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Tropical Island Getaway

Address: 4630 29th Avenue South, in marina where boat departs for Egmont Key, Gulfport, FL 33711
Phone Number: +1 727-345-4500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: Day trip to Egmont Key, off St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch dolphins jump and play in the surf...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Day trip to Egmont Key, off St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch dolphins jump and play in the surf behind our mono-hull boat. They jump, twist, & spin so close you can almost touch them! Our boat stays with you the entire 2 1/2 hour stay on the island. Explore this tropical island with its abundant wildlife and ruins of a Spanish-American War fort. Snorkel gear is provided for those wishing to snorkel the sunken ruins. Reservations recommended by calling.

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Largo, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was not a great experience. As soon as we laid eyes on the boat we should have gone home. Boat is dirty and had more than enough clutter clutter. The ride to the island was almost an hour of wasted time and when we got to the island we had to scale an extension ladder to get off the... More 

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Oakland, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were happily surprised to find out this was no ordinary boat ride. Our captain knew just where to take us to see so many dolphins - jumping in the wake of our boat and amusing us with their antics. Then we landed on Egmont Key and were thrilled to find out that we could go snorkeling, play on the... More 

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Whitby, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Loved this boat cruise, the crew was very friendly and helpful and made the cruise very memorable. The Dolphins were the highlight of the cruise, but the whole afternoon was a great experience. I would highly recommend this and can't wait to come back again.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My experience was identical to that of Fireftrmo. The salesman at John's Pass, Blair, was funny, informative and knows how to close. The trip was a blast and I am sooooo glad we went. The dolphins do literally jump right behind the boat, usually off to the side as they ride the swells created by the boat. This makes the... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were recently in the area on a business trip and my wife and I decided to take a day trip over to Egmont Key. As a kid growing up we used to go often on our own boat but living a way we decided to take one of the tour boat companies. Capt Randy called us the night before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Tap on any of the pictures above to few the photo gallery from this cruise. This is the only trip that can get the dolphins to jump and play.

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stumbled on John's Pass by accident. Decided it looked like a great place to explore. Walking thru the shops/boardwalk we came upon a video showing dolphins playing around the boat. We hadn't planned on going out on a cruise really but after seeing the video and talking to the sales guy we decided why not? A four hour trip sounded... More 

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very fun experience. You wont believe how the dolphins play off the wake of the boat!!!! The boat captain has a dry but funny sense of humor and i cant forget to mention he loves Jimmy Buffett. They called to confirm and were waiting for us when we arrived to direct us where to park and check in. Found this... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Research your boat company's! We spent over $100 for 2 adults and a child for a junky looking boat and had to climb DOWN A LADDER into the water to see Egmont Key, the other boat we saw had a ramp! The brochure said we'd be around John's Pass and could eat there... but I grabbed some cheese crackers and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I live in Gulfport because it is known for the characters who inhabit this quirky town. Well the boat these guys use, is as bohemian as the town and the residents in it! I LOVED IT! From the start of the Captains rant about the day, we were laughing. I ask a lot of questions because I am not a... More 

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