Share Mother Nature with your Mom this Mother's Day while showing her how budget savvy you are with these two free activities. If you plan it right, you can take advantage of both of these aquatic excursions in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands. Make a Splashing Impression with a 2-Hour Paddle with Grande Tours Grande Tours Kayak Center (12575 Placida Road, Placida) is offering free 2-hour kayaking for all Moms on Sunday, May 8 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call for details! (941-697-8825) Sail off into the Sunset or Cruise to a Beach with King Fisher Fleet King Fisher Fleet (Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda) invites Moms to cruise free on cruises offered from sunset on Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. Free cruises include:

  • Fri. May 6: Sunset Cruise 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. May 7: Cabbage Key Day Cruise 9:00 a.m. Peace River Nature Cruise 1:00 p.m. Sunset Cruise 7:30 p.m.
  • Sun. May 8: Cabbage Key Day Cruise 9:00 a.m. Cayo Costa Beach Trip 9:00 a.m. Afternoon Harbor Cruise 3:00 p.m. Sunset Cruise 7:30 p.m.

Advance reservations are advised for all cruises. The long-established King Fisher Fleet runs numerous cruises each week including full day out-island cruises, half day harbor and river cruises, and short afternoon and evening cruises. King Fisher Fleet also offers charter fishing with some of the best fishing guides in southwest Florida. Deep sea and back bay charters leave every day from Fishermen’s Village and include everything necessary (bait, tackle, license, etc.) to make your fishing trip enjoyable. For more information about the special Mother's Day offer, cruising, or fishing, please call King Fisher Fleet at (941) 639-0969.