Pure Florida is absolutely humbled and overwhelmed being a part of and watching our community coming together to recover from Hurricane Ian. Just a week or so ago, we welcomed a homeschool group on a field trip. Watching the students love our waterways along with other guest experiences motivate us to get back running as soon as possible to greet the next student, the next family, couple or anglers.
We are going through such a difficult time. We know the first thing on your mind may not be a relaxing cruise on the water or a fishing trip. We get that. We just want you to know we are slowly re-opening and if you have a need for a boat, we can help you. We can bring a boat to you and get you to where you need to go. We want to be a community resource. We have our Deck Boats & Jet Skis ready to rent if you need water access and don’t have a vessel. We also have Captains ready to help with any Private Charter.
With that said, Pure Florida is ONLY welcoming bookings for our Rental Deck Boats & Jet Skis along with private charters. We are continuing our Fall Savings program of 20% Off our Jet Skis and Boat Rentals and 10% Off our Private Charters. Online bookings are not available. All bookings must be made through our phone number (239) 263-4949. The Fall Savings is being extended to future bookings. You are welcome to book future experiences, sunset cruises and all, and use the discount.
If you are out-of-towner and had a great experience with Pure Florida and looking to return to our beautiful Paradise Coast, please consider purchasing a Pure Florida Gift Certificate. They never expire and are also a great gift for a family member living nearby who could use a day on the water when they are ready. Any help is much appreciated as we move through these difficult days ahead. You can purchase a gift certificate online.
Regarding storm impact to Pure Florida from Hurricane Ian, we have to go back to Hurricane Irma. That storm hit a few years back and provided us the opportunity to rebuild Tin City Docks back better and stronger. Hurricane Ian hammered us with intense winds, rain and storm surge and even with all that - our Tin City Docks are unharmed! Please know that Tin City is not open for business but the docks are safe and walkable. Tin City is working to re-open as quickly as possible.
Our Ticket Office at the parking lot entrance of Tin City took severe storm surge, approximately 6 feet. Our administrative offices just a mile away took on 2 feet of storm surge. Our team is already working to get our offices back up quickly.
Our vessels are ALL in great condition and were NOT impacted by the storm. The well-known, community tourism emblem, M/V DOUBLE SUNSHINE is doing well along with our fishing M/V SEA FLIGHT Fleet. Our Rental Deck Boats and Jet Skis also made it through the storm and ready to welcome guests.
Our goal is to open fully in 3 weeks with our Sightseeing and Sunset Cruises, our Dolphin, Eco & Island Shelling Tours to Keewaydin Island and our Fishing Deep Sea and Backwater Calm Bay Trips. We will base everything on demand and how our team members are recovering from the storm alongside their families. If they need more time, we will offer more time and keep experience opportunities reduced.
Any questions, please contact our Reservation Team at 239.263.4949. We got through Hurricane Irma, Covid and now we are confident we will get through Hurricane Ian and we have our neighbors and guests like you to thank. We are so very grateful to you.