Latitudes: Land and Sea Circuits

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Latitudes Tours is a local boat tour company located in Little Harbor in Ruskin that offers eco, sunset and dinner cruises. Tours include a captain and naturalist, expert guides who will take you on a tour of the Little Manatee River and nearby nature preserves.

Latitudes Tours is a local boat tour company located in Little Harbor in Ruskin that offers eco, sunset and dinner cruises. Tours include a captain and naturalist, expert guides who will take you on a tour of the Little Manatee River and nearby nature preserves.

His first companion, Alexis, is a certified naturalist who will delight tour guests with a one-of-a-kind guided tour. She’ll tell tour guests about the unique marine life and animals of Florida’s Gulf Coast while learning a bit of history along the way.

Captain Dave and his wife Nancy own the business. Dave is a Florida native who grew up fishing and boating in the Ruskin area. He has a passion for fishing, boating and all things Tampa Bay.

“We were inspired to start Latitudes Tours on a vacation boat trip,” Nancy said. “We knew they wanted to share their passion for wildlife and the Ruskin region with others. We offer three boat trips a day, weather permitting, and we have a minimum passenger count of six people.

Latitudes Tours kayak tours are led by a lifeguard, a certified CPR and first aid kayak guide, who will share his in-depth knowledge through an immersive experience as guests glide through the water in their own kayaks.

“You’ll take an intimate and personal journey through the Tampa Bay Estuary where you can see and interact with the animals and nature you encounter,” Nancy said.

Dave and Nancy are dedicated to providing all of their guests with memorable tour experiences, no matter the experience.

“We invite your readers to try our kayaking tours, fishing or our popular daily river eco-tours, where they will have the chance to see manatees, dolphins and the abundant beauty and wildlife that the Estuary of Tampa Bay,” Nancy said.

Latitudes Tours of Ruskin has been recognized by TripAdvisor as a Traveler’s Choice 2022 winner in the tours and outdoor activities category. The award recognizes businesses that have received excellent traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months. As challenging as the past year has been, Latitudes Tours has stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences.

“Each tour is unique, from musical selection to storytelling,” Dave said. “We always put the customer first and tailor each tour experience to the people we have on board.”

If you would like to learn more about Latitudes Tours or book a tour, you can visit their website at www.latitudestours.com or call 813-641-1311. Latitudes Tours is located at 580 Bahia Beach Blvd. at Ruskin.

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