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Half-Day Private Sarasota Charter Tour with Wildlife Watching

5 (101)
Sarasota, US

Half-Day Private Sarasota Charter Tour with Wildlife Watching

5 (101)
Sarasota, US
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Embark on a truly unique boating experience with the Half-Day Private Sarasota Charter Tour with Wildlife Watching. Witness the stunning Siesta Key, Casey Key, and Venice from a whole new perspective as you glide through the waters. Prepare to be amazed as Manatees gracefully surface, Dolphins playfully frolic, and fish leap from the bay. Keep your eyes peeled for magnificent birds like Heron, Osprey, and Swallowtail Kite. You'll also have the opportunity to explore beautiful homes, visit a tiki bar, and search for seashells on the pristine beaches. This unforgettable journey guarantees a memorable experience for all. So step aboard "Imagine" and let Captain Justin and his team provide you with an exhilarating adventure on the water.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Unique boating experience with wildlife watching
  • Opportunity to see Manatee and Dolphin up close
  • Chance to spot birds like Heron and Osprey
  • Visit Historic Spanish Point and Casey Key Swing Bridge
  • Enjoy shelling and exploring beautiful beaches
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Cooler
  • Bluetooth Stereo for your own music
  • Beach toys

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Experience an unforgettable adventure along the stunning Gulf Coast with the Half-Day Private Sarasota Charter Tour with Wildlife Watching. This unique boating excursion offers a fresh perspective of Siesta Key, Casey Key, and Venice, allowing you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this picturesque region. Captain Justin and his boat "Imagine" provide the perfect platform for an up-close encounter with the local marine and birdlife, promising an unforgettable experience filled with fascinating encounters and breathtaking vistas.

What to expect?

Prepare to be mesmerized as you cruise through the intracoastal waterway, where you'll be surrounded by an abundance of natural wonders. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins frolicking in the azure bay waters, and don't miss the chance to witness majestic manatees gracefully surfacing for air. Marvel at the vibrant colors of the tropical paradise as you venture towards Venice Inlet, where the water transforms into a crystal-clear aquamarine hue. Indulge in shelling on Snake Island or make a pit stop at one of the charming tiki bars along the way to savor a delicious cocktail or snack.

Who is this for?

This captivating Sarasota Charter Tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone eager to explore the beauty of Southwest Florida. Whether you're a family on vacation, a group of friends looking for a thrilling day out, or a couple seeking a romantic and picturesque escapade, this private tour caters to all. Nature lovers will be enthralled by the diverse marine life and the opportunity to spot rare bird species. And for those seeking a unique way to celebrate special occasions or create lasting memories, this charter tour is the perfect choice.

Why book this?

Experience the charm and tranquility of this Gulf Coast gem from a whole new perspective. The Half-Day Private Sarasota Charter Tour with Wildlife Watching gives you the opportunity to escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the extraordinary. With Captain Justin's wealth of knowledge and expertise, combined with his boat "Imagine," you're in for an adventure like no other. From encountering playful dolphins and majestic manatees to exploring secluded beaches and snapping photos of beautiful homes, every moment on this tour is filled with wonder and excitement. Let your imagination run wild as you discover hidden treasures and create lasting memories along this unforgettable charter tour.

Good to know

The tour departs from the Marina in Sarasota, where Captain Justin and "Imagine" will be waiting to welcome you. The entire tour lasts approximately 180 minutes, giving you ample time to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Siesta Key, Casey Key, and Venice. Don't forget to bring your camera and sunscreen to capture every incredible moment and protect yourself from the Florida sunshine. Feel free to ask Captain Justin any questions or request recommendations during the tour. And remember, the large sign with SK Boat Charters' logo is easy to spot, ensuring you won't miss your departure point.


Guests who have embarked on the Half-Day Private Sarasota Charter Tour with Wildlife Watching have raved about their experiences. They praised Captain Justin for his warm hospitality and extensive knowledge of the area, making the journey not just beautiful but also informative. Many were thrilled to catch sight of playful dolphins and gentle manatees, with some lucky travelers even capturing stunning photos to cherish forever. Others loved the relaxed atmosphere and the chance to explore idyllic beaches and enjoy refreshments at charming tiki bars along the way. Overall, the reviews painted a picture of an amazing adventure and a tour that exceeded expectations.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary


(Pass by)

We will depart from the Marina in Sarasota and travel out into the intracoastal waterway!

Casey Key

(Pass by)

As we make our way out the intracoastal we will head south towards Venice! Our first sight will be Historic Spanish Point! A home to early Florida settlers and a historically important archaeological site! Immediately following we will pass under the Casey Key Swing Bridge, one of only 83 still in operation in the US!


As we continue on our way south the color of the water begins to transform from brown brackish water to a clear aquamarine tropical paradise. This is largely due to the flow of fresh water coming in from Venice Inlet! Keep your eyes open for Dolphin! As we arrive in Venice Inlet we will pass many great tikis! We can stop for a bite or a cocktail or head to snake island for some shelling! We can always hit the tiki on the way back so no rush! Lets go shelling!


After shelling and a splash let’s stop for a quick bite or pick up something to go! Pop’s Subset grill is a great spot! Not hungry? Let’s head north and look for Dolphins! We can always stop at Casey Key Fish house by the swing bridge!

Siesta Key

(Pass by)

As we get back to Sarasota and Siesta Key we will checkout the mangroves and beautiful homes as we make our way back to port! What a blast!



5 (101)


Simply the boat ride. Enjoyed lunch location. Captain very personable. BUT don’t like this review system. Everytime I select submit it wants more verbiage!!

Brian J

Captain Justin ROCKS!! He’s so easy going and easy to talk to. He lets you pick which direction you’d like to go and has suggestions for places to stop on the way. He had sand toys for the littles and the boat is very comfortable. He’s full of info and made for a perfect half day for us 4 adults and a toddler.


What a great afternoon! Capt Justin was fantastic, lots of dolphins and wildlife. Definitely recommend!


Wonderful experience with Captain Justin! Boat was clean and beautiful and he customized the ride to fit our needs and felt very safe and he is was very knowledgeable of the areas. Overall a beautiful boat ride!


Captain Justin was super patient and accommodating. Had a great eye for wildlife! We were lucky enough to see dolphins and manatees. He knew the water was choppy from an earlier outing and called to make sure we knew the conditions. Overall we would definitely recommend heading out with this charter company he does an excellent job. We will be calling Captain Justin for any future charters.


We had a great day on the water with Captain Justin! He was very personable and customized the time to make it perfect for us. We stopped for the kids to do some shelling at south lido and at a tiki bar for the adults. We all had a great time seeing Siesta and Sarasota by boat! We also appreciated his local recos for dinner and drink spots.


Great trip with Justin. Enjoyed learning about the area and the beautiful beach stop. Boat and captain too notch!!


This boat tour is just a great way to enjoy the Sarasota coast line with friends. We were able to see the local birds and dolphins, do some shelling and make a stop at a Sarasota tiki bar! I would recommend.


We had a fantastic day. Very comfortable and relaxing and also informative learning a lot about the area and the wildlife. Captain Justin is great, highly recommend.


Our family had a great boat trip. Was perfect for our kids aged 7, 5, and 2. We were able to spot some dolphins and the beach at the south end of Lido Key was beautiful! The captain even found a way for our 5 year old to see a mermaid, which made her trip! Thank you!!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-24 18:20