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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...more
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1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love being out on the water, so this seemed like a natural fit. Our guides were very informative as we toured Sarasota bay. I loved seeing the fish and also the birds. It was a great way to spend the morning.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank glasschickjax
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently took our 2 grandchildren on this tour and we all loved it. We got to see Sarasota Bay from the water and learned about about the are wildlife and marine species. We saw dolphins. The biologist on the tour was very knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cruise was great even if it was a bit chilly. The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw a lot of dolphins and sea birds. The children on the boat loved the educational hands-on activities. Highly recommend this experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rincon2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting my brother in Longboat Key he suggested we take this eco-tour as part of our trip. And are we glad we did. Our tour guide, Martha, a marine biologist made it all worthwhile. She guided us effortlessly with a charming blend of scientific...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ksmms
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most memorable Nature escorted visits I have experienced. The intent is TRULY to inform and entertain. Superb. I'm a PhD. Biochemist so very much appreciated the scientific rigor. Thanks so much for Fl gov't regulations allowing educational collection of marine samples.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Happiness443150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour wuth capt Jen, bio. Martha and volunteer Christy. We see this morning 2 manatees, lot of dolphins, seabirds, and seabird nesting aerea. Because we saw the dolphins and manatees the tour was a little bit longer. The island we go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rotorynette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Explored the Sarasota bay with our engaging and knowledgeable guide Taylor. She was so great and clearly an expert in the field! The captain (I think Jen) was also impressive, as well as the sweet volunteer. This is an amazing tour for couples, families of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank localhistorytraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 2 hour tour was very educational with Leah, the marine biologists, providing great insights and knowledge are marine life in that area. Abe our guide and Rocky the captain all made the experience for us and our 2 six year old boys very worthwhile....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the basic eco tour and it was great. We enjoyed our time on the boat and the short stop at the island. We learned a few things too. The only negative I can could find is we didn't know anything about this before...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TD363
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Jen and marine expert Leah were a great team. They skillfully spotted numerous dolphins and new the history of Sarasota bay and its marine life.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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