Tours in Bradenton

40% Off Two-Hour Cruise for Up to Six People from One Love Charters

St. Petersburg

$200 $120

During two-hour cruise, captain guides boat to aesthetically pleasing sites and offers a guarantee that guests will see birds and dolphins

50% Off Waterfront Segway Tour

St. Petersburg

$50 $25

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Scenic tour of St. Petersburg’s waterfront; basic training, tour guide, and personal headgear provided

Up to 64% Off from Ghost Party

Historic Ybor

$40 $20

Paranormal tours might visit a storied 19th-century mansion; Private tours are led by a researcher with ghost-hunting equipment

Half Off Airplane Tour

Tampa

$250 $125

An experienced pilot takes you on a one-hour flight over the Sunshine Skyway, Apollo Beach, and manatees

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Gaspar's Grotto

$50 $25.99

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Tampa's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment and a set of dowsing rods

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Tampa

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Half Off Private Boat Charters

Seminole Boat Ramp

$300 $149

Passengers enjoy views of the sunset or spend the day hopping islands, collecting seashells, and spotting turtles, dolphins, and manatees

Half Off Sunset Dinner Cruise from Gulfside Adventures

Clearwater

$350 $175

50-ft. yacht ferries up to six guests as they enjoy dinner and BYOB drinks along dolphin-filled, sunset-laced waters

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If you part the fragrant, fruit-heavy branches of Mixon Fruit Farms’ citrus trees, you might spy an unusual sight: Burmese pythons and African land tortoises basking in the sunlight, surrounded by cages of roosting falcons.

The farm that began in 1939 as a 20-acre roadside fruit stand has stayed true to citrus farmer Willy Mixon’s vision of showcasing the region’s natural splendor. But in addition to an extra 250 acres of fruit trees, the farm has expanded its focus to include a wildlife refuge, where rescue volunteers nurse injured animals back to health and educate visitors on native and exotic species. The farm also hosts an on-site tropical garden along with dazzling koi ponds, and has a magical maze open to kids of all ages.

Along with daily tours of the grove and sanctuary, Mixon Fruit Farms also spotlights Florida’s bounty with citrus-infused ice cream, salads, and festive hats made of fruit at Groveside Café. Homemade fudge and orange juice also populate the 14,000-square-foot gift shop

2525 27th St E
Bradenton,
FL
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Owner and operator Shawn can trace his family's roots in the local waterways back seven generations. His deep love of the water led him to launch Native Rentals, which conducts eco-friendly paddle tours, and create the Surfer Bus, a renovated school bus that brims with kayaks, surfboards, and any equipment needed for tours on the go. His eco-tours explore the Robinson Preserve, Neal Preserve, and the Anna Maria Sound aboard single or tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards, and bikes, all of which let guests test their muscles without the exorbitant fees of going through Poseidon's booking agent.

9800 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton,
FL
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The sun-soaked hidden corners and historic shops of Anna Maria Island reveal themselves to riders during autonomous spins or guided tours from Segs by the Sea. During their two-wheeled adventures, riders may choose to glide along the misty beachfronts, shady inland paths, or the quiet streets of town. They are equipped with helmets and water bottles for each tour, allowing them to safely cruise off the beaten path to sites including Coquina Beach and Bridge Street. During the tours, they can also peer at the beauty of the Gulf waters and the architectural grandeur of the island's vacation homes without having to step on hot sand or commandeer teenagers' roller skates.

119 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach,
FL
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Captain Kim was destined to spend her life near the ocean. Born and raised on Anna Maria Island, the third-generation commercial fisherwoman with 15 years of captaining experience provides tours of the waters that she grew up exploring. Her 30-foot pontoon vessel can hold up to six passengers or one curious orca whale, taking groups on informative sightseeing tours around Anna Maria Island and Cortez, Florida. In addition to pointing out cresting dolphins and noteworthy historical sites, Captain Kim gives visitors a hands-on experience with the area's fish, crustaceans, and other sea life while explaining the local ecology.

200 Bridge St
Bradenton Beach,
FL
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Former member of the Soviet National Rowing Team, Boris Tsatskin charms passengers with crooned Italian classics and enthusiastic gondoliering. Boris, bedecked in the traditional striped shirt and red kerchief, explores the bridges, verdant yards, and unsellable Atlantean real estate that compose Phillippi Creek. Plush red seats cradle guests as the sleek black craft glides through the peaceful waters, propelled by the whispering motion of Boris’s oar. A larger vessel accommodates parties of up to eight and provides ample room for friends in need of serenading or mannequins in need of fresh air.

5353 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota,
FL
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Myakka Wildlife Tours offers relaxing, approximately one-hour rides on a smoothly gliding air-powered boat throughout Myakka River State Park’s 58 square miles. The boat’s flat bottom allows it to approach grassy, shallow areas inaccessible to traditional vessels, giving passengers close-up photo ops of saw-toothed alligators, lanky sandhill cranes, and other native critters inhabiting Upper Myakka Lake’s shores. After disembarking, intrepid adventurers can continue their explorations on foot through the park's 39 miles of hiking trails or take to its elevated canopy walkway for a Tikbalang’s-eye view of prairies, wetlands, and pinelands.

13208 State Road 72
Sarasota,
FL
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