Boating is the closest humans can get to water without getting wet or tricked into pyramid schemes by a smooth-talking octopus. Maintain mammalian characteristics while enjoying Piscean perks with today’s Groupon to Captain Mark’s Water Taxi in Bradenton. Choose between the following options:
• For $25, you get a 90-minute sunset cruise for two (a $50 value).
• For $30, you get a two-hour sightseeing cruise for two (a $60 value).
Captain Mark’s Water Taxi glides along the glittering coasts of Cortez, Anna Maria Island, and Longboat Key, slipping past notable sights ranging from the arcs of leaping dolphins to the City Pier’s commerce-laden shores. Both tours shove off from Cortez Kitchen, where explorers can snag a bite before boarding the 26-foot Red Skyy, which ferries small groups of wayfarers through a backdrop etched with fishing boats, pelicans, and aquamarine waters. Ninety-minute sunset cruises slip past pods of feeding dolphins, staging ideal opportunities for photos and pitch-tuning vintage porpoise whistles. Cut a watery path toward Longboat Key during two-hour sightseeing tours, stopping intermittently for optional snacks at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, shopping excursions at Bradenton Beach City Pier, and searches for sand dollars with which to bribe crabby bartenders. All trips return explorers to the docks at Cortez Kitchen with their eyes full of seaworthy sights and their brains full of plans for flipper implants.
4528 119th St. W
Bradenton, Florida 34215