In celebration of the summer season, Pure Florida is offering educational science cruises on select dates throughout the summer months of June and July, departing from Pure Florida’s Naples location as well as Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral.
Each Pure Florida summer cruise option gives children and their families the opportunity to enjoy 1.5-hour cruises featuring the opportunity for children to learn about the Southwest Florida environment and to observe the variety of wildlife present on the waters. 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.
Guests cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will travel along the Gordon River aboard the M/V Double Sunshine with Glen Beitmen of “Super Science & Amazing Art.” All ages will enjoy Beitmen’s humor and hands-on science experiments and demonstrations that entertain and educate children about the properties of water, environmental science and the marine wildlife that live in and around Southwest Florida’s waterways. Cruises will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on June 24, July 15 and July 29. Kids can cruise free in Naples when accompanied by a full paid adult, as part of Pure Florida’s Kids Cruise Free program. Admission is $37.50 for adults and $18.75 for additional children. Reservations required. Please call 239-263-4949 or reserve your adventure here.
Pure Florida is partnering with Four Freedoms Park for the third year to also offer the science cruises in Cape Coral, providing Cape Coral families a convenient location to experience the Marine Science Kids Cruise with Marina Hurt of Pure Florida’s Pure Education team. Children will collect water and perform water quality experiments to test the levels of nitrates, phosphates, ammonia, pH and salinity. Cruises will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on June 21, July 12 and July 21. Admission for adults and children is $15 per person with a Cape Coral Resident Discount and $23 per person for non-residents. Please call 239-574-0804 or reserve your adventure with Four Freedom Park here.
The M/V Double Sunshine departs from the historic Tin City, located at 1200 Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. The M/V Edison Explorer departs from The Marina at Edison Ford, located at 2360 W. First St. in Fort Myers. Cape Coral cruises will depart from Four Freedoms Park, located at 4818 Tarpon Court in Cape Coral.