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4 Hour Private Boat Tour in Sarasota Bay

5 (8)
Sarasota, US

4 Hour Private Boat Tour in Sarasota Bay

5 (8)
Sarasota, US
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Experience the beauty of Sarasota Bay like never before with a private 4-hour boat tour. Get away from the crowded beaches and embark on a journey to discover the hidden gems of this stunning ecosystem. Your knowledgeable and experienced captain will guide you through the bay, pointing out the diverse wildlife and sharing fascinating insights about the eco system. After exploring the bay, you'll have the chance to hop off the boat and enjoy a sandbar or local beach, where you can go shelling, snorkeling, or simply relax and soak up the sun on our floats. Don't forget to bring your own food and drinks on board, making this an ideal opportunity for a BYOB picnic. This private boat tour promises an unforgettable adventure in the breathtaking Sarasota Bay.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private boat tour in Sarasota Bay
  • Exploring the eco system of the bay
  • Spotting wildlife in the area
  • Enjoying a sandbar or local beach
  • Opportunity for shelling, snorkeling, and relaxation
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Floats

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Escape the typical beach day and embark on a unique adventure with the 4 Hour Private Boat Tour in Sarasota Bay. This captivating tour offers the chance to explore the pristine waters of the bay while learning about its fascinating ecosystem and wildlife. With your own private boat and a knowledgeable captain as your guide, get ready to discover the hidden gems of Sarasota Bay like never before.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect an unforgettable experience filled with excitement, relaxation, and exploration. Your captain will take you on a journey through the bay, pointing out the diverse wildlife and sharing interesting insights about the ecosystem. Take in the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscapes as you cruise along the water. At a sandbar or local beach, you'll have the opportunity to disembark from the boat and enjoy some fun activities like shelling, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on a float. Whether you're an avid nature lover, an adventure seeker, or just looking for a unique way to spend your day, this tour promises to exceed your expectations.

Who is this for?

The 4 Hour Private Boat Tour in Sarasota Bay is designed for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone looking for a break from the typical beach activities. It caters to both individuals and small groups who are eager to explore the beauty of the bay and learn about its ecosystem. Whether you're a family looking for a fun outing, a group of friends seeking adventure, or a couple wanting a romantic escape, this tour is perfect for all age groups and interests. Even if you're not a seasoned traveler, this tour offers a unique and accessible way to experience the wonders of Sarasota Bay.

Why book this?

This private boat tour stands out from the crowd with its exceptional features and advantages. Firstly, having your own private boat ensures a personalized and intimate experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the bay without any distractions. Additionally, the knowledgeable captain will provide you with in-depth information about the ecosystem and wildlife, giving you a deeper appreciation for the environment around you. The opportunity to disembark at a sandbar or local beach adds an extra element of excitement and exploration to the tour, making it an unforgettable adventure that goes beyond just a boat ride. By booking this tour, you can create memories that will last a lifetime while discovering the hidden treasures of Sarasota Bay.

Good to know

Please note that this tour requires a total duration of 4 hours, providing ample time to delve into the wonders of the bay. The meeting and end point for the tour is Nora Patterson Bay Island Park. Be sure to bring your own food and drinks onboard the boat, allowing you to indulge in your favorite snacks and beverages while enjoying the tour. The tour also encourages participants to bring their own floatation devices and snorkeling gear for maximum enjoyment. With all these details in mind, you can prepare for a fantastic adventure in Sarasota Bay.


Previous customers have been raving about their experiences on the 4 Hour Private Boat Tour in Sarasota Bay. They have praised the knowledgeable and friendly captains who made the tour informative and engaging. Many were delighted with the opportunities to see a variety of wildlife up-close, from dolphins to birds. The chance to explore a sandbar or local beach added an extra level of fun and relaxation. Customers have consistently expressed their satisfaction and rated this tour highly, making it a must-do activity for anyone visiting Sarasota Bay.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary


Check the Sarasota bay with a private boat tour. We look for wildlife and we will tell about the eco system of the bay. Then we’ll go to a sandbar or local beach where you can get off the boat and have some fun exploring the area! Shelling, snorkeling or just chill out on our floats! Bring your own food and drinks on board. BYOB of course!



5 (8)


Captain Matt was great and his boat was beautiful! We took a 3 hour tour and he customized it for us so we could do a little sightseeing, see some wildlife (including a mother and baby dolphin swimming/jumping together), and also stop at a sandbar for a swim and a drink. It was a blast!


Matt was a great boat captain. Very informative and knowledgeable of the area, wildlife and water. He gave us great options and worked with what we wanted to do. Highly recommend him!!!!


Capt Matt was great! We wanted our kids to see the dolphins and Capt Matt delivered. We found several dolphins and witnessed them feeding, including a mom feeding one of her calves. We spent time at a sandbar and the kids loved it. Capt Matt was kind, accommodating, and very informative. We would absolutely choose Capt Matt again.


My family and I had a fantastic tour with Captain Matt. He was very informative along the way, and he took us to two sandbars where we could snorkel, float on rafts, & experience the wildlife…we even spotted dolphins nearby us. It was a very relaxing experience with just the family. We highly recommend Captain Matt, with Paradise Key Charters!

Elaine B

Captain Matt was a total gentleman. He was very polite and informed about the area and wildlife. He was totally accommodating also. We swam at a sandbar, saw multimillion dollar houses, saw dolphins right by the boat. The best part was that it was totally relaxing and enjoyable - we didn’t want it to end.

Jackie T

Our family( 2 adults and 4 teens had an amazing day in the water with Capt Matt! We visited 2 sandbars, multiple waterfronts, found tons of sand dollars and saw many multi- million dollar homes. He was very knowledgeable about the area, friendly and accommodating to what our group was interested in doing. His boat was beautiful and very comfortable. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area!! Thank you for a great memorable day!


My family had a great time. We liked the profession boat Captain who cared a lot about our safety. Great job! The boat is clean and the equipment is perfect to have lots of fun.


Certified master captain Matt arrived in his 25’ Sailfish cruiser on time and everyone ooh’d and aah’d- the boat was fresh looking, well powered and equipped. We loaded our gear, boarded and were off in minutes. As we cruised the north and south parts of Roberts Bay, we were entertained by observations of the marine wildlife- birds, dolphin, manatee, as well as a number of historical and Sarasota particular facts about the marine area, architecture of the many varied residential and commercial buildings along the bay shores. The most important feature of the cruise, to adults as well as the kids, was the anchoring at the sandbar. It’s a well known feature in the bay, and yet we were easily able to anchor and everyone stepped off onto the bar. Capt. Matt had snorkeling gear, and very interesting sling floats that were the hit of the sandbar stop. Many shells were collected and even a spider crab was netted by one of the kids!! After about 90 minutes on the sandbar, we hauled anchors and did a bit more cruising, encountering a pod of dolphins on our way back to the dock, following along as they made their way through the water. We debarked at the dock, everyone happy that we made this trip with this captain. Matt provides water and Gatorade on ice, the aforementioned snorkeling and float gear; you should bring some food (snacks and /or lunch), sunscreen and towels. This is an excursion highly recommended for anyone visiting the Sarasota city or county area.
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2024-04-24 19:38