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Discover Sarasota Tours Welcomes Dolly The Trolley, Our Newest Fleet Member!

Discover Sarasota Tours kicks off the season with a brand-new vehicle, “Dolly The Trolley.” Dolly can seat 30 people and will be running several times a day all year long leading entertaining guided and narrated tours of Sarasota’s history and culture. “I have been dreaming about owning my own trolley since I started the tours…

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October 18, 2021

Pennsylvania-Based Retro Roadmaps Author “Mod Betty” Appears at 3rd Annual Discover Sarasota Tours Trolley Bash

Discover Sarasota Tours is hosting its 3rd Annual Trolley Bash, a customer and local partner appreciation party at its trolley cottage on November 4th from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with net proceeds benefitting the Historical Society of Sarasota County. Tickets are just $20 and include: Beer or wine in the Tiki Bar, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from…

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October 11, 2021

DST Ramps Up for Halloween with Expanded Haunted Sarasota Tours

Discover Sarasota Tours offers a fun way to celebrate Halloween: on an interactive trolley tour about the city’s colorful haunted history—Haunted Sarasota: Mummies, Murder & Mayhem! Haunted Sarasota tours run most Friday nights throughout the year, but additional dates have been added on the evenings of October 23-31 at 7 PM or 8 PM for Halloween….

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September 9, 2021

DST Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary!

Discover Sarasota Tours celebrates its third year in business by offering its Annual Trolley Bash—Retro Style with a fundraiser for the Sarasota Historical Society on Thursday, November 4 at 4:30 PM. “2020 and 2021 have been a real challenge for us as a tour company,” says CEO Tammy Hauser. “Thank goodness for our ChillMobile ice…

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August 23, 2021

DST & The ChillMobile Featured In Facebook’s Community Voices Film Series

Sarasota’s local ice cream truck The ChillMobile is featured in a short film from Facebook, part of the social media platform’s Community Voices—a series of short films focusing on people using Facebook products for good. The ChillMobile’s CEO Tammy Hauser said: “The Facebook team did a fantastic job! They captured the ‘sweet’ essence of what…

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July 15, 2021

DST Launches NEW Soulful Sunday Brunch Tour

Discover Sarasota Tours Discover Sarasota Tours launches a NEW Soulful Sunday Brunch Tour in partnership with Bazaar on Apricot and Lime’s Hamlet’s Eatery. Guests will explore Sarasota on a mini City Tour focusing on hidden neighborhoods like Laurel Park, Rosemary, Indian Beach Sapphire Shores and the Limelight District followed by brunch with live music at…

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July 6, 2021

DST Introduces NEW City Beach Day Tour

Discover Sarasota Tours is partnering with Ride and Paddle of Siesta Key to offer an exciting full-day option called the City Beach Day Tour, combining a morning City Tour with an afternoon of relaxing on your own private Siesta Key beachfront with lounge chairs and umbrella provided by Siesta Key Beach Chairs. “We are so…

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June 22, 2021

DST Wins 2021 SRQ Best Of Honors in Three Categories!

During a year when thousands of businesses shut down, transitioned, or barely hung on, Discover Sarasota Tours won Best New Business in Sarasota, and is honored to be a three-time winner in SRQ Magazine’s 2021 Best of SRQ Local Readers’ Competition. SRQ readers submitted a stunning 70,000 Best of SRQ Local votes this year. Discover…

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April 26, 2021

Sarasota Centennial City Tour Adds May Date!

Discover Sarasota Tours is adding a new tour date on May 7, due to the popular appeal of its Sarasota Centennial City Tour. Step back in time aboard our air-conditioned trolley with Sarasota’s first newspaper publisher, Rose Phillips Wilson (played by Kathryn Chesley), to learn about Sarasota 100 years ago as we celebrate its Centennial….

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April 2, 2021

Boutiques & Bubbles BSWANKY Tour!

Discover Sarasota Tours brings back the ultimate Sarasota shopping experience with Boutiques & Bubbles: The BSWANKY Atelier & Gallery Tour on Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 1-3 PM. Hop onboard for your PRIVATE tour of BSWANKY Atelier & Gallery, the maker of iconic handbags and luxury accessories. Tickets are limited to the first 25 guests!…

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February 28, 2021

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