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Address: 260 Madonna Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Phone Number: +1 727-871-2628
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Description: We offer daily excursions to Egmont Key Island. Egmont Key is a...
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 !

This is a great idea for people on vacation, or anyone who just enjoys beaches and snorkeling. John and Vinny were professional, knowledgeable, and made the entire trip fun, for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great idea for people on vacation, or anyone who just enjoys beaches and snorkeling. John and Vinny were professional, knowledgeable, and made the entire trip fun, for people of all ages and experience levels ! We will definitely visit Island Boat Adventures again on my next trip.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The captain and first mate make this trip. Fun boat ride to the key where we snorkeled for sand dollars and shells. On the way back we saw tons of dolphins and the homes of some rich and famous. BYOB or they do sell beer and wine for a very reasonable price as well as pop. Fun for all ages

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We took the adventure and loved it. Captain Vinnie and first mate John were wonderful!! They had a lot of information to share about sea animals and answered all questions asked. They made it a wonderful trip. We are recommending it to our friends and will do it again when we return to Florida. Thank you so much for making... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Vinnie and his first mate were top notch , they treated us very well. They answered every question we could throw at them. Felt very safe and confident in the crew. If your looking to get away from the theme parks and relax, I highly recommend these folks. They put the perfect ending on our vacation. Thanks again Jamie B.

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

Seeing dolphins and snorkeling sure is a great way to spend the day! Thanks for coming out with us and thanks for the great review!! More 

High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our family, including two young adult sons, enjoyed the relaxing snorkel trip to Egmont Island. Capt. Hans and his mate, John were friendly, competent and helpful in every way. Although the water at the ruins was not ideal for snorkeling on the day we went, it is obviously a good place to view fish when water is less choppy and... More 

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

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your day with us! Thanks!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Capt Vinny and first mate John were fantastic. You can't beat the value this trip offers. With top it was only $100 for my husband and myself for 4 hours of beautiful scenery and snorkeling. We will be back!

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

Thanks for the great review! We will see you next time! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Captain Vinny and first mate John did a great job taking care of us and making sure we had fun. Highly recommend this trip for all ages

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

Thanks for leaving us such a nice review. Although, my heart sank when I saw the one star. I think you may have hit the wrong button. LOL Enjoy! :) More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Thank you Captain Vinny and Captain Frank for an unbelievable trip to Egmont island. On the way we saw dolphin, Captain Vinny took us round for a closer look and there were 3 dolphin and a baby, they put on a terrific show for us, surfing the swell and leaping out of the water. Then over for a snorkel in... More 

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

So glad that you got to see so much wildlife! Sounds like you had an amazing day. Thanks for leaving us this fantastic review!! More 

Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Family of four and we did the trip to Egmont Key. We all loved it and had a great experience. Captain Vinny and Frank were awesome. Excellent trip for a family. Saw dolphins, snorkeled and toured the island.

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

Thank you for your nice review! More 

Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Every May for the last 3 years we schedule a trip to include a day out with Island Boat Adventures. I could honestly spend a weeks vacation out with them the entire time. Dolphin and manatee sightings every time. They take the time to stop and give out some knowledgeable facts. Snorkeling at the ruins is great and exploring the... More 

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

Thanks so much for the fantastic review! You know you could spend everyday with us if the weather permitted! LOL It was great visiting with you and your family on the boat and I'm so glad you found a starfish. We will see you next May! More 

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