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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 2014
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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English first
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Had a great time on the Calypso Cat! Made a reservation over the phone with Betty. They send a text message reminder the day prior with detailed driving directions and parking info. Captain and his mate were great. Loved the history Captain shared throughout the tour.

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St. Johns, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time with Capt. Hans and John. They were both helpful and had a lot of info to share not only about Egmont Key but also about the area all around us. The snorkeling was cloudy but still a nice time spent in the water. On the way back we were able to see several groups of dolphins,... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great time snorkeling, exploring the island and checking out the manatees. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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southeast
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My family and I went on the island boat adventure trip today. We had a great day, saw a mother and baby dolphin swimming, snorkelled by the rocks, explored the island and looked for pretty shells. Hans and John were lovely, very informative and gave loads of information about the dolphins, island and more. Well worth the money and the... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The people were lots of fun. Captain was great. And the weather was perfect. Snorkeling was challenging for me but still a great trip. Worth the 50$ for sure.

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Leidschendam-Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good crew, interesting island visit, less good snorkeling at the dive site. Take your mask to shore and use it to see shells and marine life in the shallows.

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Betty and the rest of the staff were very friendly. Its a great experience for the money, if your reason is to see birds, drilling boats or have some family time with youngsters is the trip for you, but if you are looking for a good snorkeling experience I won't recommend it. Will recommend the company to shorten the snorkeling... More

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Streator, Illinois
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Although as many have said, the snorkeling visibility was not great, my boys still enjoyed the experience and would like to try it somewhere else in the future. We then went to the island and walked through the forts, took pictures of the lighthouse, saw turtles, and snorkeled next to the boat there. We saw dolphins on the way to... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The staff was very nice and sent a text message the day before as a reminder. The captain and first mate were very nice and knew the area well. The weather didn't permit snorkeling but we were able to swim and get up close and personal with moon jellies. (They don't sting). We found starfish and sand dollars too. Had... More

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Clermont, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I love to snorkel so when I found this snorkeling tour 2 hours from home I figured why not. Let me start by saying the staff is great, very nice and the boat is super clean. The Cap't is very knowledgeable of the surrounding area. Now the bad, the snorkeling spot was not so good, there was... More

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