Island Pearl Excursions
4110 127th St. West Cortez, FL 34215
Anna Maria Island / Cortez Boat Tours. The "Island Pearl" and "Now and Then" are operating on Sarasota Bay! Both vessels depart from the Seafood Shack in Cortez. Come enjoy a tour of beautiful Sarasota Bay and the ICW at Anna Maria Island! We are offering daily sightseeing, sunset cruises, circle island tour, and a verity private cruises. Before or after your cruise enjoy the waterfront restaurant and bar at the Seafood Shack.
Sarasota Bay has all the beauty you expect from coastal Florida.
Daily Dolphin Watch/Sightseeing: They're out there... somewhere... and our aim is to find 'em! Enjoy the sun and the water as we explore the local Dolphin neighborhoods. Our home is their home! Bring you camera and binoculars. Pack a picnic! Load up the kids and the grandparents and let's go find us some dolphin! 10:00AM to 11:30AM or 2:00PM to 3:30PM.
Circle Island Tour: This is one of our most popular trips. This scenic cruise heads north from our dock in Cortez, past Bean Point, just south of Egmont Key, and around the west side of Anna Maria Island along her pristine Gulf Beaches. We'll pass over the sunken sugar barge, "Regina". If the water is clear enough you can see part of what is left of the barge after 70 years on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Dolphins and other sea life are always part of the trip. As we complete our circle, we cruise south to Longboat Key Pass. We cruise by Jewfish Key, and up the ICW to Cortez. See your favorite Island from the best vantage possible, on the water!
Sunset Aboard Island Pearl: Sunsets are why you came to Sarasota and the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico . We get one every day...no two are the same so don't miss this all time Florida favorite! We are the only vessel operator that offers a no-money back guarantee for a sunset. (you may not see it, but it will set)
Private Sunset Aboard Now and Then Enjoy a private sunset on the yacht Now and Then. See dolphins while cruising the waters of Anna Maria Sound. Then watch the sunset over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico from Longboat Key Pass. Now and Then is a classic 33'Bertram and is equipped with air conditioned cabin as well as a full restroom (that's a head on a boat), 6 passenger maximum capacity. Come join us, it will be the highlight of your island vacation.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.islandpearlexcursions.com