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Address: 224 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715
Phone Number: +1 727-871-2628
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We offer daily excursions to Egmont Key Island. Egmont Key is a magnificent...

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.

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Fun in the sun

They truly deserve 5 stars. Very simple as described in their Trip advisor posting and web site. Especially great to get incredible sea shells and see dolphins. The water wasn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mark S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They truly deserve 5 stars. Very simple as described in their Trip advisor posting and web site. Especially great to get incredible sea shells and see dolphins. The water wasn't clear or warm but I expected that for that time of the year. I did get in and snorkel and saw massive live sand dollars and had a fun time!

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Thank Mark S
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our day trip on the Calypso Cat was excellent. The crew was very conscientious, courteous and helpful. Was particularly impressed with their emphasis on passenger safety and accountability after each stop. The snorkeling was great fun and the trip to Egmont Key was both enjoyable and interesting. Great piece of American history there. Wish we had more time there. Would... More 

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3 Thank agzzog
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The trip in a whole was great. Captian vinnie & john where fun. We met Steven 'Seagull' and his friends. My son enjoyed feeding him. The water was not clear enough to see anything when we stopped for snorkeling but we did get to stop at an extra place where many people found lots of sea life to check out.... More 

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Thank Jodi M
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The owners are the nicest people. We had the best time on the boat and on the Island Snorkeling. You will find your Sand Dollars, Star Fish and Shells and be able to put them in the boat in water to look at and take pictures ! It is just a must to do list. The price you can not... More 

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2 Thank Spontaneous50
Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Our tour was on November 4. It was wonderful. The guides told us about the stingrays and the jelly fish. Multiply people were stung including children. No one complained about it because they were warned a head of time. I would highly recommend this excursion. We even got pictures of the dolphins.

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Thank GabbieG623
Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

Hi GabbieG623, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on our trip to Egmont Key. Luckily, the jellyfish only visit us for a few weeks and have since departed with the currents to other parts of the ocean. Please be sure to book with us again the next time you are in the area.... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

My wife and I just spent $800+ to take our entire family of 21 (kids, grandkids) on this excursion. Decided the positive reviews were worth the risk. OMG! We got much more thank promised! The Captain of the boat engages everyone and goes out of his way to ensure everybody on the tour enjoys the experience. We have been on... More 

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4 Thank Craigg14
Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Craigg14, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to have you on board 'Calypso Cat'. All of our crew at Island Boat Adventures take extreme pride in making sure that our customers have an awesome experience on our trip. Thank you so much for taking the time to let everyone know how much you enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time and saw a lot of marine life. Both fellows were very entertaining and informative. Good work gentlemen!

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2 Thank James G
Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks James G! See you next time. :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Island Boat Adventures seekers beware... I've received 2 attorney phone calls so far wanting me to pursue a claim against island boat adventures for my injury. I declined it... For nothing other than the fact that I don't want to deal with the headache. But all I wanted was for the company to care about how their actions affected this.... More 

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

To our Future Adventure Seekers, Since her tour with us on Oct. 16, 2015, Ashley Marie M has left several reviews for our company on the internet (under this name and others), she has messaged us on Facebook, and personally tagged myself and one of our mates on her Instagram page. Her pictures on her Facebook page and Instagram page... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This was a really fun excursion. The snorkeling was great. The boat ride was fun because we stopped to watch dolphins. We got to see a lot of dolphins. We got to see jellyfish and sting rays. The funniest part was feeding the seagulls. The captains, Vinnie and Frank were awesome. They gave interesting info, were very nice and welcoming.... More 

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1 Thank Tatijana D
Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Tatijana, Thanks for letting us know that you have fun with us! Sounds like you really got to see a lot of wildlife on your trip and we love that. We are happy to hear that you felt comfortable and that the kids also had a great time. See you next time. Betty More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Great trip! We had a wonderful time snorkeling and exploring. We saw a whole pod of dolphins and calves! It was a wonderful day. The captain was entertaining and informative!

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Thank Joanna R
Betty34607, Manager at Island Boat Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! More 

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