The Island Pearl is an ex-US Navy “Liberty Launch” for the USS ESSEX carrier. She now serves as a water shuttle service around Anna Maria Island, the Manatee River and to Fort Desoto on a daily basis. She is also available for excursions out to Egmont Key for swimming, shelling, snorkeling, and exploring. Island Pearl can accommodate up to 49 passengers and is perfect for private charters for family get-togethers, office parties, sunset cruises, luncheons, dinner and cocktail parties! They also offer “A Day Along the Manatee” full day excursion along the Manatee River and Bradenton Riverwalk. Start your day with a 1.5 hour cruise along the Manatee River and see dolphins, birds, and other wildlife while learning about the history of the Gulf Coast. Stop for lunch at Pier 22, the Manatee River’s premiere waterfront restaurant. Then spend your afternoon at the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium, and Parker Aquarium with a 2-hour guided tour to learn more about the Gulf Coast, meet Snooty the Manatee, and see more endangered species.
Choose a different event every day of the week. From day trips to dolphin watching to sunset cruises to a watersport adventure, an Island Pearl Excursion is the way to go.