Memorial Day – Saturday, May 28 – Monday, May 30
Veteran’s Day – Friday, November 11
Memorial Weekend Departure Time: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Veteran’s Day Departure Times: 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.
In recognition of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Pure Florida is honoring members of the U.S. military by offering free cruises for veterans and active-duty service members when accompanied by full-fare paid adult or child admission. The Memorial Day weekend cruises set sail Saturday May 28 through Monday May 30. The Veteran’s Day sightseeing cruises will set sail Thursday, November 11.
Departure times are noon and 2 p.m. (Seasonal 4 p.m. only Memorial Day Weekend Only). 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 $44 per adult and $22 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.