Pure Florida is honoring members of the , offering free cruises May 27-30 for veterans and active duty service members when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. The Memorial 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 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.
Aboard the vessel, guests are invited to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Southwest Florida and observe the wildlife native to the region. 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 aboard the M/V Double Sunshine, traveling along the Gordon River while watching for dolphins. Guests visiting Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will come aboard the M/V Edison Explorer, cruising along the Caloosahatchee River while watching for local birds as they return to their rookeries. Drinks will be available for purchase on-board the vessels, and snacks will also be available for purchase aboard the M/V Double Sunshine.
“Our Pure Florida team is extremely grateful for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country, and we look forward to honoring our U.S. military, past and present,” said Lance Julian, co-founder of Pure Florida. “Members of our military have sacrificed a great deal for our nation, and we are honored to have the opportunity to provide a fun and relaxing weekend activity for these heroes and their families to enjoy.”
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 Memorial Day weekend cruise, call Pure Florida’s Naples location at 239-263-4949, its Fort Myers location at 239-919-2965 or visit www.PureFL.com.