Our school tours are FREE of charge and can accommodate all age groups.

The program lasts from 10 am – 12:30 pm.


Due to limited space and staffing, the museum does require advanced notice for tour dates, and 1 chaperone

per 10 students.


To begin planning your voyage into Florida’s fishing and maritime history, please contact Andrew Pressly at or call at 941-708-6120.


Call us today to book your experience! 


We look forward to your visit!


  • Florida Maritime Museum Only

    Students will rotate between three stations (tour of the museum and two activity choices)

  • FMM, AP Bell Fish House, and Coast Guard Station, Cortez

    Students will rotate between FMM (tour and 1 activity), AP Bell Fish House, and Coast Guard.

Please note that visitors to the Florida Maritime Museum may be photographed or videotaped during their visit. These photos/videos may be used for marketing, advertising, or public relations purposes without compensation.

Florida Maritime Museum is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

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Florida Maritime Museum, ​​Historical Resources Department for the Office of Ms. Angelina Colonneso, 
Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller