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Guided Nature Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Calusa Queen (Up to 53% Off)

The Fishery Restaurant

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In a Nutshell

A U.S. Coast Guard master mariner pilots an open ship during a 1.5-hour nature tour that explores the aquatic life of Gasparilla Sound

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sailors have to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor bend to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. Set sail with the experts with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $20 for a nature tour for one (a $40 value)
  • $39 for a nature tour for two (an $80 value)
  • $74 for a nature tour for four (a $160 value)<p>

Passengers hop aboard the Calusa Queen at the Fishery Restaurant and cruise into the placid waters of Gasparilla Sound for a 1.5-hour nature tour that unveils aquatic creatures such as manatees, dolphins, and ospreys. As a narrator points out mangrove islands and notable landmarks, passengers can move around the craft for a better view.<p>

Calusa Queen

Captain Will Olds is an aquatic Renaissance man. The U.S. Coast Guard master mariner has dedicated his life to the water—from time spent piloting charter boats across Lake Superior to his days teaching boat safety at the Chapman School of Seamanship—and to his passion for history and the natural world. The multitalented skipper translates his many skills into a daily roster of eco-tours and excursions that whisk visitors along the fluvial highways of southern Florida.

From behind the wheel of his trusted ship, the Calusa Queen, the captain delivers entertaining and educational anecdotes along with views of Charlotte Harbor Estuary and Cape Haze. While not included in this offer, the Matlacha Art Community cruise features stops on terra firma to visit local galleries, and the Peace River Eco-Tour and Cruise wends through a nature preserve for a peek at manatees, alligators, and dolphins. Named for the Native American peoples of Florida’s southwest coast, the ship is inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and can hold up to 28 passengers along with their spare sets of sea legs.


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  • “Try it, you'll like it.”

  • “Capt Will and Bunny are awesome and so knowledgeable. The sunset cruise was beautiful. Can't wait to take another cruise with them.”

  • “Great evening!! captain was very witty which made the experience even better! Sunset was amazing, luckily it was a clear sky and a lovely warm breeze! Would...”

    “Great evening!! captain was very witty which made the experience even better! Sunset was amazing, luckily it was a clear sky and a lovely warm breeze! Would definitely go again with a groupon! Thanks !!!! ”

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    The Fishery Restaurant

    13000 Fishery Road

    Placida, Florida 33946

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88% of the people were positive about the Sunset Cruise, most described it as Great.
92% of the people were positive about the Crew, most described it as Knowledgeable.
88% of the people were positive about the Host, most described it as Informative.
88% of the people were positive about the Music, most described it as Great.
83% of the people were positive about the Owner, most described it as Pleasant.
94% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Great.
80% of the people were positive about the Price.