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Free tours at Port Manatee

Posted Nov 1, 2012 by Janine Dorsey

Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Port Manatee is accepting reservations for free one-hour tram tours for groups and individuals.

The popular open-air tram tours feature colorful descriptions of interesting port activities and begin at 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 8, 2013.

Port Manatee is a busy Florida port that handles approximately 9 million tons of cargo each year and offers one-and-one-half miles of berthing for ships. Facilities include one million square feet of public warehouse and office space, featuring 202,000 square feet of refrigerated space.


Because of security protocols, when making reservations participants must provide birth date, email address and contact information for each person in the group.  Photo identification is required at check-in and reservations are required at least one week in advance. Groups are limited to 75 participants.

To make reservations for groups of six or more or for information, call (941) 722-6621. Groups of sizes five or fewer can book online at www.portmanatee.com.

Port Manatee is located at 300 Tampa Bay Way, in Palmetto. 

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