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Enjoying Sarasota’s Stunning Sunsets in Style
One of the best ways to experience the scenery, sunsets, and awesome Gulf breezes all at once is with a sunset cruise. There are plenty to choose from in the area, each with a different ambiance to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a quiet, romantic evening, a fun party atmosphere or something for the whole family, there’s a sunset cruise waiting for you. Take a turn out over the water and find dolphins playing, birds making their way back to shore for the night, and experience some of the most majestic sunsets to be found anywhere in the world. The experts at Best Western Siesta Key have scoped out the best options for your evening on the water. Here we highlight the top sunset cruises in the Siesta Key area.
Docked at the Marina Jack Restaurant and Marine Escape, the Marina Jack II specializes in relaxing lunch or dinner cruises around Sarasota Bay and throughout the intercoastal waterways. Watch the beauty of a live sunset while dining on amazing cuisine and enjoying world-class service. From air-conditioned salons to open-air decks, every seat is a window seat so you’ll cruise the Gulf in style.
Enjoy a leisurely guided tour of the area’s most intriguing marine life, including a stop on the sugar sands of a quickly-disappearing sandbar. Watch for dolphins and other marine life, check out the mystery of the mangroves along the coastline, and hear the history of the area’s homes throughout the bay before witnessing the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. Water, beer, wine, ice, and coolers are provided on the tour.
Enjoy a romantic, secluded glimpse of our gorgeous Florida sunsets when you book a private sunset cruise. Enjoy the marine life along the coastline of Sarasota Bay, as well as the area’s finest waterfront mansions, before a champagne toast as the sun dips into the Gulf of Mexico in a stunning display of nature at its finest. Feel free to bring your own drinks, blankets or towels (though some will also be provided in the event of a chilly evening).
Bring your own cooler or enjoy the complimentary beer or wine provided on Siesta Key Watersports’ Sunset Cruise. Enjoy the beauty of the painted sky that inspires artists and musicians alike, plus enjoy a discount on your cruise if you’re a returning jet ski or parasail customer. No two sunsets are ever the same, so experience this one with us and bring your family and friends along for the ride!
Featuring a full bar and light food menu, LeBarge bills themselves as a tropical floating island. With live entertainment in the style of Jimmy Buffet, be prepared to find yourself in the midst of a dance floor or conga line before long! Keep an eye on the sunset and you might just catch the notorious “Green Flash” that sometimes occurs just before the sun disappears beyond the horizon.
Catching a Florida sunset is a priority when visiting the Gulf Coast. To do so on a sunset cruise can be the perfect ending to a gorgeous day in paradise. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget. For more information about sunset cruises or help booking yours, talk to the professionals at Best Western Siesta Key. We’re here to help you make the most of your amazing vacation- making sure you catch a breath-taking sunset is one of the best ways we can do that for you!