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Fort De Soto Park, Florida

Fort De Soto Park, Florida

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Tampa Bay 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

Tampa Bay 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

Experience the adventure of a lifetime and become the captain of your very own speedboat on this thrilling 2-hour tour out of Tampa Bay. Meet at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina to join a knowledgeable guide who will help you navigate your way out of the serenity of Tampa Bay and let you take control of your craft for a heart-pounding journey. Open the throttle and feel the wind in your hair and the sea beneath your wings, as you speed across the Gulf of Mexico. Sail past the beautiful National Wildlife Refuges and historic Fort de Soto Park. And look out for pods of bottlenose dolphins, manatees, gopher tortoises and numerous varieties of local birds swirling above.

Tierra Verde: Fort De Soto Beach Guided E-Bike Nature Tour

Tierra Verde: Fort De Soto Beach Guided E-Bike Nature Tour

Visit the Fort De Soto's Beaches in Tierra Verde on an e-bike tour. Join your guide as you cycle along sandy shorelines and discover the wildlife native to this part of Florida. Then, visit the historic fort and museum and learn about the park's history, dating back as far as 1,000 A.D. Meet your guide at the Fort De Soto boat ramps and set out on your guided e-bike experience. Cycle through a tunnel of trees and emerge on a waterfront bike trail. Follow the paved trail through the park, passing nesting Ospreys, shady oak trees, and a variety of mangroves along the way. Marvel at sandy beaches while learning about the park's many species of birds and native plants. Your guide will even teach you how you could live off the land. Then, arrive at Fort De Soto, where your guide will tell you all about the history of this area. Hear stories about native Americans, soldiers, and the construction of the fort before heading inside to explore the old military structure. View the remains of Battery Laidley and see the last four 12-inch M 1890-MI mortars remaining in North America. Climb to the very top of the fort where cannons are pointed at Tampa Bay, and enjoy sweeping views of the park and beyond. Cycle along a nature trail boasting spectacular views as you make your way back to the starting point, where your Fort De Soto Park cycling tour comes to an end. 

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4.6
(9 reviews)

Unfortunately, our speedboat tour had to be cancelled twice due to the weather conditions. That was a shame, but there was nothing we could do about it. Since we had to return to Germany two days later and there was no way to find another date, we were offered several options as compensation. We decided on a sunset tour with a larger boat. There were only two of us with our skipper and we really enjoyed it. He tried to show us lots of beautiful places from the water. We then enjoyed the sunset on ShellKey before heading back to the harbor. We would book through this provider again.

This was such a fun experience. Jordan was a friendly and enthusiastic tour guide. We learned so much about Fort De Soto, and got to enjoy the most amazing views. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get to know the natural side of Florida.

We had lots of fun! It was a windy day so we got to sail on a bigger boat. Captain Scott was a real laugh and fantastic tour guide. Highly recommended!

Scott was great and a lot of fun. The location is amazing, right across from the beach.

This was so much fun!!! Highly recommend it. Drew was an excellent tour guide!