We don't have a radio segment called "Florida or Not Florida" for nothin'. The Sunshine State is known for it's whacky and off the wall experiences and happenings, and this gem is no exception. Something as awesome as this Floating Tiki Bar that actually drives like a boat is totally Floridian, and we're here for it.

Cruisin' Tikis Sarasota offers a variety of options for you to booze and cruise throughout Sarasota Bay. Whether you want to go in the daytime on the Tiki Fun Cruise, admire a dreamy sunset from the middle of the ocean on the Sunset Cruise, or anchor out and go for a swim on a private swimming tour, you can do so year-round.

The Tiki Fun Cruise starts at $50 per person, with each octagonal-shaped tiki boat seating 2-6 people. The tour options range in length from 90 minutes to 4 hours of cruisin' n' boozin' tiki time.

The bar is strictly bring-your-own booze and chews, but Cruisin' Tikis will provide guests with 2 coolers filled with ice to store alcohol and snacks. They even have a Bluetooth speaker for your to bump tropical tunes as you cruise through paradise.

Costs for a more private tour and the opportunity to drop anchor for swimming will run anywhere between $275-400 depending on which day you go, the length of your cruise, and how many passengers will be onboard.

The boat will cruise at 4-6 miles per hour, driven by an experienced captain. With cool things like this, we're just happy we're Floridian โ€” we think it might be time to plan a tiki party on the ocean, boozy cruisey bachelorette party anyone?

An overview of Cruisin' Tikis Sarasota can be seen below. If you happen to live in north Florida, you can even find tiki's cruisin' around in Destin!

For those who don't think they'll be gettin' in the water any time soon, Sarasota is full of other gorgeous escapes and cool things to do. Sip your cocktails on the beach at this gorgeous secluded tiki bar right on the water's edge, unleash your inner kid at a new inflatable theme park with an indoor zipline coaster or visit this Sarasota botanical garden that's a true floral oasis near Cruisin' Tiki's launch point.

Cruisin' Tikis Sarasota

Price: $50 per person for a public day cruise; $67 per person for a public sunset cruise. 3-4 hour private swimming cruise tours range in price from $300-600; length and passenger count depending.
10% discounts available for active and veteran military personnel with proof of service and ID.

Address: 946 Siesta Dr. Sarasota, FL. 34242

Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; departure time depends on what time you book your cruise for.

Why You Need To Go: A fun and unique way to enjoy the water in the sunshine state. Cruise for 1.5-4 hours for the ultimate tiki party in Sarasota Bay. Bring your own drinks & snacks, they'll provide you with a cooler and ice. They even have a Bluetooth speaker for you to play your own tropical tunes like you float your way through paradise.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.



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