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Address: 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: +1 727-466-0375
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Description: Come out with Encounters With Dolphins harbor boat tour where we give you...
Come out with Encounters With Dolphins harbor boat tour where we give you a dolphin adventure you will never forget! Our boat tour is a FUN filled extravaganza onboard the 40 foot coast guard inspected excision boat that guarantees dolphin sightings. Spend an hour and half to an hour and forty-five minutes with us in Clearwater costal waters watching dolphins. For thirty minutes our boat tour stops on the secluded Compass Island. There, you have the opportunity to shell hunt through thousands of shells and even snorkel in the tropical Clearwater Bay! This adventure is for everyone! Call us for reservations!
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Dolphins are hit or miss!

Dolphins in this area are definitely not always a guarantee when you go out on these tours, but the tour guides were knowledgeable of where they might be! Beautiful waters that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
TXMARTINS
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Tampa, Florida

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We chose Encounters with Dolphins over Little Toot because of the option of snorkeling. We did find dolphins, but only saw them from far away. We didn't spend enough time looking at them, and because of the build of the boat, the dolphins don't interact with the boat at all or come closer. 'Snorkeling' involved swimming around a tiny island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a wonderful time on our dolphin cruise with Captain Bill and his helper, Alex. It had been raining for several days and we finally got a break and were able to get out on the water. We thought about going on the pirate ship, but decided to go with this one and we are glad we did! We... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I love it. It's family on family ran Bill the capt and it's great. Alex the Mate he is coming around if you looking for a good time. want to go out to Clearwater Bay stop by check them out it's well worth the 20 bucks for the ride you see dolphins millionar homes in Clearwater Bay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Dolphins in this area are definitely not always a guarantee when you go out on these tours, but the tour guides were knowledgeable of where they might be! Beautiful waters that allow for a pretty smooth ride, it is fun to go out for a tour even if you do not find the dolphins. Beautiful homes and trivia to learn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a great ride! We saw lots of dolphins! The homes were very pretty and the guide gave us a little history on some of the homes. Then we stopped at Shell Island and got out to find some pretty neat shells. I know some of the reviews people didn't see dolphins but we did and it was very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Did not see enough dolphins but overall visit was nice.It covers the bay and show the houses of famous people pretty much like the tours on Tampa and St Pete.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The crew was nice and the boat was equipped for going out into the bay. I was disappointed that the captain took us directly to a marina where they knew we could/would find a mother dolphin and her baby. We drove the pontoon boat into the marina and turned around so everyone could see the two dolphins and explained mothers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The tour was pretty decent. The captain had a good personality but the skipper Alex made our trip the best. He told us he was a recent graduate of marine biology. He was smart and friendly. He found my kids a sea urchin (spell?) to touch when we stopped on shell island. We did see a few different dolphins including... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So I'm not sure how this man is still in business. He must have a chemical imbalance or be unhappy with his life. The owner got upset when we asked why he wanted to take our picture. He never gave an answer and so when we got on the boat he yelled at us about the picture again and when... More 

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WILLIAM F, Public Relations Manager at Encounters With Dolphins, responded to this review

At Encounters With Dolphins we want to apologize for the inconveniences you had while visiting us. Our captain requests we take pictures before boarding the boat so each customer is on record for each boat ride. This is simply for the safety of the customers. However, there is no excuse for you and your family to be yelled at for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had a great time seen some dolphins they didn't rush us so could take lots of pics visited little island too and saw where all the rich and famous live! Such nice friendly guys too.

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WILLIAM F, Public Relations Manager at Encounters With Dolphins, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are happy to hear you had a great time. Come back and visit us soon! More 

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