West Central
Florida
DayTripsTours&Excursions
Explore and learn about the many fascinating nature spots, waterways, the Everglades, the many historical sites, or take a relaxing cruise to nowhere in particular aboard a beautiful sailboat, tall ship, glass-bottom boat or catamaran


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Boca Grande
Bushnell
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Tarpon Springs
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Clearwater
Holmes Beach
Bradenton
Indian Rocks Beach
Sarasota
Palmetto
Parrish
Wimauma

 
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WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA
Homosassa
Nature & Ecology Tours
River Safaris and Gulf Charters, Inc .
800/758-FISH
P.O. Box 800
Homosassa, Florida 34747

Kayak and Expedition Company
352/628-3183
5300 S. Cherokee Way
Homosassa, Florida 34448


Sarasota
Nature & Ecology Tours
Mote Marine Aquarium

1600 Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
941/388-2451
Admission: Adults $12. Children 4-12 $8. Children under 4 & members admitted free. Prices subject to change without notice. Call for current information. Mote Aquarium, together with its laboratory's educational programs, makes the exciting world of oceans more understandable and accessible. Look, touch & explore more than 200 varieties of fish and invertebrates of the sea. Touch many of these amazing animals in the 30-foot touch tank & visit the new Immersion Cinema and Mysterious Mollusks exhibit.



Economy Tackle, Inc.
6018 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone: 941/922-9671; Fax: 941/922-8842

Paddleboat Cruises
Marina Jack Dinner Boat
Marina Plaza, Sarasota, Florida 34236; 941/366-9255

Nature Tours
Myakka State Park & Wilderness Preserve
State Road 72, nine miles east of Sarasota, Florida; 941/365-0100

Tampa
Balloon Tours
Big Red Balloon By Fantasy Flights
16302 E. Course Drive, Tampa, Florida 33624; 813/969-1518; 800/44-TAMPA

Tarpon Springs
All in one excursion tours
Dream Catcher Explorations
(727) 804-2291
4 hour tour includes: Snorkeling gear, dolphin watching, tubing rides, refreshments & fresh fruit.
6 hour tour also includes a BBQ chicken lunch.


Dinner Cruises
Casablanca Cruises
510 Dodecanese Blvd., Ste. 2, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689; (813)YES-CASH (937-2274) for reservations

Gambling Cruises
Tarpon Springs Cruises
Sails from the Sponge Docks in Historic Tarpon Springs, Florida; 813-937-2274

Fishing Guides
Florida Fishing Adventures
2588 Hunt Road
Tarpon Springs, Florida 346897
Tel: 727/938-8186
Fax: 727/937-4685

St. Petersburg
Luxury/Casino Cruises
Empress Cruise Lines
450 34th St., N. St. Petersburg, Florida 33713; 813/895-DEAL; 800/ 486-8600

EUROPA SEAKRUZ
150-153rd Ave., Ste. 202, Madeira Beach, Florida 33708; 813/393-5110; Fla. and U.S. 800/688-PLAY

Lady Anderson Dining Yacht
3400 Pasadena Ave., South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707; 813/367-7804; Fla. and U.S. 800/533-2288; fax: 813/367-7806.

Clearwater
All in one excursion tours
Dream Catcher Explorations
(727) 804-2291
4 hour tour includes: Snorkeling gear, dolphin watching, tubing rides, refreshments & fresh fruit.
6 hour tour also includes a BBQ chicken lunch.


Nature & Ecology
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, Florida 33767; 727/441-1790

Water Sports & Fishing Excursions
City of Clearwater Marina
25 Causeway Blvd.
813/462-6954
Headquarters for deep-sea fishing excursions, water sports and cruise attractions.

Sightseeing Cruises
Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise
City of Clearwater Marina
25 Causeway Blvd.
813/446-2587
Offering sightseeing, sunset and private charter cruises with a pirate theme.

Sea Screamer
City of Clearwater Marina
25 Causeway Blvd.
813/447-7200
The world's largest speedboat, this 73-foot craft offers scenic nature and thrilling sightseeing cruises.

Nature Trail
Moccasin Lake Nature Trail
2750 Park Trail Lane
Clearwater
813/462-6024
50-acre park featuring a lake, upland forest, wetlands and many plant and animal species.

Dinner/Dance Cruises
The Starlite Majesty
Docked at the Clearwater Beach Marina P.O. Box 3335, Clearwater, Florida 34630; 813/462-2628

Show Queen
City of Clearwater Marina
25 Causeway Blvd.
813/461-3113
Offers narrated sightseeing and dinner cruises.

Indian Rocks Beach
Paddleboat Cruises
The Starlite Princess
Cruising from Garrison Seaport Center, downtown Tampa, (adjacent to the Florida Aquarium). 401 Second St. East, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 34635; 813/595-1212.

Cortez
Paddleboat Cruises
Seafood Shack Showboat
4110 127th St. West, P.O. Box 637, Cortez, FL 34215; 941/794-3766

Fishing/Sightseeing Cruises
Cortez Fleet
4330 127th Street, Cortez, Florida; 941/794-1223

Paddleboat Cruises
Seafood Shack Showboat Cruise & Dinner
4110 127th Street, Cortez, Florida 34215; 941/794-5048


Bradenton
Nature Tours
C'est La Vie
Overnight sailing trips to Venice or Egmont Key
Regatta Point Marina, Palmetto, Florida; 941/746-4288

Lo-Seas II
Full and half day crusies, sunset and midnight cruises
5501 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217; 941/778-1977

Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum
Take a deisel locomotive ride in open air or closed coaches through a rustic section of Manatee County
US Highway 301, Parrish, Florida, 34219; 941-653-4984

River Cruise
Tours of the Manatee River on a pontoon boat
Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, Florida 34222; 941/722-5675

Snead Island Charters
Backwater fishing and sightseeing trips
941/722-5675

Nature Coast River Tours
7154 Shoal Line Blvd.
Spring Hill
352/597-9044

M/V Rustic Boat Tours
352/597-2622

Boca Grande
Kayaking & Eco-tours
Boca Grande Sightseeing Cruises
Placida Road, Placida, Florida 33946
941/697-8825