Submitted By: Randy Mitchelson
FORT MYERS & NAPLES, Fla. – In recognition of Veterans Day, Pure Florida is honoring members of the U.S. military by offering free sightseeing cruises from Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11 for veterans and active duty service members when accompanied by full-fare adult or child admission. The Veterans Day weekend sightseeing and cruises will set sail from Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations.
In Naples, sightseeing cruises aboard the M/V Double Sunshine depart at noon and 2 p.m. Pure Florida sightseeing cruises are available in Naples for $42 per passenger for adults and $21 per passenger for children. In Fort Myers, sightseeing cruises aboard the M/V Edison Explorer depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. Tickets for Fort Myers sightseeing cruises are $33.50 per passenger for adults and $16.75 per passenger for children.
Narration on local history, wildlife and ecology is provided by Coast Guard-certified captains, also master naturalists. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will sail the Gordon River aboard the M/V Double Sunshine, and guests visiting Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will cruise the Caloosahatchee River aboard the M/V Edison Explorer. Aboard the vessels, guests are invited to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Southwest Florida and observe the wildlife native to the region. While Pure Florida cannot guarantee animal sightings in the wild, potential wildlife sightings include dolphins, eagles, manatee, native birds and more. Drinks will be available for purchase on-board the vessels, and snacks will also be available for purchase aboard the M/V Double Sunshine.
“During these special Veterans Day weekend cruises, we look forward to celebrating the many military veterans and active duty service members who have so bravely served and continue to serve our country,” said Lance H. Julian, co-founder of Pure Florida. “All of us at Pure Florida are excited to show our appreciation for these men and women by offering the opportunity to enjoy fun-filled cruises with their loved ones.”
The M/V Double Sunshine departs from the historic Tin City, located at 1200 Fifth Ave. S. in Naples and the M/V Edison Explorer departs from The Marina at Edison Ford, located at 2360 W. First St. in Fort Myers. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (239) 263-4949 or book online at www.PureFL.com.
About Pure Florida
Pure Florida is an award winning water attractions company helmed by father-and-son duo Captains Lance H. and Harry Julian since 2008 who give their guests access to a variety of unique eco-excursions that incorporate sightseeing, maritime history and entertainment. Pure Florida operates 20 vessels from marinas in Naples and Fort Myers for sunset and specialty cruises as well as boat and jet ski rentals, fishing charters, group events and educational field trips for schools and students. For more information, visit www.PureFL.com or call (239) 263-4949.