Grownup Activities

Destination - Southwest Florida


Sarasota Bay Explorers

Sea Life Excursions / Kayak Adventures / Nature Safari Cruise ~ Cruise Sarasota & Robert’s Bays
aboard a 40′ Pontoon boat with a Marine Biologist looking for Dolphins, Manatee & More. Nature Safari Cruises,
Guided Kayak Tours, & Miss Explorer Private Charters. Hands-on, Fun & Informative for ALL Ages!

Located at Mote Marine Aquarium

Call for details: 941-388-4200

Key Sailing

Kids of all ages (accompanied by their parents) can climb aboard a 41 foot sailing vessel to bask in
the warmth of the sun. First mate, Jan, is at your side with a cool drink to quench the most tropical of thirsts.
Whether you choose to try sailing the boat from the helm, or enjoying the sights of Sarasota from the water, you can
be assured your voyage will prove to be memorable.  Docked at Marina Jack’s

Call for details: 941-346-7245

Le Barge Tropical Cruises

Offering a Variety of Cruises to suit Your Interest; Dolphin Watch, Narrated Sightseeing, Sunset
Entertainment Cruises, Private Charters & Special Events with Local Musicians. Light Food Menu.
Located 200 yards south of Marina Jack’s Restaurant. Reservations are recommended for Regularly Scheduled Cruises.

Call for details: 941-920-3307

Bay And Gulf Adventures

Guided kayak nature tours & rentals. Explore the Best Kayaking locations in Sarasota, Bradenton &
Siesta Key, featuring Eco-Tours of Lido Key mangrove tunnels & Myakka River gators.
All skill levels are welcome for Educational, Memorable Nature Tours. Dolphins, Manatees & Bird Sightings are waiting.
Small Tour Sizes are normal and Private Tours are available.

Call for details: 941-893-7221

Mote Marine Aquarium

Pet horseshoe crabs, sea stars and stingless rays; play video games with dolphins and learn the
secret life of seahorses. Follow the research and study of sea turtles, sharks and more … with docents available
to answer your questions. 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.

Call for details: 941-388-4441

Big Cat Habitat

A non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. Browse the facility
and learn about exotic and endangered Siberian Tigers, Royal Bengal Tigers, African Lions, and rare White Tigers.
7101 Palmer Blvd.

Call for details: 941-371-6377

Spanish Point

A "Window to the Past" ~ An archaeology exhibition about the gulf coast region's earliest people.
Be surrounded by a 15 foot high prehistoric shell mound called a midden and view a recreated dwelling from 1,000
years ago. Enjoy the Sunken Garden, Duchene Lawn, & Jungle Walk gardens, plus the classical styled Pergola
overlooking Little Sarasota Bay.

337 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Call for details: 941-966-5214

Segway Tours

Rolling two wheel transporters for guided tours along the bay front, Selby Gardens and art

200 S. Washington Blvd.

Call for details: 941-363-9556

PAL Sailor Circus

Sailor Circus now in it's sixth decade of operation has grown from a small high school gymnastics
class in 1949 to the present spectacular 4 ring youth circus production known world wide as the Greatest "Little"
Showon Earth. Students from the 4th through 12th grades in Sarasota and surrounding counties have an opportunity to
experience the performing arts in a circus atmosphere. Annual Holiday Spectacular & Spring Shows.

2075 Bahia Vista Street. Sarasota

Call for details: 941-355-9805

Kiss The Sky Kiteboarding

Wanna ride the water, experience the freedom, fly through the air above the water? If you are
interested in learning one of the most exciting water sports on the planet, you’ve come to the right place! A lesson
from a certified instructor is a must. Yes, it is an extreme sport, but we can show you how to safely learn the
different aspects of understanding the wind and the equipment to learning kite flying and board skills!

To schedule a lesson with a PASA certified instructor, Call: 941-447-8863

Rowing Regattas

Competitive rowing is one of the hottest amateur sports in the country. Benderson Park's premier 600
acre rowing destination attracts athletes from around the world as well as high school and collegiate competition.

University Pkwy. & I-75

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Payne Park

A lighted park for skateboards, plus movies under the stars. A place where families can
picnic, youngsters can skateboard, sport's enthusiasts can play tennis, and walkers and runners can enjoy a
half-mile trail looping through the park.

Payne Pkwy. & Laurel St.

Call for details: 941-861-5000

Evie’s Family Golf Center

With a 60-station Driving Range, a chipping green, a putting green and an 18-hole Waterfall
Adventure Mini-Golf Course there's something for everyone. On a rainy day, check out the Arcade with 15 games
and two pool tables. Hungry? Evie's Pizzeria, Evie's Ice Cream Parlor and Eve's Fudgery are all waiting.
You can even have your car washed! Pets welcome!

4715 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota

Call for details: 941-377-2399


A 14 acre park offering rope courses for kids and adults as well as a 650 foot ZIP line. So, come out
and play in the trees at Southwest Florida's only elevated adventure course.

21805 State Rd. 70 E., Bradenton

Call for details: 941-322-2130 or 855-322-2130


With fishing pier, Beach Volleyball, Skate Park and Canoe Launch there's plenty of great viewing from
shady benches and lounge chairs. A 400 seat Amphitheater features concerts and programs while the Splash Fountain Fun
Zone, kite flying and yoga/tai chi are added features along the river's edge. Check-out what's happening in downtown

Bunker Hill Vineyard

We normally think of wine from California or upstate New York, but grapes can be grown in Florida.
While the wines are white and red, the operation is entirely GREEN. Witness how wine was made decades age – by hand,
with every effort to protect the environment.

8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette

Call for details: 941-776-0418

Fiorelli Rosa Winery

A family-owned and operated winery, located just south of Lake Manatee in the rolling hills of
eastern Manatee County offering a variety of award-winning wines.Tour the vineyards and the manufacturing; then
sample wine and dine on the patio.

4250 CR 675, Bradenton

Call for details: 941-322-0976

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