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Dolphin Quest

140 Boardwalk PL, John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach, FL
+1 727-392-7090
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Ranked #10 of 19 activities in Madeira Beach
Type: Tours
Owner description: See the dolphins play in their own backyard!1 1/2 hour narrated sightseeing tour!New Boat, U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains!Cushioned bench seating,... more » Owner description: See the dolphins play in their own backyard!1 1/2 hour narrated sightseeing tour!New Boat, U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains!Cushioned bench seating, clean bathroom! « less
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Hyde Park, Vermont
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Went on the doplhin watch out of Johns Pass last Sunday. It was obvious to me from the beginning that "Captain Shawn" was new to the job, but I had no idea he was so inexperienced at docking the boat! The 1 1/2 hour ride itself was okay, with just a few fleeting glimpes ot the dolphins. ,The captain was... More

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shawn d, Owner at Dolphin Quest, responded to this review

I am sorry you had a disappointing and painful dolphin watching cruise. I do believe, however, that you have incorrectly identified our boat as the one you were on. First, our boat is not called dolphin watch. Second, though my name is Shawn, I do not Captain our boats and have NEVER done so, as I am not licensed. Third,... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

To start we saw a lot of dolphins. The teanage girls thought it would boring but ended up having a good time. Captain Greg gave us good information not only on wildlife but the houses on the water.

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Captain Greg and his first mate were very pleasant. informative, and warm hearted. They were comfortable with their job and went out of their way to make the ride pleasant for all . . . especially children. Little expensive for a group of 5 but very happy we decided to do it! Recommend without reservations!

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Sherrill, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

If you are into seeing dolphins in their natural environment, we thought this 1 1/2 hour boat ride was a very good value. The captain provides interesting facts and humor. We weren't really into seeing the homes of millionaires during the trip, but it didn't really detract from the dolphins and the good value of this excursion. And it doesn't... More

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Purchased a Groupon to try out this attraction. Made reservation 1 day prior and then called 3 hours before to confirm since the weather was on the cool & windy side. We were told that "yes - they would definitely be going out". We arrived and checked in 1 hour before as required and then 2 minutes before we were... More

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shawn d, Owner at Dolphin Quest, responded to this review

I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. Unfortunately, due to poor weather, everyone that had made a reservation cancelled, which I entirely understand. To be quite honest, it was very windy and if we had gone with the cruise, everyone would have been soaking wet. We look forward to taking you on a cruise in the future. More

Kissimmee, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We have been to John's Pass many times but this was the first time we went on Dolphin cruise. Excellent!!! Capt John and Mate Megan provided great information. We saw dolphins playing, the birds and a great show of a determined dog, Lucky, playing with the Dolphins. Loved the entire hour and a half.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

While strolling through John's Pass, decided to give the Dolphin Quest a shot, and it may just be the highlight of our vacation. The driver of the boat, Captain John, kept up an informative and sometimes humorous narrative about Dolphins and local interest. Capt. John and the first mate Megan even knew the dolphins by name. Great crew and cruise.

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Island Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is one of the coolest things I have done on vacation. The captain was informative and funny. The dolphins are beautiful.

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Jammed on a ragged boat like sardines is not cool. Very unprofessional staff. Dont waste ur time and certainly not your money.

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shawn d, Owner at Dolphin Quest, responded to this review

It is unfortunate you did not enjoy your experience on our boat and offer my apologies. Should you decide to give us another opportunity your cruise will be complimentary. I do not understand your comment regarding the "ragged boat". The boat is brand new in July and is Coast Guard inspected and certified. More

Clayton, North Carolina
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Decide to go at the last moment, parking was close to the area. We saw dolphins at 3 diff locations with 6 to 7 at each which was great. Capt John and Jerry was great we all had a great time. Beer and sodas were cheap.

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