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Mar 23 2024


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Set Sail with Selby Gardens

Set sail on our campus-to-campus boat tour. In tribute to the coastal heritage of our region and our two campuses, we offer a visitors a whole new, “old Florida” way to experience them—from the water!

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Selby Gardens’ full-day, cruise-and-tour excursion includes:

– roundtrip boat transportation along the Intracoastal Waterway between our two campuses

– educational, interpretive narration of the native nature and regional history you’ll see along the way

– full access to both the Historic Spanish Point and Downtown Sarasota campuses

– box lunch at our Historic Spanish Point campus

$140 per person / $125 for Selby Gardens members

Includes round-trip boat tour, admission to both campuses, lunch voucher ($20 value)


10:00 a.m. – paid guests meet in Welcome Center, Downtown Sarasota campus, with tickets ready for scanning.

10:30 a.m. – boat departs for narrated, educational tour en route to Historic Spanish Point campus

11:45 a.m. (approx.) – boat arrives at Historic Spanish Point campus

11:45 – 2:00 p.m. – access to 30-acre Historic Spanish Point campus. Lunch at the Bayside Cottage

2:00 p.m. – guests meet at Packing House to re-board boat

2:15 p.m. – boat departs for return trip

3:30 p.m. (approx.) – boat arrives at Downtown Sarasota campus

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – access to 15-acre Downtown Sarasota campus until Gardens close

General information:

– This tour is for ages 6 and up.

– Tickets must be purchased in advance.

– Price includes a box lunch. Box lunch includes standard or vegan option and needs to be chosen at time ticket purchase. All boxes include a jumbo chocolate chip cookie, Terra chips, seasonal fresh fruit, tri-color quinoa tabbouleh salad, and choice of one beverage from the Café. Additional food items and adult beverages are available at Historic Spanish Point for an additional fee.

– Standard Option: Turkey on French Baguette, with shredded lettuce, apple-wood bacon, swiss cheese, and Mayo.

-Vegan Option: Vegan Power Wrap, with assorted grilled vegetables, and hummus.

– Casual attire is recommended, with footwear suitable for walking and clothing suitable for the weather.

– Please note that there are no restroom facilities aboard the boat. Please use the restroom before boarding.

– The boat is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk up and down stairs to access the boat.

– Set Sail with Selby Gardens tours run with a minimum of 15 passengers. Trips that do not reach this passenger limit will be cancelled. Tickets will be refunded or may be transferred to a future voyage.

– Tours will take place rain or shine. In the event of hazardous weather, the tour will be cancelled and paid guests will receive full refunds or be rescheduled (when possible).

– If weather prohibits a return trip from the Historic Spanish Point campus, ground transportation will be provided back to the Downtown Sarasota campus.

Please note that Set Sail with Selby Gardens tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please arrive at Selby Gardens at 10:00 a.m. to check in and be onboard for the 10:30 departure time.

For your convenience, please have your tickets ready to be scanned at the Welcome Center.