Is your school planning an exciting field trip, educational campus tour, or end-of-year celebration in sunny Sarasota? As teachers and parents know, getting a large group of students from point A to point B is no easy feat. But with Price4Limo, we'll provide a comfortable and fun bus rental experience for your next school trip in the Sarasota area! Give us a call anytime at (866) 265-5479 to learn more and get a free quote for your Sarasota school trip transportation.
For museum visits, aquarium explorations, planetarium trips, and other academic adventures, Price4Limo has the perfect vehicle to keep your class together and on schedule. We know you have an educational itinerary to follow, so let us worry about navigation while you enjoy teaching moments with students. A private bus rental allows flexibility for additional stops and gives chaperones peace of mind.
Price4Limo offers a variety of bus options to meet the needs of Sarasota school groups. If you’re taking a small class on a field trip, consider an 18-passenger minibus. For larger groups like an entire grade level, multiple classes, or a school club, a full-sized 56-passenger charter bus is a great choice. You can even rent a fleet of different-sized buses if needed.
You can also request specialty buses like models with restrooms or wheelchair lifts for passengers with disabilities. No matter what extras you need for your perfect field trip bus, Price4Limo has you covered!
Sarasota County has no shortage of museums, nature preserves, historic sites, and other attractions perfect for K-12 field trips. From museums focused on arts and sciences to historical sites that bring textbooks to life, you will definitely have an amazing time. Here are some of our top recommendations:
Let your students explore and learn about plants from around the world at Selby Gardens. This stunning 15-acre urban oasis features thousands of orchids, bromeliads, vines, and more among themed gardens. Guided student tours are available.
Field Trip Tips: Private bus parking is available on site. Recommended visit of 2-3 hours.
At this aquarium along Sarasota Bay, students will come face-to-face with sharks, manatees, sea turtles and other marine life native to Florida’s Gulf Coast. Tour massive marine mammal tanks, get hands-on with touch pools, and enjoy animal encounters throughout the day. Mote also has research, conservation, and volunteer programs fit for school groups.
Field Trip Tips: Private bus parking on site. Budget 3-4 hours to see everything.
Address: 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
Immerse your students in Florida’s early history at this 30-acre historic site and nature preserve. Learn about the area’s first Paleo-Indian inhabitants, see where pioneer settlers lived in the 1800s, and explore how ancient people used the land’s plants. Then hike through wooded trails and gardens overlooking Little Sarasota Bay.
Address: 337 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
This iconic Sarasota museum is actually a complex of several attractions in one. See world-class art in the Museum of Art, glimpse a historic Venetian palace at Ca’ d’Zan, learn circus history in the Tibbals Learning Center, and stroll the sprawling grounds and sculpture gardens. There’s something here for every age to enjoy.
Field Trip Tips: Bus parking on site. Budget at least 3 hours to tour.
Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
At this zoological park, students will get to see exotic animals, from tropical birds to alligators, up close. Walk through the gardens to hand-feed vibrant parrots and see a reptile and bird show. It’s the perfect place for your class to learn about wildlife native to Florida and beyond.
Field Trip Tips: Private bus parking on site. Plan 2 hours for your tour.
Address: 3701 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234
In addition to field trips, Price4Limo can provide transportation for Sarasota student groups planning college visits. We know high school upperclassmen have their sights set on the future. That’s why we make campus tours simple with charter bus rentals tailored to prospective students. If you're helping high schoolers check out Sarasota colleges like Ringling College of Art and Design, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, or New College of Florida, a charter bus rental that streamlines campus visits. Students can relax in reclining seats with legroom and climate control during drives between campuses. Keep students entertained between info sessions and tours by booking a bus with WiFi, outlets to charge devices and DVD players. No more boredom on long hauls down I-75 to schools in Tampa or Orlando.
Some colleges and universities your students may want to visit around Sarasota include:
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee - Just a quick trip over the John Ringling Causeway Bridge to this public university’s satellite campus.
New College of Florida - Regarded as Florida’s honors college, this liberal arts school is on Sarasota Bay in between the Ringling Museum and Lido Beach.
State College of Florida - With campuses in Sarasota, Venice, Lakewood Ranch, and beyond, this is a top choice for affordable local education.
Ringling College of Art and Design - Tour this prestigious private college focused entirely on the visual arts and creative disciplines.
Preparing for a major field trip takes planning. Here are some tips on choosing the right charter bus and organizing the logistics:
Consider how many students, teachers, and chaperones will be attending to determine what size vehicle you need. For larger groups, a full-size 56-passenger charter bus is a great option. Smaller classes may be more comfortable in one of our minibuses that can seat 20-25 passengers. Let our rental team know your headcount, and we’ll recommend the ideal bus.
Ideally, start planning your transportation at least 3-6 months in advance. This helps ensure the availability of our best-equipped buses for your chosen date. Last-minute requests are still welcome, but bus selection may be more limited.
Will students need WiFi and chargers? Want DVD players to show movies? Let us know any must-have bus features when booking so we can find the perfect match. Certain amenities like wheelchair lifts may require more notice.
Provide pickup and drop-off addresses for each stop on your itinerary. For multiple pickup locations, list them in order so your driver can optimize the route.
Ready to upgrade your school’s field trip experience? Call Price4Limo at (866) 265-5479 anytime to get started. Our transportation experts are available to answer questions and provide a personalized, no-obligation quote for buses in Sarasota. Whether it’s a history trip to Historic Spanish Point, an animal encounter at Mote Marine Laboratory, or a performance at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, we’ll get your students there comfortably.