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Island Boat Adventures

6800 Sushine Skyway Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
727-871-2628
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: We offer daily excursions to Egmont Key Island. Egmont Key is a magnificent island just a few miles off shore at the mouth of Tampa Bay, in the lovely... more » Owner description: We offer daily excursions to Egmont Key Island. Egmont Key is a magnificent island just a few miles off shore at the mouth of Tampa Bay, in the lovely Gulf of Mexico. Accessible only by boat. Egmont Key is the GEM of the Bay Area and a Florida State Park. It is not to be missed on your vacation. Egmont Key's history dates back to the 1800's during the Spanish / American War era. Call and book your trip today for a truly memorable vacation experience and a fantastic day of Adventure and Excitement you will not soon forget. Just a few of the sights you may experience on your journey are pods of wild Bottlenosed Dolphins playing in their natural habitat, or a huge manatee gracefully swimming along side of the boat, stingrays, rolling Tarpon, numerous native birds, Gopher Tortoises, the Egmont Key Lighthouse, the soldier cemetary, and the ruins of old Fort Dade. It is our goal to provide a fun, affordable, memorable vacation experience in a safe environment that the whole family can enjoy. Call today for reservations. « less
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Cape Cod
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful! Terrific experience for all ages, GREAT value for your money, beautiful scenery. Everything was provided for us, including coolers for our own lunch and drinks. We took the tour with two teenagers, both of whom were enthralled with the snorkeling, dolphin and manatee sighting. There were also several much younger children on board who also seemed to enjoy the... More

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Poinciana, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The whole thing lasted about 4 hours for $ 39.50 it included all of the snorkeling gear but it wasn't mandatory to wear which is great cause I can't stand the flippers. Snorkeling lasted about 30 mins and then we went to the island of egg mont where we got to explore the island and beach on the way to... More

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I have been on the Calypso Cat four times (once for Gasparilla) and each time was a blast. I am nervous about being on boat in general, but the Calypso Cat put me at ease - plenty of room to move around and it is a smooth ride. Each time we went out on the water it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Recently my daughter and her young family were visiting Florida and we took this boat trip to Egmont Key. Weather was beautiful though a little bit cooler after a rain storm couple days before. On the way we saw a pod dolphins showing off their skills in front of us. They swam towards the boat and did flips over and... More

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Saint Petersburg
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I had a wonderul time with Captain Hans & Vinny! The day was beautiful, met some friendly families, the crew was very knowledgable about our stops & surroundings. Snorkeling was great and the water was refreshing. I enjoyed exploring Egmont as this was my first time to the Key. I would highly recommend this excursion if you are a native... More

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Averill Park, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We went on this tour yesterday and it was awesome. It was so much fun jumping off the boat and exploring old ruin via snorkeling and a good hour plus exploring the island where we observed the old forts and plenty of turtles. So much fun. The captain and his mate were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Fort Gratiot
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

The weather conditions were not good the day we were taken out. They knew this ahead of time and should of cancelled and given us our money back. We werent even alloweed to snorkel. We were allowed to get out and walk on a beach which we could of done anywhere in St Petersburg, searching for sand dollars which were... More

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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

We feel awful that you did not enjoy your time with us. The weather conditions could not be helped and were not predicted by local forecasters. We do our best to be on top of all the changing weather conditions and I called you to reschedule your original reservation to go on an earlier date to avoid the weather conditions... More

Lakeville, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This excursion was a fantastic end to our family vacation. The snorkeling was great and was the first time our kids had a chance to snorkel in the ocean. The crew was great and very informative. Egmont Key was beautiful and had so many shells for the girls to collect. It was "totally worth it" according to my 11 year... More

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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us such a great review! So glad to know you and your girls had an awesome time. :) More

Saginaw, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was an amazing snorkeling adventure. We took a family of 8 and had the time of our lives. Being from Michigan, this was a totally new experience to us and was great. The staff was friendly, entertaining, informative and professional. The boat was clean and the catamaran rode exceptionally smooth. The snorkeling spot was clear and we saw plenty... More

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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your AMAZING review!! We love to hear when our guest are having a fantastic time. Please be sure to come see us again. :) More

Durham, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I spent a week visiting with relatives in Florida which was wonderful! I went to a few great places but this trip was by far my favorite! I was sad the trip didn't last longer- seemed to fly by! I was pleasantly surprised when at the start of the trip they played a certain song that was reminiscent of one... More

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Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

We do love to sing and dance on Calypso Cat! It was a pleasure to meet you guys. Thanks for leaving such a great review. :) More

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