Boats, Bikes and Brews, explore Sarasota by tour

Tours combine your favorite activity with knowledgeable experts that enhance the experience. Whether you’d like to go on an active adventure or an easy-going excursion, these tours are a great way to spend the day.

To the untrained eye, Sarasota might just be another Florida city with busy hubs, nice beaches and a few hotels — another town off I-75 between Tampa and Fort Myers. But Sarasota is actually a blend of interesting quirks and surprises. If you experience it with someone who knows they area, they’ll show you a vibrant town full of history, rich dining, eco-splendor and so much more. For whatever your interest might be, there’s a part of town or an expedition into the wild that may pique your interest.

Around the Bend Nature Tours & Sarasota Bay Explorers

Learn about the wildlife in Sarasota Bay through two uniquely different tours. Net and identify different wildlife on grassflats with Around the Bend Nature Tours, or take a boat ride and explore sea life encounters on a guided trip with Sarasota Bay Explorers

Key Culinary Tours

One of the best parts about visiting Sarasota is the amount of fabulous fine dining restaurants. There’s so many, however, that it can be hard to choose which restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. With Key Culinary Tours, sample plates from a few different restaurants while enjoying a rich tour filled with knowledge about the history of the city of Sarasota. The business offers multiple tours from different locations around town.

Le Barge Cruises and Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans

Be sure to take a trip on our waterways and enjoy some of the best views the Florida Gulf Coast has to offer. Kick back and sip cocktails on LeBarge Tropical Cruises, which offers sightseeing and sunset cruises with live entertainment and two full bars. Or take a more exclusive ride on a catamaran with Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans and enjoy swimming, snorkeling and sailing around Sarasota Bay.

Sarasota Bike Tours

Cruise around the city and get a work out with Sarasota Bike Tours. Offering 2 to 5 hour-long tours around Siesta Key, Ringling Mansion, Downtown and Lido Key, these bike tours are a great way to see the town and snacks, drinks and all equipment is provided.

Sarasota Walking Tours

If you prefer to travel on foot, try the Sarasota Walking Tours. Travel back in time and discover one of America’s most interesting cities. Learn about the legacy and history of John Ringling, Owen Burns, John Hamilton Gillespie and many more.

Kayaking Trips

Tour with  Kayaking SRQ, Dolphin Paddlesports, Bayfront Excursions or another company that launches from Lido Key and takes you on a journey through mangrove tunnels and over grass beds, offering one the best wildlife encounter trips in the destination. At the right time of year, see manatees, dolphins, migrating birds and fish and much more!

Looking for something else? Check out our attractions & tours page for all there is to do in the area.