea life that you can see and touch. We even got a cute sea horse to see. Guide and captain had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cenparent
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This was so much fun! We got to see & touch a lot of sea life & we learned a lot. The marine biologist was great at sparking everyone's interests & answering questions. My 8yo had a blast touching things they dredged up in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Halle M
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Even with the effects of red tide, this bay boat tour is an informative activity for the entire family. It helps to have an informative tour leader (a marine biologist), and my understanding is that marine biologists are always the leaders. While the "catch" in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank opps67
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This tour operates out of the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota. We took the sea life encounters tour. The guides are very well informed on the sea life that lives in the bay. There was a stop on an island with a short tour of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Went on the eco-boat tour with family. It was informational -- Learned about sea life, invasive plants, and a little bit of lifetime of rich and famous as large homes on Bird Key were pointed out. Caught a glimpse of some dolphins. Nice jaunt around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stanmac71
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Our Sea Life Encounter tour departs daily at 11am , 1:30pm , and 4pm. Call the boat for reservations 941-388-4200
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LSG_Chloe
July 14, 2016|
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Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Sorry that is not Sarasota Bay Explorers
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