Looking to treat mom with something extra special for Mother’s Day? Not only will she be wowed, but she’ll know you’re smart with money when you book her a free cruise with Punta Gorda's King Fisher Fleet or hook her up with a free kayak rental with Grande Tours in Placida.Mom Cruises Free Mother's Day Weekend 2012

Headquartered at Fishermen’s Village, here’s the scoop on the King Fisher Fleet cruises (1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda). Free excursions will be offered beginning on Friday, May 11 with the 7:30 p.m. sunset cruise through Sunday, May 13 with the sunset cruise. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (941) 639-0969 or visiting www.kingfisherfleet.com.

Here's a listing of the eligible cruises:

Fri. May 11: Sunset Cruise 7:30 p.m.

Sat. May 12: Cabbage Key Day Cruise 9:00 a.m.
Peace River Nature Cruise 1:00 p.m.
Sunset Cruise 7:30 p.m.

Sun. May 13: Cabbage Key Day Cruise 9:00 a.m.
Cayo Costa Beach Trip 9:00 a.m.
Afternoon Harbor Cruise 2:00 p.m.
Sunset Cruise 7:30 p.m.

Put Mom in a Kayak

Does mom deserve a good paddle? Then venture over to Grande Tours (12575 Placida Road, Placida) for a free kayak rental on Mother's Day. Call (941) 697-8825 for specific information.