Bark on the Ark dog Cruises are Back at Pure Florida

Pet Parents and their dog are invited to cruise to Keewaydin Island

Pure Florida’s popular Bark on the Ark, a dog friendly cruise becomes a monthly event all year. The fun cruise takes guests and their pups aboard the M/V Edison Explorer for a sightseeing eco cruise along Naples Bay to Keewaydin Island. Cruises depart from Tin City, located at 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples.

At Keewaydin Island, passengers will enjoy time to play with their happy hounds. During the excursion, pet parents and their dogs can run, swim and play catch while enjoying the sunshine, water, sand and fresh air. Water, tennis balls, waste bags and healthy dog treats are included for the canines. Dogs must be kept on a leash at Keewaydin Island. Guests may bring their own small cooler bag with drinks and snacks along with towels for themselves and their puppy pals.

2022 Dates and Departure Times

  • January 8 at 8:30am
  • February 12 at 8:30am
  • March 12 at 8:30am

*Earlier departure time for dogs to enjoy the best part of the day

  • April 9 at 8am
  • May 14 at 8am
  • June 11 at 8am
  • July 9 at 8am
  • August 13 at 8am
  • September 10 at 8am
  • October 8 at 8am
  • November 12 at 8:30am
  • December 10 at 8:30am

Registration for the tour is $49 per person which includes one dog per ticket. Gift Certificates and discounted promotions are not redeemable for this specialty cruise.  For the safety and comfort of passengers one handler per dog is required.  Reservations are required as space is limited. Well trained, friendly dogs that can follow basic commands are welcome. The M/V Edison Explorer is an open-air vessel, cleaned and sanitized for your safety and ours.  For more information or to make reservations, call (239) 263-4949 or book online at  While Pure Florida cannot guarantee animal sightings in the wild, the captain will alert passengers to wildlife such as dolphins, eagles, manatee, native birds and more.