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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 #9 of 13 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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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were in John's Pass looking for something to do. We really wanted to go out to Egmont Key and there was a lady that called us over to tell us about the trip they offered. We were a little skeptical, but she booked us for the next day. She gave us a brochure that showed what our payment would... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I started calling this number just before I saw the reviews about this being a horrible experience and a scam. I hung up before anyone answered, got a quick call back and when I said based on Trip Advisor I would go with another company he became hostile. He then proceeded to send me 5 text messages in a row... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Can't comment on the overall experience, as we were never able to go as promised. Blair at Johns Pass, is a fast talking salesman and my only regret is deciding to book the "no brainer" without price comparisons or checking reviews. Booked for this past Sunday AM, and called to confirm saturday evening. Get to the dock on our last... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We were aapproached and cohersed by "Blair" a "sales(con)man" who made all sorts of wonderful promises so we left a deposit for ourselves and our friends and called to reserve our spot by 4:30 yesterday as Blair said we needed to do. The very rude guy on the other end if the line said they would call us this morning... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Every summer our grand-children visit us from Ohio. They always have a "wish list" and one of the things they want to do every year is go on the Tropical-Island-Getaway boat trip. They are in their teens and they swim like fish. The captains are helpful and nice. Sometimes we find amazing shells, sometimes the shells are not around. But... More

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Palm City, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Zero star review..... John Pass salesman, Blair, is the the biggest con artist and showed us this great video and pictures, which was totally deceptive advertising. Snorkeling was a joke and there was not a shell to be found. My family from the north east was so disappointed. Disappointing children is a crime and taking money from families on vacation... More

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The trip to Egmont Key via the Tropical Island Getaway company was worth every dime we spent. The crew we had that day were very helpful and took care of everyone on the boat trip. They were friendly and courteous as we cruised out to the island. I wish I could remember their names so I could give them credit... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

I will have to say the sales guys at John's Pass were way annoying and pushy. They make empty promises that they can't keep but convinced my kids that this was the activity of the century! They kept on messing up my reservation, literally 3 times had my family on the wrong tour time and kept calling to confirm because... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We picked this place out of a brochure at our resort. We called and were disappointed at first that we couldn't take the noon cruise so we reserved the 9am instead. It was awesome. Not too short not too long just the perfect amount of time. Got to snorkel and see sting ray, starfish, and numerous kinds of fish. Then... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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