Thursday, April 25th, 7 PM

Participants will enjoy a 90-minute adventure through our pristine inter-coastal waterways aboard a spacious catamaran. Ninety-five percent of tours see dolphins, and other wildlife spotting include manatees, rays, fish, and birds.


This is a unique opportunity to explore Florida’s coastal heritage, and enjoy stories of authentic Cortez. Captain Sherman is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who will be accompanied at the helm by Karen Bell, a 4th generation Cortezian and owner of AP Bell Fish House.


Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $20 for children under 12. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks aboard. No refunds are available.


Paradise Boat Tours is generously donating all of the proceeds of this trip to support the efforts of the Florida Maritime Museum to preserve and share Florida’s rich maritime heritage! Call (941) 708-6120 or visit the museum during regular business hours to make your reservation. The Tour will leave from the Bridge Street Pier. Please plan to arrive 30 - 45 minutes earlier as parking is limited. 


$30 for Adults

$25 for Seniors

$20 for Children under 12

To RSVP call the museum at 941-708-6120.

Cash, credit card, or check accepted.

4415 119th Street W.

Cortez, FL 34215

Ramp entry at the back entrance of the museum. Handicap parking available.


No food/drinks inside museum.

No flash photography.

No pets allowed, only trained

Service Animals.

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.



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Ms. Angelina Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller