Pure Florida is celebrating fathers June 18-19, offering free cruises for dads when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. The Father’s Day weekend cruises will set sail from Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with sunset cruises departing one hour before sunset. Pure Florida’s Father’s Day cruises are available for $35 per passenger during the day and $37.50 for the sunset cruise at its Naples location, and $32 per passenger at its Fort Myers location.
Narration on local history, wildlife and ecology is provided by Coast Guard-certified captains, also master naturalists. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will sail the Gordon River aboard the M/V Double Sunshine, and guests visiting Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will cruise the Caloosahatchee River aboard the M/V Edison Explorer. Aboard the vessels, guests are invited to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Southwest Florida and observe the wildlife native to the region. While Pure Florida cannot guarantee animal sightings in the wild, potential wildlife sightings include dolphins, eagles, manatee, native birds and more. Drinks will be available for purchase on-board the vessels, and snacks will also be available for purchase aboard the M/V Double Sunshine.
“Enjoying the day with dad at a lighthearted sightseeing cruise is the perfect activity to celebrate Father’s Day,” said Harry Julian, co-founder of Pure Florida. “Pure Florida cruises offer the community a wonderful opportunity to share their love and appreciation for their loved ones and we look forward to honoring dads all weekend long.”
The M/V Double Sunshine departs from the historic Tin City, located at 1200 Fifth Ave. S. in Naples and the M/V Edison Explorer departs from The Marina at Edison Ford, located at 2360 W. First St. in Fort Myers. Reservations are required. For more information on Pure Florida, or to register for a Father’s Day cruise, call Pure Florida’s Naples location at 239-263-4949 or the Fort Myers location at 239-919-2965.