Memorial Day – Saturday, May 27 – Monday, May 29
Veteran’s Day – Saturday, November 11
Memorial Weekend: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Veteran’s Day: 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.
In recognition of Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, Pure Florida is honoring members of the U.S. military by offering free Sightseeing Cruise tickets for veterans and active-duty service members when accompanied by full-fare paid adult or child admission.
Veterans and/or Active Duty and their guest(s) will embark on the M/V Double Sunshine departing from Tin City at 1200 5th Ave. S. to cruise along the Gordon River out to the Gulf of Mexico. The 90-minute experience cruises through Port Royal canals to see luxurious mansions with time in the Gulf of Mexico to see Naples’ coastline. Captains and Mates entertain with interesting narration on our area and fun facts about the mansions.
Departure times for Memorial Weekend are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Departure Times for Veteran’s Day are 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.. Veterans and Active Duty must call the Pure Florida reservation team at 239.263.4949 to book their free ticket and the full-fare accompanying ticket. Pure Florida sightseeing cruises are $46 per adult and $23 per child (3 – 12yo).
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. 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 and snacks are available for purchase on-board the vessels.
“During these special cruises, we look forward to celebrating the many military veterans and active-duty service members who have so bravely served and continue to serve our country,” said Lance H. Julian, co-founder of Pure Florida. “All of us at Pure Florida are excited to show our appreciation for these men and women by offering the opportunity to enjoy fun-filled sightseeing cruises with their loved ones.”
The M/V Double Sunshine departs from the historic Tin City, located at 1200 Fifth Ave. S. in Naples. Reservations are required. For more information on Pure Florida, or to register for a Veterans Cruise FREE opportunity, call Pure Florida’s reservation team at 239-263-4949.