Destination Cruise

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Travel Beyond Sarasota

Minimum 4 hours starting at $600

Cruise to the outer edges of Sarasota and destinations beyond. Heading North you can visit Egmont Key or Passage Key in Tampa Bay. Heading South, Venice Island, Stump Pass, or Boca Grande await.

Choose from 4 - 8 hours

Experience an exotic destination before returning to Sarasota.

Create a day long cruise

Explore beyond the waters of Sarasota and create a special adventure.

Up to 6 people

Friends and family will enjoy the laid back comfort of our boat IslandTime.

Destination Options

Beer Can Key North Longboat Key

Venice Island

Passage Key Tampa Bay

Stump Pass Manasota Key

Egmont Key Tampa Bay

Boca Grande

Downtown St. Pete

Cayo Costa State Park

Pricing for Destination Cruises

4 hour $600 $650
5 hour $700 $750
6 hour $800 $850
7 hour $900 $950
8 hour $1,000 $1,050

Add Variety To Your Cruise

You have many options while on the water:

  • Swim
  • Snorkel
  • Explore an island
  • Visit a restaurant
  • See the sunset
  • See Sarasota's coastal homes
  • Stop for a drink at a tiki bar
  • Hang out on a sandbar
  • Search for dolphins and manatees

Here’s What People Are Saying

We’re confident our cruises are the best around. But don’t just take our word for it, see what previous passengers had to say!

Based on 302 reviews
Highly Recommended!! Don’t miss out on a wonderfully memorable experience! Chet is the most accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional charter captain you could imagine. Island Time Charter lets you experience Siesta Key and the surrounding waters in a way you never could just from the beach. I especially loved seeing all the nesting water birds. An absolutely amazing boat ride with an absolutely amazing captain! Highly recommend!
Amazing trip and great guy Captain Chet took us out on his new boat and the experience was amazing. He knew all the great fishing spots so we all caught some fish. We then went for a little sight seeing tour of the amazing houses in siesta key. All this made better by the boat having music on board. Highlight of our holiday
Dean B
Dean B
Best Cruise Boat and Captain Probably our best day of cruising ever - we recently went out with Captain Chet on his new double-hull cruiser "Island Time" It was such a smooth ride, with lots of really comfortable seating, and it was easy to move from front to back of the boat through a gap in the front console (no climbing around the side!). I'm a music junkie, so I appreciated that the sound system was top notch - whether listening to a quiet "chill" or rocking blues, the sound was clear and easy to hear everywhere on the boat. And Captain Chet clearly knows his way around the Sarasota waters - all the great spots for dolphin and shore bird watching, fishing, swimming, eating at waterfront restaurants and, of course, watching the sunset over the water. We cruised down the Intercoastal Waterway to the Casey Key Fish House for a drink at the TIKI bar and then a fabulous meal of fresh local fish at the restaurant. Along the way, we were lucky enough to catch the opening of a draw bridge to Siesta Key and the ROTATING bridge at Casey Key! We were escorted by a pod of dolphins for a bit and saw many herons, pelicans, and other sea birds. Just to be out in the fresh sea air would have been enough, but this trip was SO much more...
Fantastic Boat Ride Our trip with Captain Chet was so much fun! He is very knowledgeable about birds, wildlife, local history, and the best sites to see from the water. Captain Chet was very accommodating and made the trip the best possible for us.
Loved this boat tour Captain Chet’s boat is perfect for a small group private tour, spacious and clean. We enjoyed the 2 hour sunset cruise so much we went twice with two different groups. He shared interesting info about the area and even inspired us to visit the Ringling museum after seeing it from the water. Fun combination of cruising and some speed across the bay. Perfect spot to watch the sunset. Great communication planning our trips too. Highly recommend!!
Wonderful Sunset Boat Charter We were two couples wanting to spend time on the water and see the sunset. We got all of that plus a fun encounter with dolphins! Chet’s boat is beautiful and very comfortable. Chet was a great host and even let me use one of his beach towels when I got too chilly. I’d definitely go out again with him and would recommend this excursion to others who love the water. Money well spent!
John and Doris Kolstad fishing trip Captain Chet was an excellent skipper for our charter with him. He provided plenty of excitement when he led us into the Gulf where we caught two large Cobia. Thank you Captain Chet!! Your boat worked perfectly. We recommended you to good friends the Vollraths.
Pleasant Afternoon Very nice boat, awesome captain. Very flexible tour, captain went the extra mile to make sure we had a great time
Catherine G
Catherine G
Great time! Chet was a great Captain and made our whole experience relaxing and fun (especially for me as a first time fisher!). He was extremely patient and supplied some great tunes to listen to whilst we fished! He also took us to multiple sites and even provided us with some beverages. A really great time, thanks so much ????
Olivia Wonderful captain. We were shown some very beautiful sites and he was very knowledgeable. So glad we went with captain Chet.

Pickup Locations

Pickup locations are based on where you are staying in the Sarasota area. You can choose the pickup location that makes sense for your party.


More questions about your charter? Have a look at our frequently asked question section.

Ready For Your Adventure? Book Now!

Book now online or call 941-735-6830

Island Time Charter

Island Time Charter is a private charter business owned and operated by Captain Chet Zoltak. He has been offering cruises of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico since 2014. ITC serves passengers from the greater Sarasota/Bradenton area. The company is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 recipient. The boat, Island Time, comfortably accommodates up to 6 people.


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