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The Tropics Boat Tours

25 Causeway Blvd., Slip 5, Clearwater, FL 33767
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Ranked #40 of 100 Activities in Clearwater
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: We at The Tropics Boat Tours invite you to join us for a memorable...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Owner description: We at The Tropics Boat Tours invite you to join us for a memorable experience aboard our newly remodeled tropical-themed, double-decker catamaran. Our vessel accommodates up to 125 passengers and the two decks allow you the option to sail in the sunshine and open air on the top deck or relax in the shade on the lower level. We are proud to offer boat tours which include guaranteed dolphin sightings, children's activities and complimentary soft drinks, beer and wine - all while sailing the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to hosting you aboard "The Tropics" and appreciate the opportunity to serve you. And remember that all our cruises include complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. You may also purchase your favorite cocktails, frozen drinks or snacks from our full service bar.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This noontime dolphin tour lasted two hours, and was a fun time out on the waters of the Clearwater inlet and gulf. We only saw a few dolphins, but one of them frolicked along side of the boat for 5-10 minutes...So we got a very close-up look at a few of them. The price was right, the day was beautiful,... More 

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Clearwater FL
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45 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were gifted the Sunset Tour and it was fine. It's a pontoon type boat so I am surprised that some reviewers expected a dolphin trip. You can see dolphins in this area pretty often, but that is not normally the kind of wake that usually attracts dolphins anyway. The standing price is not bad considering you are going out... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was a replacement tour as our original one was cancelled Do not go on this we seen one dolphin on the whole two hour tour They said we were going out to the gulf coast but got near and they made an excuse saying it was too rough and since we paid to go out there and they did... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We booked a trip through Living Social for the 4:00 outing. They called me 20 minutes before we had to be there and cancelled because they only had the five of us. They offered the evening trip that night but we had reservations elsewhere. Being that my guests were from out of town, rebooking the day trip was not possible.... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We booked a 4 pm dolphin tour. We were to to arrive a hour early. After driving a hour to get there, we arrived at 3 pm. The guy working informed us they canceled the tour because they didn't have enough people booked. I decided to just sit there for a while and I counted at least 20 people that... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I found a buy one get one free deal on Living Social for our choice of the Dolphin or Sunset cruises. We opted for the Sunset cruise, however on the night we were scheduled to go, the weather wasn't cooperating, and just a few mins after departing, the captain decided to turn the boat around and not risk the weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I live almost an hour away, so I'm local but not too close. So this is something my Mom and I do for a fun day every once in a while. I've probably been on the boat at least 20 times and always see dolphins. The crew are all very friendly and fun. You can get a wristband for all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Unlimited drink band for $12.00 well worth it, staff was wonderful they know all the highlights, they are very friendly and

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My family used a Groupon as admission, and it was a fun experience. It was very cheap too, as there are unlimited drink bands you can purchase for a little more than just buying two drinks alone without a band. The staff were very friendly and gave a lot of info about the area. We enjoyed it as a first... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

It started raining ! The boat didn't leave the dock ! They made everyone get off the boat and refused to refund !!! They offered a free cruise at later time but for tourists that doesn't work ! They refused to refund for the drink bands purchased !!! They served a drink when first boarding then stopped !!! It is... More 

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