This photo of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Have an exciting, hands-on, educational and fun on-the-water experience — guided by experts who can tell you what you’re looking at. Sarasota Bay Explorers, working with The Aquarium at Mote, offer interactive, hands-on eco-adventures on the Sea Life Encounter Cruise, Guided Kayak Tours, Nature Safari and private charters aboard the Miss Explorer.

These tours are a fun and fascinating extension of any visit to The Aquarium. Our cruises visit Sarasota and Roberts bays and are operated by a U.S. Coast Guard-certified boat captain, narrated by a biologist and staffed by Mote-trained volunteers. Guests have the potential to meet our marine natives — dolphins, manatees, osprey, eagles and other marine birds in their natural settings — as they learn more about Florida wildlife from the ship’s biologist.

We offer a combination ticket that allows guests to cruise and visit The Aquarium on the same day.


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