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
Sarasota Bay Explorers
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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
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
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
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
We very much enjoyed our trip around Sarasota Bay. The biologists on board were very knowledgeable and informative. Not only did we learn all about the birds and fish native to the area, but we also enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes all around the bay....More
We took the Sea Life Encounter tour and it was wonderful! You got a tour of Sarasota Bay, learned about the water grasses, fish and the residents that live around the bay. It was a very hot day and the breezes on the bay were...More
Fantastic trip really informative. Managed to see all sorts of wildlife including dolphins and learned about puffer fish even caught a cow fish to look at. Staff were friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable. All in all a really great trip well worth it!
After the recent news of drownings - I believe all children should be required to wear a life jacket. We need to be pro active and know even if the water is only 5 feet deep - our little ones cannot swim and I had...More
The crew was knowledgeable of all sorts of flaura and fauna of the Sarasota bay.They kept kids and adults engaged and entertained while teaching us about the Bay. Highly recommend.