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“puffer fish”(14 reviews)
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
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
+1 941-388-4200
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 5 weeks ago

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 7 January 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 27 December 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 29 August 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 5 August 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
Thank Holly B
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WendyK448
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KathyP1951
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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18 June 2017|
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
15 July 2016|
Response from Sarah W | Property representative |
Sorry that is not Sarasota Bay Explorers