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Private tour guide Jose

Jose U.

Sarasota, Florida, United States

Welcome to ToursByLocals. I am a retired environmental attorney with 15 years experience as a Docent at the 3 Ringling museums, avid sportsman (tennis/golf) / river kayaker and 16 year resident of Sarasota, Fl.

I am very knowledgeable about and a member of the Selby Botanical Gardens and the Mote Marine Aquarium--the other 2 KEY Sarasota "must see" attractions besides the Ringling complex.
I love traveling and have been around the World. My employment has allowed me to be a resident of all areas of the United States. I have practiced law on behalf of both state and federal governmental agencies, the military, and private industry. I aspire to be a Renaissance man and possess a friendly, out going personality. I have authored three historical fiction books detailing the Hispanic experience in the United States. I speak English as my primary language and a conversational Spanish.

I look forward to meeting you and providing you a world-class tour of the three major attractions that my beautiful city of Sarasota has to offer.

Credentials

Trained Docent at the 3 Ringling museums--qualified after taking an 18 month training course and passing an examination. 15 year experience being a Ringling Docent ( gave 2-3 tours per week at the three onsite museums). Member of and frequent visitor to the Mote Marine Aquarium and Selby Botanical Gardens where I have led private tours for the last 15 years. Avid gardener and grower of Florida citrus fruits. Licensed environmental attorney with 30 years legal experience. World traveler and founder of a city- wide serious literature book club. Enjoys wines and playing tennis/golf and river kayaking. Excellent public speaker and very knowledgeable about Sarasota and Florida, their history and current issues facing the local area.

Restrictions

Guide's vehicle can accommodate 4 customers comfortably.
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding. I can offer a full range of experiences in leading comprehensive private tours of beautiful Sarasota.

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Private tour guide Jose

Ringling museum estate grounds and gardens,...

 unrated

Mable Ringling's famous Rose Garden as well as the Secret Garden where,...

275 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Jose

Selby Botanical Gardens and Mote Marine,...

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Explore and experience both Selby Botanical Gardens and Mote Marine,...

292 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Jose

Ringling Museums Comprehensive Tour

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Definitive guided tour of the Ringling Art and Circus museums

275 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

3 hours

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