Posts Tagged ‘the mote aquarium’

The Mote Aquarium Boat Tours – Sarasota Bay Explorers Sea Life Encounter Cruise Review!

Friday, June 7th, 2013


The Sarasota Bay Explorers work in conjunction with The Mote Aquarium, to provide fantastic in-the-water action.

I don’t think your trip to the Mote is complete until you’ve taken part in one of these boat cruises, seriously!

This past weekend I got to experience The Sea Life Encounter Cruise. (They also offer a Nature Safari, Guided Kayak Tours, or the chance to have a private boat charter for the day to explore the area and its islands.)

The Sea Life Encounter was educational AND fun. It was really interactive, too. We went around the Sarasota Bay, with a boat captain who is U.S. Coast Guard certified, a Mote volunteer, and a marine biologist.

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The Mote Aquarium (Sarasota Attractions) Review with Pictures!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013


This is a fantastic, educational and fun place for animal-lovers of any age.

Note: All pictures in this post were taken by Jessica Rae, and cannot be used anywhere without permission. Thanks!

Those who follow my Twitter know that I’m down in Florida, near Sarasota and Tampa Bay. And you know what they have down here? An abundance of wildlife! And aquariums! And it’s just fantastic for an animal-lover like me. I had the chance to get over to Sarasota this weekend to visit The Mote Aquarium. It’s got two main buildings, offers some different boat tours, has an interactive cinema, a cafe, and tons of exhibits.

This place is great for adults that love animals, as well as children. I saw a mix of both during my trip. And yes, they do allow strollers in most areas as far as I could tell. (Just not flash photography!)

Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955. Today, we incorporate public outreach as a key part of our mission. Mote is an independent nonprofit organization and has seven centers for marine research, the public Mote Aquarium and an Education Division spe ... Read More