Sea air, stories and sunshine: It’s Time for the Historical Sarasota Bay Cruise!


The Historical Society of Sarasota County is hosting its 22nd Historical Cruise and Tour of Sarasota Bay on the LeBarge tour boat on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 11am to 1pm.  The cruise will feature narration by popular local historian John McCarthy.  Guests can expect a complimentary continental breakfast and a cash bar at noon.

This specialty cruise tour has been a favorite with residents and tourists alike who want to learn more about the bygone people and places that have impacted the development of Sarasota County.  Guests cruise along the shoreline of Sarasota Bay and enjoy the sunshine and refreshments while John McCarthy paints a picture of the formative years in Sarasota’s growth.

John McCarthy and a fan aboard the HSoSC History Cruise

Fabled local musician Sal Garcia (left) chats with John McCarthy on an earlier cruise. Click for John’s 2-minute History of Sarasota… but you’ll get the Deluxe Edition on our Cruise!

Proceeds benefit preservation projects and community outreach programs at the Historical Society of Sarasota County.

Reservations are a MUST. For more information, contact Linda Garcia at HSOSC Monday-Friday from 10a – 2p  941-364-9076 or email:

Historical Cruise Guests should be at the LeBarge slip, south of Marina Jack in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park by 10:15am, rain or shine.



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