The Friends of Cooper Memorial Library first visited Tarpon Springs in September, 2014 and guests enjoyed it so much that they requested that we return! On Thursday, May 18, we will visit Tarpon Springs and enjoy a leisurely 1½ hour Tarpon Springs Dolphin Cruise down the Anciote River into the Gulf of Mexico.
On board the handicap accessible boat, our captain will narrate the entire trip where you will learn about the history of Tarpon Springs and the famous Sponge Docks. Guests will also have an opportunity to look for dolphins, manatee, sea turtles, tropical foliage and other local wildlife. Another highlight of the cruise is a look at the restored and operational Historic Anciote Lighthouse located on Anciote Island. Don’t forget to bring your camera so that you can take advantage of the unforgettable views. After the boat tour there will plenty of time to explore the town, shop and eat lunch before our return to Clermont.
The bus will leave the Cooper Library parking lot, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont, at 7:30 AM sharp returning to the library around 5:30 PM. The cost of the trip is $70 which includes round trip motor coach transportation, Tarpon Springs Dolphin Cruise, as well as gratuities for both the driver and tour narrator. Lunch is not included and is on your own at the various restaurants around town.
For information and to reserve a seat, please contact Jacki on 352-432-3319 and leave a message, if you are unable to speak to her directly and she will get back to you shortly. You will need to complete and return a trip form, together with your payment, to the library. Please make checks payable to Friends of Cooper Memorial Library. Trip forms are available at the front desk of the library. The deadline for reservations and payment is April 30, 2017. Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. The cancellation policy is 14 days or more prior to the trip.
The money raised from this event will help to fund Cooper Memorial Library’s current and future projects benefiting the South Lake County community.