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Haunted Halloween Trolley Tours Start October 14


Sarasota has many ghosts who are just dying to tell us their stories! Hop aboard a Haunted Sarasota Trolley Tour to hear their side of the story. During the month of October Haunted Sarasota, Discover Sarasota Tours’ beloved Friday night tour returns for the Halloween season for 13 nights starting October 14 and running through Oct 31 at 8 PM.

Kaylene McCaw and Tamara Solum portray the ghost hostesses and actors Daniel Pelissier and Ren Pearson take on three mystery roles who jump aboard as spirits to tell their side of the story. This 90-minute tour includes free beer/wine before boarding.

In addition, this year, Discover Sarasota Tours will offer their FIRST tour for kids called The BooMobile which runs at 6:30 PM on weekends starting October 14. This 45-minute magical musical adventure is perfect for kids 3+ and features WitchyPOO and the wily Pumpkin. This funny, family-friendly tour travels around Sarasota as guests help look for the wily pumpkin—who does not want to be caught!

Children and their parents will delight in singing along to Halloween songs, hearing spooky stories, and searching for the sneaky pumpkin. Cider and cookies offered before the tour, and prizes given for best costumes. The show features actresses Sarah Haun and Liz Pascoe.

“I just love Halloween and seeing all the creative costumes guests show up in,” said Tammy Hauser, DST founder and CEO. “We give prizes for best costume on each tour and it’s always a challenge choosing our winners!”

Tripadvisor Review of Haunted Sarasota
Jun 25, 2022

Amazing tour! 💜💜
Viator review: Haunted Sarasota: Mummies, Murder & Mayhem!
Everything was memorable. The actor playing the “spirits” that came on the trolley was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I loved everything about this tour. 💜 — Crystal J

The Halloween tours will join DST’s popular ongoing tour themes:

  • Amish Experience led by Kendra Cross, Thursdays at 10 AM, November-May.
  • NEW Architecture Tours led by Tammy Hauser Tuesdays at 10:30 AM.
  • Art Crawl Gallery Tour led by local artist Jerome Chesley, Tuesdays 6-8 PM. November-April.
  • Boutiques & Bubbles Shopping Tour, monthly or as a custom tour.
  • NEW Christmas Carol Trolley Family fun with sing-along music and downtown holiday lights, led by Kaylene McCaw, 7:30 PM daily from December 9-30.
  • Circus Secrets led by Bob Collins, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 1PM. • City Sightseeing led by multiple guides, Tuesdays-Sundays 10AM, 1PM & 3PM
  • Leading Ladies of Sarasota led by Kathryn Chesley, Wednesdays at 10 AM
  • Murder Mystery Trolley: Who Killed The Circus Queen? Interactive mystery musical. Thursdays & Saturdays 7:30 PM.
  • Psychic Sundays exploring Sarasota’s psychic history, led by Michael Newton-Brown & Kaylene McCaw. Sundays at 1 PM.
  • Public Art Tour led by Jerome Chesley, Thursdays at 1:30 PM November-April.

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Discover Sarasota Tours is the ONLY local trolley tour company offering the BEST daily entertaining and informative air-conditioned sightseeing tours and nighttime theatrical shows about the most interesting people, intriguing places, and amazing stories that have shaped Sarasota’s rich cultural past. In 2022, Discover Sarasota Tours was recognized by Tripadvisor with the 2022 Traveler’s Choice Award.

The company was founded by Tammy Hauser in 2018 and has a staff of 26 including professional tour guides, drivers, reservationists, and musical theater actors. Michael Newton-Brown serves as the Artistic Director.

All tours depart from the Trolley Cottage Gift Shop, located at 1826 Fourth Street in historic Gillespie Park. The gift shop features charming souvenirs and Sarasota books, gifts, and memorabilia for all ages. The ChillMobile is a 1979 vintage ice cream truck lives at the cottage when not out delivering sweet ice cream treats in the community.

Tour tickets and information available online at or by calling 941-260-9818.

For Group Bookings email

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Discover Sarasota Tours’ cast for Haunted Sarasota: Mummies, Mayhem, & Murder! includes local actors Kaylene McCaw and Tamara Solum portraying ghost hostesses and actors Daniel Pelissier and Ren Pearson as mystery ghost guests. The BooMobile show features actresses Sarah Haun as WitchyPOO and Liz Pascoe as the Magic Pumpkin. Both shows are written and directed by Michael Newton-Brown and produced by Discover Sarasota Tours.

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