Pure Florida is now offering printed cruise guides to accompany all sightseeing, river and sunset cruises. The guides are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Mandarin and French.
Florida welcomed a record number of tourists with more than 100 million visitors in 2015, according to VISIT FLORIDA. Southwest Florida hosted approximately five million visitors, with more than 780,000 from international markets, according to the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Driven by the increasing international visitation, Pure Florida is offering passengers the opportunity to experience cruises with the support of language guides. All cruises are narrated by certified captains but for passengers that may be hard of hearing guides are also available in English. The guides take passengers along the Pure Florida cruise experience, providing information on excursion safety procedures, local history, marine life, wildlife and more.
“As visitation to Southwest Florida continues to grow, it is important that we adapt and meet the needs of our guests who primarily use a language other than English,” said Capt. Harry Julian, co-founder of Pure Florida. “We look forward to providing educational and entertaining experiences in a variety of formats that can be easily understood and enjoyed by all of our guests.”
Pure Florida specializes in marine experiences that bring the beauty and wonder of Southwest Florida within reach. Pure Florida offers a variety of sightseeing, river and sunset cruises, popular with passengers of all ages, aboard the M/V Double Sunshine, departing from the historic Tin City, and the M/V Edison Explorer, departing from The Marina at Edison Ford. Tours are narrated by Coast Guard-certified captains, also master naturalists, highlighting the natural beauty of Southwest Florida and the unique wildlife native to this region.
About Pure Florida
In 2009, father-and-son duo Captains Lance H. and Harry Julian acquired the Naples-based Double Sunshine and Lady Brett fishing vessel, and have grown the company to include 19 vessels and two locations providing a variety of unique eco-excursions for its visitors that incorporate maritime history, tourism, sightseeing and entertainment. With locations in Naples and Fort Myers, the water attraction company offers sunset and specialty cruises as well as boat and Jet Ski rentals, fishing charters, group events and educational field trips for schools and students. In addition to Pure Florida, the founders are also partners in Marine Team International and Pure Image Productions, providing professional marine consulting, television and video production and photography services. With a long history in maritime productions, Lance and Harry Julian have helped to create some of the most memorable water scenes in film production, with credits including “Titanic” and “Waterworld,” and television credits such as the reality show, “Survivor.” As the fourth and fifth generation working within the maritime industry, Lance and Harry Julian enjoy sharing their passion and expertise with fellow adventurers in the Southwest Florida area. For more information, call its Naples location at 239-263-4949 or its Fort Myers location at 239-919-2965.