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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.

iconDiscover Sarasota Tours won the 2021 SRQ Best Of Readers’ Choice Awards in three categories: PLATINUM in Best New Business and Best Pandemic Reinvention, and SILVER in Best Museum.

BEST NEW BUSINESS | Discover Sarasota Tours:
“The only tour company with professional performers and entertainers that make the tours informative and fun. Filled a need in town with so much history and so many interesting cultures for so many new and returning visitors and residents. Helps promote other arts and cultural organizations with a variety of tours offered – Public Art, Circus, Sports History, Unicorn sightings, Amish and City History.”

“Top Platinum marks from readers went to DISCOVER SARASOTA TOURS, which out of the gate had to redefine its offerings in a world averse to travel groups.”


BEST MUSEUM – SILVER WINNER | Discover Sarasota Tours:
“Silver winner DISCOVER SARASOTA TOURS has displayed innovation, creativity, and proactivity when faced with the challenges of the pandemic and its restrictions. Owner Tammy is a resourceful visionary who dug deep to keep moving forward.”



Discover Sarasota Tours is a locally-owned specialty tour company offering 10 entertaining, interactive, and informative air-conditioned trolley or van tours about the most interesting people, intriguing places, and amazing stories that have shaped Sarasota’s rich cultural past. Book online at or call 941-260-9818.

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  • Tour guide Steve McAllister takes guests on DST’s safe, socially-distanced classic City Sightseeing Tour.
  • DST tour guide Kathryn Chesley with the company’s newest acquisition, the high-top
    9-passenger van, affectionately dubbed “Vanna White.”

If you need higher-resolution images, please email DST communications manager Erin Hart at [email protected].

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo standing in front of a bus