7 Sarasota Dolphin Tours That Will Blow Your Mind

Jumping in and out of the water, cackling at onlookers, swimming in perfect unison… dolphins are so much fun to watch! We’re lucky that Sarasota offers so many sightseeing opportunities and several charters and cruises that can bring you within splashing distance. If exploring marine life and learning about the sea’s inhabitants is your kind of fun, then these Sarasota dolphin tours are well worth checking out!


Siesta Key Watersports Dolphin Tours

Discover the sights and sounds of bottlenose dolphins, manatees, and other sea life on Siesta Key Dolphin Tours. Siesta Key Watersports’ Sarasota dolphin tours last around two hours and include complimentary water and beer if you’re over 21. You can also bring your own drinks and cooler.


LeBarge Dolphin & Manatee Watch Cruise

On the LeBarge Dolphin & Manatee Watch Cruise, you won’t just see dolphins, but you’ll also learn everything you could ever want to know about them too! A Mote Marine-trained marine biologist on board the two-hour cruise talks about the lifestyle and behavior of the local population of bottlenose dolphins and manatees.


Sarasota Bay Explorers’ Sea Life Encounter Cruise

The Sarasota Bay Explorers’ Sea Life Encounter Cruise is just under two hours long and takes you into Sarasota Bay and Roberts Bay. The cruise will bring you close to manatees and resident dolphins and teach you about the ecology, history, and folklore of the area. The cruise guide will lead a short nature walk on an uninhabited island and then follow it up with a unique opportunity to view pelicans herons, ibis, and egrets.


Adventure Kayak Tour

Must-See Sarasota Dolphin Tours


One of the best Sarasota dolphin tours is conducted by kayak. The Adventure Kayak Tour is approximately two hours long and takes you through Lido Key Mangrove Tunnels and around Sarasota Bay. You’ll have a chance to see manatees and dolphins in their natural habitat, and with a kayak guide to lead the way, you’ll also learn useful paddling techniques.


Fun Boat Tours’ Sunset/Dolphin Cruise

If your kind of Sarasota dolphin tour is a leisurely cruise, then you can’t go wrong with Fun Boat Tours’ Sunset/Dolphin Cruise. Search for dolphins and other aquatic life through the mangrove islands on the two-and-a-half-hour cruise. Get your feet wet at the sandbar and pick up a few seashells and sand dollars before watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.


Paradise Boat Tours

On Paradise Boat Tours, you’re almost guaranteed to see dolphins! The full-narrated, 90-minute adventure takes place on a stable catamaran and takes you through Sarasota’s pristine intercoastal waterways. Bring your own food and alcohol to enjoy on the boat. Private tours are also available!


Kokomo Charters’ Sightseeing Charter

The Sightseeing Charter at Kokomo Charters is a two-hour tour during which you’ll most likely see bottlenose dolphins, manatees, and many local birds. Take a quick swim to cool off in between sights. Your tour guide will also pick up the speed if you want to feel the rush of going fast on the water. The boats come equipped with coolers, ice, bottled water, Gatorade, and sodas, but you can also bring your own food and beverages.


Have you ever gone on any of these Sarasota dolphin tours? If you’re ever in our area, we hope you’ll stop by and let us know – we’d love to take you on a tour while you’re here. You can also take a virtual tour of our luxury apartment homes online or give us a call at (941) 217-1315 to schedule a tour.


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