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Address: 282 Yacht Club Drive, Dock A-19, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 800-630-0844
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: We offer the world famous Dolphin Safari and the BYOB Sunset Tour around...
We offer the world famous Dolphin Safari and the BYOB Sunset Tour around the St Augustine bay area. Also private tours up to 40 passengers.
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The ride lasted longer than 1.5 hours. We did see a dolphin pod, turtle and shark. The additional information on the city and its landmarks was interesting as well. I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Expected to go out into open water and see a lot of dolphins ....instead we got a bunch of sight seeing and St.Augustine history from the harbor. Didn't see any Dolphins or other sea life, though not the fault of the crew. Captain and tour guide were funny, kind and informative. The tour was pleasurable jut not what we expected.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I would use a Groupon or their discount for trip. We did sunset cruise. Directions are not the best and you don't get a human on the phone when lost! Crew was very pleasant but for the price could serve guests refreshments.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The ride lasted longer than 1.5 hours. We did see a dolphin pod, turtle and shark. The additional information on the city and its landmarks was interesting as well. I would recommend this tour, with a Groupon it is affordable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We were very disappointed! The boat ride was very slow and boring, except for the little bit of history that we got about St Augustine. We were there to see dolphins, but didn't see anything! The guide informed us about midway through the tour that there was a bacteria in the water that kept the dolphins from coming into it.... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went on the morning cruise.The captain was personable and so was the first mate. Captain played some funny and good beach tunes to go along with our cruise. We saw some interesting sites and were given a brief history about all of them. It was fun and informative. We were lucky enough to see some dolphins. We even stayed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First let me say that the captain tried really hard to find dolphins including running the tour a bit late. In the end we saw 2 dolphins about 1.5 hours into the trip. By this time, my kids were checked out and several people were on their phones. For a boat ride, it's a good trip. As for seeing dolphins,... More 

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dolphinwatertours, Owner at Dolphin Water Tours, responded to this review

As we did explain before the trip departed that the Dolphin are not guaranteed and in addition the week you were here the news reported a flesh eating bacteria was all along the First Coast area from Jacksonville to Daytona killing 3 people. We can't control the Dolphin or the bacteria. I am glad you enjoyed the extra 30 minute... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The captain is awesome, first mate Patrick is awesome too! Great history lesson, very interesting. Will advise get here early to be able to get a nice seat, but once you get going you're able to stand up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

There was 6 of us and 2 other couples which I enjoyed. Small group everyone was so nice and staff was awesome! We did the BYOB sunset dolphin cruise. Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins, but the awesome staff made up for it! Highly recommend as a fun relaxing gorgeous night activity!!

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East Setauket, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The other reviews say it all…the crew of this boat is HILARIOUS. The Captain played really good beach tunes like BobMarley, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson, Van Morrison, etc. and the First Mate Patrick looked straight out of a movie. With his hawaiian shirt, shaved head, husky stature, and goatee, there was nothing about this guy that didn't scream "beach life."... More 

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Central Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised with our sunset tour on the Osprey. A very nice, well cared for pontoon boat. You can tell the owners take pride in their boat. The crew were professional but fun to be around. Parking in the Marina could have been better but it was Saturday night and the restaurant... More 

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Address: 282 Yacht Club Drive, Dock A-19, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 800-630-0844
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine

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