What We Offer
Captain Doug Ricciardi of The Siesta Key Sea Turtle, specializes in family friendly adventures. Folks of all ages and abilities will feel comfortable and engaged.. Growing up in a large Italian family, Doug understands the dynamics of children, and how to keep their minds intrigued and interested on the day of exploring nature. Captain Doug runs a 24ft Godfrey Pontoon “ The Siesta Key Sea Turtle”, with a powerful and efficient Yamaha 90hp for maximum power and quite ride, and the Phat Katt II, a modern catamaran hull boat, both perfect for vacationing families. Sarasota provides a wide variety of wild animals, so there are fun exploring opportunities all year round.
Here are a few of our services with brief descriptions but for the full bug, Call Cap'n Doug.
Private Eco Nature Tour
We Have Everything! Assorted Beverages, Cooler with Ice, All You'll need are sunglasses and a hat!
Explore Siesta Key’s backwaters where the wildlife and natural sights abound. Sit back and relax on the Siesta Key Sea Turtle Pontoon, as you cruise the beautiful inshore waters of Sarasota Bay searching for playful Dolphin, Sleepy Manatee, Elusive Sea Turtles and Birds of Prey such as Osprey and Bald Eagles, as well as multiple species of seabirds like Roseate Spoonbills, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egrets and many more. The captain will supply everything you’ll need for a relaxing and educational day on the water. Healthy Snacks and a cooler with ice and assorted beverages are provided. Come on down and get ready for a natural experience you’ll remember for a long time!
Nature / Shelling Tour Sand-Dollar Islands
We Have Everything! Assorted Beverages, Cooler with Ice, All you'll need are sunglasses and a hat!
Sand-dollars, Sea-Horse, Urchins, Sea-Stars, and an assortment of Sea Shells fit for any necklace. Usually heading for The Big Island, in search of cool shells and fun times. Beverages & Healthy Snacks Provided Low Stress and Minimal Activity Required
Lil Pirate Treasure Hunt
Aargh! We Have Everything! Drinks, Healthy Snacks, Candy! Bottled Water, Cooler with Ice. Eye Patches, Pirate Hats Yee Ole "Treasure Map in a Bottle" Routine...
Ahoy, Me Hearties! Step on ye Ole Sea Turtle and get ready for adventure! There are treasures hidden on the local islands, one is called Pirate’s Cove! Birthday Parties Welcome. Call Cap’n Doug for Some cool birthday Ideas.
We Have Everything! Drinks, Healthy Snacks, Bottled Water, Cooler with Ice. Photographer Friendly Lots of Space for Tripods
Great for Photographers and Serious Birders alike, the local Sea Bird Rookery, just south of the North Bridge will provide hours of bird watching and photography. Roseate Spoonbills, Osprey, Pellicans, Blue Herons, so many more birds in their natural nesting environment.
CheeseBurger In Sarasota Paradise
$525~4 Hours 4 guests add $25 for extra guest
We Have Everything! "All Sorts of Drinks" Bottled Water, Cooler with Ice. Cheeseburgers & Fries at a local restaurant on the water.
Hey Now! Phish & Dead Heads! It’s Time To Par-Tay! Cruise the local sandbars and chill with One of the Coolest Cats Around, Cap’n Doug Beverages, Music , Party Favors, Cheeseburgers w/ Fries Included Cool Adult Birthday Idea “Get Faded On The Sandbar”