|The Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Department of Historical Resources in partnership with Island Pearl Excursions will host six heritage water tours in March. A portion of proceeds will benefit four historic organizations including Manatee Village Historical Park, Florida Maritime Museum, the Palmetto Historical Park, and the Manatee Agricultural Museum.
The tours are a part of March Manatee Heritage Days, a month long focus on the county’s history. The historical narrative will be given by county historian Cathy Slusser and includes stories about the communities along the river and its significance to the development of our area.
All tours will leave from the day dock at the Manatee River Walk in Downtown Bradenton. Entrance to parking is off 3rd Avenue West just east of 9th Street West.
There will be two tours each on Saturday, March 1, Friday, March 7, and Monday, March 17. Tours leave at 10 AM or 1 PM.
Tickets will be $32.00 per person per tour. The Island Pearl has limited seating and last year’s boat trips sold out so make your reservations today by calling 941-780-8010 and speaking to Captain Jeff or visit (http://www.amishuttleservice.com/) for more information.
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of the Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, Citizens’ Review and Teen Court programs. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in Downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please be sure to visit our web site at www.manateeclerk.com. ###