Anna Maria Island coast

AMI Coastal Island Boat Cruise


Saturday, December 16


9:00am - 1:00pm




Booking Contact

p: 813-538-2549

Event Information

This easy day on the water reveals the wildlife, habitats and cultural history of Sarasota Bay firsthand as you explore the estuary’s hidden bayous, bay islands and inlets only reachable by boat. On this small boat cruise limited to six guests, your licensed captain will show you the waters, while your expert marine biologist guide will show you the fragile ecology of Sarasota Bay and how local scientists are working to restore and protect it. Keep an eye out for dolphins, manatees, birds and other wildlife in between stops at bayside attractions. Enjoy a picnic lunch hand-crafted with local ingredients by Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club chefs.

Included: Boat, Licensed Captain, Marine Biologist Expert Guide, Picnic Lunch, Hydration, Great People, Good Times.

What to Wear: Wear clothing that is both quick to dry and provides protection from the sun and sport sandals (like Tevas). You might also want to wear a bathing suit or clothes that can get wet in case you decide to go swimming in between stops. In the winter months, you’ll be happy to have a fleece to layer on and off.

What to Bring: Personal Water Bottle, Hat, Polarized Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Pocket-Sized Binoculars, Breathable Rain Poncho

– 9:00am-9:15am: Welcome & Introduction! Meet in Waterline Lobby.
– 9:15am-11:45am: Guests board boat and head out – stops are customizable depending on guests’ interest and may include: Cortez Fishing Village, Emerson Point Preserve, Leffis Key, popular Sarasota Bay sandbars, Sister Keys and more.
– 11:45am-12:30pm: Picnic Lunch
– 12:30pm-1:00pm: Cruise back to Waterline

– Ages 8 and Up
– 4 guests minimum, 6 guests maximum

Have Questions about the Tour Itself or Safety Precautions?
Please contact Christine at [email protected] or (630) 415-4210 or Jennifer at [email protected] or (844) 299-3493.

Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel at least 7 days from the start of the tour, we will issue a refund. If you cancel less than 7 days from the start of the tour, we cannot issue a refund unless we fill your spot. All cancellations must be received in writing via email, fax or US mail. We would hate to see you cancel, but if you do we cannot be responsible for any expenses that you may incur as a result.

If your tour is cancelled due to unexpected and extreme circumstances beyond our control, we will issue you a refund minus any portion already paid to and unrecoverable from our suppliers. If your tour is otherwise cancelled, we will provide you no less than 7 days’ notice and issue you a full refund. The refund shall constitute full settlement with you. We are not responsible for any additional direct or indirect expenses that you may incur as a result of a cancelled or interrupted tour including cost of travel, time, or inconvenience.

Ticket sales cut off 48 hours in advance.

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Phone: 813-538-2549
email: [email protected]