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Address: 25 Causeway Blvd., Slip 5, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: 727-442-7433
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Description: We at The Tropics Boat Tours invite you to join us for a memorable...
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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Don't Miss the boat!

to make a long story short - my 2 for 1 tickets expired. I called to see if something could be worked out. Was told it could NOT - end of discussion. They did not offer anything... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
michgal2k
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Bellaire, Michigan
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Bellaire, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

to make a long story short - my 2 for 1 tickets expired. I called to see if something could be worked out. Was told it could NOT - end of discussion. They did not offer anything - no discount on the 2nd ticket - no extension. I was floored. The weather hasn't been great but I still expected more... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I purchased a tour from Groupon for two people, I was visiting Tampa and thought it would be fun to cruise around. I made the reservation on line simple and easy enough. The night of the cruise we drove down to the harbor and I was advised that the cruise had been canceled because their minimum had not been met,... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We didn't get to go out into the Gulf as it was too rough or something. Hmmmm, I've seen bigger swells on Lake Superior, but whatever. We went on a little cruise and the staff pointed out where various celebs USED to live, Did not see any dolphins. WE get a return cruise, supposedly good for our lifetime. We shall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I booked a dolphin tour with them over the weekend and we both enjoyed ourselves watching the sights and sipping on cocktails. The business is family owned and each of them was courteous as well as personable and outgoing and made sure we had fun. This was my first time to Florida as I'm a Texan, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have been on this tour more than once and had a great experience. Though it has only taken this one ridiculous situation for me to never go back. Their customer service is horrible, one simple solution to a problem seemed to be an earth shattering inconvenience. I lost a 50 dollar voucher simply because I needed to reschedule they... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I went on the sunset tour; we were originally scheduled for the afternoon dolphin tour but we missed our appointment and the friendly staff member gladly switched us to the later time. The tour was scenic, but lacked factual narration which I've experienced on other tours in Miami and Palm Beach. This seemed to be more of... More 

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Dayton, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon. We got to see they dolphins playing almost immediatly. I do not find the all you can drink wine & beer wrist bands worth the extra $15 cost. Mixed drinks are way over priced. But the boat, the crew and the experience were well worth it. Our bar tender Mike was... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went on this tour in 2012 and did not see any dolphins, but got a refund to go again . We had a blast both times because you can buy a wrist band for endless beer and wine for 12 bucks. The late cruise we went on the second visit was a blast. (i Don't suggest kids on the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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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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