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Tropical Island Getaway

4630 29th Avenue South, in marina where boat departs for Egmont Key, Gulfport, FL 33711
727-345-4500
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Day trip to Egmont Key, off St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch dolphins jump and play in the surf following our mono-hull boat. They jump, twist, & spin... more » Owner description: Day trip to Egmont Key, off St. Petersburg, Florida. Watch dolphins jump and play in the surf following 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. « less
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Don't book with these guys if you want good customer service. I needed to reschedule my trip for a morning time because I have small children that nap in the afternoon and the guy told told me that I was booked and there were no refunds. I was shocked at his unwillingness to help my family. Didn't care once he... More

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We signed up at John's Pass and were not quite sure what to expect. They showed us a video of dolphins jumping out of the water along side the boat. I thought for sure the video was an exaggeration and never expected what we were about to experience. The next day we drove to a different marina to board the... More

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The salesman Blair was nice. We were the ones that went to him to ask questions. He answered any questions we had. Due to the holiday week, they were not booking as full as they normally do, so we were not able to get the 9am time slot like we wanted, but the noon departure worked just fine. Captain Randy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Okay I just went on this tour yesterday with 3 other mid twenty year olds. We were simply looking for something to do on our last day of vacation. Like other tourists, we got bombarded by a fast talking salesman in a t-shirt store when he saw us walk by with pamphlets in our hands from a tour we were... More

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Ocala, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I gave it one star because it wouldn't let me give it a zero. we went on 6/12/2014 the captain on the yellow boat is a rude ***hole. these people are a couple of smart $ss, captain matt doesn't know how to handel a boat in rough seas. he was on the white boat. you have to use a extension... More

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Uniontown, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Went on this excursion with our kids and one of their friends age 21,17 and 17. Loved to see the dolphins playing-the highlight of this trip. At the snorkeling site we were told that salt water is bouyant and that my 17 yr Olds did not need any floatation device. I told the captain that they felt better if just... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We were strolling by this store at johns pass minding our own business and an annoying guy stopped me and my children to show us a video playing of dolphins. I told him we had already decided to do shell key shuttle and he scoffed at that and told me it was a bad decision. That "dolphins only like his... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

BEST seventy bucks per couple we spent all week! Our captain was great, the trip was fun, siphon show as promised, never snorkled before and it was the perfect first experience....shelling wasn't as awesome as the pix they showed, but got the best shells odd the week with very little effort.... AWESOME DAY!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We were led to believe this would be the best snorkeling trip by Blair at the St john's pass store front. So we shelled out the $140 plus for our family of 4. The captain, who was very rude thru out the trip, told us it was too windy to snorkel by the ruins, took us off the beach near... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

**Address 4630 29th Ave South, Gulfport, Fl. Not far from Bradenton, Ellenton, Tampa, Anna Marie Island, etc...worth the drive!!!!! This was the best trip ever! We are newcomers to Florida. Moved from San Angelo, TX. to Bradenton, Florida. Still getting to know the roadways and attractions in the area. I telephoned to find a boat to Eggmont Keys...and they (The... More

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