Top 5 Scenic Tours in Sarasota

Sarasota is unlike anywhere in the world. The scenic bay, wildlife, and activities are unparalleled, especially in sunny South Florida. The best way to capture the ultimate experience in the area is to take the tours. Let the city come to life in your eyes. Here are a few tours to make you and your family fall in love with Sarasota.

Marina Jack II Cruises


This 96 foot yacht is unlike any other in the area. Wine and dine you and your family along the bay on the Marina Jack II cruising yacht. The boat's amenities include salons, restrooms, full bar, and an open-air deck. Every seat available has a gorgeous view of the water (with a good chance of dolphins and manatees!).

The Ringling Cà d’Zan


Ca' d'Zan was the elegant winter home of the American circus owner and developer John Ringling and his wife Mable. The 36,000-square-foot mansion is a masterful piece of art with a Mediterranean feel. The five-story structure features 41 rooms and 15 bathrooms.

Siesta Key Dolphin Watch & Sunset Tours


This Gulf of Mexico cruise is one of a kind. You can take a dolphin tour or sunset cruise with refreshments and beverages for the whole family. Each dolphin and sunset tour last for 2-2.5 hours of fun-filled adventure and site-seeing. If you’ve never been to Sarasota, rest assured that a Sarasota sunset is something to remember.

Myakka Wildlife Tours


Airboat rides aren’t for everyone but luckily Myakka offers different levels of rides. You can cruise along the river at a relaxed pace or speed up the intensity a bit. The Myakka River is the only river in Florida to be designated a Wild and Scenic River, which guarantees the preservation and management of the river for years to come.

Sarasota’s Marine Wildlife

Southwest Florida is home to thousands of species of birds and animals. From the mangroves and river banks you can witness bottlenose dolphins, manatees, and plenty of exotic birds native to the region. In fact, the bottlenose dolphin is one of the area’s most popular animals and over 100 dolphins have been observed in the area over the past 50 years. It is quite an amazing site to see.

Posted by Andree Huffine, Sarasota Realtor on
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