Pure family fun in Fort Myers on the MV Edison Explorer

Kids look for marine life aboard the MV Edison Explorer on the Caloosahatche River

In honor of the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Pure Florida invites the Southwest Florida community to join in supporting Lee County public schools during the month of August by donating a portion of the proceeds from any cruise or activity at its Fort Myers location to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Pure Florida’s contribution will assist the foundation in funding tools and resources for teachers and students. Cruises depart from Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and one hour before sunset.

Boys explore on the the MV Edison Explorer

“We are excited to support The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools as we enter into a new school year, and hope that the community will join us in making a positive impact on Lee County students,” said Lance H. Julian, co-founder of Pure Florida. “The funds raised during the month of August will support our mission to provide local schools and teachers with the resources they need to continue providing high quality educational experiences for our students.”

“Pure Florida is another great community partner that understands the importance of supporting education throughout Lee County and our greatest asset: students,” said Marshall T. Bower, Esq., President and CEO, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.

Pure Florida rental boat in Edison & Ford Winter Estates Cove in Fort Myers

Pure Florida offers a variety of marine experiences that showcase the natural beauty of Southwest Florida including sightseeing, river and sunset cruises, popular with passengers of all ages. Tours are guided by Coast Guard-certified captains, also master naturalists, highlighting Southwest Florida and the unique sights and wildlife native to this region. In addition to its cruises, Pure Florida offers eco-shelling-dolphin tours, fishing trips and charters, jet boat thrill rides, boat rentals, and Jet Ski rentals and tours. The M/V Edison Explorer departs from The Marina at Edison Ford, located at 2360 W. First St. in Fort Myers. For more information on Pure Florida and its cruises, visit www.PureFL.com.

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is a private 501(c)(3) organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships. For more information on The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, visit www.LeeSchoolFoundation.org.

About Pure Florida

In 2009, father-and-son duo Captains Lance and Harry Julian acquired the Naples-based Double Sunshine and Lady Brett fishing vessel, and have grown the company to include 19 vessels and two locations providing a variety of unique eco-excursions for its visitors that incorporate maritime history, tourism, sightseeing and entertainment. With locations in Naples and Fort Myers, the water attraction company offers sunset and specialty cruises as well as boat and Jet Ski rentals, fishing charters, group events and educational field trips for schools and students. In addition to Pure Florida, the founders are also partners in Marine Team International and Pure Image Productions, providing professional marine consulting, television and video production and photography services. With a long history in maritime productions, Lance and Harry Julian have helped to create some of the most memorable water scenes in film production, with credits including “Titanic” and “Waterworld,” and television credits such as the reality show, “Survivor.” As the fourth and fifth generation working within the maritime industry, Lance and Harry Julian enjoy sharing their passion and expertise with fellow adventurers in the Southwest Florida area. For more information, visit www.PureFL.com or call its Naples location at 239-263-4949 or its Fort Myers location at 239-919-2965.