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Relaxing boat trip near Venice

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Relaxing boat trip near Venice

When visiting the area in February we would love to take a boat trip, either on the canals in Venice, the Gulf or even a river cruise if that's an option we are open to everything from nature trips to fishing trips and even trips with drinks or lunch. We're prepared to drive up 90 minutes from Venice. Any specific suggestions? Open to anything from an hour or two to the best part of a day.

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1. Re: Relaxing boat trip near Venice

You might enjoy the La Barge boat tours out of the Marina Jack docks in Sarasota.

There are also boat tours our of Mote Marine Aquarium.

Myakka State Park has the Gator Gal boat tour.

The Flying Fish Fleet has group fishing trips.

Further away in Punta Gorda there is the Nav-A-Gator boat tour...less than 90 minutes

Key Sailing has tours.

For something really different, you should consider a guided kayak tour...

www.kayakfl.com

~SRQgirl

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2. Re: Relaxing boat trip near Venice

Snook Haven has boat tours on the river

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

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3. Re: Relaxing boat trip near Venice

Thank you both for your suggestions. We will either head to Sarasota and take one of three LA Barge trips. Alternatively we may look at some of the cruises offered by King Fisher Fleet in Punta Gorda.

Thank you also for recommendation of Snook Haven. Last year when we were in the area someone recommended a restaurant they said was by a river. They described it as "old Florida ". We couldn't remember the name but it's clearly Snook Haven. We'll definitely go there and may take the river cruise from there too.

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