See Sarasota at it best. Why in the world would you want to be confined when you can rent a houseboat. Drive it where ever to do whatever. Want to fish, skinny dip, or take the kids on a lifetime trip. the only memorable trip is what you command.
All I ask is that you bring the boat back in the same condition it was given you. I assure you'll having the time of your life on a house boat is just where its at. Momma can fix any meal in the kitchen, while the kids jump off the roof into blue waters while you tan. Understand i am not in any way responsible for you or your kids. Give them a floatee before jumping.
Sarasota Florida was voted among the best beaches in the world. Do you want to walk all of them or pull your rental boat up to them so as to enjoy all of what Sarasota has to offer.